FIFA 15 is a football game with an emphasis on authenticity. With 600 teams, 35 leagues, and 16,000 players represented, including the four top English leagues, from the Premier League down to League 2, there's plenty for football fans to get their teeth into here, with a range of modes on offer. From the career mode, which lets you and up to four friends take control of a team of your choosing, playing the matches, managing the team, and bidding on the transfer market, to the always popular Ultimate Team mode - a kind of virtual card album, where the cards you get can be used to add players to your team - it's a fairly standard mix of FIFA modes, with few real differences to other years' games.
In terms of accessibility, FIFA games tend to be a bit of an odd one. While some people can pick up and play them straight away, others will struggle to get going, with little in the way of rhyme or reason. With no real basic tutorial to talk you through the controls, and no on-screen indicator to say which way you're supposed to be going, some may take to FIFA like a duck to water, while other players may initially struggle to get to grips with things - at least when playing on their own.
Luckily, with the ability to play on a team with four friends, there's great potential for a whole family to join in on the fun, helping the younger ones learn the ropes while playing alongside people who can give them a bit of a hand if they struggle. That said, despite there being plenty of assists to turn on, letting the computer give you a hand with everything from shooting to passing, you should probably expect the game to have a bit more of a learning curve than you might have thought.
While the PS3/Xbox 360 version of the game shares many of the same features as the Xbox One/PS4/PC version, it's worth remembering that FIFA 15 on the Wii is actually the same game as FIFA 12, only with updated player rosters - so if you want any of the new features and tweaks, you'll want to buy it on anything but the Wii.
Based on the beautiful game, there's little for parents to worry about in FIFA 15, with nothing in the way of violence, sex, or swearing - even in the crowd chants!
Format Reviewed: PC