Very important moment here for the evolution of the Windows Store, Electronic Arts has finally decided to break the ice and has released a notorious game for Windows 8, 8.1 and even RT users – FIFA. Read below for more on this and check out the video!
Since Rockstar has decided to release the popular Grand Theft Auto San Andreas game for Windows 8 and RT users, this is the second biggest launch. The official Windows 8 app for the FIFA 14 game is now available for download completely for free in the Windows Store. However, what needs to be said beforehand is that while it is mention that it will work for x86 and x64 devices, it doesn’t come with keyboard support, which is a real pity. But it does come with mouse support, but it’s rather weird to play like that, I fear. However, since there is a FIFA 14 desktop game for PC players, it makes sense for the Windows Store version to be available only for touch devices. The good part is that Windows RT users haven’t been forgotten.
I tried out the game on my Windows 8.1 laptop, but will soon give it a try on my Windows 8 tablet, as well, to see how it performs. The good part in the fact that this is a game only for touch devices is that there are a lot of features and special touch controls that make the game experience quite awesome. There are two gaming modes – touch and classic. The classic mode comes with a on-screen joystick and is easier to master than the touch mode which is made for professional player or those who are just really well acquainted with the game.
Welcome to the most authentic football game on Windows 8. Feel the excitement of every pass, shot, and tackle with new touch controls. Plus, live every moment of real-world football mastery with EA SPORTS™ Football Club Match Day. Featuring 34 leagues, over 600 licensed teams, and more than 16,000 players. From the English Premier League to La Liga and beyond. Plus, for the first time on mobile, listen to commentaries in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish! Earn and trade, or buy and sell FIFA players to create your own fantasy team. Compete in tournaments to earn coins, then spend them on new players and items to improve your team. Play for free or purchase packs. The choices are endless!
The big advantage in touch mode is that it leaves a lot of screen space, but it might take a while until you will learn all the commands. That’s why there’s always a small tutorial before you start a game that teaches you different aspects of the game. You can turn it off anytime, but make sure you’ve learned all the controls and commands when you do so. You can go in the Settings section of the game and from there adjust how you want to play the game.
Best football game in the Windows Store
While the game is free to download, naturally, it comes with inside-application purchases, so to get extra content or features, you will have to pay. The game is Xbox Live enabled and allows you to enter your Xbox account side by side with the Fifa 14 game. There are some nice Xbox Achievements inside the game that you will definitely want to have on your checklist. Also, Origin has partnered with Electronic Arts and you can login with your account to connect with others.
Also on the Home section of the game, you are able to play games in the Ultimate Team mode, also known as FUT, where you get to experience the finest football (or soccer) played by the best players in the world. The Games of the Week feature is also really cool as it allows you to play on your Windows 8, 8.1 or RT tablet games that are taking place in the real world! There’s a penalty shootout mode, if you feel like you want to master your skills in such important moments. The Manager and Kick Off modes are available for purchase inside the game.
Another cool feature which has made FIFA 14 so enjoyable is the fact that there’s a Square Update function on the Settings tab, which means that by using it, you can get the latest players to your team, as per the most recent transfers. To see how the game looks like, you can have a look at the below video. I later on discovered that you can use your mouse for playing, but it’s not as fun as your keyboard, touchscreen or a controller. Follow the link from below and start playing some nice football!