Watch England lift the Russia 2018 World Cup on FIFA 18’s new mode
- We got our hands on FIFA 18’s World Cup mode early and recorded our gameplay
- We took England to the final and appropriately Germany was our last opponent
- The new pre-match and celebration cutscenes are breathtaking but authentic
- Martin Tyler and Alan Smith recorded new commentary lines for the mode
The great thing about video games is they allow you to live out your wildest dreams, and that’s exactly what we did when we got our hands on FIFA 18’s new World Cup mode which launches Tuesday, May 29.
We ended over 60 years of hurt on our save file, taking the Three Lions through to the World Cup final where appropriately, Germany were our opponents.
Fortunately, the match didn’t go to penalties and England were able to prevail. Harry Kane lifted the World Cup trophy during the beautiful new celebration scenes.
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We took England to World Cup glory during our play-through of FIFA 18’s new World Cup mode
The final was a rematch of the 1966 World Cup final as England took on Germany in Russia
The World Cup mode has new scenes before and after matches which add to the atmosphere
The final really felt like a big deal, thanks to EA updating the crowds and pre-match scenes which added to the atmosphere and authenticity.
On top of that, Martin Tyler and Alan Smith recorded brand new commentary lines for the mode. Smith mentions before the game that he can’t believe he is in the position of commentating England competing in a final and even specifically mentions that it’s against their old rivals Germany.
Those small details continue in the post-match celebrations as Tyler mentions England are champions for only the second time.
The players jubilantly run around the pitch at the full time whistle while Germany’s squad can be seen laying on the floor in despair.
The England squad gather onto the stand to finally lift the trophy, the players even do the classic celebration of bending down in anticipation before finally raising their arms in victory.
What follows next is a barrage of fireworks and red and white confetti before dancing and more celebrations on the pitch. The England squad then run the trophy to the corner of the pitch to share their victory with the travelling England fans.
While this probably won’t be the scenes we actually see in Russia this year, it’s nice to dream. And of course if you don’t agree with the final result, you can play through the tournament yourself once the free update launches.
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