Just about any and every young football fan played the game throughout their childhoods and while their popularity has waned in recent years, they continue to attract massive sales. There's certainly no shame in the adults that continue to play the latest release each year and contemplate smashing the controller when things don't go quite their way. Aside from the gameplay, though, there are certain things about the FIFA series that makes it so iconic and can bring back the fondest of memories. Besides, it seems that everybody has their own personal favourite and while the annual changes are often incredibly minor, regular gamers always pick up on the slight nuances. The cover stars are always something that cause debate amongst fans and while Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have made the grade, so have Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere. However, nothing sends all the memories rushing back quite like the FIFA soundtracks and the anthems that were chosen to grace the menu screens. Certain tunes will instantly remind football fans of a certain game and they often provided a soothing greeting if you'd just rage-quitted from a last-minute winner.
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We've picked out the 29 best tracks you've heard when playing the best football game ever made. All the hits including tracks from the FIFA 17 soundtrack. Not only is this one of the ultimate feel-good tunes of it constantly appears in the top ten of our chart stickingpower. One of Britan's best rock bands brought us this instant classic which is perfect if you score a screamer with Stevie G. We'd love to see a FIFA match between these two brothers. But who do you think would win? Guy or Howard? What a duo!
Is it the gameplay, the licensing, or perhaps Ultimate Team? Sometimes it's simply down to the soundtrack. After all, some clubs in the UK have started nights dedicated to songs that feature on the game.
Every year the FIFA soundtrack represents the perfect amalgamation of the trio, but when has the game nailed it most? Bonus points for a cover featuring Edgar Davids and Roberto Carlos, too. A short soundtrack but suitably packed full of cheesy pop, just what any World Cup worth its salt needs. The most recent outings have lacked many iconic moments, but kicking off a run of three editions in the s is a flurry of upbeat guitars, featuring The Strokes, The Vaccines, The Hives and Kasabian. You got very cool here. Fittingly, one of those was Song 2 — quite possibly the most perfect tune to soundtrack a football game of all time, a track so high-octane it makes footballs explode out of a scoreboard in the intro. The first of a mid-noughties trilogy with which EA peaked. Indie disco poster boys Franz Ferdinand featured with Tell Her Tonight, alongside the elder statesman of the scene in Morrissey. Bravo, EA. Can you name every player to appear on the cover of an edition of FIFA?