If you’re a die-hard fan of any sport, but can’t play it for real for some reason, rest assured that there’s a digital version of it out there for you to play in comfort. of your room. Football, or soccer as it is known in the United States, is no different, and due to its worldwide popularity, you are spoiled for choice in terms of the number of matches. With these games spanning nearly every platform, from PC to consoles to smartphones, you can rest easy knowing there’s always a title you can play.
As the 2022 FIFA World Cup is in full swing, indulge in these 9 games, which football fans and non-fans alike can enjoy:
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The first name that comes to mind is the iconic FIFA series produced by EA SPORTS for two decades. This year, EA is bringing fans FIFA 23 which will include the World Cup as a game mode instead of releasing a timed standalone title around the Qatar tournament. Not only will FIFA 23 include the 2022 Men’s World Cup, but also the 2023 Women’s World Cup which will take place in Australia and New Zealand next year. For PC and console, FIFA remains the undefeated champion.
Previously known as Pro Evolution Soccer internationally and Winning Eleven in Japan and North America, eFootball is a series of association football simulation video games developed and published by Japanese developer Konami. Although the game has lost popularity over time, its last release was eFootball 2023 in August 2022. One of the advantages of the game is that it is free to play and is a good alternative to FIFA.
Soccer Dream League 2022
In this game, you can create your own dream team and take on some of the strongest clubs in the world. This game has made great progress over the years, especially in terms of graphics making it more immersive. However, there are a few hiccups. The injury rate is high, until you can customize a good team, winning may take a long time, some might say the commentary is not up to par and the silent crowd makes the game a bit boring. Nevertheless, you can play this game offline on your mobile and challenge yourself to build a team with strong players.
In this delightfully humorous Demigiant PC game, real-time strategy and deck-based card battle game gameplay collide with football. The players take on the role of an existential challenged manager named Rocco Galliano and are tasked with improving the situation at struggling club Calchester United.
You will frequently chat with the club owner, the media, criminal organizations, and even the house chat. All facets of the managerial journey can be impacted positively or negatively by the decisions made during these discussions. If you make a deal with the mafia to launch a game and word gets out, you may find yourself facing a raging mob on your doorstep.
Meet the Kickmen
Imagine creating a football game without understanding what the sport entails. Behold the Kickmen PC game is precisely that. The frenzied football simulation reinvents football keeping the essence of the game intact. This humorous game pokes fun at football’s obsession with game elements such as ‘more kicks’ and ‘score goals’.
To keep it interesting, there’s a compelling story mode where the game turns into a dystopian blood sport. Perhaps the only thing missing from the game is the lack of a multiplayer option. Behold the Kickmen, however, is a cheap and entertaining indie game for non-soccer fans who want to poke fun at themselves while playing a soccer game.
Football Royale: Football Clash
Soccer Royale: Clash Football managed to make a quirky football game. You face other members of your clan in this online strategic football game. The gaming experience is enhanced with the excellent graphics. You can either join an existing club or create your own in Soccer Royale: Clash Football. Moreover, you can chat with other players in the game which adds to its intrigue and excitement.
soccer world champions
In World Soccer Champs, the intentionally outdated camera angle and graphics remind us of previous football matches. The goal is to lead and manage the team to success. You will need to use swipe controls to pass, dribble, and shoot. This game offers more than 100 leagues and cups. Even though there are in-app purchases, the game is free. The fantastic arcade game World Soccer Champs will keep you glued to your smartphone for hours.
Super Mario Strikers
After Super Mario Strikers on GameCube and Mario Strikers Charged on Wii, Mario Strikers: Battle League is Nintendo’s third attempt at a Mario soccer game. The core gameplay of Mario Strikers: Battle League, which takes the franchise to the Nintendo Switch, can be a lot of fun for a quick, not-so-realistic match.
Ten Super Mario characters are featured in the game and they compete on a court. Soccer in the Mushroom Kingdom isn’t exactly as simple as real-world play, like other Mario sports games. Similar to Mario Kart, Mario Strikers heroes can use items to defeat their opponents. They can also fire powerful Hyper Strike shots, which have outrageous animation and almost always result in goals for two points.
Soccer Tiki Taka
Available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, Tiki Taka Soccer takes us back to basics. If you have the ball, you can pass it to another player by tapping on it or shoot by sliding. If you don’t have it, you can swipe for a sliding tackle or tap another player to take it off.
The game isn’t as complex as most other games, however, that’s its beauty. Beneath the game’s soft green pixels is an incredible amount of expertise. Being able to see everyone at all times is key to playing well. You may only have a short period of time with the ball before it is taken away from you. Before you even get it, you’ll need to know where you want to spend it. It takes practice and time to learn the game and once you learn it, it can be a joyful experience.