Football gamers are incredibly lucky this year. Konami have finally recaptured the old magic, with PES 2013 offering an excellent football experience that is wholly different from its rival, while FIFA 13 looks set to improve on every aspect of FIFA 12, which is highly regarded as the best football game ever made. It’s currently the fastest selling game this year too, selling a whopping 1 million copies on release day.
Now that you have EA’s new title, you want to become the best yet again. However, FIFA 13 is different than its predecessor with new ways to play and new tricks to learn. While a mastery of new features such as First Touch Control and Complete Dribbling will add to your attacking arsenal, best results are still achieved by doing the simple things right.
So whether it’s against your mates in the weekly tournament, battling your way to Division 1 in Head to Head or building a dynasty that Alex Ferguson would be proud of in Ultimate Team, here are 7 of the best tips to help you dominate in FIFA 13.
One of the best ways to break down any team in FIFA 13 is hitting long through balls over the top for your striker to chase. Not only will you take the pressure off your midfielders and give them a chance to recover stamina, chances are 8/10 you will put your opponent under severe pressure. There are more loose balls than ever before with defenders taking heavy touches and deflections galore. Sometimes the defender will head it straight out to your AMF giving you a chance to shoot which might get you a corner or even a goal.
If you have a strong back line with dominant centre halves, you can shut down attacks quite easily, but the best part about over the top through balls is that they very rarely leave you exposed with the threat of a counter attack. If you have a good passer such as Pirlo or Wilshere, you can ping balls from the middle of the park all day long. Strong players are just as effective as speedsters if you can deliver the proper ball, with tall strikers such as Peter ‘Pumpkin’ Crouch a nightmare to defend against.
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