On the pitch, FIFA 22 is the best the series has ever been, but offline modes have again been neglected in favor of FIFA Ultimate Team.
FIFA has been the biggest and best soccer sim for so long now that it could be forgiven for resting on its laurels. After all, millions will buy it just to get the most recent teams and players. So fair play to EA Sports for giving it one of the most impressive overhauls in the franchise’s history — on the pitch at least.
FIFA 22 isn’t technically the first next-gen entry in the annualized sports franchise: FIFA 21 missed the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but was released on these systems around a month later to a fairly muted reception.