FIFA Soccer 13 – Nintendo Wii U

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FIFA Soccer 13 – Nintendo Wii U

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FIFA Soccer 13 – Nintendo Wii U

FIFA Soccer 13 - Nintendo Wii U

  • Award-winning Gameplay: Enjoy the award-winning FIFA franchise gameplay, optimized for Wii-U.
  • Lift and Look: See the game from the player’s on-field perspective and enjoy creative new ways to take free kicks and penalties.
  • Shake and Shoot: Enjoy complete control of shooting – the most rewarding part of the game.
  • Tap and Tackle: Take control of a specific defender by tapping on the player using the touch screen, taking all the guess work out of auto switching.
  • Complete Control: Full Team Management Control on the GamePad lets you change formations, make subs, switch player positions, change every facet of a team’s tactics, and even set man markers all without interrupting the game.

EA SPORTS delivers its best soccer game ever on a Nintendo console with award-winning gameplay and revolutionary new ways to play that bring players of all abilities together, making this the most accessible FIFA console game ever made. Innovations that utilize the Wii U GamePad put you on the pitch and immerse you in the action. Lift and look through the GamePad touch screen to aim the ball on set pieces and penalty kicks, then put the perfect curve on your shot and let it fly. Shake the GameP

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June 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
The Wii U provides for an ideal Manage Mode in FIFA 13 but otherwise this is a more limited FIFA 12, November 20, 2012

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FIFA 13 on the Nintendo Wii U offers a satisfying overall experience but inherently the unique features of the system are not completely natural to take advantage of during free-flowing gameplay. It looks and runs beautifully with the new hardware but a few features and gameplay enhancements are notable in their absence. Still this might be the best sports game available to go along with the launch of the system.

The appeal with the Wii U, at least when compared to the 360 and PS3 versions of FIFA 13, comes with the tablet controller. It offers the ability to take advantage of touch screen shooting, passing, tackling, and team management tasks. While the functions work as intended they don’t always make sense within the context of the game. Check out screens from the tutorial here.

The biggest issue that arises is the need to take eyes off the action in order to use the touch screen or make desired changes. There is no way to avoid that when looking down at the tablet and pulling up another screen that obscures the action there as well. Functions like shaking the pad to bring up a “net” allowing for the touch selection of shot aim is difficult to do elegantly when attempting to get into position for the opportunity. Touch screen passing or tackling though is handled really well. What works best is when the action stops for free, penalty, or corner kicks as full concentration can then be directed to the touch screen without neglecting everything else.

There are three options for control configurations. “Classic”, “Alternate”, and “Two Button”. Otherwise the control schemes are not customizable. For the most part they translate pretty well but there will be a learning curve due to the different mapping and hand placement.

Because the need to controls players in standard games makes it difficult to utilize the tablet controller fully Manage Mode is where the game shines on Wii U. Having all the options laid out on the touch screen is pretty much ideal. Making substitutions and changing formations and tactics are joined with the ability to assign actions to players without the constant need to move them around on the pitch manually.

Performance wise the game runs in excellent fashion. There is no issue with framerate (as was found in Madden NFL 13) and graphically is on par with the 360/PS3. Where it falters is in the number of omissions which essentially make it more like playing FIFA 12 with the tablet features than a true FIFA 13.

The “Impact Engine” physics system is not nearly as refined, there is no “First Touch” ball-handling system, Online Team Play and Skill Games are absent, and there is no Ultimate Team mode (no DLC system active yet on the Wii U probably explains why). These things will all stand out to anyone who’s played FIFA 13 on the other systems. For those who haven’t it may not matter all that much.

FIFA 13 is a strong launch effort that is worth considering for those who aren’t already dedicated fans of the series or would enjoy Manage mode with the tablet functionality at hand. However anyone who already owns or has spent a decent amount of time with the 360/PS3 version of FIFA the last two years will probably find the lack of gameplay improvements and other missing features too great to overlook.

