Best football games
Written by Oryx
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup reaching fever pitch, we highlight the best football games that anyone can play.
Web - Power Soccer
The worlds largest online soccer game, Power Soccer is an MMO that allows you to play with or against people from all over the world in a field of impressive 3D graphics for a JAVA-based online game. You can create your own team and earn attribute points based on accomplishments (much like EA Sports’s FIFA games Ultimate Team mode). Challenge other teams, take control over the development of your team, and strive to be the best player in the game. Gameplay is robust, with a full catalogue of fouls and loads of customisation options.
App - FIFA 14
The undisputed king of virtual football, EA Sports FIFA 14 not only lets you play the most exhilarating game of football anywhere other than on the pitch itself, but it also lets you get in the World Cup spirit by providing officially licensed 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil national teams, kits, and Adidas Brazuca ball!
The Ultimate Team mode is stellar, but full league and franchise owner modes make the app version every bit as fulfilling as those for the Xbox and PlayStation video consoles. On the iPad, the game looks terrific and player movement is smooth, an aspect that other games (such as EA’s own Madden football series) have suffered with.
Free in the App store
Downloadable - New Star Soccer 3
Take full control of your career and work your way to the top. Defender, midfielder, or attacker, the choice is yours: just make sure you keep the boss, fans, and everyone else happy on your rise to football stardom! The game features a full player database with all the squads from more than 40 leagues worldwide (with some names changed due to licensing), variable weather, off-field considerations that shape your players development, and a surprisingly strong game engine making for an addictive experience.
For Windows only, US$4.99