The FIFA 15 demo is now available to download on Xbox One and PS4, giving owners of either next generation console a decent taste of the latest chapter in a franchise that has been running since July 1993.

The latest game features some quite stunning leaps forward for the series and the genre; realistic ball spin, intelligent and improved goalkeepers, living pitches that change as boots and studs scuff them throughout a match, plus much much more. It promises to be the pinnacle of a lengthy journey that started on the Super Nintendo, Sega Mega Drive and other systems around that time with basic isometric graphics and is currently to be savour in 1080p running at 60 frames per second.

We have fond memories of the official FIFA games along the path over the last 21 years and can probably name which console we bought and when, simply to play the best version at the time. So we've decided to look back through the videogaming history for each iteration to see just how much the game has changed over time (a lot, as you can imagine).

Just flick through our gallery below to see a chronological timeline of FIFA, from the first FIFA International Soccer to the latest FIFA 15. And let us know which of the games was your favourite (yep, even you Pro Evolution Soccer fans) in the comments below.

READ: FIFA 15 Gamescom gameplay preview: Hands-on with the goalie friendly next-gen stormer

FIFA 15 will be released on 26 September for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Nintendo Wii. We've focused on the next generation version here as that is the most advanced of the bunch. We've also included the most advanced version available of each FIFA update in our round-up, and we decided to ignore the gap year World Cup and European Championship games on the whole, unless they were the major release that year.

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