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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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