Review: EA Sports FC 24 explained to parents (Preview)

EA Sports FC 24 Featured Ecran Partage

What parents need to know

EA Sports FC 24 is the 2024 edition of the franchise that was called FIFA until recently.

Just like its predecessors, this game is a realistic football/soccer simulation that contains all the names of the official players of FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association). A new edition of this game is released every year.

This game is recommended for all ages by the ESRB, but do not recommend it for young children without parental supervision. The reason is that they are likely to spend huge amounts of money in the game without even realizing it.

It is therefore necessary to delete the credit card saved in the console and to adjust the parental controls of the console before launching the game. The monetization model of EA Sports FC 24 is based on the concept of lootbox, which means people can purchase with real money the chance to get a fairly random reward, which has no guarantee of someday granting the desired item.

Details

Release date: 29 September 2023
Developer: EA
Publisher: EA
Available on: Steam PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
Available format: Physical and digital
Game genre: Football simulation, sport
Themes covered: Sports, football, soccer
Duration of a game: 10 minutes
Duration of the main game/story: Infinite, as long as you want to play football/soccer matches
Text languages: German, English, Simplified chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese,
Voice languages: German, English, Simplified chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese,

Level of experience required

Age 3+ 7+ 12+ 16+ 18+
Beginners
Intermediate
Experienced

Evaluation

There are no violent or scary scenes.

This game does not feature explicit content.

The language used in this game relates to sports and does not include insults or threats.

The message of this game is very upfront and without negativity.

The player controls the footballer they chooses and his shot. It is possible to change the control between the footballers of your team at any time.

Acheter le jeu, de nombreuses microtransactions

This game includes many microtransactions, some of which are random objects. This means that getting the best players for your team requires trying your luck with random lootboxes. There is no guarantee of getting the desired footballer.

It is higly advised to closely monitor the purchases children can make in this game.

Online Game Modes

It is possible to play online by paying for your console subscription:

The online gaming option is free on PC.

Our opinion

Unless your child is a big football fan, we do not recommend EA Sports FC 24 because of the highly morally questionable monetization model. In addition to pressuring players to spend real money with no guarantee of getting what they want, the ubiquity of microtransactions in this game creates a situation where wins and losses are greatly influenced by the money spent (commonly known as pay to win).

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