2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Xbox 360

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  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 17, 2014
    85
    2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is a proof that you can create a World Cup-themed FIFA game with lots of new features and an atmosphere of this great sporting event. We get official teams, pretty stadiums, special game modes and more aggressive AI on the football field. This game can be proudly called a high quality official virtual counterpart to the real thing.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 12, 2014
    80
    2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil would make more sense if it had been a DLC. [June 2014]
  4. 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.
  5. Apr 30, 2014
    80
    It’s a fully featured game of FIFA that has been branded beautifully for the World Cup. If you can’t wait for June for the World Cup then I’d highly recommend checking out this game, it’s really well done.
  6. Apr 28, 2014
    80
    Building on FIFA 14's strengths, EA's new FIFA World Cup manages to recreate all the excitement around the greatest soccer competition, even if without adding any major innovations to the series.
  7. 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.
  8. Apr 24, 2014
    80
    They newest edition of FIFA is certainly a nice soccer game to play. However, it is not really necessary if you already bought FIFA 14. Nevertheless, FIFA World Cup Brazil is on its best: smooth gameplay and plenty of content to entertain you.
  9. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    If the gameplay is a zero-sum when compared to FIFA 14, the title's World Cup-related accoutrements are welcome, but not significant.
  10. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    On-pitch action is fast and frantic. It may be to simulate the pressures of knock-out football, but end-to-end contests seem much more frequent, with chances at either goal. Players are able to get the ball out of their feet quicker to make passes, but still suffer when it comes to intricate dribbles.
  11. Apr 15, 2014
    80
    It’s too expensive for its contents but the gameplay has several good improvements compared to 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. May 5, 2014
    78
    Although only available for Xbox 360 and PS3, it does more than an admirable job in faithfully recreating some footie action, and the low price point is also an added bonus.
  14. Apr 28, 2014
    77
    This is still football at it's finest for Xbox 360 or PS3 owners. It's difficult to justify it for owners of FIFA '14, but these titles always do well with a non-footballing audience. It’s ideal for gamers who enjoy the sport and want to get immersed in World Cup fever when June rolls around.
  15. Apr 17, 2014
    75
    Its fuse may burn shorter than most, but between June and July its flame will be dazzling.
  16. Apr 15, 2014
    75
    World Cup Brazil 2014 is a good football game with solid gameplay, polished visuals and gorgeous presentation. But 70€ for only National Teams and limited modes is too much.
  17. Apr 22, 2014
    74
    2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is a contender with new skill sets and controls put in place, but with some similar gameplay issues dealing with the same engine as FIFA 14. Captain Your Country mode is a lot of fun and will make players forget about those issues.
  18. 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.
  19. Official Xbox Magazine
    May 30, 2014
    70
    EA's newest iteration of FIFA features improved play on the pitch, but doesn't provide enough gameplay modes to justify a $60 price tag unless you live and breathe the World Cup, or want to play as every country FIFA recognizes--including American Samoa. [July 2014, p.73]
  20. Apr 29, 2014
    70
    If it were DLC at a reasonable price then this would be a great addition, but a few fun extra modes and a different list of teams don’t really justify this as it is.
  21. 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.
  22. Apr 15, 2014
    70
    FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 sure can't be defined as a revolution within the series. The die-hard fans of the series will find a game that can break the monotony of FIFA 14, but at a price way too expensive given the scarce amount of new content.
  23. 70
    It's still a fantastic football game and will get you in the World Cup spirit but don't expect to be playing long after the real tournament ends. One to get if FIFA 14's starting to feel a bit too familiar.
  24. Apr 15, 2014
    70
    More accessible than FIFA 14, FIFA World Cup: Brazil 2014 is a good way to celebrate football until the beginning of the real competition.
  25. Apr 15, 2014
    70
    A promotional tie-in more than a fully-featured video game, but as long as you know what you’re getting into this at least conjurers an enjoyably colourful footballing atmosphere.
  26. Apr 15, 2014
    70
    EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is a good reinterpretation of the classic FIFA Football gameplay. Fast paced and spectacular, the game features new enjoyable game modes and an improved graphics. But the game will not last over the World Cup Final, and three months are too short a time for a full priced game.
  27. Apr 29, 2014
    55
    But once the initial rush of simpler controls and more on-field action wears off—and it happens quickly—you’re left with an empty, meaningless celebration of the sport’s inclusiveness. FIFA World Cup Brazil is then, perhaps, perfectly representative of its real life counterpart. It has the potential to bring people together, but it’s also a lot of pomp and circumstance in the name of “unity” that masks the political and cultural tensions that come with the event.
  28. Apr 23, 2014
    55
    The game is minimalist and doesn’t add enough to justify the cost. Despite the lustre of the event, the game is badly put together. I cannot recommend this for anything other than a shelf adornment.
  29. 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.
User Score
4.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 16 out of 28
  1. 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 yourThe 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... Full Review »
  2. 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 polishedokay, 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 Full Review »
  3. 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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