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The FIFA 14 demo is available now for Xbox 360 users (queue it up here), weighing in at 1.5 GB. It is also available for PS3 users as of this afternoon.
  • 3 minutes per half (Non-adjustable)
  • You can set the difficulty (Professional, World Class, Legendary, Amateur, Semi-Pro)
  • You can set the game speed (Normal, Slow, Fast)
  • You can change the weather (Clear, Overcast, Rainy)
  • You can change camera angles
  • You can change gameplay sliders
Teams available in the demo are listed below.
  • FC Barcelona
  • AC Milan
  • Manchester City
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Boca Juniors
  • NY Red Bulls
You can also try out FIFA Ultimate Team and practice some moves in the practice arena.

The demo for PC users was released last night, some impressions have been posted here.

UPDATE: The PS3 demo is available now (Outside of the US) - Still waiting for US demo release, most likely later this afternoon.

UPDATE #2: Was able to start downloading the PS3 version of the demo, so it's now available for Americans as well!

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Member Comments
# 1 HKPound @ 09/10/13 10:57 AM
Playing 4 games the cuts and agility of players seems to have been tuned nicely.
 
# 2 pk500 @ 09/10/13 11:29 AM
Where is the demo for the 360? I see the demo for PES but not FIFA, as of 11:30 a.m. ET.
 
# 3 NaturalSelected @ 09/10/13 11:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pk500
Where is the demo for the 360? I see the demo for PES but not FIFA, as of 11:30 a.m. ET.
The link is in this post.
 
# 4 Steve_OS @ 09/10/13 11:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pk500
Where is the demo for the 360? I see the demo for PES but not FIFA, as of 11:30 a.m. ET.
You probably have to queue it up, if you can't see it PK.
 
# 5 Mo @ 09/10/13 11:42 AM
Bale and Dempsey still on Spurs. Bah
 
# 6 Mo @ 09/10/13 12:01 PM
And of course Bale saves Spurs bacon in the 90th.

 
# 7 pk500 @ 09/10/13 12:09 PM
Thanks, Steve!
 
# 8 orion523 @ 09/10/13 12:09 PM
Wow, I must say I never, ever expected this. Although the changes are on the subtle side, they completely change the way you must play the game, especially playing full manual/legendary with minor slider adjustments to tighten up the lines and modify the pace a tad.
It's nary impossible to dribble for any extended time, you're dispossessed quickly, just as you should be. The game has now become about passing, build up, and most importantly intelligent decision making. It's actually so much different I can see a certain segment becoming quite frustrated with the slower pace. And by slower pace I don't mean the speed of the players, I'm talking about the actual flow of the game, it's much much more deliberate. It's more about the one on one battles, it's no longer possible to just sprint dribble past defenders in good position. You actually have to stop, shield the ball, look for the pass, and most importantly exploit space.
At first the CPU was dominating me, 60-70% possession, as I've adjusted I've gotten a little better still however I lose the possession battle every match. Shots are nearly non-existent due to the shortness of the halves.
Here are some other random thoughts:

-The crab walk is GONE

-There's a distinct difference between players, much more so than in 13

-As far as movement goes there some new additions(I think) that will become necessary.
RT + RS is knock on
LB is stop and turn
RT(no direction) stops the ball
LT + RT faces up
LT + LS allows you to receive the ball and turn
RT is still sprint
skill moves are performed using the right stick only
holding LT with B is a flair shot
RB + X is a bouncing lob pass
LT is used to protect the ball

Some of these may not be new, but their definitely going to be used a lot more LOL.
 
# 9 UK0wnag3 @ 09/10/13 12:14 PM
Orion, if what you say is true then EA can just shut up and take my money.

Unfortunately I'm working tonight and will have to wait until tomorrow.
 
# 10 MattyEdgeworth @ 09/10/13 12:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by orion523
Wow, I must say I never, ever expected this. Although the changes are on the subtle side, they completely change the way you must play the game, especially playing full manual/legendary with minor slider adjustments to tighten up the lines and modify the pace a tad.
It's nary impossible to dribble for any extended time, you're dispossessed quickly, just as you should be. The game has now become about passing, build up, and most importantly intelligent decision making. It's actually so much different I can see a certain segment becoming quite frustrated with the slower pace. And by slower pace I don't mean the speed of the players, I'm talking about the actual flow of the game, it's much much more deliberate. It's more about the one on one battles, it's no longer possible to just sprint dribble past defenders in good position. You actually have to stop, shield the ball, look for the pass, and most importantly exploit space.
At first the CPU was dominating me, 60-70% possession, as I've adjusted I've gotten a little better still however I lose the possession battle every match. Shots are nearly non-existent due to the shortness of the halves.
Here are some other random thoughts:

