With EA talking up the impact of their next-gen exclusive Ignite Engine for future sports titles, it’s easy to get the impression that the current-gen spec of FIFA 14 is a bit of a stop-gap. A means to keep the restless football masses happy before those shiny new consoles launch in November, and all the learnings of the current FIFA engine can be binned in aid of shinier and higher resolution pursuits.
FIFA 14 will, we suspect, be the final entry in the series primarily developed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but that doesn’t mean EA Canada has rested on their Sky Sports emblazoned laurels. Rather than just adding in more superfluous TV-friendly features or game modes, all of FIFA 14‘s major enhancements translate to a better simulation of the beautiful game. 82/100