Commentary is nearly identical to last year’s FIFA, and is overdue for an overhaul. The music continues to be great, however, with plenty of new tracks to discover.
FIFA 23 certainly looks great, but you’d be hard pressed to notice much improvement from FIFA 22 at a glance.
The best playing FIFA game since, well, FIFA 22. Improvements to defending and keeping, alongside the return of the scrappy midfield game, are much appreciated, and result in a more balanced playing experience that’s less reliant on pace. Hopefully it stays this way, even after a few patches.
Outside of an Ultimate Team overhaul, the number of additions and improvements across FIFA 23 are disappointingly low, with Manager Career Mode in particular getting criminally overlooked.
FIFA lists are never great, but this year’s is particularly egregious. A huge number of trophies have been copy and pasted from FIFA 22, and some are considerably more of a grind, given changes to progression and systems. Disappointing.