EA sports, one of the biggest sports gaming franchise has released yet another awesome game for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. FIFA 15 Ultimate Team is now available for download and play on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone devices for free.
FIFA, one of the most popular gaming franchise since the last decades and which is based on the original FIFA Football World Cup has release the latest edition of its game for PC and mobile devices. FIFA 15 Ultimate Team takes you to the football club world where you can select and play with different players from different clubs and teams.
FIFA 15 takes you one step closer to the football club where get to play with the original named players like Lionel Messi, Thiago and many more which are available to be bought using the in-game coins or EA points.
You don’t just get to buy new players but, you can also transfer them to other clubs as well as select them as substitute or keep them in the main squad. You can also use the in-game coins to unlock more stuff for players like additional kits and stadiums. Packs are also available which includes players, upgrades and other features exclusively for each pack.
Coming to the gameplay experience, you can select to play in single player mode, quick match or campaign or ultimately test your team in the tournaments which run on weekly or monthly basis. Each gameplay mode gives you unique experience depending on the nature as well as special gameplay experience and rules. There are also real-worldwide events which players like you are playing and you can compete in them as well.
During game, you can see the real-alike expressions of players on goals, fouls and other events. The referee can also give you free kicks, yellow or red cards depending on your play type and intensity of fouls. You also get special feeling of players when you score a goal or miss it. You can select to pass the ball, strike it or block it when it’s in your hand or you can slide or snatch the ball from your opponent.
The graphics of the game seem good for a Windows 8.1 game from Store but, if you are a professional gamer then, you might not like its medium-to-high end graphics. The details of the game were not that noticing but, I noticed some glitches in the graphics where some of the elements were not displaying correctly. You will also need to have a medium-end graphics card to properly play this game – more in the technical details below.
The sound of the game were pretty good where the background tracks are mostly good and new ones. But, during the gameplay you might need to increase the volume of the game since the sounds drop to a level where it’s almost impossible to hear anything if you are sitting in a bit noisy environment and using your device’s speak instead of a headphone. You can also choose to download the commentary for game in different languages which is available as separate download.
Another thing I noticed during my brief testing was the game controls where EA has messed up the control and you don’t get the settings for keyboard controls. Everything is optimized for touch screen devices and playing it on a tablet like Surface is really an awesome experience specially while navigating players and commanding them to pass/kick is very easy. But, while playing it with keyboard, I noticed that you will have to find out the keys yourself as the settings doesn’t allow you to choose between touch screen or keyboard. There is also no option to choose the keyboard layout. But, don’t worry, you can use the arrow keys to move and the ‘A’, ‘S’ and ‘D’ keys for different controls like passing, blocking and striking etc.
Fifa 15 Ultimate Team is available for download from Store on both Windows 8.1/RT and Windows Phone devices and it is not optimized for 512MB Windows Phones. The Windows Phone version will look the same on all the Windows Phone devices. But, for Windows 8.1, you will need to have a pretty good hardware to run it, with the following specifications:
- 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo or above CPU
- GPU with 512MB or more graphics memory (First generation Surface devices can run it easily)
- At-least 1GB of RAM but, more is recommended for more smooth-experience
- The specification in Store mentioned no-keyboard support but, you will get it working if you follow our above mentioned keys.
- Windows 8.1 x86 and Windows 8.1 on ARM (Windows RT) is supported
Fifa 15 Ultimate can be downloaded from Store for free on both Windows and Windows Phones from the links below. For Windows 8.1, it has a download size of 891MB whereas, on Windows Phone, it has a download size of 781MB.