Top 10 Soccer Video Games
What are the most popular soccer video games?
1. Kick Off 2
Kick Off 2 was created as a sequel to the original Kick Off game. This game was developed by Dino Dini and Anco Software, and was released in 1990. Kick Off 2 was available on AmigaOS and Atari ST. Kick Off 2 required players to think much more critically about passing, dribbling and other important moves. Fans of this game also loved the addition of the 24 different referees, because each one would make different calls during the games. The graphics in this game were and looked extremely real and were great for being developed in the late 80s to 1990s.
2. International Superstar Soccer Pro '98
International Superstar Soccer Pro is considered one of the best soccer video games according to soccer fans. This classic game was introduced to the gaming world on August 11, 1998, was developed by Konami and was available on the platform PlayStation. There are six different modes of play in this game which include: Open Game. International Cup, World League, Penalty Kicks, Scenario, and Training. Players love the large selection of different teams available on the game, there are over 60 teams as playing options. Players can also change the weather and the time of day for their games as well.
3. FIFA 11
FIFA 11 was developed by Electronic Arts, was released on September 28, 2010 and was available on IOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Portable. Overall, the FIFA games have been highly successful and raved about by fans for many reasons. Gamers believe that the FIFA series have been the best soccer video game series in the past decade. The graphics in this game on their own are phenomenal, as well are the sounds and controls in this game. FIFA 11 has also been praised for its 360 degree camera angles in the game over the previous 8 camera directions beforehand.
4. Football Manager
Football Manager 2010 is regarded by fans as the best game of the whole Football Manager franchise. IGN ranked this game as a 9.3 out of 10 which is an unheard of score for a PC game. Football Manager 2010 came out on October 30, 2009, was developed by Sports interactive, and was available on Microsoft Windows, IOS, and Classic Mac OS. This game is praised for its wide selection of over 50 nations and 100 international leagues. The graphics in this game come in 3D and are spectacular and really help the game maintain an overall life like feeling.
5. Mario Strikers Charged
Mario Strikers Charged was released on May 25, 2007, developed by Next Level Games, and was available on the Wii and the Wii U. Cult fans of every Mario game also fell head over heels for this Mario themed soccer video game as well. Mario Strikers Charged is the sequel to Super Mario Strikers which premiered in 2005. The graphics in this game are less life like, but still just as amazing as other soccer video games as well. Players loved that they could also participate in online matches and tournaments which was definitely a fan favorite addition amongst players as well.
6. Nintendo World Cup
Nintendo World Cup was released on May 18, 1990 by Technos Japan, and was available on Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Wii, Sega Genesis, Wii U, TurboGrafx-16, X68000, and TurboGrafx-CD. This game is loved by fans for its graphics, interactive story line, and of course the Double Dragon theme involved with the game. Gamers also loved that their characters had the ability to get physical on the field without fouls being called on them. Participants also had the choice to change the playing field as well during the game ranging from normal grass to ice. This game was also unique because each team had their own move at the end of each game.
7. Intellivision Soccer
Intertellivision Soccer was released by Mattel Electronics in 1979, and was one of the oldest soccer video games in history. For when the game was made, the graphics are phenomenal, and should not be compared to newer games life FIFA. This game is so popular amongst fans because of how amazing it was as one of the first soccer video games. Ultimately, nothing beats a classic and original video game; Intertellisvison is exactly that. The controls are simple and crisp, and this game will always be regarded as an impressive soccer game for the rest of time.
8. FIFA 18
FIFA 18 is another addition to the highly praised and favored FIFA soccer video games series. FIFA 18 was released September 29, 2017, was developed by Electronic Arts, and was released on Android, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox 360. Fans loved how accessible this game was to them on many different platforms. The graphics in this game are phenomenal as well as the very swift and fluid player controls as well. FIFA 18 does a wonderful job of making gamers feel that they are actually playing and fighting to win a soccer game.
9. Sensible World of Soccer
Sensible World of Soccer was released in 1994 by Microsoft Corporation, and Renegade Software, it was available on the platforms: Xbox 360, Amiga, DOS, and MS-DOS. Fans loved the simple and easy to understand controls in this game, which helped set the standard for soccer video games controls for the future. There was also an overhead view for players to rely on while playing the game in order to better understand where they should pass the ball, etc. At the time the graphics were great and the different modes that were offered within the game were also a nice feature.
10. FIFA 12
FIFA 12 is another FIFA game from the series that was a smash success with fans as well. FIFA 12 was released September 27, 2011, by EA Vancouver and was available on the platforms: Android, Classic MAC OS, and PlayStation 3. This game was nominated for a BAFTA Games Award for Best Game, which proves it is one of the best FIFA games to grace the series. Gamers love the overall controls of this game and the different combinations of moves that were integrated into the game. This game also provided a competitive atmosphere which was fun for players to utilize when playing with friends.