If there is a video game that does not need presentations, that’s FIFA . The EA-rated football simulation mills millions of copies every year sold worldwide, and despite some criticism of the few innovations introduced between one edition and another, it continues to entertain a lot of enthusiasts in every corner of the globe. You were also impressed with it, but being not particularly avid in gaming world, do not you know how to get it: did I guess? Well, then you know you’ve come to the right place at the right time!
With today’s guide, I’m going to explain how to download FIFA on computers, game consoles, smartphones and tablets using the official download systems provided by Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and other electronics giants. Whether you want to buy the game without going to a physical store (maybe at a discounted price!) Or you want to try it at no cost through demo, you just have to take five minutes of free time and follow the directions I’m going to give you.
At the end of the reading, you will know how to get FIFA on your favorite gaming platform and how to buy it or try it at no cost. Fun is assured, so I’d say we do not miss any further talk and move right away to action: Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and all of the world’s biggest soccer players just wait for you to be trained and guided by you!
Available FIFA versions
Before embarking on the tutorial and explaining how to download FIFA on PCs, consoles, smartphones, and tablets, let me make a list of all available versions of the game currently available on the market. This will help you understand what is best for you your case.
- FIFA 18 – is the latest edition of the official football simulation. It is available for PCs (Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and is marketed in various versions: Standard with the basic version of the game; Ronaldo Edition with a FUT loan icon for 3 matches and 3,000 FIFA Points and ICON Edition with a FUT loan icon for 3 matches and 8,000 FIFA Points.
- FIFA 17 and FIFA 16 – these are the oldest editions of the game, valid for those who want to save some money and are not interested in the latest news in technical terms or roses. They are available for PCs (where, through the Origin Access program, you can use it by paying a few euros a month) and last and last generation consoles (except the Nintendo Switch, where the only FIFA available is 18).
- FIFA Football – is the mobile version of FIFA available for Android and iOS. A fun solution and captivating graphics that allows you to have the fun of the official football simulation always at your fingertips.
How to download FIFA on PC
Let’s start this tutorial on PC: FIFA is available for all the latest versions of Microsoft Windows and you can try it free with demo available from Electronic Arts. Would you like to know more? Well, then let’s find out how to get these demos and how to buy the full version of FIFA without going physically into a store.
Minimum and recommended requirements
Before downloading FIFA, I recommend that you verify that the requirementsfor playing the game match the hardware and software specifications of your PC. The requirements for running FIFA 18 (which at the time of writing is the latest version of the game) are the following.
Configuration for DirectX 12
- Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit.
- Processor: Intel i3 6300T or equivalent (5,199), Intel i3 4340 (5,226), Intel i3 4350 (5,302), AMD Athlon X4 870K (5,219), AMD FX-4350 (5,272) or AMD FX-4330 (5,297). Recommended Intel i3 6300T or equivalent (5,199), Intel i3 4340 (5,226), Intel i3 4350 (5,302), AMD Athlon X4 870K (5,219), AMD FX-4350 (5,272) or FX-4330 (5,297).
- RAM: 8 GB.
- Free disk space: 50GB.
- Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (4,116) 2GB or equivalent, AMD Radeon RX 460 (4,218) / R9 270 (4,258) / R7 370 (4,258). Recommended for Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270X.
Configuration for DirectX 11
- Operating system: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 to 64 bit.
- Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz Recommended Intel i5-3550K @ 3.40 GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6 GHz.
- RAM: 8 GB.
- Free disk space: 50GB.
- Video card: NVIDIA GTX 460 or AMD Radeon R7 260. Recommended for Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270.
Download and install Origin
To download FIFA on a PC, please contact Origin , the digital game distribution service provided by Electronic Arts, the developer of FIFA. The first step you need to do is connect to the Origine Internet site and download the official Origine for Windows client: you can do this by simply clicking the Download button in the Windows pane (the client is also available for Mac, but FIFA no, so in this tutorial I will focus only on Microsoft’s home operating system) and be patient about waiting for the download.
When the download is complete, open the Origin Client Install package ( OriginThinSetup.exe ) and, in the window that appears on the screen, click the Install Origin button. So if you are creating a link to Origin on the desktop and / or the Start menu , whether to start the client with Windows , whether you automatically update Origin and / or share the hardware features of your PC with EA servers (sending statistics to the ” company) by selecting or deselecting the appropriate boxes, putting the check next to the item I read and agree to the Origin End User License Agreement and go ahead by pressing the buttonContinue . Do not enable the Install beta versions of Origin because they are potentially unstable client versions.
Now you just have to wait for the Origin installation: the operation may take several minutes. When the installation authorization window (User Account Control for Windows) appears, answer Yes.
When the installation is complete, you must create an account to use Origin. Then select the Create an account tab located in the root of the Origin client (top right) and indicate, by means of the drop-down menus, your country, and your birth date.
At this point, put the check mark next to I’m not a robot , click the button Next , set up a security question (for use in case of loss of username and password) and choose through the pull-down menus my profile, my business, and my friends can be seen from , the level of privacy of your activities on Origin.
