FIFA 17 is coming this year – and for the first time, it brings with it a story mode. It looks like it’s trying to take a page or two out of 2K’s book, by turning the game’s campaign in to a bit of a sports RPG. I’m okay with that. I like having some sort of story-driven campaign in my games. The story mode – called The Journey – will see you playing as Alex Hunter, a player at the beginning of his career. You’ll spend your time working your way through the ranks and making choices. Yes there’ll even be some Bioware-influenced dialogue wheels, and branching story paths.
Anyway, for those who aren’t keen on that sort of thing and want to use existing, real life players, you’ll be happy to know that many, many of your favourite real-world players are in the game, along with their own ratings. For the first time in a long while, Lionel Messi isn’t the highest-ranking player (perhaps he’s been taxed?), with that honour now belonging to Real Madrid and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Here’s the top-ten rated FIFA 17 stars:
- 1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 94
- 2. Lionel Messi – 93
- 3. Neymar – 92
- 4. Luis Suárez – 92
- 5. Manuel Neuer – 92
- 6. Gareth Bale – 90
- 7. Zlatan Ibrahimovi? – 90
- 8. Jérôme Boateng – 90
- 9. Roberto Lewandowski – 90
- 10. David De Gea – 90
It’s worth noting that fan-selected cover star Borussia Dortmund player and German national captain Marco Reus comes in at 50 on the list, with a rating of 88. You can see the full 50 top FIFA 17 stars on the EA Sports site.
Last Updated: September 5, 2016