FIFA series is one of the most premium football Esports. Electronic Arts (EA) released the game as the 28th installment of the FIFA series on 9th October 2020. The game features impressive Football simulation with a realistic gaming experience. However, some indicators define the game’s legends which we will discuss today in this article.

Graphics

Since FIFA moved to frostbite game engine from Ignite game engine, its graphics have crossed a new milestone. Moreover, the 2021 version of the FIFA series has increased visual fidelity. The game has more mastery on players’ likeness. The game uses new “strand-based” hair modeling to recreate player haircuts strand by strand, right down to their eyebrows and facial hair. The new technology has immensely improved the game graphics. However, critics claim the player’s faces look weird and a bit angry in FIFA 21.

Besides, player’s thigh muscles flex when they take shots. It makes the game graphics realistic than any other football games released till now. The game graphics also features beautiful passing, low cross, and tackling. The most intriguing thing is the football compresses when players take a powerful shot hurtling towards a goal.

In the game, there are more noticeable humanizing aspects. These aspects include players pulling up their socks, wiping the sweat from their brow, or shooting snot out of their nose. The game has also added new dramatic celebrations. All over, the gameplay graphics are not less than any live tv broadcast.

The football ground in PES is more realistic and has better gameplay. Besides, the game does not lag anywhere.

Gamemodes

There are different game modes in FIFA 21.

Career Mode

Career Mode is very sporty to play. In FIFA 21, there are some new additions in career mode. It includes a revamped interactive match simulation mode. This feature allows you to instantly jump in and out of matches in addition to changing game plans in real-time. Besides, the game has an improved system that permits you for weekly training schedules and enables players to play in different positions.

You get new stats such as match fitness and growth and an improved youth academy system. Here, you have more transfer options such as a loan to buy deals and enhanced opposition AI.

VOLTA football 21

VOLTA football gaming mode made its debut in FIFA 20. Now, it is also a part of FIFA 21. The word ‘VOLTA’ is a Portuguese word. Its meaning is “return”; Similarly, VOLTA gaming mode directs football back to the streets – away from the glittering arenas of big clubs.

Ten beasts are in VOLTA football in FIFA 21. They are Paul Pogba, Kylia MBappe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Kevin De-Bruyne, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Virgil Van Dijk, and Neymar. These beasts have added more adventure to this gaming mode.

Besides, VOLTA gameplay in FIFA 21 is more improved and has a faster gaming experience. Developers have added some extra moves such as Thigh Flick, Ball Roll Flick, Rainbow, Ball Hop Flick, Sombrero. These moves are better tools to attack defenders with more precise ball control.

Moreover, the game has added agile dribbling. It gives you more freedom and agility on the ball. It allows you more space to get past defenders to receive passes and shots.

Other features such as Nutmeg controls, Attacking intelligence as well as shooting improvements are there. These features allow you to sneakily thread the ball through the defender’s legs, shoot with increased power and accuracy and generate quick, fast-paced movements with dribbling.

Also, the VOLTA gaming feature allows you to play in a multiplayer mode such as five-a-side Online Team Play. You also play Four-v-Four or Six-v-Six game by either teaming with your friends or playing with strangers for casual kickabouts on the street or the court.

Besides the multiplayer, a single-player game is also available in the game.

With these sporty features gameplay, once again, street football is going to reach the peak.

Ultimate Team

Besides everything else in FIFA 21, it has an ultimate team. This latest team consists of 100 iconic players. There are 11 new players as iconic players in FIFA 21. These names include Eric Cantona, Petr Čech, Ashley Cole, Samuel Eto’o, Philipp Lahm, Ferenc Puskás, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Davor Šuker, Fernando Torres, Nemanja Vidić, and Xavi.

The purpose of the development of the Ultimate team is to see the addition of a co-op gameplay feature in the form of Division Rivals, Squad Battles, and Friendlies with a friend online to unlock objectives and rewards.

Licenses

The FIFA game has many licenses. Due to these licenses, the game features more than 30 official leagues, over 700 clubs, and over 17,000 players. Moreover, EA (Electronic Arts) also announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with AC Milan and Inter Milan.

However, many clubs and stadiums are not licensed. Juventus, Roma, River Plate, Boca Juniors, and Corinthians are absent in the game. Besides, they are known as as Piemonte Calcio, Roma FC, Nuñez, Buenos Aires and Oceânico FC respectively. The game also features the player’s likeness, except for Oceanico FC. Also, the official badge, kits, and stadiums are unavailable.

The good news is, FIFA 21 has the license and has featured the Finland National Football team for the first time.

However, FIFA had also faced a legal problem when Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced he is not pleased with the usage of his likeness by EA Sports in its games in November of 2020. Gareth Bale joined him as well as get support from more than 300 players worldwide.

System Requirements

The minimum requirements for the game to run smoothly are:

  • CPU: Athlon X4 880K / Core i3-6100 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64-Bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD 7850 or better/GeForce GTX 660 or better
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 50 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1024 MB

And the recommended system requirements for this game are:

  • CPU: AMD FX 8150 / Core i5-3550 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Radeon R9 270x or better/GeForce GTX 670 or better
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 50 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

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