Tag Archives: Football Games

Fifa 11

Having played a fair few football games in my life, I can safely say that none have come very close to matching the fun I had when I played International Superstar Soccer: Deluxe on the SNES as a lad. That game pretty much formed my sense of what I found fun in a game; thanks largely to the commentator (“OH NO, OWN GOAL?!?!”) and the superbly ridiculous goals you could score. When I installed FIFA 11 last week, I expected it to follow the path of its predecessors, which couldn’t quite step up to the mark set by ISS:D. Happily,…

Awesome Soccer World 2010

Historically football games come in two flavours. The expensive, licensed, graphics heavy and feature laden behemoths that are Fifa and PES, and the small scale indie efforts that rely on simple, effective gameplay. The superlatively named Awesome Soccer World is firmly one of the latter. Most football gamers will recognise the overhead view and one button controls as reminiscent of the classic Sensible Soccer, you move and you pass; pass hard enough and you’ll shoot. Added to this is the ability to add a substantial after touch to shots, allowing you to swerve the ball significantly. It’s a really well…