Electronic Arts FIFA franchise is of the strong pioneers of soccer, and their annual releases always get a huge attention and response. When FIFA 14 was released almost simultaneously on the iPad together with its major release across consoles and handhelds, I was curious.Firstly, the iPad version is free to download, and this poses a big tip on the scale when the console and handheld versions costs about $70 and above. For a low one-time payment of $5.98, three game modes are unlocked: Manager Mode; Tournament Mode; and Kick-off Mode.
Inside, you get the option to build and customize your Ultimate Team. By connecting online, you can also get the latest update on squad transfers and matches of the week. If you have an EA Origin account, logging in with let you connect with friends and play. With access to 34 Stadium locations, over 600 teams and over 30 leagues to choose from, Fifa 14 on iPad is godsend for those who wants a proper soccer game on-the-go. Upon spending time on it, I find the game runs smoothly on my New iPad (iPad 3). You can choose between typical tap and slide controls or have virtual thumbstick and face buttons on screen. With the newer iPad (4th Gen) and the recently announced iPad Air, I can only imagine how this game is going to be a hot recommendation. Be sure to download the Commentary before playing as no football game is complete without the commentator documenting the match’s progress and cheering for you every time you score.
FIFA 14 on iPad is an independent but worthy sidekick of the console/handheld version. It offers its own ecosystem of downloads and you cannot merge or synchronise with your FIFA 14 profile which you may have on other existing platforms. But if you’re out and about most of the time and do not want to carry many devices on the go, FIFA 14 on iPad is a must-to-have in your games collection.