September is an absolutely loaded month for sports video game releases. Both NBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18 will hit the shelves over the course of the month, and while it came out at the end of August, plenty of sports gamers dropped some serious coin on Madden 18.
With all this going on, the release of the latest game in the FIFA franchise could slide under the radar for some.
But EA Sports is doing all it can to hype up the already hotly-anticipated FIFA 18. For example, it has done a slow release of player ratings, with numbers 100 (Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva) through 11 (Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea) getting released over the last week.
On Monday, EA Sports announced the top-10 players in the game. Here’s what the list looks like:
- Cristiano Ronaldo, 94
- Lionel Messi, 93
- Neymar, 92
- Luis Suarez, 92
- Manuel Neuer, 92
- Robert Lewandowski, 91
- Sergio Ramos, 90
- Eden Hazard, 90
- Toni Kroos, 90
- Gonzalo Higuaín, 90
As always, the battle for the best rating in the game took place between the two best players in the world: Ronaldo, who is on the game’s cover, and Messi. Seeing as how he won the 2016 Ballon d’Or, given to the best footballer on the planet, it’s not surprising that Real Madrid’s ace edged out his Barcelona counterpart in the game.
Speaking of Real Madrid, it was the most represented club within the top-10, as it boasts Ronaldo, Ramos, and Kroos. Bayern Munich (Neuer, Lewandowski) had two players, as did Barcelona (Messi, Suarez), which would have had three if it did not sell Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. PSG (Neymar), Chelsea (Hazard), and Juventus (Higuaín) each had one player on the list.
FIFA 18 drops worldwide on Sept. 29.