Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic 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. Apr 15, 2014
    90
    With its superb atmosphere and genuinely innovative inclusions, this is perhaps the best World Cup tie-in of recent times.
  3. It might not to be on your new PS4, but Brazil 2014 is still quite a surprisingly polished spin-off. [June 2014, p72]
  4. Apr 18, 2014
    85
    Bright samba-colors, an enthused audience and Van Persie holding up the cup; along with the patched up gameplay it makes 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil the ideal platform for every WC-dream.
  5. 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]
  6. Apr 15, 2014
    82
    If you've played FIFA 14, there might not be a reason to get this game too, but if you haven't played the series in a while, it is good opportunity. Also, if you're looking for a World Cup game, you won't find anything better or more complete.
  7. Apr 15, 2014
    81
    An amazing way to digitally live the most important event in football, but maybe not the best choice for an all-around football videogamer.
  8. 80
    2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil doesn't necessarily reinvent the wheel. It does, however, bring new refinements on the pitch from the already excellent FIFA 14, and layers on a Brazilian vibe and mode structure that's unique from the yearly FIFA releases.
  9. 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.
  10. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    Simplifying the controls doesn’t change the fact that another player is going to be better than you, but it does help to step beginners up from one football experience level to the next. It could be that having played with deeper controls gave me awareness of my opponent’s range and ability, but even with two buttons I was able to string together a few plays and feel better about my skills in the following matches.
  11. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    World Cup Brazil has its advantages, but it's stuck in an awkward position. It's not the best representation of all the tournament encompasses, and in some ways it's not even better than FIFA 14.
  12. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    It's best to consider 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil as a less serious, more accessible accompaniment to the main FIFA series. Focused more on giving you a good time than on advancing the quest for realism in sports games, this is a football game that's perfect for fans who are looking for a way to pass the hours between World Cup matches this summer.
  13. Apr 29, 2014
    75
    For the most part, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil plays just like FIFA 14.
  14. Apr 28, 2014
    75
    A nice, though quite unnecessary, virtual World Cup experience. Might have been better as DLC.
  15. Apr 17, 2014
    75
    While lingering mechanical problems remain, this is a surprisingly accomplished tie-in.
  16. Apr 16, 2014
    75
    Newcomers are more likely to enjoy 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil than just diehard fans of FIFA series because of its more accessible gameplay and its lack of innovation.
  17. Apr 15, 2014
    75
    FIFA World Cup can be interesting if you haven't played FIFA 14: otherwise is just a very expensive update.
  18. Jun 3, 2014
    70
    There is a greater sense of physicality present. [Issue#148, p.106]
  19. May 27, 2014
    70
    The limitations of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil are significant when compared with the latest FIFA developments. Reduced in game modes and created for a world tournament, it stands as a valid product for mid-season.
  20. May 20, 2014
    70
    It might only be worthwhile for a couple of months, but 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is a solid, fun and good football game to fill in the downtime between World Cup matches.
  21. 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.
  22. May 5, 2014
    70
    2014 FIFA World Cup is a reliable on-field game, and its depiction of soccer is as superb as that of FIFA 14, but it's only valuable to the sport's biggest World Cup fans. It behaves more like a one-off version of the sport, one that's not particularly worthwhile with another main entry in the series just months away.
  23. May 5, 2014
    70
    If you've spent a lengthy amount of time with FIFA 14 on the PS4, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil's visual quality and gameplay fluidity can take some getting used to, but this is still an enjoyable package if you've caught World Cup fever.
  24. Apr 22, 2014
    70
    It's hard to understand why EA wants to make FIFA more casual, more accessible, as the series is a record seller every year. It's also quite hard to get why FIFA World Cup: Brazil 2014 is sold as an entire game whilst it's more like a big DLC. Of course, all the official content make the game interesting as long as you take it for what it is: a fancy football game far from the demanding gameplay of FIFA 14.
  25. 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.
  26. Apr 15, 2014
    70
    As it is, Sepp Blatter's EA Sports FIFA Coca-Cola Budweiser World Cup 2014 Brazil is partly a game many of its audience will already own, and partly a very, very well made promotional souvenir - one that will aid your enjoyment of this summer's festivities hugely, but that doesn't quite justify its price tag.
  27. May 31, 2014
    69
    Still a fine game of football, but starting to show its age. [Issue#244, p.56]
  28. Jul 23, 2014
    60
    Neither gameplay nor game modes will make you return to this game after World Cup in Brazil ends. [06/2014, p.67]
  29. 60
    Bunch of fresh animations doesn’t merit a buy. The Brazilian setting is well done but the game is still way too overpriced. [Issue#242]
  30. May 20, 2014
    60
    Still, it’s decent fun whilst it lasts.
  31. Apr 17, 2014
    59
    As a soccer fan I am disillusioned: One of the world’s leading publishers is not able to reproduce real World Cup feeling.
  32. May 19, 2014
    50
    There aren't many reasons to buy 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, because you might just as well get FIFA 2014. The big difference is, that FIFA 2014 has loads content that this version doesn't. It's not a bad soccer game by any means. There's just no reason for its existence.
  33. 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.
User Score
4.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 13 out of 24
  1. Apr 24, 2014
    0
    Being to the point -
    - The passes are horrible, even if you aim to the player you want to pass the ball, its really hard to do it.
    - The run
    Being to the point -
    - The passes are horrible, even if you aim to the player you want to pass the ball, its really hard to do it.
    - The run is useless, is never good enough
    - The player skills are also VERY limited.
    - The match opening lasts too long
    - The graphics is the same, and sometimes is pretty worse than the others FIFAs games.
    - The penalty aim is pretty confuse.
    - If the ball is crossed into the area, 80% of the times its going to be a GOAL, cause your defese player never jumps to head the ball out of the area. -- The game is simply horrible, and doesn't worth your money.
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  2. Apr 17, 2014
    0
    Not only one of the worst football games ever released, but one of the worst videogames ever. EA can't stop disrespecting and robbing theirNot 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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  3. May 2, 2014
    1
    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 butThis 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 bad....so so bad.....
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