UEFA Euro 2012 (video game)

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UEFA Euro 2012
UEFA Euro 2012 box.jpg
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series UEFA Euro
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Release
  • WW: 24 April 2012
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

UEFA Euro 2012 is the official video game of the UEFA Euro 2012 football tournament.[1] Unlike previous Euro games, it is a downloadable expansion pack for FIFA 12, requiring the game and internet connection.[citation needed] It was released on 24 April 2012. British commentary Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend are provided again in this game.

Gameplay[edit]

The expansion features an all-new game mode, Expedition Mode (similar to World Tour mode from FIFA Street), where players create a customized team to bid against the European nations. Players can import their Virtual Pro into the mode. The Story of the Finals scenario mode from 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa returns in a form similar to normal FIFA 12 Football Club scenarios.

The game includes all 53 UEFA-member nations, although 24 of them are unlicensed, including co-hosts Ukraine and Poland.[2] One user can play through the UEFA Euro 2012 finals.

All 8 official stadiums of the tournament are included in the game. Following numerous customer complaints, a new update was released by EA which fixed many of the issues, including the constant freezing of the game.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCPS3Xbox 360
EurogamerN/AN/A6/10[4]
Game InformerN/A6.75/10[5]6.75/10[5]
Game RevolutionN/AN/A3.5/5 stars[6]
GameSpotN/A7/10[7]7/10[7]
HyperN/A5/10[8]N/A
IGN6.5/10[9]6.5/10[9]6.5/10[9]
OPM (UK)N/A8/10[10]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/A6/10[11]
PC Gamer (UK)69%[12]N/AN/A
VideoGamer.comN/AN/A8/10[13]
The Digital FixN/A6/10[14]N/A
Digital SpyN/AN/A3/5 stars[15]
Aggregate score
Metacritic64/100[16]65/100[17]70/100[18]

The expansion received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[16][17][18] While praised for its presentation, it was criticized for its replay value, outdated gameplay, lack of new soundtrack, expensive price tag, gameplay bugs, exclusion of the qualifying rounds, and the lack of known of its predecessors, in particular the decision to not include the 'Captain Your Country' mode which proved extremely popular with consumers. The expansion pack constantly freezes online, often resulting in losses late in online tournament play. Losses like this can even come when a player is leading and the game is officially over.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Licensing". UEFA. 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Joe (25 April 2012). "EA issues statement regarding unlicensed teams in UEFA Euro 2012". ShopTo News. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Joe (25 May 2012). "Euro 2012 patch arrives, fixes game freezes". ShopTo News. Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Bramwell, Tom (26 April 2012). "FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012 Review". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Bertz, Matt (24 April 2012). "UEFA Euro 2012 (PS3, X360): Promising Potential, Poor Display". Game Informer. GameStop. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  6. ^ Charles, Devin (30 April 2012). "FIFA 2012 UEFA Euro Expansion Pack [sic] Review". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Walton, Mark (24 April 2012). "UEFA Euro 2012 Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "UEFA Euro 2012 (PS3)". Hyper. Next Media. August 2012. p. 75. 
  9. ^ a b c Krupa, Daniel (24 April 2012). "FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012 Review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "UEFA Euro 2012". PlayStation Official Magazine – UK. Future plc. June 2012. p. 114. 
  11. ^ Bailey, Kat (1 May 2012). "FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 12 review". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. Archived from the original on 8 May 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  12. ^ "UEFA Euro 2012". PC Gamer UK. Future plc. July 2012. p. 99. 
  13. ^ Denton, Jon (23 April 2012). "FIFA 12 UEFA EURO 2012 Review (X360)". VideoGamer.com. Resero Network. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  14. ^ Howard, Luciano (14 May 2012). "UEFA Euro 2012 Review (PS3)". The Digital Fix. Poisonous Monkey. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  15. ^ Martin, Liam (30 April 2012). "'UEFA Euro 2012' review (Xbox 360): Falling short in front of goal". Digital Spy. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  16. ^ a b "UEFA Euro 2012 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  17. ^ a b "UEFA Euro 2012 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  18. ^ a b "UEFA Euro 2012 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 

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