But better to get something from them than nothing. They will have made their money on the ones they sold when the game was current. Now it’s all about clearing out the warehouse.
Thanks OP. Never played Fifa so ordered and was delivered the next day. Must be making a loss on these
Arrived today, 24 hour delivery + new/sealed for a quid. No idea how they don't make a loss sending these out. Thanks OP
I know it was an exaggeration, a hilarious bit of humour.
It's called 'exaggeration'. I own one. Can't say I ever use it, though.
EA Sports Football Game FIFA
FIFA 17, the latest in the hugely popular football game series, was released on September 27th in North America and two days later across the rest of the world. The series appeared in 1993 and was the first to be officially licensed by FIFA, the sport's governing body. Licensing from national leagues worldwide soon followed, allowing the use of real leagues, clubs and players and greatly enhancing the game's appeal over its competitors. EA Sports has also released special editions for specific tournaments, such as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA European Football Championship and the FIFA World Cup. To date, it has sold more than 100 million copies across the globe and is the best-selling sports computer game in history. Will FIFA 17 continue that success?
FIFA 17 Platforms and PC System Specifications
EA Sports has launched FIFA 17 on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. A word of caution however: if you are looking for the complete FIFA 17 experience, Frostbite enhancements and The Journey story mode are only available on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms. These are two of the biggest new features on FIFA 17, so it makes sense to play the game on a platform that supports them. That said, the recommended retail price for all platforms is the same, so you are getting more for your money on one of those platforms.
Minimum PC Specifications:
OS: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1, 64-Bit
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i3-2100, AMD Phenom 7950 Quad-Core or AMD Athlon II X4 620
HD Space: 15GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770, NVIDIA GTX 650
DirectX Version: 11.0
Input Devices: Dual Analogue gamepad, VOIP Headset Keyboard, Mouse
Recommended PC Specifications:
OS: Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1, 64-Bit
CPU: AMD FX-6350 Six-Core or Intel i5-2550K @ 3.40GHz
HD Space: 15GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6870 OR NVIDIA GTX 460
DirectX Version: 11.0
Input Devices: Dual Analogue gamepad, VOIP Headset Keyboard, Mouse
FIFA 17 Editions
FIFA has released four versions of the game: Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and FIFA Mobile. The Standard edition offers one FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Draft Token a week for five weeks and you can kit out your team in custom FUT kits. The Deluxe version has 20 FUT draft tokens in 20 Jumbo Premium Gold Packs. You can also get one Team of the Week (TOTW) loan player every week for 20 weeks and you can have him in your team for three matches. There is also a greater choice of FUT kits in the Deluxe version. The Super Deluxe version offers 40 FUT Jumbo Premium Gold Packs, with two TOTW FUT loans every week for 20 weeks, each for three matches. Each edition of FIFA 17 offers Anthony Martial, Eden Hazard, James Rodriguez or Marco Reus as an FUT loan for up to eight matches. FIFA Mobile was released on October 11 2016 and is optimised for play on mobile devices. It is available on Android and iOS devices and features an Attack Mode, where players only play the attacking parts of a match. It also has skills-based mini games, focusing on aspects of gameplay like dribbling or shooting. It's a good way to sharpen your skills.
Which one? The Deluxe and Super Deluxe versions offer cheaper gold packs than buying them from a store but the Standard version is perfect if you don't play in Ultimate Team mode and FIFA Mobile is great when you're on the road.
FIFA 17 Gameplay
For those familiar with FIFA 16, and there are many of those experienced players, FIFA 17's gameplay represents an evolution, not a revolution. When you're dribbling, passing or shooting, the experience is overwhelmingly familiar. Over the course of many matches, however, some subtle enhancements come into focus and one of the most pleasing of these is a player's first touch. In FIFA 16, many gamers complained of a certain randomness to the first touch and this now seems to have been resolved. Now, the first touch is linked to a player's attributes and also according to the game situation. For example, most players will control the ball perfectly well if they are in space and not being pressed by the opposition, as you might expect of a Premier League player, but a bit of pressure from opposing players can lead to mistakes. Tackling is better too, and a well-timed tackle will give a better result and better control when winning the ball, making a counter-attack faster.
Another pleasing improvement is physicality. In previous versions, players seemed to be able to 'ghost' through an opponent from the back and win the ball, which never seemed like realistic play. This has largely been eliminated and big and physical players are much less likely to be robbed of the ball in this way in FIFA 17, so they retain possession better and they are a real threat in FIFA 17's improved set-piece play (more of which in the tips and trick section below).