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June 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Probably one of the best multiplayer games on Wii U, August 6, 2013

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My two boys and I have thoroughly enjoyed FS13 for Wii U. It is no doubt one of the best games on the Wii, especially that allows multiplayer. I like how neat the commentators make it all sound so real. It is practically spot on on many levels. I also love how they fashioned the players to mimic the actual players. Eg. Drogba has better dribbling skills than other players. But he also falls too often – just like the real thing. More importantly, I like how the game makes my kids want to go out and play the game outside like Messi! They asked me to paint our lawn like a football pitch.
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June 5, 2016 at 9:28 pm
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Falls just short in extra time, November 26, 2012
Dredded Deuce (Maryland) –

This review is from: FIFA Soccer 13 – Nintendo Wii U (Video Game)
I was one of the lucky few that managed to get a Wii U upon release this week and overall it’s a nice new system with the biggest selling point of the GamePad tablet that again changes the way we play games. One of the biggest selling points of using the Gamepad is how much information gets shifted from the TV screen to the tablet and allowing gamers to make changes on the fly without pausing the game and the other big selling point is the ability to remotely play games on the GamePad without having to be in front of the screen.

How does FIFA 13 stack up on the Wii U? Let’s take a look and find out.


At first glance, the Wii U version would appear similar to that of the X Box 360 as well as the PS3 but after taking a longer look, the Wii U is slightly smoother and more detailed at least in the replays. Overall in the actual gameplay it looks about the same and as always there is room for improvement. In comparison to the PC version, it leans a little closer to that comparison than it would a 5 year old console.


This is where things get interesting. The basic controls have not changed and if you have played FIFA 13 on any other system using the basic setup, you can play on the Wii U also. No noticeable lag or any discrepancies on the game’s part but what sets this version apart from the others is the use of the GamePad itself. Players can use the GamePad to make substitutions, change tactics and monitor player stats all on the fly without really having to pause the game and I found it to be a very handy concept. You can also do man marking at the touch of the screen. In a sense, playing FIFA 13 on the Wii U is almost like playing a much larger version of the DS. Keep in mind however, the features work as long as you are playing on the TV screen, once you flip over to playing on the GamePad, you play it like normal.

Concerns and Signs of Hope

Being that this is a 1st gen FIFA game for the Wii U, as always, some things get left on the floor. With all of the bells and whistles that the other consoles managed to get, I was a bit surprised that they didn’t make it into this iteration. You don’t get any International play while playing in manager or player mode, the Infinity Engine wasn’t included, nor was the Ultimate Team or the MatchDay feature implemented. If anything the game almost feels more like a FIFA 12.5 than a full on 13, so some Wii U players may feel a bit disappointed. However, there is a nice Manager Mode included where you can sit back and let the game play itself out while you manage from the touchline and if you aren’t satisfied with how the game is going you can pause and take control and play it out how you want. Even in between games you still have players that come to you with different issues and you are also still responsible with basic day to day operations of the club. It’s a nice Football Manager Lite suite added in and one that could possibly be fleshed out in later iterations.

Should you get it?

In my opinion, if you already have it on the other systems, you have the best iteration of FIFA 13 right now. Based on what didn’t make it into the game, I would advise to wait another year and see if FIFA 14 can catch up to the others and not only have all the same features but more exclusive features that utilizes the GamePad. The only way I would recommend this as a purchase for right now is if you want to really try out the Manager Mode and also you fancy yourself playing games on the GamePad itself and not always in front of the TV. I did find myself playing a few games via the Gamepad in the bedroom while watching Arsenal struggle v Aston Villa. Any current gen gaming you can get done without leaving the comfort of your bed is a win!

So, really depending on how big a fan you are you can take it or leave it with FIFA 13. It’s not the cutting edge sports simulator right now but with a lot of polish I am sure this would probably be a preferred pick up next year. I can’t stress enough that if it had the same features of the other console iterations, this would be easy but by not having some of those key ingredients it falls just short in extra time

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