Reviews for FIFA 14
A solid performanceAlucardGP | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all AlucardGP's reviews »
This is a very important year for FIFA, due to its transition to next-gen consoles. The PC is a port of the current gen versions, which is a bit disappointing, but predictable nonetheless.
The most notable improvement this year is the introduction of proper physics to the players’ movement. Inertia is now taken into account, which means players cannot turn on a dime, as they have always done in EA’s series. Moreover, the “Step-based locomotion” system means that feet connect with the ball in a more realistic manner, so now players need to take into account a lot of different factors for a shot to be effective. Shots are also depicted more realistically, seeing as ball physics have also been revamped, allowing for more variety in the ball trajectory.
There were some problems during launch with increased effectiveness for headers and finesse shots, that have since been resolved with patches. The dated graphics and still awkward running animations haven’t and won’t be improved until –I hope- next year, but the whole package is still as enjoyable as ever, especially considering the trademark richness of features, headlined by the ever addictive Ultimate Team.
It's FIFAchrisdolman22 | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all chrisdolman22's reviews »
As much as I love FIFA games, FIFA 14 is very much still just another FIFA game. While the console versions have improved with the new Ignite engine, the PC version has remained roughly the same. The graphics are marginally improved over last year, but not a huge amount, and the menu system is newly laid out, and possibly more irritating that last year.
Game wise, goalkeepers seem to be on some form of steroids, and are seemingly impossible to score against with regular shots, however chipped shots and corners are very easy to score from. Other than this, gameplay is roughly the same as before, and any changes that were made in the past 12 months are largely un-notable.
All that said, this is still FIFA, and it's a solid footballing experience. I am a huge fan of the Ultimate Team section of the game, and if anything spend more time on the web application trading in players rather than in-game playing matches with them.
Generally, it's a very good football game, but the jump from 13 to 14 seems fairly insignificant, It's definitely worth it if you don't own FIFA 13, but if you do then you don't gain a huge amount from the upgrade. Good game nonetheless, though.
Finaly Fifa is backwolferatus | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all wolferatus's reviews »
yeah, one of the best soccer games ever, fifa is back and much better than 2013. skills, emoticons and players locks better, i played fifa on ps1+2 and since 2010 on pc. i didnt liked 2013 much but fifa 2014 is much better, if you enjoyed 2012 you will love 2014, because you need again more skills, your players are on the right place now and not all on the middline like it was on 2013. if you thinking about to buy it but you are not sure, than try the demo out. ultimate is back, yeah and you have again the same free play like on 2012. i realy loved mini games on fifa and in 2014 you have skill games and free training.