Every FIFA fan has been there, as your opponent deploys a powerful, pacy striker and runs roughshod all over your carefully selected team consisting of some of the best players on the game. Somehow, even the best defenders are left useless in face of sheer speed and strength even if there is a huge gap in their actual ratings. Welcome to FIFA 15, where tactics go out of the window and physical attributes rule supreme.
In this latest version of EA Sports’ incredibly popular series, speed alone can allow you to utterly dominate opponents even if they’re controlling the likes of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich or Premier League champions Manchester City. The right combination of physical stats combined with decent finishing or passing ability can produce extremely difficult players for teams to defend against.
For many footballers, their FIFA 15 avatar reflects the player’s effectiveness in real life. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are, rightly so, devastating in both real life and in the virtual world. But not all players are created equal. Some are far better than their real life counterparts, playing well above their perceived ability, allowing them to carve a trail of destruction through opposing defences. The biggest offenders are highlighted here, individuals that inspire rage, fear and more than a few hurled controllers across the room.