The latest iteration of one of the most popular sports games in the world, FIFA, has made it to Android. The game, dubbed FIFA 14, is available for free on Google Play, and sustains itself through micro-transactions. The game has touchscreen-optimised controls for smartphones and tablets.
The micro-transactions featured in the game include an upgrade to a “full version”, which unlocks three extra game modes: Manager, Tournament and Kick Off. The changes, when compared to last year’s FIFA 13, are numerous. It features improved graphics, controls, and a better AI. It also has a ton of features, giving players access to 33 leagues, more than 600 teams and more than 16,000 players.
FIFA 14 is available on Google Play
FIFA 13’s EA Sports Football Club Match Day makes a comeback too, which essentially syncs up your game to real-world football, updating the roster with new transfers and injuries where applicable. The game soundtrack includes songs by artists such as Empire of the Sun and Vampire Weekend.
However, EA seems to be doing a staggered launch of the game. It isn’t available in every country just yet, and even with our Galaxy S3, Google Play says that the game is incompatible with our devices.
The decision to make it free-to-play undoubtedly comes hot on the heels of the success of Real Racing 3 and Plants vs Zombies 2, which were launched on mobile platforms earlier this year. Both games, being free, offer microtransactions where players can pay real money to get in-game items and boosts.
FIFA 14 is hitting PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable on September 27.