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  • Summary: EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup marks the return of one of the most popular FIFA game modes. Start from the bottom, work your way up the squad list and eventually lead your country from through qualifying, and onto the World Cup. A brand new auto-positioning system makes the mode accessible to new players. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    90
    If you are an Ultimate Team die-hard then maybe 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil won’t be for you, but if you are a FIFA fan and excited about the upcoming World Cup then definitely give this one a try. The only thing there is to dislike about it is the new podcasters that you can have talking during the menus.
  2. Apr 24, 2014
    80
    In the way that sports games go, this is every bit a $60 release, even with availability limited to aging hardware.
  3. May 2, 2014
    80
    The price tag is quite absurd, but you can't ignore the high quality EA Sports can offer in its football games and this quality is present here.
  4. Apr 17, 2014
    75
    Its fuse may burn shorter than most, but between June and July its flame will be dazzling.
  5. Apr 16, 2014
    73
    As expected, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil struggles to find its own identity when compared with FIFA 14, and beyond the fresh presentation, there's no evolution at all. The game has great controls and makes up for the lack of atmosphere in FIFA 14, but EA didn't put too much effort in the game modes, and the charm will fade immediately after the World Cup ends.
  6. Apr 27, 2014
    70
    Until the next real FIFA, this is a well-playing stop-gap that will firmly hold your attention in the run-up to - and for the duration of - the World Cup.
  7. Apr 16, 2014
    50
    Essentially last-gen FIFA 14 with a World Cup mode and a bit of presentational spit and polish. Not worth the money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 14 out of 25
  1. May 4, 2014
    10
    okay, so i'm giving this a 10 even though it should get a 5 or 6. Yeah yeah..well the reason is some of you idiots gave it a 0. A polished game top game from earlier from this year with no additions at least deserves 5 or 6. So there you have it..10. to balance your stupid reviews. Justice Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2014
    8
    obviously this game is a money grabbing effort from ea and should really be dlc, i just cant recommend it based on the price, but based on gameplay I am loving it:

    i have been enjoying the wc game but first, looking at some of these reviews others have written, they are complaining about passing mechanics, speed of players, and their inability to successfully land a slide tackle?
    the passing requires skill in terms of direction and strength, players are slower than 14, and tackling requires timing. otherwise like real football, a missed slide could lead to a goal.

    players are slower which means people don't try to abuse either (a) bomb down the wing and cross (b) play over the top to a speedy runner. they actually have to occasionally play intricate football!!!
    shooting is refined and the dip on long shots is very satisfying. new corner mechanics are interesting and the overpowered pinpoint crossing from 14 is removed, as is the ridiculous bicycle clearance defenders used to do.
    overall i have been enjoying the game and it has a carnaval atmosphere with the presentation and the samba music, but I cannot imagine myself or the on line servers sustaining this game for long until fifa 15
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  3. Apr 15, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Apenas uma DLC: muito caro pelo conteúdo. Leve melhorada na Jogabilidade e nos gráficos. Acredito que
    foi desenvolvido meio que as pressas para o PS3 e XBOX360. Para os amantes de futebol e games de futebol, a compra é certa.
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  4. Jun 11, 2014
    4
    On a positive side the game is faster than its predecessor fifa 14 and has the fun feeling it needs for a world cup game to attract all audiences. The commentary is refreshing as is the radio, although gets repetitive after a while. On the negative side the game's passing, player control and set pieces all fail to impress while heading is too easy. Also the lack of updates in the game is quite frustrating. Luke Shaw for England remains a player left out of the game, while Scott Parker, who hasn't been in England's national side since England's 8-0 victory over San Marino in March 2013, is a part of the game. The recently international retiree Ashley Cole remains a part of the squad as well as injured Theo Walcott and Kyle Walker. A new update is needed for the game to create a sense of purpose to play, as its often difficult to play without such important players, for England Luke Shaw is the second choice left back to Leighton Baines, with an injury during the tournament to Leighton or a card or case where he's needed to rest, there is no other like Shaw. Kieron Gibbs doesn't offer a good enough challenge for a starting 11 place and as i said cole doesn't play for England anymore. Finally the other issue is ratings, for some, they are too high, where others are too low. Overall a 4-5 out of 10, Expand
  5. May 15, 2014
    2
    The game itself is good,but this should not be a new game, it should be a DLC. If you are really into the World Cup and you really want your country to win... Expand
  6. 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 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
  7. Jul 4, 2014
    0
    alright this is my second review and the game is still garbage! (Apr 21, 2014) ..... its simply a game full of retards running down the field, i play on legandary mode and I decided to use Canada because its pretty easy to win with brazil, argentina, spain or any other powerhouse and heres whats really garbage about this...... i get a throw in, just because it's canada he cant throw a ball 2 feet to the guy beside but somehow will toss it well over his head and must of landed somewhere in the atlantic ocean! just because you are a lower rated team shouldnt mean this cant dribble a ball or make passes, they cant even make a pass to anyone unless you are playing a team thats even worse then canada. so i decided to create a player as a 99 rating (in all categorys) to help canada, and even that player is garbage, as if he doesnt even exist. (sure he will score 2-3 goals against garbage teams but as soon as you play a team just as good he becomes a nobody. just because Canada is a lower class team the players are useless against better teams, they always hide behind their players, they stop on run's like dummys , they cant take or make a pass, they become slow while the computer becomes supersonic speed mode or somthing....you will know within 1-2 minutes if the computer wants YOU to lose because you wont touch the ball or make a half decent play for the rest of the game. just because a team is considered a powerhouse shouldnt mean that they are the only ones who can create plays, runs, passes, goals...... the lob passes in the game are useless. it really annoys the **** outta me when you watch the players behind the scenes on the game, you try to do give and go's but never work and every one seems to be an offside in the games...ANNOYING as FUK Expand

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