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If you can look past that and get over the through-balls, though, FIFA 14 on next-gen is the best version of the game. Modes like Career, Ultimate Team and Seasons are well thought out and will happily consume many hours of your time as you tinker and experiment, and while matches often follow a familiar pattern, it helps that that pattern is fast, exciting and frequently spectacular. It would be nice to see changes that allow for greater variation in build-up play next year, but in the meantime FIFA 14 with better dribbling and nerfed headers will do nicely.
FIFA 14 on next-gen is a more refined, polished, and pleasing version of a brilliant sports game. Ready for extra time?
Some useful improvements to the already solid current gen versions, although the loss of some game modes means it's not the ultimate edition it could've been.
The PS4 version is better than the current-gen ones. However, hopefully the next iteration will hopefully represent a bigger step forward
Improved player movement and fantastic stadium atmosphere ensure the quintessential FIFA 14 experience.
It's a shame that some modes haven't made the cut for the next-gen version, but you'll only miss them if you played them a lot. Career Mode and FUT still offer incredibly high value for money, and this is probably the best version of FIFA to date. There's room for improvement, though, especially with defensive AI, but for now, FIFA is still the best football game out there.
Better than the 360/PS3 instalments in more than just looks, this is the best version of FIFA 14 you can buy.
Picking up FIFA 14 now won't leave gamers dissatisfied, but it might be worth waiting to see what the next-gen has to offer.
Several small gameplay niggles and the unexpected absence of a couple of modes prevent FIFA 14 from attaining the perfection of Barcelona's passing statistic – but that doesn't stop the series' PS4 debut from sitting at the top of the league in terms of atmosphere, immersion, polish, and attention to detail. This is not only the most well-realised soccer simulation on the market, it's also one of the best launch titles available for Sony's next generation system.
Updated graphics and player visuals are what make FIFA 14 worth picking up. The stadiums and fields look spectacular, though some minor issues with gameplay elements can bring the game back down a notch. For a title that may not have been rushed, but definitely hurried for launch, EA Sports did a good job in getting soccer fans their fix.