FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012 Review

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VideoFIFA 12 UEFA Euro 2012 launch trailer

Now on PSN, Xbox Marketplace for 15.99/1800 Points.

VideoFirst UEFA Euro 2012 footage booted up

FIFA 12 DLC due 24th April, priced 15.99/1800 MS Points.

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New FIFA Euro 2012 update fixes game crashing

New FIFA Euro 2012 update fixes game crashing

EA patches up footie expansion.

EA has strapped up its FIFA Euro 2012 DLC and sent it back onto the pitch following complaints of screen freezing.

As announced on the game's official forum earlier today, an update is now rolling out across all platforms.

Here's the full list of fixes:

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FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012 Review

FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012 Review

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Sometimes when you're reviewing downloadable content, you're not really reviewing the content at all - you're reviewing the business model. UEFA Euro 2012 is a prime example. The content itself is actually very good - some new modes that have been well thought through and packaged up nicely - but the price tag overshadows all of that.

It's a shame, because there's a lot of good stuff here, starting with the Euro 2012 game mode itself, which goes about its business in cheesy and obvious fashion but remains pleasantly atmospheric throughout. You can work your way through the tournament as your preferred nation against the AI or online against other players, and if you choose the latter then each of your fixtures is fulfilled by a real person (and if they rage-quit when you're 5-0 up then you're awarded the victory).

You get to tour the real stadiums, while injuries and suspensions persist throughout the tournament and commentators Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend reel off anecdotes about previous championships. UEFA has come up with a rather fetching set of flowery tournament graphics for the real-life Euro 2012 competition in Poland and Ukraine, which means the content is all colourfully wrapped and nice to look at too.

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FIFA dev explains lack of gameplay improvements for Euro 2012

EA has explained why the Euro 2012 event downloadable content for FIFA 12 does not include any gameplay or visual improvements whatsoever.

The DLC, due out 24th April for 15.99 on PS3 and PC, and 1800 MS Points on Xbox 360, adds new game modes, stadiums, balls and event paraphernalia, but on the pitch looks and plays exactly the same as FIFA 12, which launched last year.

Lead producer Sebastian Enrique told Eurogamer in an interview there were a number of factors that influenced the decision not to improve the gameplay, chief among them the feeling that FIFA 12 played well enough for the development team to feel comfortable focusing on other areas.

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UEFA Euro 2012 game a paid digital expansion for FIFA 12

The UEFA Euro 2012 game will be a paid digital expansion for FIFA 12, EA has announced.

It will be released on 24th April in Europe and North America, and on 25th April in "other countries around the world".

UEFA Euro 2012 carries an RRP of 15.99, which presumably tallies with the PSN price. On Xbox Live it will cost 1800 Microsoft Points, and on PC 2500 FIFA Points.

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