In our first-ever “one or the other” entry, we have FIFA 22
and Football Manager 22
. In both cases, most know exactly what they are getting. FIFA 22 is a football sim that brings an unrivalled on the pitch realism (sorry, not sorry, eFootball 22
). This year, not much has changed in Career, FIFA Ultimate Team, Pro Clubs, or Player Career beyond aesthetic changes. However, a slower pace of the game, the realistic look of the animations, insane value for money, and a very sticky gameplay loop have really helped make this one of the best entries in years. Since launch, the microtransaction popup rate has become more noticeable in Ultimate Team, so keep an eye out for that. However, this is perfect for a bit of football fun on the pitch that looks better than ever on Xbox Series X.
FIFA 22 Xbox Series X|S
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Powered by Football™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22 on Xbox Series X|S moves the game forward with the groundbreaking next-gen HyperMotion technology that elevates every moment on the pitch.
Meanwhile, Football Manager 2022 doesn’t care about your petty graphics or how much you understand. No, this is raw numbers and menus. It is as nerdy as Red Bull Leipzig’s scouting department, as deep as Chelsea’s squad, and as layered as a Pep Guardiola tactical plan. You take on the role as a manager at any club on the footballing pyramid and begin the process of shaping it in your own image. Getting signings can be a hassle, putting together a plan of attack on the pitch can take all night, and reorganising your staff and training rota in the club is a truly backbreaking affair. But, you had better believe that this is footballing brilliance for footballing purists. Get in, son.
Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition
Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition returns following last season’s successful campaign, allowing you to speed through the seasons as you compete for the game’s biggest prizes while still packing the quality and finesse of the full simulation experience.
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FM22 Xbox harnesses the power of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere technology, enabling you to seamlessly transfer your progress between your Windows 10 PC and any Xbox console using the same Xbox Live profile.
• Manage in the globe’s biggest nations and leagues, delivering moments to remember for the fans at your club.
• Let your backroom team power your recruitment as you sign global superstars and identify the wonderkids of tomorrow that you can build a dynasty around.
• The most popular playing styles and formations from the footballing world are just a click away, allowing you to hit the ground running and speed through the seasons.
• Savour the Matchday action, timing your big tactical calls to perfection as you secure all-important victories. Alternatively, simulate your progress and speed through your fixtures by using the ‘Instant Result’ option.