Just one extra touch on a soccer ball can be the difference between a breakaway or a change in a possession, which is to say, in order for a soccer game to be good, it needs to be able to account for this level of precision. On top of that, with how many jukes and skill moves players can add to their repertoire in real life, the game also needs to have a comparable level of creativity in its own control system. With FIFA you get all that, and more.

Soccer is a game totally focused on fluid, continuous motion, and year by year, FIFA has only improved on smoothing out the rougher edges of its virtual imitation. While baseball, basketball and football all have rougher, stop-and-go aspects to their games, soccer was made for the next-gen improvements that have been ironing out the creases in sports gaming for the past few years.