Initial Impressions: FIFA 14 for PS4


The FIFA franchise is a juggernaut, a worldwide phenomenon whose fans buy the game in droves every year to follow the ups-and-downs of their clubs and countries over the course of league and World Cup Qualifying campaigns.  It is far and away the biggest EA SPORTS title, and in recent years it has really stepped up its game in order to position itself positively against attempts by Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer franchise to dethrone it.

With only a month and a half separating the releases of FIFA 14 on “Gen 3” consoles and the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, it’d be easy to forgive people for not spending too much time with the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.  I got my hands on the game for PS3, but found little reason to compel myself to put in anywhere near as much time as I usually spend with the game knowing that an improved, next-generation version was just around the corner.

In stark contrast to the questions the community had leading into the release of Madden NFL 25 at the launch of the PS4, the gaming community was fairly certain what it was getting from FIFA 14 on the new consoles, thanks in large part to a number of videos uploaded to YouTube showing gameplay view footage and whetting the appetites of soccer fans everywhere.

All that remained to be seen was to get one’s hands on the game and a console that could play it.  Read on to find out whether FIFA 14 on PS4 delivered on its promising plans!