Remember when console sports games were just about, you know, sports? RBI Baseball back on the Genesis was basically just Street Fighter with nine guys on a side: pick a team, pick an opponent, and go. EA's latest soccer games have season modes, manager modes, career modes, and on and on and on. The FIFA Ultimate Team mode, a mix of franchise management and "fantasy" sports with full-length matches, is designed so that players can pit their team-building skills against online opponents all over the world. (Oh, and also spend a bunch of money on in-app purchases for a $60 game).

The official companion app for FIFA 17 is all about the FUT. The pint-sized UI is designed for quick and easy management of your Ultimate Team club through EA's proprietary account login. There's even a mini-game of sorts that's all about team composition, with shifting targets that give out in-game rewards for a strategically assembled squad. The cross-player Transfer Market is available from the mobile UI, as are (of course) all of the randomized packs and consumables that are extra purchases in the main game.

FIFA 17 companion works with the PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 versions of the full game, connecting through your EA account. It works with Android phones and tablets running 4.1 or later.

FIFA 17 Companion
FIFA 17 Companion
Developer: ELECTRONIC ARTS
Price: Free