FIFA fans, you are not dreaming. The amazing truth is that as of now you can play the awesome soccer sim online and for free on your PC.
FIFA Online is EA’s second foray into the realm of gratis gaming, following the release of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online last month. The new game is now in open beta phase, meaning it’s not quite the finished product, but it’s free for anyone to play.
I’ve been hammering away at FIFA Online all day and I have to say I’ve been blown away by it. Not only does it look and sound great but it’s got stacks of different game modes, online multiplayer, lots of social features, real teams and players, and it even challenges you to lead your country to glory at the 2010 World Cup.
It’s such a rich offering that I felt like writing a thank you letter to EA for this wonderful gift. Then I realized that, like the other millions of fans, I’ll end up showing my appreciation by constantly paying for the game tokens that are used to access new match modes, treat injured players, buy equipment for your team, and bribe referees. Actually, I’m not sure about that last one, but it’s a good idea.