As they did with Madden 25, EA Sports has released FIFA 14 for free on the Play Store. The catch? You don’t get the full game.

What you do get is a very restricted version of the full game, which is meant to give you an experience full enough to encourage a purchase. While that usually translates to frustration, EA has provided a well rounded experience. EA has also done a great job at capturing the FIFA world, with 33 leagues and over 600 teams. The game controls have also been tweaked from FIFA 12, which sits on the Play Store with a rating of 3.5 — mostly due to control problems. The new method of tap to pass and drag to shoot is really nice, and easy to get the hang of.

The game has also been optimized for tablets, and flows really nicely on both Nexus 7 tablets. With plenty of game modes, and a refreshing “Games of the Week” feature allows you to play or replay your favorite actual matches from the week prior. Of course, penalty shootouts are always fun, too.

If you’re a supporter of one club in a particular, you can live and die with your club in the game as well. With EA’s “Match Day” feature, you’ll be kept up-to-date on your team’s highs and lows, suffering through injury and suspension with them. If Chicharito gets injured on the pitch and is out for a few weeks, you’ll have to live without him in the game, too.

FIFA 14 can be downloaded from the Play Store now, and currently has a rating of 4.8. Be careful, though — it’s a 1.5GB download.

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