There is no denying football or soccer is a very popular sport around the world. If you love the beautiful game so much but cannot find a pitch to play in, here are some apps you should try.
Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2018
Developed by the famed company Konami, This game is probably the best in the mobile games category though it has version that be played on gaming consoles. According to reviews, the game offers the best mobile graphics (for iOS and Android) to compliment the superb performance. You will get a complete feel of the game because of the ease controlling your players and even managing the team. It also has mobile specific gesture-based controls in addition to the standard button controls. Another feature are the online multiplayer battles that lets you play with your friends from around the world.
The game is so popular that it has been used as part of a demonstration game in the 2018 Asian Games held in Indonesia.
Dream League Soccer
As the name suggests, you can create your own football “Dream Team” in Manager Mode where you are in charge of the club aptly-named Dream FC though you can change the name. Take your pick from the world’s best players and customize the players’ equipment and even the club logo. Every time you win a game, you win coins which you will use to sign up players of your choice. What is great about this game is you can save your progress on the cloud so you can pick up where you left off.
You start off at the Academy League but as you win more games, you gradually move a level up to the Elite Division. Winning the Elite Division allows you to play additional tournaments such as the Global Cup and Allstars Cup. But it does not stop there. After winning these tournaments, you can compete in the First Touch Challenge and Ultimate Challenge.
Developed by Electronic Arts, this game is has the seal of approval from FIFA and given an official license by the organization. This means, they can legally use the name of FIFA and its affiliates, logos and all. If has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world with over 260 million copies sold.
There is a very good reason why the game is a best-seller. Gameplay is intensive and replete with many features. It features real-life players from more than 550 clubs from all leagues, past and present. From this pool, you can even form your own “Dream Team,” sign up the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and earn best player cards and coins as you win matches. In the Leagues format, you can join forces with other players from around the world in your quest for glory.
Football Manager Mobile
This game is developed for Android and iOS by Sega and the only app you have to pay to the tune of US$11.65. As the name suggests, it guarantees to give the player a very realistic management experience. You step into the shoes of a club manager and you have the job of building a champion team. This covers hiring not only the best players available from the 56 leagues in 19 countries. But it does not stop there. You can even form the coaching staff. The game tests your ability to understand player stats and test your ability to scout players you want on your team, not to mention keep an eye on your finances vital to building the best team you can.
Your coaching skills will also be put to the test in the Tactics Board where you can either devise tactics to suit your players or your players adjust to your system. In the training system, you get to monitor the progress of your players to see who will be seeing more time on the pitch. You can even trade players with other teams and even buy them back.
As the name suggests, you are bound to experience real football on your mobile device. You get to form the best squad you can assemble by recruiting star players which are based on real-life players and teams. You get to develop their abilities before every game and even improve team facilities such as the stadium, and even hospitals, Youth Camp and Physiotherapy Centers.
In terms of gameplay, the game boasts of stunning visuals, polished shadows, detailed textures, and multiple camera views during the cutscenes and opponents are smart enough to give you a challenge.
Whichever you choose, you will not be disappointed.