Fifa 14 (NA)
Third party DRM: OriginPlease note that the free third-party service, Origin, must be used to activate this title.
Experience the emotion of scoring great goals in FIFA 14. The game plays the way great soccer matches are contested, with innovations to the award-winning gameplay that inspire fans to build play through midfield, dictating the tempo of a match. Feel the tension as chances are created, and experience the thrill of hitting the back of the net. A new feature called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating. FIFA 14 delivers engaging online features and live services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport—and to each other—through EA SPORTS Football Club. FIFA 14 is soccer’s social network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of others around the world.
Additional features will be revealed in the months leading to the game’s retail launch in Fall 2013.
Shooting has been transformed. Players have the intelligence to adjust their stride and approach angle to find the best position for hitting the back of the net. Well-hit balls feel satisfying and goals are rewarding. As well as quality strikes, players can now shoot while off balance or rushed.
Real Ball Physics:
Strike the ball with more force and finesse. Realistic ball physics now determines the trajectories of balls in game, enabling players to strike the ball with force from distance, drill low rising shots with accuracy, and blast dipping or swerving shots, just like real soccer players.
Protect The Ball:
Dominate midfield and dictate the tempo of a match. Fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed. Protect the ball from opponents to control play through midfield and dictate the pace of the match. Plus, out-muscle opponents for position before receiving the ball, then turn defenders to carve out opportunities.
Better decision-making delivers tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking. Defenders recognize opportunities to provide support and win back possession. Attacking players have new ways to outsmart their opponents and break down tighter, more intelligent defences by creating space for themselves, running along the backline and checking their pace.
Sprint Dribble Turns:
Utilize quick, explosive cuts and turns to beat defenders one-on-one while sprinting with the ball. Players can move in any direction, preserving their natural momentum and maintaining possession of the ball.
Variable Dribble Touches:
The First Touch Control of dribbling varies a player’s touch when dribbling with pace. Skilled players have the touch and control to stand out while less skilled players will experience fewer perfect touches and more uncertainty dribbling, creating opportunities for defenders to win back possession, and placing emphasis on building play through midfield.
2nd Chance Tackles:
The tackling zone has been extended to enable defenders to combine different types of tackles, recover from missed tackles quickly, and have a second chance to compete for the ball in any tackling situation.
Curling Lofted Through Balls:
Players have the ability to curl the ball around opponents to deliver precision passes to teammates or send the ball into space.
A competitive practice mode that enable players to learn or master the fundamental skills necessary to compete at FIFA 14. Become a better player, faster, no matter what your skill level, competing against yourself or friends in all-new mini-games.
Search for talent year-round with the new Global Scouting Network that brings the world of professional scouting to life. Develop and refine your own scouting network. Evaluate soccer players to uncover the attributes of players who could bolster your squad during the transfer windows. A new hub delivers easy navigation, fewer interruptions and live scouting reports.
All the authenticity EA SPORTS is known for with officially licensed clubs, leagues and more than 15,000 players.
Another great game from EA Canada!themy94 | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all themy94's reviews »
Fifa 14 continues to improve the franchise's weaker aspects while innovating some of the core game modes such as Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and Coop Season.
*Gameplay -Most noticeable change regarding gameplay must undoubtedly be and Real Ball Physics. With Real Ball Physics, the ball feels much more realistic in regard to the way it spins and curves as well as its trajectory. Players who use manual shooting will have a great time choosing the best angle and power to beat the goalkeeper.
-Another stand-out improvement is the Precision Movement. Precision Movement will (according to EA) take into account a broader range of elements in the game to make the players on the pitch move and interact with each other in a more believable fashion. For example: when a winger is rushing down the side, if he stops abruptly or does a fake shot, you will be able to see momentum pulling him toward the direction he was running. New players may not notice this mechanic but returning veterans will be happy to see that the game is taking realism seriously
*Game modes -Career mode continues to see improvement in the scouting system as well as more streamlined menu. Clubs. The most noticeable change is the new scouting system. Right at the start of the game, you will be able to hire a number of scouts (depending on your team’s financial capabilities) to search for young talents all over the world. Scout will have their own criteria (set forth by you) in their search for new talents. What’s change is that many of the scouted players’ overall stats are not displayed until they are on your club. Therefore, you have to either go with your gut or rely solely on your scout’s expertise. Another big change is the new menu. Information about calendar, league table, scout network and much more is displayed in a very efficient way. -Ultimate Team This year's Ultimate Team will see deeper chemistry system being implemented as well as better tutorial for new players. You will be able to further customize your players with Chemistry Style such as Sniper (improve shooting and dribbling) Players will also have Loyalty with acts as bonus to chemistry. Players gained from packs will already have Loyalty whereas players bought on the transfer market will have to play 10 games before they can have Loyalty. These new features will have you spent hours trying to come up with the best possible lineup, and that's what makes Ultimate Team so addictive.
-Co-op Season Co-op Season is a welcome addition in Fifa 14. Friends can now play cooperatively in 2v2 matches online while trying to gain promotion to the next division. This is what was missing in Fifa 13 and it's a shame that it was left out. Playing coop with a friend, especially if you have voice chat is a ton of fun. However, expect the connectivity to be unstable or even unplayable.
*Graphics In current generation, PC continues to take the lead. The game run smoothly and look gorgeous on entry level gaming system (AMD A10-5800k with Radeon 7770). However, it is only a slight improvement over Fifa 13's graphics so don't expect too much
*Price Price is another great pro for Fifa 14. The PC version retails for only $40, that’s $20 less than the console versions. If you’re lucky (and smart) enough to pre order through GMG, you will also receive $8 credits which effectively brings the price down to $32. That’s a very small amount considering how many hours you will be playing this game
*Why it's not 100? The game will occasionally run into glitches (I have yet to see any personally). Furthermore, there are not a lot of people playing online, at least compared to other platforms. In Ultimate Team, I spent almost 20 minutes before finding an opponent. In Pro Club, there are, at times only 43 people playing. Another letdown is the exclusion of the Ignite Engine in Fifa 14 PC.
*Conclusion There are many features that are not discussed in this review such as Teammate Intelligence or Pure Shot. While they are good addition to the game, its effects are quite arbitrary and at time not noticeable. So should you buy it? Without a doubt, yes! There’s no reason not to experience the beautiful game both on the big screen as well as your desktop. Fifa 14 will have you spent countless hour formulating the best lineup for the Champions Cup final, managing your club’s finance in order to pull off the signing of the season or just having plain, simple fun with your friends in Pro Clubs.
Another year, another releaselok0812 | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This is one of those sports title that gets release once every year with little innovation and new things to add in each installment and this is the same as FIFA 14 but that doesn't make it a poor game because the game itself has been very solid and so is this entry. First the game no longer require you to learn the skills so you will be up and ready to go as soon as you start. If compared to the older installment of the game then this latest entry is definitely more polished in terms of gameplay and control. It feels more exciting to play when compared to PES series too. Definitely must pickup for any soccer fans.