When it comes to Soccer games on iOS, we’re sorry EA, but X2Football is the best there is. But when it comes to console games, FIFA Soccer is legit. And not only is it the gold standard for Soccer games, it sets the bar for all sports game franchises as it’s the best-selling sports video game franchise in history with over 100 million units sold worldwide. Stateside, though, we’d have to imagine that the Madden franchise is tops.
In any event, we have some good news for all of you Soccer loving hooligans out there. For the first time, EA will make its popular Soccer game – the most recent incarnation being FIFA Soccer 12 – available to Mac users. The game is available for $39.99 and can be downloaded from GameTree Mac over here. Note that physical copies of the game will not be made available.
Chosen Best Sports Game by E3 Game Critics, FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world game make FIFA Soccer 12 deeper and more engaging. All-new Precision Dribbling creates a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions on attack, and more control over the pace of the game. Innovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism called Tactical Defending, which fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling. Plus, CPU players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, the next generation of player intelligence and performance.
Hardware requirements include OS X 10.6.8, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, and an ATI HD2600 or NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or greater, with 256MB of VRAM. Notably, the game won’t run on the Intel GMA 950 or X3100 class of video cards. Further, the game checks in at 6.8GB so make sure you have enough room before you start installing.