It’s been a long time coming, but EA has finally released its latest soccer game, FIFA 16 Ultimate Team, to the Google Play Store. First announced a few months ago, the new title aims to bring a console-like experience to mobile devices.
In the game, you’ll be able to build and manage your own team with the players you want. You can choose from over 10,000 players from over 500 licensed teams. Once your team is built, you can play against the best FIFA soccer teams in quick matches and tournaments. You’ll even be able to recreate challenges from current live-event soccer matches with a feature called Dynamic Accomplishments.
We were lucky enough to go hands on with the game back at E3 2015 in June. In our short time with it, we found that the graphics are just about as good as they can get when it comes to mobile games. It’s optimized and built from the ground up to be played on smaller displays, but will also look really great when played on a tablet. The joystick and buttons are large and pretty easy to find. Just like most other soccer titles, simple swipes can be used to pass and shoot the ball, or you can tap on another player to pass the ball to him.
Be sure to check out our full hands-on demo with the game below:
One thing to note is that this game features some great graphics, so it may not perform extremely well on all devices. The developer says it works well on more recent Android devices like the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, HTC One M8, Galaxy S6, etc. You’ll also need a massive 1.4GB of free storage space to download it.
FIFA 16 Ultimate Team is now available from the Play Store for free with optional in-app purchases. These will allow you to purchase in-game currency to help speed up your progress, but these aren’t necessary to get the full FIFA experience.