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How to download FIFA: If there is a video game that needs no introduction, it is FIFA . The EA football simulation grinds millions of copies sold worldwide every year and, despite some criticism due to the few innovations introduced between one edition and the next, it continues to amuse many fans in every corner of the globe. You too were struck by it but, being not particularly accustomed to the gaming world, you don’t know how to get it: did I guess? Well, then know that you have come to the right place at the right time!

With today’s guide, in fact, I will explain how to download FIFA on computers, video game consoles, smartphones and tablets using the official download systems made available by Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and other giants of the electronics world. Whether you want to buy the game without going to a physical store (maybe at a discounted price!) Or that you want to try it at no cost via demo, all you have to do is take five minutes of free time and follow the instructions I am about to give you.

After reading, you will know how to get FIFA on your favorite gaming platform and how to buy or try it at no cost. The fun is guaranteed, so I would say not to get lost further in chatter and to immediately take action: Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and all the greatest champions of the world of football are waiting for nothing more than to be trained and guided by you!

FIFA versions available

Before getting to the heart of the tutorial and explaining how to download FIFA on PC, consoles, smartphones and tablets, let me give you a list of all the versions of the game currently available on the market: in this way you will be able to understand which one is doing the most your case.

FIFA versions

  • FIFA 18 – is the most recent edition of the official football simulation. It is available for PC (Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and is sold in various versions: Standard with the basic version of the game; Ronaldo Edition with an icon of FUT on loan for 3 games and 3,000 FIFA Points and ICON Edition with an icon of FUT on loan for 3 games 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 or rose terms. They are available for PC (where, through the Origin Access program, they can be used for a few euros per month) and the latest and penultimate generation consoles (except Nintendo Switch, where the only FIFA available is 18).
  • FIFA Calcio – is the mobile version of FIFA available for Android and iOS. A fun and captivating graphics solution that allows you to have the fun of the official football simulation always at hand.

How to download FIFA on PC

Let’s start this tutorial by talking about PC: FIFA is available for all the latest versions of Microsoft Windows and you can try it for free thanks to the demos provided by 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 physically going to a store.

Minimum and recommended requirements


Before downloading FIFA, I recommend that you check that the requirements for running the game match the hardware and software specifications of your PC. The requirements necessary to run FIFA 18 (which at the time of writing is the most recent version of the game) are as follows.

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). 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) are recommended.
  • 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 Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270X.

Configuration for DirectX 11

  • Operating system: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 64-bit.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz. Intel i5-3550K @ 3.40 GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6 GHz recommended.
  • RAM: 8 GB.
  • Free disk space: 50GB.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GTX 460 or AMD Radeon R7 260. Recommended Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270.

As easily understood, the recommended requirements allow you to run the game with greater detail and fluidity than the minimum ones.

Download and install Origin

How to download FIFA

To download FIFA to PC, contact Origin , the digital game distribution service created by Electronic Arts, the developer of FIFA. The first step you need to take, therefore, is to connect to the Origin website and download the official Origin client for Windows: you can do this by simply clicking on the Download button in the Windows box (the client is also available for Mac, but FIFA not, so in this tutorial I will focus only on the Microsoft home operating system) and patiently waiting for the download to finish.

When the download is complete, open the Origin client installation package ( OriginThinSetup.exe ) and, in the window that appears on the screen, click the Install Origin button . Choose therefore whether to create a shortcut to Origin on the desktop and / or in the Start menu , whether to start the client with Windows , whether to automatically update Origin and / or whether to share the hardware characteristics of your PC with the EA servers (sending statistics to the servers of the company) by checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes, put the check mark next to the item I have read and accept the Origin End User License Agreement and go ahead by pressing the buttonGo ahead . Do not enable the Install beta versions of Origin option as these are potentially unstable client versions.

Now you just have to wait patiently for the installation of Origin: the operation could take several minutes. When the window for the authorization of the installation appears (the Windows User Account Control), answer Yes .

Origin installation

Once installation is complete, you need to create an account to use Origin. Then select the Create an account tab located in the main Origin client window (top right) and indicate, through the appropriate drop-down menus, your country and your date of birth .

Then put the check mark next to the item I have read and accept the Privacy and Cookie Policy and the EA User Agreement , press the Next button and fill out the new form that is proposed to you with email , password and public ID you want to use for accessing Origin. The public ID is the name that other users of the service will see. Name and surname are optional fields: you can also leave them blank.

Subscription to Origin

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 The my profile, my business and my friends can be seen from , the privacy level of your activities on Origin.

Finally, choose whether to allow other players to find you via email and whether to receive promotional emails from EA by checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes and pressing the Create account button to complete the procedure for creating your account. You will need to confirm your identity using the link provided by EA via email.

Subscription to Origin

Download FIFA to your computer

Now you have an Origin account and then you can download FIFA on your PC. Then start the Origin client, select the Login tab (top left) and log in using the credentials you chose during registration.

