FIFA 14 brings the 2014 soccer season to iOS

EA has released FIFA 14, the latest in their ongoing series of soccer video games. You direct your team through both season and exhibition play, picking from over 600 licensed teams in 33 leagues. You can buy and trade FIFA players to create the exact team you want. Winning coins in tournaments lets you buy more players.

FIFA 14 features new controls, which EA calls Touch Flow, that let you hold and drag to move players around the field, tap to pass, and swipe to shoot. You can choose to play solo, or play against your friends using FIFA's online multiplayer mode. You can also share your best moments with your friends online right from Instant Replay.

FIFA 14 is a free game that features in-app purchases. EA doesn't exactly have a good track record when it comes to the implementation of in-app purchases in their games, but they are not particularly egregious in FIFA. You do need to pay to unlock Kick Off, Tournament, and Manager Modes, but it's a one-time purchase of $4.99. Online play and Ultimate Team modes are both available with the initial download. FIFA also contains the standard "pay for in-game money" purchases that help upgrade your team, but you can earn that currency through play as well.

FIFA 14 is available as a universal download now on the App Store.