Football is, as they say, the most important of all unimportant things. It’s the most popular sport with billions of fans all over the world. There are hundreds of leagues, thousands of teams, and tens of thousands of players. It’s very hard not to watch football, considering that every year we have some major competition, including this year’s World Cup. The only thing that is close to the satisfaction level of a good football game is a good football video game. While there are great games available for video game consoles, if you have a mobile device you do not have to feel left out. The mobile play stores are filled with hundreds of football games. However, like most sports, the mobile gaming side of things isn’t great. However, there are few gems worth mentioning.
Here are our top picks for football games on mobile.
If you are one of those players who would prefer Football Manager to FIFA or PES, Top Eleven is the game that you’re looking for on your mobile device. Top Eleven is a game that focuses just on football managing duties, allowing you to make your ultimate football dream team. Featuring over 5000 real players with the same abilities and attributes as their real-life counterparts, you get to choose the players and buy them in the transfer window section. Also, there’s a superb simulation engine within the game, so you get to deal with a realistic environment.
You’re to master tactics and formation of your team, leading them trough victories, losses, enduring financial troubles, injuries, internal disagreements and all other setbacks in your quest to become the supreme football manager.
Dream League Soccer 2018
Dream League Soccer is a hybrid football game, which means you primarily manage your own team called Dream FC. But more than that, you also get to control your own players during actual games. This looks a lot like FIFA Career mode, except there are no player contracts or club transfers. For a set amount of coins, you can hire any player from the transfer market, based on the skill level or the type of player you’re looking to sign. Coins are collected by playing and winning matches, unlocking achievements and watching ads.
Dream League Soccer 2018 also saves your progress on the cloud, so you can pick up your storyline from any other device as well.
Real Football is another mobile football game that boasts of a huge number of licensed football players and teams, coupled with beautiful graphics. But, the downside is it’s not that “real” as the title would indicate. Nevertheless, it has the potential to be a lighthearted, fun game for casual football fans, with graphics that are on par with most other flagship sports games in the genre, and the ability to play a season without spending too much money as long as you have the patience of a saint.
The lack of realism in Real Football will probably start to get on your nerves – as nice as it is to be handed world class players upon your arrival at your new club – and if you want to get anywhere quickly then you’ll have to buy quite a few in-game coins to do so.
Still, the game is available to download from the Play store for free, so you might enjoy playing with it for a while until freemium elements drive you out of it.
You just cannot make a list of best football games and miss out on FIFA’s own port for the mobile platform. FIFA Soccer is one of the most intensive and feature-riddled mobile football game out there. Since it’s an official game, FIFA Soccer features licensed players from over 550 real teams, including stars from past and present. You can also make your dream team in the Ultimate Team option, and compete with other players’ ultimate teams worldwide, for the cards of the best players and FUT coins.
FIFA Mobile also has a social experience that allows you to unite with your friends and gamers around the world, and strive together for titles and glory.
FIFA might be more popular and richer with features, but PES definitely leads when it comes to performance and feel of the football game. Controlling the players, managing the team, online multiplayer on a global level, this game has it all. Also, the graphics are supreme for mobile phones, and performance is brilliant, especially considering the game is not too heavy on resources.
One thing more, PES also has mobile-specific gesture-based controls, so users can choose between standard button-based control option, and mobile-adjusted one.
Football is by far the most popular sport on the planet, and it has tons of video games for consoles and mobile alike. Unfortunately, most of those games aren’t the best representatives of this sport, and almost all of them are riddled with freemium elements. Nevertheless, these games can bring the excitement and enjoyment of a good football game to your mobile screen. In the case that you have enough patience to tolerate freemium elements, that is.