Top 10 Football Soccer Video Games
A ranking of the ten best football games that were released in PC, PlayStation, Xbox, 3DS, iOS and Android
We compared more than thirty football games released in PC, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 & One, 3DS, Android and iOS. After aggregating critic review scores and user ratings, here is the ranking of the top ten soccer video games.
10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
PES 2013 launched a powerful player ID system that lets you play like your favorite soccer star. This system records the moves & habits of the league's top players and input them into their 3D counterparts; resulting in a game that reflects the true prowess football superstars in the pitch. The game is also known for including, for the first time, 20 teams from the Brazilian national league.
Availbale on: PC, X360 and PS3
9. Football Manager 2009
The Football Manager series have continuously improved since it was first launched in 2004. What separates FM 2009 is its use of a more powerful 3D Match Engine, which allowed for better graphical presentation of team statistics the the series is known for.
On top of this, the game has expanded to more than 350,000 players during the time of its announcement.
Available on: PC
8. FIFA 14
The latest installment of the very popular FIFA franchise shifts its focus to online plays with FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT). This mode allows players to create their own team and compete with other players in tournaments – both online & offline. This shifts came with a price as the previously-enjoyed guest play and custom tournament were removed. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 14 use the more powerful game engine Ignite that greatly imrpoved the graphics of the game.
Available on : PS4, XONE, PC, PS3, X360, ANDROID and iOS
7. FIFA 11
The game is a fan favorite for its introduction of the 'Two button' control system, which was first used in the 2010 FIFA World Cup game.
It revolutionized the franchise by offering Career Mode; merging the 'Be a Pro Mode' and 'Manager Mode', where you can choose to be a player, a manager or a playing manager for over 15 seasons.
Available on : PC X360 PS3
6. FIFA 12
By far, the best FIFA game ever released. The game is praised for three major improvements:
(1) the Impact Engine, which improves collision in & out of play; (2) Tactical Defending, which gives full manual control while defending; and (3) Precision Dribbling, which allows dribbling while shielding away attackers.
Available on : PC X360 PS3
5. Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks!
This Nintendo 3DS exclusive is a roleplaying game. It revolves around the character Canon Evans, a talented footballer who traveled back in time to meet his great-grandfather Mark Evans. He did so to become a football world champion together with his great grandfather.
Available on : 3DS
4. Flick Kick Football Legends
This is the most popular soccer-themed game in Android and iOS. As the latest title of the Flick Kick series, it introduces cool new features resulting in a more detailed and precised gameplay experience. Among these are team building and management, plus multi-level league structure that keeps the game interesting for hours.
Available on : ANDROID iOS
3. In Football Manager 2011
The aspect of realism was much more focused on and conveyed than in the previous installments. It features improvements on match analysis, adding such as throw-ins, corners and free-kicks. Newly-generated players are now made using a new system that takes into account national traits, making sure that every player is unique and that he stays or improve throughout the duration of the game.
Available on : PC
2. Football Manager Handheld 2014
This is currently the best football simulation game for mobile devices. You can command, manage, and simulate games with more intuitive controls, menu and transfer systems. It also boasts more intelligent AI managers. On top of these, you can create your own football club from scratch, customizing your club's name, emblem, kit colors and members.
Available on : ANDROID
1. Football Manager 2010
Football Manager tops the list with its slew of amazing feature improvements. The newly-revamped game engine game more animations to look rather than the traditional, slightly boring, charts & bar graphs, more stadiums, and even pitch degradation. This smoothen out the overall ambiance of the plays. It also launched the ability to shout just like in real-life games, wherein a single word could very well change the entire outcome. Finally, its improvements on the database editor with options to add new divisions to existing leagues or add an entirely new league.
Available on : PC