The transition to digital distribution is a noticeable decrease of the price: UEFA Euro 2012 DLC can be purchased on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network or Origin for 20 € (or 2500 FIFA points), a price three times lower than I was used to pay for these games yet. However, despite the low price, UEFA Euro 2012 cover almost all critical points: we have the final tournament from Poland and Ukraine, we have the participating teams and stadiums that will have the games.
However, the limited resources that were mentioned earlier and less pleasant consequences: of the 53 national teams included with UEFA Euro 2012, many are not licensed, including some selected qualified for the tournament. I understand that players may have fewer claims from a single downloadable package, but non-licensing the teams for an ‘official” product shows disrespect to the competition itself and to the fans.
Besides the tournament, EA Sports has implemented a number of challenges, and this time inspired by real matches. Thus, you are confronted with various predefined scenarios, such as defeating an opponent with 20 minutes remaining until the end of the game.
However, the real star of this DLC is the new game mode Expedition. Here you can select a Virtual Pro (star player), you can customize your logo and playground equipment, rest of the football team without a name was chosen. Together with the new “shock troops” can try to conquer Europe.
A first victory against a team brings in its own yard a player from their group expanded. After a second successful, you can steal one of the reserves. A trio of wins gives you access to one of the defeated team’s players. In this way, with patience and skill, you can have in your own yard the most valuable European footballers.