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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 a header on goal. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Apr 24, 2014
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 12 out of 21
  1. May 16, 2014
    Much, much better than FIFA 14. Crossing + headers and over the top balls aren't nearly as overpowered in this game, which means it's a much more balanced game, where skills are more decisive. I'd say that it's a polished version of FIFA 14, so if you're tired of playing that game, you should definitely consider checking this out. It probably deserves a 7 or an 8, but I'm giving it a 10 to balance the user score - a lot of people are giving it a 0, and it clearly doesn't deserve that no matter what. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2014
    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. Apr 17, 2014
    After half a year of playing FIFA14 , this game brings fresh air. If you search for best gameplay football on PS3 Fifa Brazil is the answer . This applies mainly for multiplayer, because play against CPU and its not 100% inteligence can get early boring
    + button response , ball physics, manual controls , goalkeepers, multiplayer experience , modes, new animations, licenses
    - few gameplay glitches ( less than in PS3 FIFA 14), price , crowd atmosphere , CPU gameplay
  4. Jun 29, 2014
    “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
  5. May 2, 2014
    This is by far the worst game of the FIFA franchise released to date. How EA can make a game that has gone so far backwards is beyond me but I'll try to explain anyway.
    There are so many things wrong with this game that it is hard to believe I have bought the finished article and not a test version, the players dont put through balls or passes in the direction you press, defenders do not want to head away crosses, and the strikers look like they are kicking a ball of iron when they try to strike the ball!
    I am disgusted with myself for even purchasing this game in the hope that it would be an improvement on the last FIFA, but it is obvious that EA are going to concentrate on FIFA15 for the nextgen consoles and so this has been completely overlooked when making FIFA WC.
    So so bad.....
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    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 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 17, 2014
    Not only one of the worst football games ever released, but one of the worst videogames ever. EA can't stop disrespecting and robbing their consumers money.

    This is not a FIFA 14 reskin, this is much worst, this is a FIFA 10 reskin. The gameplay is absolutely horrible, unrealistic, extremely fast, with horrible passing, IA, player changing and etc

    The graphics are the same than every FIFA

    But the worst part is obvious the scripting. You don't play this game. You juts follow the script EA planned for every match. If you play the match 3 times, you will have the same result every match, the CPU will score always in the same minute with impossible goals.

    It's all designed for casual and noobs that play online feel they can play something when they're crap players. And that's what this game is about, a crap, disgusting game for casual players and noobs, but hey, FIFA 14 was that too, but now they went to far, the few things were right in FIFA 14 gameplay were removed for absolutely no reason, this is not even realistic anymore

    A big fat joke from EA, which is a joke company too. They should go in jail for selling a con like this. This isn't a product, this is a frauld. Don't buy it. If you bought it, get your money back, cancel your order or something like that, there's still time to runaway from this huge disaster

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