FIFA 17 Tips and Tricks
Ultimate Team - Avoid the usual star names and focus on players that are just a notch down from the likes of Bale, Messi, and Ronaldo. Players like John Terry, Oliver Giroud and Dimitri Payet help you form the spine of a great team at a fraction of the cost.
Use Power as Well as Skill - FIFA 17 no longer allows a player like Messi to dribble past an entire team. Power and teamwork now play a more vital role, so you can use more physical players to greater effect. It's a positive change, leading to more realistic matches – and winning some if you are aware of the update.
Practice Your Penalty Kicks - Spot kicks are one of the most noticeable changes in FIFA 2017 and they take a bit of getting used to. The right stick lines up the player, and the left stick starts your run. A faster run means more power but less accuracy, so you need to find a balance between the two. Practice makes perfect.
Embrace Set Pieces - Set pieces also seem to be a little more complex but they are also more flexible. For example, you can change the angle of your run up by nudging the right stick. The nature of the free kick will also more closely match a player's attributes, such as curve, so check these out before you take the kick and match your strategy to the player you are using. You can also now shoot like Roberto Carlos, bending the ball with the outside of the foot, which is a completely new feature.
In Career Mode, Consider Strength - If you are using career mode, you need to look at two specific player attributes: size and strength. Heavy players with high strength attributes are going to be much more effective in FIFA 17.
Take Care in Picking Your Team - The changes to the physical aspects of the game in FIFA 17 mean that you can now look beyond the usual choices of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid when picking a winning team. Big, physical sides like Chelsea and Manchester United are now good bets, too. Speed is also a factor now and that can make Borussia Dortmund a sound choice.
Consider Your Goals in the Journey - The story mode of Alex Hunter in The Journey is certainly one of the stand out features of FIFA 17 but you need to be careful when selecting his club. If he is playing for a side that is trying to win the league, then things can get tough. Alex will have difficulty getting into the team at Manchester City or Manchester United ahead of Aguero or Ibrahimovic. Instead, consider giving Hunter a better chance of getting some game time at a middle of the road club like Southampton or West Ham.
FIFA 17 vs. PES 17
You can't talk about FIFA 17 gameplay, however, without reference to Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) from rival developer, Konami. For some time, PES has had the reputation among gaming purists of being slightly ahead of the FIFA series when it comes to gameplay. So is this still the case when it comes to PES 17 and FIFA 17? Perhaps, but the decision over which to buy is a complex one. Many reviewers maintain that PES 17 still has the edge over FIFA 17 out there on the pitch, in the form of smoother and more lifelike play.
For some, that would be the deciding factor, but the overall picture is far from being that black and white. If you are a gaming purist, gameplay might be the most important feature for you and here PES may just win you over in terms of action on the pitch. In PES 17 the teams feel pleasingly individual, each with its own character, instead of offering up variations on a single tactical theme. This lets individual matches take on a life of their own, as differing strategies and tactics compete, giving a huge range of outcomes in every area of the game.
Passing is a particular PES strength, and you can adapt your passing strategy to suit your players and to counter the strengths of the opposing team. FIFA 17 is no slouch, though. The new Frostbite engine in FIFA 17 has made a big difference, and you are in for some of the best gaming experience the FIFA series has ever offered. The physical side of the game is excellent and both pace and power characteristics are well implemented. Games can be fast, with the ball whizzing from end to end to give an exciting experience. The variety of tactics is perhaps not as good as PES and all those different teams don't feel different enough to play against. PES 17 may be a little more responsive than its rival, with shorter reaction times when implementing your commands, and the AI seems also to be a little smarter in too, with better tactics, particularly in defence.
FIFA 17 vs. PES 17: Gameplay Comparison
However, where FIFA 17 really succeeds is in the overall gaming experience. A large part of this advantage is down to all the licensing deals FIFA 17 has. This means that stadiums, strips, managers and players are all superbly and accurately reproduced. The characteristics of managers' behaviour on the touchline are accurate, and commentaries and crowd singing are on point, with chants specific to the clubs playing. The visuals are stunning, with superb detail everywhere, which leads to a more involving gaming experience. The lack of comprehensive licensing deals also removes a bit of authenticity in PES 17. For example, you have Man Blue and Man Red instead of Manchester City and Manchester United, and MD White for Real Madrid. The commentary isn't in the same league as FIFA 17 and the overall atmosphere is not as compelling.
Online play is another area where FIFA 17 triumphs. With PES 17, games can feel a bit lethargic and matchmaking takes a little too long, yet you do get a bonus for beating a higher ranked side, which is a nice reward for a match well played. FIFA 17 allows you to find games much quicker and the connections often seem better. You can also search for players with a similar rating to your own, which makes for far more competitive matches. Weekly cup competitions and full season mode adds to the online excitement, so as a more complete gaming experience, FIFA 17 may just have the edge on PES.
