FIFA 14 Release Date, Price and Deals

FIFA 14 is the newest version of the world’s most successful football game franchise, fresh from EA (Electronic Arts) just in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Unlike its competitor PES 2014, FIFA 14 is available on almost all platforms:

  • Windows PC

  • Nintendo Wii

  • Playstation 2, 3, 4, Vita and Portable

  • Xbox 360 and Xbox One

  • iOS

  • Android

Aside from OS X, there’s nothing FIFA hasn’t covered when it comes to ensuring everyone can play. Now you know how to access the game, let’s talk more about its primary features and improvements on the previous versions.

FIFA 14 Main Features:

  • New talent scouting option

  • Full licencing

  • Wordwide teams and players

  • Vintage player options

  • Ignite Engine for improved graphics

  • Exclusive online content

 

When using FIFA 14’s career mode, there is now a new option that allows managers to scout for talent. This can occur throughout the season and across a variety of clubs in different countries. Data is collected based on player metrics and managers can determine player styles based on their play preferences. As we are all familiar, FIFA is the king of football games when it comes to official licensing agreements, giving us a dose of realism in the form of those well-known sponsors, logos and team images we’ve come to know and love. If you want to play football video games and occasionally think you’re watching a real match on TV, FIFA 14 is the game for you.

FIFA’s not all about flashy brand names, though. EA’s new Ignite Engine features some pretty high-tech graphical innovations, including Human Intelligence Replication, making players respond to situations as they would in real life. Another buzz-word is True Player Motion, a realism engine designed to provide genuine player body movement. Other factors taken into account by FIFA 2014’s impressive 3D graphics are weather and crowd animations, again perfectly modelling reality. Old school gamers must note that a lot of these advanced features will only be priviledged to those using the new Xbox One or Playstation 4 consoles. Lucky owners of Xbox One can also expect exclusive downloadable content (via Xbox Live) and a nifty feature called Ultimate Team Legends, allowing users to have a blast from the past with famous players that have long since retired.

 

Online features of FIFA 14 are not just reserved for Xbox users; all players can battle it out over the Internet, playing matches against 1 or 2 other players and enjoying online season modes. EA has also rolled out a free version of its game called FIFA World, providing gameplay to users in Brazil and Russia without consoles, using a PC with a broadband connection. Another free online version of FIFA will be available in China and Asian markets, entitled FIFA Online. We predict that these new free versions will cause a surge on online FIFA battles, making the game a must-have for Internet gaming addicts.

Positives:

  • Complete device support

  • Ignite Engine graphics

  • Full team licensing

  • Online gameplay

Negatives:

  • Focus on new consoles

  • Style over substance

 

Verdict: FIFA 14 has it all: the graphics, the style and the cool. All the big-name stars from past and present at your fingertips, unlimited match options and exhilerating online gameplay, making it the number one choice for football gaming today.