Your Thoughts on the Demo for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Posted April 2nd, 2014 at 4:45 pm


The demo for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil released yesterday on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and the response to it seems largely positive. That’s great for those who have been anticipating the game but feels especially unfortunate for the others who would have jumped at the opportunity to buy it on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 if presented the opportunity.

The 2010 World Cup game was one of the best sports titles of the entire 360/PS3 generation. 2014 looks to capitalize on that history with consumers along with the extraordinary growth in the FIFA series since then. However much of the discussion around the game has been the decision not to release it on the new systems and that seemed to deflate the hype significantly. The game will be out on April 15 which is almost two months before the actual World Cup begins so the excitement that has felt lacking as of late may still build over that time.

For those who have played the 2014 FIFA World Cup demo what are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments and vote in the poll below!

  • Rashkan

    I think the demo does a good job to show off their “presentation and authenticity” that EA has been touting for a while. The pre-game stuff for both stadiums (yup, there are actually two stadiums in the demo), the celebrations (and dejections) from Washington, London, Sydney, etc… are really nice. I also like the set-piece tactics on corners.

    I don’t think the gameplay is that much of an improvement over 14, which was pretty good to begin with. This game is basing itself around presentation and I think that where it will appeal to most. I strongly suggest people download the demo and fool around with the 8 nations available.

  • Details

    I have no interest in last gen games anymore.

  • MoneyMayweather

    I don’t get what’s the big deal of it only releasing on last gen console. there’s still a bigger base of xbox 360’s and PS3’s then xbox ones and PS4 not every one has upgraded yet so the only people who are butt hurt are the ones that sold off there PS3’s and xbox 360 which is stupid you never sell your systems I sold or gave away my NES and still regret that decision to this day. The troll is strong with this poll There’s not even that many games to play on next gen consoles I mean there’s like One must have game on each console titan fall and second son I don’t get whats the big rush of playing the newer system with no huge library just to be playing the newest thing hype which probably doesn’t make you a gamer yeah I’m all for this game being on X1 and PS4 but EA decided not to so deal with it. PC gaming is much better this time around I dont get what’s the big deal with the PS4 graphics it’s a minimal leap with the same algorithms of past gen same game minimal graphical upgrade I don’t wanna be that guy but I thought FIFA world cup 14 was amazing.

  • beater29

    I love the demo, and I am going to buy, but I remember the South Africa game blasted you with music and atmosphere while this Brazil game, who should be all about loud music only settles for bright visuals. Sure there is some music but it doesnt knock me off my feet with atmosphere like the South Africa game. Its BRASIL! Its Carnival! Wheres the music and dancing folk? (Although the visuals are wonderful)
    I realize that I am nit picking and now I am done. Its going to be a great game.

  • agt0916

    Insane we are at a point in which technology change has cost a company a ton of money as I would have 100% bought this game. I no longer own the PS3 so I’m a guy they missed out on and I know there are thousands more. It’s unfortunate as 2010 was an amazing game.

  • Weekend Roady

    The World Cup games are one of my favorite releases and this may very well be the last sports game I purchase on the last-gen. Very disappointed this wasn’t released on the next-gen consoles, especially since it is not a yearly release (hoping Euro 2016 makes a much better showing than the 2012 version did). Oh well, in the end its still going to be fun to play, but it’s weird having logged so much time into FIFA 14 for PS4 to now go back to the 360 for my football gaming.

  • bler

    plays slower, have to hold down for through ball longer and same for shooting