FIFA 17 Independent Reviews
As you might expect with the launch of such an eagerly awaited game, FIFA 17 has attracted a swathe of reviews, the vast majority of them positive.
Trusted Reviews has the game at 8/10, praising the game for the new story mode feature in The Journey and also for stunning presentation and better animation. It criticises the game for tricky defending, complicated controls and a gameplay on the pitch that isn't quite as good as PES 17, in their opinion.
Ign.com gives FIFA 17 8.4 out of ten. The Journey is also applauded here but they also point out the linear qualities of the experience. This refers to the fact that The Journey is somewhat limited in its variety. In other words, Alex Hunter will more or less get to where EA Sports has decided he should get to, regardless of your efforts. This review also rewards EA Sports for an improving variety of tactics and comments on the increased pace of the game. They did find that game responsiveness continues to be something of an issue. The better visuals brought about by Frostbite get a mention, as do the improved set-play features.
Metacritic brings together the opinions and scores of 37 different reviewers, resulting in an overall score of 84% from generally positive reviews. They also have hundreds of user ratings, giving an average score of just 5 out of 10. Critics broadly welcome the arrival of The Journey story mode, commenting on the depth of this new world and the emotional involvement it brings to the player in the character's storyline.
FIFA 17 in the Marketplace
It will come as no surprise that all the big players are stocking FIFA 17. On the high street, it's being stocked by all the major supermarkets, such as Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco. You will also find it in-store at Argos, Currys, John Lewis and the usual gaming specialist stores, such as GAME. Online, you can buy it at the likes of Amazon, Zavvi, Microsoftstore, and many more retailers. Look out for special deals around Black Friday and leading up to the Christmas peak buying period in December.
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Posted 16th Jan 2019Posted 16th Jan 2019
FIFA 17 £1.45 xbox one/ £2.99 ps4 FREE DEL @ Argos ebay£1.45eBay Deals
Looking through the Argos ebay shop and came across this, FIFA 17 game £1.45 on Xbox one, £2.99 on ps4 with free delivery! I know the game is a couple of years old but seemed a pr… Read more
Ultimate Team still working fine, I don’t think EA shut down servers until games are removed from Access. I lnow they finally removed 14 a few months ago. Could be wrong but yeah, single-player UT should still be quite playable for £3. First part of ‘the Journey’ in this game too
Wit a few weeks and Fifa 18 will be readily available at this price.
Activiion have done the same with GuitarHero, didn’t expect that, good job I only paid £10 for the dual controller version, but come Dec18 it might as well go in the bin! (annoyed)
I remember one of the nba games closed its servers when the version 2 years later released... bloody cheek
With the FUT and people spending money on packs I don't think these games should be able to close the servers till people stop playing it
Mitre balls sometimes drop that low... I'll post when I next see on
I have a few of those left over as well! Your deal is at -140 that says it all. Goodbye
You can't say you appreciate a good football then use Nike Strike and match ball in the same sentence (shock) Do yourself a favour and buy this immediately!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173482104190
I appreciate a good football as previously stated, due to my position and involvement in club football. However I really do stick to what I know and trust which is a Mitre Delta (£22), or Nike strike match ball (£14) both have been perfect for our matches and have lasted a fair while each.
Haha I hear you! Sure man everyones tastes are different and respect to ya for sticking with PES. Hopefully this next one could potentially change my mind, FIFA is a tough contender though!
The main game is my club now on pes it's free to play just download for Xbox or PlayStation. You make a team then get players in from spins earning points to get new spins etc, they do weekly bonus stuff which is fun. The 2 v 2 and 3 v 3 modes online are really good too, can get some lag which ruins it sometimes but online has been improved. The game just feels more fun to me, has more fluidity to passes and attacking, it's not perfect and can frustrate still but FIFA felt boring to me, maybe I'm just not good enough at it!
Really? I was under the impression PES if really naff now compared to FIFA when it used to be the other way round back in the Pro Evo 2-3 days. The Fox Engine is nice looking but there is only so long you can rely on Master League/s
Music magpie has this dead cheap second hand now... Got it a few weeks back for the story mode and it's really poor compared to pes. I'd recommend just downloading the free my club pes if you want a good football game https://store.musicmagpie.co.uk/products/eacanadafifa17-586f90df-900c-4b46-89c9-c03ccf357cf0 2.55
Having previously bought this for £5 in game at Christmas (preowned), I’ve just bought 18 for £25 (preowned). Although it is coming up to the end of the season, on the 29th May you can download the World Cup update for free!