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  • Summary: An all-new feature and one of 100 new animations, Over-the-Back Headers give players the ability to jump over top of the opposition to win the ball. On defense, jump over the back of a holding attacker to clear the ball to safety or while in attack, jump over your defender to unleash aAn all-new feature and one of 100 new animations, Over-the-Back Headers give players the ability to jump over top of the opposition to win the ball. On defense, jump over the back of a holding attacker to clear the ball to safety or while in attack, jump over your defender to unleash a header on goal. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Apr 24, 2014
    90
    FIFA World Cup Brazil is a excellent meeting of the near perfect FIFA franchise from EA and the very perfect FIFA World Cup event.
  2. Jun 7, 2014
    82
    The perfect complement to this summer's antics, and the finest footy effort on last-gen machines. [July 2014, p.64]
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    80
    2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil doesn't have the depth of an annual release, lacking the online modes that have made recent FIFA games so enormously popular and featuring slightly simplified gameplay.
  4. Apr 15, 2014
    75
    FIFA World Cup can be interesting if you haven't played FIFA 14: otherwise is just a very expensive update.
  5. 70
    FIFA World Cup 2014 has enough for both newcomers and veterans alike, but the appeal is embedded so deeply in the World Cup playoffs that that appeal won't last past the actual soccer season. It features great gameplay and a fair amount of modes at a discounted price, and the overall presentation makes other sport franchises look childish at best. Nonetheless, the strength of FIFA World Cup Brazil is in its cashing in on the World Cup itself rather than in the sport, resulting in a good start and a bad finish.
  6. While its presentation is bogged down with messy menus and woeful atmospherics, packing in all 203 eligible teams and simply letting the tournament happen provides a platform for the magic to be recreated over and over again.
  7. May 12, 2014
    50
    2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil isn’t a bad game. It offers a setting that’s perfectly fit for the occasion and includes almost every license that you can expect. But since it’s largely the same game as FIFA 14 the price tag feels a bit to high, especially considering that very few will play after the real world cup is over.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 13 out of 24
  1. Aug 30, 2014
    10
    This game is brilliant I brought it when it was on sale for 8 quid on PSN and never looked back, everybody loves blaming EA for messing up, IThis game is brilliant I brought it when it was on sale for 8 quid on PSN and never looked back, everybody loves blaming EA for messing up, I promise you this isn't one of their mess ups! Get this game while it's in the bargain bin after the World Cup, you won't regret it! Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2014
    9
    Far better than I expected. Lots of countries, players, game modes and the game controls improve from FIFA 14. It's not just another FIFA 14,Far better than I expected. Lots of countries, players, game modes and the game controls improve from FIFA 14. It's not just another FIFA 14, it's a whole new game Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2014
    7
    It's a good package, with 203 national teams to choose and some great game modes like Road to World Cup, Story of Qualifying, Story of FinalsIt's a good package, with 203 national teams to choose and some great game modes like Road to World Cup, Story of Qualifying, Story of Finals and some online modes to keep you entertained. The negatives are the presentation and some changes in the gameplay, that make more difficult to pass the ball and win aerial battles. Expand
  4. May 6, 2014
    3
    Played the demo and it felt very rough... especially after playing PS4 FIFA 14... the smoothness and texture quality (of course) was a realPlayed the demo and it felt very rough... especially after playing PS4 FIFA 14... the smoothness and texture quality (of course) was a real step backwards, felt ropey! I expected this, but the difference is rather huge and very hard to take when stepping back to 360/PS3... to be honest I remember previous PS3 FIFA 13, to name one, looking and playing much better! Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2014
    1
    “If you are a fan of FIFA games you tend to be quite philosophical, because they tend to build you up then let you down.” FIFA should be a“If you are a fan of FIFA games you tend to be quite philosophical, because they tend to build you up then let you down.” FIFA should be a benchmark-setting soccer game with great gameplay and years of thoughtful development & refinement. Currently, it is a husk of latent unfulfilled potential, and is a treated as a blatant cash cow for a lumbering shambles of a company. They also treat their customers with disgrace. If you go to EA Sports forums, they have “vent” treads and any criticism you voice about the game is considered heresy pending a banned account and confinement in the Tower of London. What EA Sports had achieved in the past 10 years would have been easily surpassed by any another studio with more ambition and commitment like Bethesda. When buying a Fifa-EA product, I find myself paying through the nose for their monopoly on licensing & copyright rather than for entertainment. They drip feed 1 or 2 untested “improvements” per year, most of which undermine smooth and consistent gameplay; their flagship features such as randomness, first touch passing and UFC style tackle/collision systems have totally lost the plot. This would be fine if it had been done correctly, but there is no consistency to the implementation here. The game lacks refinement and adding “randomness” to already poor gameplay makes for an extremely frustrating experience. The whole result seems like a rip-off of Madden or UFC. These professional “critical” reviews seem to glorify each FIFA game in isolation of the 10 previous iterations before it, marketing each release as some sort of ground breaking & innovative affair; when in fact there is much less to like. According to EA, “It doesn't matter if you call it soccer or football, in the end all you need to know is that FIFA is the only way to play” or so they hope! More work is done by EA Sports in each iteration of FIFA by patches & fixes, than the original game itself. IMHO the lack of innovation, absence of improvement and dreadful gameplay does not marry well with the high asking price. Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    0
    Ok, here it goes. First of all this should of course has been a DLC. Way too expensive as a single game. Ripoff! Second, EA Sports has beenOk, here it goes. First of all this should of course has been a DLC. Way too expensive as a single game. Ripoff! Second, EA Sports has been really lazy this time (you are slowly getting used to it). The presentation is looking amateurish. The gameplay is slow, stupid, unresponsive, predictable and scripted. Like all the other Fifa games... So poor by EA Sports, but hey, it is what you can expect... Expand
  7. Apr 29, 2014
    0
    Worst fifa game ever. Even PES is better. Not much more to sayWorst fifa game ever. Even PES is better. Not much more to say really............................................................................................................................................................................. Expand

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