-The crab walk is GONE

-There's a distinct difference between players, much more so than in 13

-As far as movement goes there some new additions(I think) that will become necessary.
RT + RS is knock on
LB is stop and turn
RT(no direction) stops the ball
LT + RT faces up
LT + LS allows you to receive the ball and turn
RT is still sprint
skill moves are performed using the right stick only
holding LT with B is a flair shot
RB + X is a bouncing lob pass
LT is used to protect the ball

Some of these may not be new, but their definitely going to be used a lot more LOL.
I am very pleasantly surprised as well, I have only played one game. I'll wait until PES demo is out so I can compare both after just one game.
 
# 11 jaa1980 @ 09/10/13 12:27 PM
Ditto, i take Orion's word, good enough for me, and cannot wait till this years sliders!! Are you jumping to next gen Orion?
 
# 12 RoyceDa59 @ 09/10/13 12:54 PM
Wondering how the final game will play and do teams change tactics well in this game, that has always been an issue for me in FIFA for years.
 
# 13 orion523 @ 09/10/13 01:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyceDa59
Wondering how the final game will play and do teams change tactics well in this game, that has always been an issue for me in FIFA for years.
It's tough to tell in such a short amount of time, the games are so intense they just sort of fly by. One thing I can tell you is this: Playing against Barcelona was NOT I repeat NOT like playing against NY Red Bulls LOL. They held the ball nearly the entire half, just slinging it around the box as they looked to carve me up(3 goals first half), I felt helpless trying to stop them. In the second half I had to pack the box just to not get raped, I felt a sense of accomplishment not conceding in the 2nd 45.
 
# 14 pk500 @ 09/10/13 02:22 PM
Agree with many here: The CPU defense is tighter and anticipates human players' options far better than in FIFA 13.

Plus the game speed seems to be optimized toward Normal this year. You don't automatically need to switch the speed to Slow to get a realistic match, although Slow probably is still a shade more realistc. But not the chasm of last year.

Still, I'm a bit disappointed. EA promised an improved shooting mechanic during all of its pre-release PR this summer, and I felt or saw nothing different in shooting -- both in games and in drills -- that felt any different than FIFA 13.

Like most EA releases this late summer for the 360, this feels like a 13.5 version, not a new game. EA has sanded off the rough edges from NHL, FIFA and Madden but offered very little revolution -- just minor evolution.

It feels like EA has mailed it in somewhat on development of 360 games for the 2014 cycle, instead probably focusing on the PS4 and One.
 
# 15 4EverBlowingBubbles @ 09/10/13 02:22 PM
Damn! It's a GOLD EXCLUSIVE download at the moment. Does anyone have any idea when will non-subscribers get to play the demo?
 
# 16 orion523 @ 09/10/13 02:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4EverBlowingBubbles
Damn! It's a GOLD EXCLUSIVE download at the moment. Does anyone have any idea when will non-subscribers get to play the demo?
Normally its a week I think.
 
# 17 crissyronaldo92 @ 09/10/13 03:01 PM
Have played 20 games, here's my impression.

Players take up less space on the field now compared to FIFA 13. Also, players make realistic changes in direction without suddenly being able to jerk sideways with unnatural feet sliding.

Shooting mechanics have been greatly improved, with a variety of shots in the game which are triggered depending on circumstances and the specific player as well. Keepers can be beat in a larger variety of angles and shots.

Header cheese has been tuned down, with timing of headers being more important and heading power lowered to more realistic levels.

Passing has been made more difficult, but the ball now rolls in a more realistic manner on the passes, not stopping immediately.

CPU teams still tend to make perfect passes, although their ball control is not hundred percent.

Dribbling has been made a ton more difficult, although the LT(protect the ball feature) makes for interesting gameplay. No more easy nudging players like Messi and Neymar off the ball. But gamers will have to get used to new dribbling mechanic where varying touches on the L stick will give different dribble moves.

All in all, very promising. Haven't seen any bad glitches yet. Definitely can't wait for the full game to test out FUT 14

PS.I can't seem to trigger the old drag back, anyone willing to teach me?
 
# 18 4EverBlowingBubbles @ 09/10/13 03:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by orion523
Normally its a week I think.
Yes I just read somewhere else it'll be out on september 17th for silver users. What a shame. I wanted to give FIFA another chance before the PES 14 demo drops via Xbox Live.
 
# 19 ezio @ 09/10/13 04:31 PM
Is it on the PSN in the US yet?
 
# 20 Lovesports @ 09/10/13 05:00 PM
Haven't seen it yet
 

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