In the window that opens, use the side menu to access the Browse games> FIFA section of Origin and select the title of your interest, for example FIFA 18 .

FIFA on Origin

Now you have to choose whether to buy the full version of the game or to download its free demo , which includes the basic game modes and a limited number of teams. In the first case, you must select one of the available FIFA editions, for example Standard Edition , Ronaldo Edition or ICON Edition , using the appropriate buttons located at the top; you must press the Buy € xx button and you must provide a valid payment method between credit card , PayPal , PaySafeCard and EA Wallet . Then move on to the review of the orderby clicking on the appropriate button located at the bottom right and completes the purchase procedure by confirming the transaction.

Once purchased, go to your game library by selecting the appropriate item from the Origin sidebar, select FIFA and press the download button to start downloading the game. Once associated with your library, the title will remain available in the latter on all PCs. This means that if you remove FIFA from your computer, format the disc or buy a new PC, you can re-download the game at no cost (just log in to Origin with your account credentials).

Purchase FIFA

If you want to download the FIFA demo, however, you must click on the Try the demo button located under the purchase button of the game. Then you have to press the button Download with Origin , you have to set the language you prefer for the title (eg Italian ) and you have to click on the Accept button .

Next, you have to choose whether to create a shortcut to the FIFA demo on the desktop and / or in the Windows Start menu using the appropriate check boxes (you could also change the installation path of the game, but I don’t recommend it), you have to go ahead and you must accept the FIFA conditions of use by placing the check mark next to the item I have read and accept the above license agreements .

In conclusion, press on Avanti and wait patiently for the download of the FIFA demo to end. Once the download is complete, go to the Origin games library , select FIFA and press first on the button to install the game and then on the button to start playing .

FIFA demo

If you intend to buy older versions of FIFA, know that you can take advantage of Origin Access : a subscription service that for 3.99 euros / month or 24.99 euros / 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 purchases of games not included in the service catalog. More info here .

How to download FIFA on console

How to download FIFA on console

As widely emphasized above, FIFA is also available for the latest and penultimate generation consoles. FIFA 18 , the most recent version of the title, is compatible with PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch . The PS4 and Xbox One versions are also available as a free demo, to try out the basic game modes with a limited number of teams.

The procedure to follow for the purchase of the game or for the download of the demo varies from console to console, in any case the steps to be taken are similar on all game 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 game account (if you don’t have an account, you have to create it), look for FIFA inside store and select the demo or full version of the game. Once the game is selected, press the button to add it to the cart , complete the purchase by entering a valid payment method(operation necessary only if you purchase the game in full version) and start the download by pressing the appropriate button. After the download is complete, you will find FIFA on the home screen of your console.

To give a practical example: if you use a PlayStation 4 , you have to go to the Settings menu    of the console (the toolbox icon located at the top right), you have to select the items  Network> Set up Internet connection and you have to choose whether to connect to the network via cable or Wi-Fi. Next, you have to go to  Settings> PlayStation Network / Account Management  and, if necessary, create your free PlayStation Network account by pressing first on  Sign in to PlayStation Network , then on  New user of PlayStation Network? Create an account and  sign up now .


After passing this step too, open the  PlayStation Store (the shopping bag icon), search for  FIFA and choose whether to download the demo or the full version of the game. Then press the Add to cart button  , then  proceed to payment and provide a valid payment method between credit card and PayPal . Finally, choose to download the title and wait for its download to end.

Once the download is complete, you will find FIFA (or its demo) in the PS4 home menu. If any of the steps are not clear to you, check out my tutorial on  how to play online on PS4 .

I remind you that to take advantage of FIFA online multiplayer mode, you will need to subscribe to a paid subscription to the online services associated with your console: PlayStation Plus if you use a PS4 (starting from € 7.99 / month); Xbox Live Gold if you use an Xbox One or an Xbox 360 (starting from 6.99 euros / month) or Nintendo Switch Online if you use a Nintendo Switch (free until the end of 2017, then starting from 3.99 euros / month ).

How to download FIFA on smartphones and tablets

How to download FIFA Mobile

Would you like to have FIFA always with you? Then download FIFA Calcio , the mobile version of EA’s famous football simulation available for Android and iPhone / iPad devices .

With FIFA Calcio you can try your hand in Ultimate Team mode , which allows you to create a competitive team by choosing from 11 players from over 550 real teams; you can participate in leagues , join forces with your friends and challenge users from all over the world; you can play 90-second mini-games in VS Attack mode and more.

The title is free, but includes in-app purchases for FIFA points : the virtual coins to buy extra elements within the game. To download it, all you have to do is open the store of your device ( Play Store on Android or App Store on iOS), search for FIFA inside it, press the FIFA Calcio icon present in the search results (the photo by Cristiano Ronaldo ) 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 via Touch ID, Face ID or typing your Apple ID password.