FIFA 14, PES 2014 Hit The Pitch On PlayStation Network This Week

By Ryan Winslett 1 year ago discussion comments
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Soccer. Footy. Football. Whatever you call it, it's the world's biggest sport and, starting tomorrow, the latest virtual incarnations of the game will be available for fans to enjoy across the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and downloadable on the PlayStation Network.

This week's PlayStation Update is a pretty hefty one but, for millions of fans out there, it's going to be all about two new ways to move a small round object up and down the pitch as both Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and FIFA 14 make their way to Sony's consoles alongside the likes of a girls only fighting game, a brand new (and completely under the radar) Armored Core game, a remastered port of an indie horror gem and an often overlooked PlayStation 2 Classic.

In this week's listing for The Drop, Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements touts FIFA's “host of new features,” including new ball physics, enhanced AI and better ball control/movement. While all of that is well and good for the console version of the game, Vita (and PSP) fans are reminded that FIFA 14 for the portable console is essentially a repackaging of last year's offering. No, we're not kidding. New jerseys and rosters, but that's about it. Whether or not that's worth the price of admission is up to you but, if you're looking for the latest and greatest FIFA has to offer, your only real option is to pick up the console version.

Launching alongside the latest FIFA this week is Pro Evolution Soccer 2014. Also boasting a bunch of improvements, PES is all about its latest TrueBall Tech for maneuvering the ball down the field, new core gameplay features, and players that will behave differently depending on how well the game is going for their team.

If, however, you could care less about soccer, then there are still a few options available on the PlayStation family of consoles. If you can't get enough of blowing up giant robots with other giant robots, for instance, then Armored Core: Verdict Day should be right up your alley. Customize your robot, pick out your favorite weapons and then stomp and shoot your way through a whopping 90 missions in this latest offering from the storied mech franchise.

The 3D fighting game with an all-female cast, Girl Fight, is also up for grabs this week, alongside a pair of PlayStation 2 Classics including action adventure game, The Mark of Kri and the puzzle game featuring lots of helpful little robots, Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri.

Finally, as we reported over the weekend, Lone Survivor: Director's Cut will finally be arriving on the PlayStation Network this week, offering modern horror with an old school vibe on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as a Cross Buy title.

Look for all of that, as well as the usual dose of videos, demos, DLC and more, to arrive on the PlayStation Network as soon as the regular weekly update goes live on Tuesday afternoon.
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