FIFA 14 Review (Android): Lots of Fun, Not Quite Free (Video)
FIFA 14 for consoles is a pretty frustrating experience, with too skilled defenders and keepers and strange physics of players, that keep leaving the ball behind. FIFA 14 for Android is an entirely different experience and although you will tend to score goals from midfield, it’s still fun.
The title is available for free, but actually it’s not… The free mode forces you to play a few weekly matches and some online ones, but if you want to pick the team you’re playing with, then you have to pay to unlock the Kickoff mode. The price is around 3 or 4 euros or so. FIFA 14 was launched at the end of September and it implements a brand new touch control system, that involves gestures.
Of course, the virtual joystick is still here, but the new system may appeal to some. And I’m not one of them… Imagine swiping to shoot, swiping to tackle, tapping a player to pass, or keeping the screen pressed to get better control of a player. I tested the game on a Nexus 7 2013 slate and I recommend you play this on bigger screens, since it may feel cramped on smaller ones.
The graphics are reasonably impressive and we’ve got a bunch of indie tunes in the background to enjoy. There’s the occasional online multiplayer game and you can get a taste of FUT 14 with its complex skill system. FIFA 14 is a bill to play and it gets an 8.5 out of 10 from us. You can download it from here.