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FIFA 18: 5 features EA needs to bring back to FIFA

As the next game nears, we look back at some brilliant additions that were axed along the way

FIFA 18 is on the horizon – and promises a host of changes.

Whilst a lot of these will aim to refine gameplay and presentation, there are a few brilliant features that, perhaps unfairly, have been forgotten along the way.

We pick out the best of them – who knows, they may even make the cut come FIFA 18?

Let’s kick off with one of our favourites.

Indoor football

FIFA 97 was the first in the series to feature an Indoor Mode – only for it be axed after FIFA 98.

It shunned throw ins and corners, replacing them with continuous, frenetic end-to-end play.

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Indoor Mode remains one of the most-wanted features fans want brought back to the game

Whilst some questionable images suggest that FIFA Street will be returning in FIFA 18 (This have not been in any way confirmed by EA), Indoor Mode could go some way to sate gamers’ appetites for a care-free, less serious experience.

Freestyle Control

FIFA 2003 brought in Freestyle Control – allowing for some incredible first touches and skill.
This evolved further in FIFA 2004, where gamers were given more control over off-the-ball movement.

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FIFA 2003 gave gamers unprecedented control over a player’s first touch
Sadly, both features were axed in FIFA 2006 – meaning those insane first touches are now harder than ever to pull off.

Intentional Foul

FIFA 2001 is largely regarded as the most violent in the series – and it’s all thanks to the ‘Intentional Foul’.

This allowed you to take down a player with a bone-crunching challenge with a tap of the R1 button.

With a simple click of a button you could intentionally foul your opponent

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With a simple click of a button you could intentionally foul your opponent

By 2002, EA was forced to award any one of these challenges a red card in the game – before axing it altogether.

Still, it would be so fun to bring them back.

Football Fusion

Football Fusion blended gameplay with management – with incredible results

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Football Fusion blended gameplay with management – with incredible results

Back in 2004, EA introduced ‘Football Fusion’, a mode that let gamers play through the fixtures they were managing – rather than just having to watch.

Sadly, this has never returned, with a half-fat Career Mode taking its place.

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