Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and it goes without saying that it happens to be thoroughly explored in the world of gaming! Due to the popularity of the sport, developers can seldom go wrong with a soccer title. They know that if they manage to get hold of a few licenses and produce a decent game with exciting interactions, it will instantly sell itself. As a result, we have received a ton of soccer video games over the years, some breathtaking and others forgettable to say the least. Even when we consider the latest generation, there are some soccer games that you should absolutely avoid and hence we thought of putting this list together for you guys. You can play these top soccer games on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android or even online.
7. Active Soccer 2 DX (2016)
‘Active Soccer DX’ is a game that will definitely cater to a lot of old school fans. Remember the times when we used to play the arcady version of soccer on our NESs? The ones with incredibly fast gameplay and sliding tackles that covered half the field? If you do remember those games, then you will definitely be able to connect with this one. The gameplay is extremely arcady, so don’t go expecting a ton of mechanics if you plan to pick this one up. This is not your ‘FIFA’ or ‘PES’ where you know you are paying for a premium experience. Instead, this is one whacky top-down soccer game. That’s right! You view the game from the top instead of the ‘telecam’ that we are so used to nowadays. Though it provides players with the option to change the camera angles, the top-down cam is pretty much the best one for gameplay and we suggest you try it out before shifting the camera.
The top down view gives the game somewhat of an identity in a market that is saturated by ‘telecam’ players and its actually quite feasible. It even accents the gameplay in a manner that ‘telecam’ simply cannot replicate. Even though you are limited to a low number of moves due to its arcady nature, it more than makes up for it through its fast paced action. There are no scripted goals or injuries, just your pure instincts with the ball on the field. This makes for quite a competitive gaming experience when you are playing against your friends. It supports full multiplayer of up to 8 people, where they can participate in a tournament format or just play casually. In addition to multiplayer options, there is a single player campaign mode that features more than 850 teams for you to manage, ensuring that you never run out of content. Here you are required to select a team of your choice and then manage the same through seasons after seasons in order to become the best in your league.
Just because there is no ‘FIFA’ tag on this one, don’t mistake it for just any other soccer game. It contains all the classic teams containing all your favorite players, adding to the flavor and depth. We highly recommend this game to you if you are looking for a soccer game that’s slightly different. It has all the mechanics that you would want but lacks the proper finish and polish of the AAA games on this list, so a bit of discretion is advised. Watch some videos on YouTube before you invest into this one.
6. Football Nation VR Tournament 2018 (2018)