- Summary: Pure Shot promises to let FIFA fans feel what it is like to connect with the perfect strike while a brand new ball physics system called Real Ball Physics ensures the trajectory of the ball behaves as it would in real life. With Teammate Intelligence in FIFA 14, players have better decision-making and teams play smarter on both the attack and defense to bring the beauty of the game to life. … Expand
Sep 26, 2013FIFA 14 is the same, fundamentally great game that FIFA 13 was before it. Hard-core fans of the series will doubtlessly enjoy the latest instalment, but casual gamers who picked up last year’s won’t miss much by sitting this one out. There is, after all, a next-generation FIFA game to look forward to.
Sep 23, 2013FIFA 14 requires more patience than most of its predecessors, and even when your patience is rewarded, it often feels like it's flattering to deceive. Slow and stodgy in midfield but dynamic and physical at either end of the pitch, it's possible that some might think this the best FIFA ever--but you'd be splitting hairs, not defences.
Sep 29, 2013I love all these people complaining how slow it is. It is a much more realistic game. Those of you complaining about one team being rubbish and the next being spectacular...youre probably playing Ultimate team right? Not every team is the same skill level. Game one may be Pro, game two may be world class, they arent the same.
This is by far the best and most realistic fifa to date. Solid note to end this generation of consoles on.… Expand
Sep 30, 2013It's a great football game, but that doesn't mean it's all good and all gold. The game represents an actual football game a whole lot better than FIFA 13: It's not just mindless running from end to end, you have to work the midfield instead. But you have to relearn some basic skills like passing (even in assisted mode you have to be more careful with your aim) and you can't just rely on through balls. The much hyped new AI actually seems to be no better than before with the defenders not closing in on lonely attackers and teammates not going for loose balls after succesful tackles. And the reduced speed of the game, while it's a good thing, has probably gone a bit too far with the speedsters like Walcott not being able to outrun huge lumbering centre backs.
It's far from perfect, but it's a solid performance. You won't miss much, though, if you don't upgrade from FIFA 13.… Expand
Nov 9, 2013I dislike it when unrealistic transfers take place every transfer window.
The teams wear the same gear every year.
Players retire at an early age.
Players slide and fall around on a wet fields and walk off as if they came out of a washing machine. Every time a through ball is given to 2 attackers, 1 offside, 1 onside, the ref blows assuming the ball was for the offside attacker!.
Whilst running with the ball close to one of my team mates on my way to score, he dispossesses me! and sometimes they are offside too and the ref blows.
What is the point of skill games? It has no effect on the career Pro, manager nor FUT, fun and challenging yes but useless. The way skill games can be useful is if it can be training which affects your pro's ability.
The crowd is fine as is, I don't care about how the fans look unless they start running onto the field, hugging players and stopping the game play.
I like the stadiums, they shouldn't remove just add more. The stadiums that are added has to be ones that are familiar to the world of FIFA you know, like those used for the previous World Cups.
They say Fifa 14 is alive" then why don't players and referees deliberately do things? make mistakes? like real "alive" people do.
I see online that there is the idea of "dynamic weather" that is as real as it gets! why is this an idea only now, it should have been in the game a long time ago.
The GTN is such a good idea gone terribly wrong, again, there is no point to it. If I want to scout a player I use the old method, get them young and let them grow to be the best. I think it would be so much more effective if the two methods were combined in to one.
Players and managers earn salaries in the game, why? I understand the concept but this salary cannot be used and this renders the idea, useless.
The graphics are fine, you know who has the ball without hearing the commentator nor looking at the name bar.
The precision movement is a great addition but needs to be refined, game play is sluggish.
Ball physics is my favorite, the best goals ever seen is on FIFA14!.
On FUT I made a substitution and the view didn't change, I was impressed with that, fluidity was maintained.
The HUD is very good, the way it displays online and offline info and the pictures displayed, its nice.
Like the message inbox, which still pops up after a match though but bearable.
Commentary has been improved, still too much repetitiveness.
Overall, more real,challenging and professional than 13 but so much less fun to play.… Expand
Oct 14, 2013Let me get this out of the way first. My review is solely based on Ultimate Team. With that being said, this year is so insanely infuriating that I'm honestly thinking about selling the game back. Apparently the people who developed this game thought it was incredibly realistic to make the easiest ways to score be either by getting corners or taking finesse shots from midfield that fly past defenders and keepers like the ball is on fire. As far as corner kicks go, they are quite literally IMPOSSIBLE to defend. I can't tell you how many times so far I've held back an opposing teams player while the ball is flying through the air until my player is about to clear it only to have one of the opposing player magically shove my guy out of the way and put the ball into the back of the net with a header that likes of which Alan Shearer would be jealous of. An online game of Ultimate Team consists of cheap corner goals, screaming long distance shots, and spamming overhead through balls. Don't even bother trying to control the tempo of the game or win with good defense/good passing(ya know, like REAL FUTBOL.) You'll just end up getting beat 4-1 by some kid who watched a few Youtube videos about how to basically cheat/exploit this games awful AI. Not to mention there is literally no negative recourse for people who act like complete and utter idiots in this game. I really, REALLY, wish PES would have all the licensing for European leagues. If that were to ever happen I feel like the people who want a true futbol experience would actually be able to play game online and win with realistic futbol skills rather than arcade style non-sense being passed off as a futbol sim.
TL;DR- FIFA 14 Ultimate Team is basically like playing NBA Jam on a futbol pitch.… Expand
Nov 16, 2013Shocking game, been playing Fifa since the 95 edition and this is by far the worst of the series...My players are fouled throughout the game with no calls from the ref, I'll have a 5 star player receive the ball and look like someone smacked him over the head with a plank of wood, I'll have a 96 pace player be chased down by a 60 pace defender then have a 80 pace striker blitz past my 70 pace defender. The only way to win in UT is to constantly foul the other team and play balls over the top with the midfield passing being terrible, every second goal I concede is because of the ridiculous auto player switching which leaves me completely stranded....The game has destroyed my faith in EA and this will be the last time I purchase a Fifa, massive opportunity for PES to win my vote.… Expand
Oct 23, 2013No fun. Horrible 'tactical/contain' defending means online players simply allow the AI to defend for them. Atrocious.
Just a rehash of already poor game (FIFA 13).
Don't put money in EA pockets, complete rip-off merchants. I joined the forum to complain and they Banned me... says it all really. Awful, awful product from a terrible company.… Expand
Oct 2, 2013EA sports are a scam company. FIFA releases since 1993 have been nothing but junk. There is no football logic nor tactics in the gameplay in any series. Ball possession and build up play is useless. The best football player does not win by any means, in fact if you play football like it is played in real life you will end up losing. Too many flaws in this game: headers, highways open on the sides, defense is a joke, game pace is a joke, stamina and fatigue is a joke, full game pressure like monkeys, referee and goalkeepers need alot of tweaking. This game sucks and is very much over priced. Once again for the 21th year in a row, EA Sports deceived us as customers.… Expand