Tournament Mode makes a welcome return in FIFA 16

The supremely popular cheap FIFA 16 Ultimate Team account mode shares this highlight reel feel, with star players now available on short loan periods for those times when you can’t afford to purchase them outright. Rather than grind out those tough early victories using your team of journeyman footballers, you can now just loan the likes of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, immediately making you feel like the manager of a credible team. If you’re not interested in spending the time and money to build up a quality Ultimate Team squad, you can dive into Tournament Mode returns, which makes a welcome return in FIFA 16. There are a huge amount of tournaments on offer, with major competitions such as the English FA Cup and German Deutscher Pokal rubbing shoulders with comparative minnows like Mexico’s Apertura and Norway’s Braathens Cup. Licensing restrictions means international tournaments, such as the World Cup, European Championship, and Copa America are missing, which is a shame.

This is great for when your slide tackle doesn’t change the direction of the ball or knock down the ball carrier, which most of the time meant they kept the ball last year. Now, a successful slide tackle is much more likely to result in a change in possession, and an unsuccessful one isn’t as detrimental. Even a half-decent challenge could mean you win the ball in the end. There’s vanishing spray! It’s also bad news for hand held fans, as FIFA 16 will not be released for either Nintendo’s 3DS or the PlayStation Vita. The release information, which was revealed by PocketGamer, ends a tremendous run of hand held versions of the title, as soccer fans have not been without a portable version of the FIFA franchise since 2001’s FIFA Football 2002. Since then, every FIFA coins game has seen a hand held port, whether it be on the Game Boy Advance, DS, PSP, Vita, or 3DS.

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When starting your own journey as a Pro, one of the first things you have to do is create your own player. It’s a quick and fairly painless exercise, but it needs more depth and customisable options, along with details that aren’t tucked away until you unlock them later on. Even small things like equipping your player with gloves should mean they only appear when the weather is cold enough, as we’re not sure about our player wearing a full length jersey with gloves in the middle of a Spanish summer. We’re able to Create a Player, but we’d love to see even more Create modes. While FIFA 16 Ultimate Team scratches the itch to create your perfect team, you’re still at the mercy of the transfer market and luck of the draw. We’d love to be able to put together our own dream team to take through career mode, whilst letting us create our own stadiums, kit and even a mascot. And how about a chant creator?

Keeping the ball is very important in Fut 16 account for sale, more possession you have more chances you will get to score and in the meantime your opponent will have less chances. Don’t try to force your passes, if you can see no forward pass is available move to ball back, pass it sideways. that way you will keep the ball and your opponent will come chasing the ball giving your options to pass forward. Try to use the strengths of the team you are using, for example if you are playing with Barcelona, try to keep the ball as much as its possible and don’t always look for the forward ball. You can also mix up play by making your own custom tactic to short passing, high pressure and counter attacking strategies.

While you’re able to score superb goals on your own, ripping teams to shreds with your shrewd off the ball running and savvy communication skills is fulfilling. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s definitely worth a go. And while it takes some getting used to, there’s someone to share the victories with. Or shout at down your headset for doing things wrong. Each to their own. When you’re on a rotten run in online matches, sometimes it’s just a little bit nicer to take some quiet time and play on your own for a while. FIFA combines the joys of Football Manager with its own game and allows you to put your own spin on any playable league team on the game, in that old favourite – Career Mode.