FIFA 14 vs PES 2014: Which football game should you buy?
Another year, another battle between the two giants of the football game genre. FIFA has been the king for a while now, but Pro Evolution Soccer and Konami aren't giving in and they are back stronger than ever. Struggling to decide which game to pick up this season? We're here to help...
FIFA 14 reviewBest for / The glossy finish
FIFA 14 is the iPhone 5s of the EA franchise – an evolutionary update which aims to improve within the existing structure of FIFA 13. It's been given a dose of realism, but it's a move that doesn't actually make the game more fun to play.
Like every year the gameplay changes make for challenges to overcome, and returning to FIFA 13 suddenly feels dated and arcade-like. With FIFA 14, everyone's favourite football franchise is still top of the league, for now.
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PES 2014 reviewBest for / Strategic football fans
How we tested
So, first impressions? It seems like a stalemate, with both games just falling short of that oh so important five star rating. However, each game has its perks, so if your stuck in the decision making process, that's the best place to start. PES 2014 has unrivalled gamplay, that is both realistic and a lot of fun to play. It's not pick up and play though, you will have to get used to it. FIFA 14 also has great gameplay, plus it offers a wide array of teams licenses and little details. Basically, if you want fast paced action pick up FIFA 14, but if you want something more strategic and rewarding, PES 14 should be your choice.