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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 aAn 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
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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. Games Master UK
    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]
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 15, 2014
    75
    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
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28
  1. Aug 30, 2014
    10
    This game is brilliant I brought it when it was on sale for 8 quid on PSN and never looked back, everybody loves blaming EA for messing up, IThis game is brilliant I brought it when it was on sale for 8 quid on PSN and never looked back, everybody loves blaming EA for messing up, I promise you this isn't one of their mess ups! Get this game while it's in the bargain bin after the World Cup, you won't regret it! Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2021
    9
    A lot of people are saying this is pretty bad, but actually its pretty good,

    This is far more better than fifa 18's world cup in this u can
    A lot of people are saying this is pretty bad, but actually its pretty good,

    This is far more better than fifa 18's world cup in this u can select almost all countries.
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  3. Apr 17, 2014
    8
    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 .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
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  4. Oct 19, 2014
    4
    GOOD: Cool variety of game modes; Satisfying feeling of scoring goals and will excite you; Goalkeeper is mostly smart; Ability to play asGOOD: Cool variety of game modes; Satisfying feeling of scoring goals and will excite you; Goalkeeper is mostly smart; Ability to play as EVERY single team in the world

    BAD: **** lazy ass animations drove me insane of passing, running, score attempts, etc.; Even if you want to pass directly at someone, it will go the other way half of the time(if you are controlling someone like Baines(LB) on the English team, and want to pass to Jagielka(LCB) beside you on the right, you will pass left half of the time, making the ball go out of bounds) and rarely was a pass going at who I wanted it to go to, and when playing, I hoped and prayed it would go to who I wanted it to go to; Running is stupid and is an easy way to lose the ball because, the player will usually move one way and rarely could I turn properly; Penalty and free-kicks are a nightmare with no way to know where you are aiming; Takes forever for your player to pass or score(if you are running with the ball and want to pass it to someone or score, your player takes a full second to complete the half-assed animation, and in the middle of this animation, your ball gets stolen in a heartbeat by a defender near you); The game will have you praying for when you are about to score, for your player to kick properly(sometimes he kicks softly, going directly to the keeper if you you hold the button more than 0.2 sec, the ball will mostly go into the sky quicker than you can say holy **** Teammate AI is retarded(sometimes they get in your way which blocks your path to the net and is a few centimeters from you and you will bump into them and lose the ball, and in defense, they will also bump into each other, making the opponents job of scoring easier and when you want to pass ahead the person is 70% offsides); The other team runs way faster than your team; Celebrations(after scoring) animations are terrible(sometimes when two players want to hug(scorer and teammate), rarely will they hug and instead pass by each other or the scorer will sometimes runs around the person he wants to hug); The match opening is way too long and is bad because, it is sometimes unskipable, meaning you have to sit through the same exact openings every time you can't skip; Bugs and Glitches that are some of the main causes of the gameplay problems; Graphics are ugly and makes it look like the game was made in 2006; No game mode for the World Cup tournament that continues the Road To Rio mode, makes the Road To Rio game mode pointless; Can not chose teams to be in the tournament mode, terrible decision, especially for the people who want to play as Sweden for Zlatan Ibrahimovic; Opponents constantly trip and and push you down and the foul is rarely called but, always called when I do it

    FINAL VERDICT: You can get excited after you score but has way too many gameplay issues for this game to be called decent. This game gets a 4/10, it's slightly below average. I just hate how this game had to be made by EA who is arguably the worst gaming company in the world. I wish 2k made the game, it would have been a lot better. It had so much potential but, as usual, EA half-asses the game, not just any game, a game of the most important sport event in the history of the world.
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  5. May 13, 2014
    1
    I read everywhere that this is a fiasco of a game. I am pissed for another reason. I was supposed to get a bundle (a pre-release order getsI read everywhere that this is a fiasco of a game. I am pissed for another reason. I was supposed to get a bundle (a pre-release order gets this bundle) that contained the game and 5 historic balls from previous tournaments. I didn't receive any of these. Thanks a lot Amazon.com Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    0
    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 beenOk, 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 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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