Finally, choose whether to allow other players to find you by email and receive a promotional emails by checking or unchecking the boxes and clicking on the Create Account button to complete the process of creating your account. You will need to confirm your identity using the link provided by EA via email.
Download FIFA on your computer
You now have an Origin account, so you can download FIFA on your PC. Then, start the Origin client, select the Sign In tab (top left) and log in using the credentials you chose during the registration.
In the window that opens, use the side menu to access the Browse Games> FIFA of Origin section and select the title of your interest, such as FIFA 18 .
Now you have to choose whether to buy the full version of the game or download its free demo , which includes basic game play and a limited number of teams. In the first case, you must select one of the available FIFA editions, such as Standard Edition Ronaldo Edition or ICON Edition , using the buttons at the top; you have to press on the Buy xx button and you need to provide a valid credit cardpayment method , PayPal , PaySafeCard and EA Portfolio . Then it goes to the order review, clicking on the button at the bottom right and completing the purchase procedure confirming the transaction.
Once you’ve made a purchase, go to your games library by selecting the appropriate entry from the Origin sidebar, selecting FIFA and clicking on the download button to start downloading the game. Once associated with your library, the title will remain available on the latter on all PCs. This means that if you remove FIFA from your computer, form the disk, or buy a new PC, you can download the game at no cost (you’ll just need to access Origin with your account credentials).
If you want to download the demo of FIFA, instead, you need to click on the Try the demo button under the purchase button of the game. Then you have to press the Download with Origin button, you have to set the language you want for the title (eg English ) and you must click the Accept button.
In conclusion, go ahead and wait patiently for FIFA demo download to finish. At the end of the download, go to the Origin games library , select FIFA, and then click on the button to install the game and then start playing .
If you are going to buy older versions of FIFA, know that you can take advantage of Origin Access : a subscription service that for € 3.99 / month or € 24.99 per year allows you to access a collection of over 75 EA titles , including FIFA 17 and FIFA 16 . It also allows you to get a 10% discount on game purchases not included in the service catalog.
As has been pointed out above, FIFA is also available for the latest and latest generation consoles. FIFA 18 , the latest version of the title, is compatible with PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch . Versions for PS4 and Xbox One are also available as a free demo to try the basic mode of the game with a limited number of teams.
The procedure to follow for buying the game or downloading the demo varies from console to console, however, the steps to be taken are similar to all gaming systems. Basically, what you need to do is connect the console to the Internet (using an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi network), access the store with your gaming account (if you do not have an account, you need to create it), look for FIFA inside of the store and select the demo or the full version of the game. Once you’ve selected the game, click the button to add it to your cart , complete the purchase by entering a valid payment method(only needed if you purchase the game in full version) and start downloading by clicking on the button. At the end of the download, you will find FIFA at the console’s home screen.
To make a practical example: if you are using a PlayStation 4, you have to go to the Console settings menu (the toolbox icon located at the top right), you must select the Network> Set up Internet connection and you must choose to connect to the network via cable or Wi-Fi. Next, you need to go to Settings> PlayStation Network / Account Manager and if necessary create your own PlayStation Network account by pressing first on Log in to PlayStation Network, then on New PlayStation Network User? Create an account and Sign up now .
After this step, open the PlayStation Store (the shopping bag icon), look for FIFA and choose whether to download the demo or the full version of the game. Then go to the Add to Cart button, then proceed to the payment and provide a valid payment method between credit card and PayPal . Finally, choose to download the title and wait for its download to finish.
When downloaded, you will find FIFA (or its demo) in the PS4 start menu.
I remind you that in order to use FIFA’s online multiplayer mode, you will need to subscribe to a paid subscription to the online services associated with your console: PlayStation Plus if you are using a PS4 (starting at 7.99 euro / month); Xbox Live Gold if you use an Xbox One or an Xbox 360 (starting at 6.99 euro / month) or Nintendo Switch Online if you are using a Nintendo Switch (free until the end of 2017, then starting at 3.99 euro / month ).
How to download FIFA on smartphones and tablets
Would you like to have FIFA always with you? Then download FIFA Soccer , the mobile version of the famous EA football simulation available for both Android and iPhone / iPad devices .
With FIFA Soccer you can make your way to Ultimate Team mode , which allows you to create a competitive team by choosing between 11 players from over 550 real teams; you can join the leagues , join forces with your friends and challenge users all over the world; you can play 90-second mini-matches in VS attack mode and much more.
The title is free, but includes in-app purchases for FIFA points : virtual coins to buy extra items inside the game. To download it, you just have to open the store of your device ( Play Store on Android or App Store on iOS), look for FIFA inside, press FIFA Soccer icon in the search results (Cristiano Ronaldo’s photo ) and start downloading the app by tapping the Install / Get button . If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you may be asked to verify your identity through Touch ID, Face ID, or Apple ID password typing.