Football, also known as soccer in some countries, is one of the world’s most famous sports. Wherever you go around the world, you will see people playing the game.
Over the past couple of years, football games are slowly easing their way into the world of mobile devices. With powerful processors being built into smartphones and tablets these days, more highly advanced football games with great graphics and controls are being developed by game publishers to capture the hearts of mobile gaming fans.
In this article, we are going to look at the 10 football games that you should download and play on your Android smartphone or tablet.
1. PES 2012 Pro Evolution Soccer
Like its successes on the PC and gaming consoles, the PES series has found its way onto smartphones and tablets. In fact, this should not be a surprise especially when you have Konami, a well reputed game publisher, behind the game.
The PES 2012, being the latest installment, is a football game on the Android platform that comes closest to the gaming experience that you enjoy on PC and consoles. The gameplay is slightly different due to the limited number of control buttons as compared to the PC and console version. However, it is still a very fun game for football fans to play and the graphics are pretty decent considering that it is a game made for smartphones and tablets.
PES 2012 successfully attracted numerous downloads and positive reviews on Android devices. Even though it costs $5.37, it is worth every penny spent.
2. Football Kicks
The free kick is one of the hardest skills to master in world of football. Only a handful of footballers, such as the famous David Beckham, can perfect the art of free kick. That is why whenever a free kick is scored, fans erupt and players celebrate ecstatically. Football Kicks is a game that focuses just on free kicks. Just like in the real world, Football Kicks requires a lot of practice in order to get yourself the highest score.
Football Kicks works by swiping your finger across the screen to determine the pathway of the ball. There are several levels to unlock and you can personalize the in-game character to your own liking.
Football Kicks has amassed a staggering 7 million downloads on Android. There is also an option of pitting your skills against players from around the world. Best of all, you can download and play the game for free.
3. Real Football 2012
Am I crazy if I tell you that there is a mobile football game that allows you to play football matches, get the latest football news and replicate the game you just watched on TV? Real Football 2012 is the app that I am talking about.
Loaded with a software called the Hypergame Technology, the game allows you to replicate and play with the lineups from the game you just watched on TV. Besides, Real Football 2012 has live updates from the world of football. Many football enthusiasts are simply thrilled by this app due to its extensive features.
Real Football 2012 is available on devices that are running Android 2.2 and above. You can download the game for free from Google Play.
4. Football Manager Handheld 2012
Football Manager is different from the other football games because it takes on the perspective of a manager rather than controlling the movement of players on the pitch. The game starts by allowing players to run their favourite club and selects the style of playing.
Football Manager Handheld 2012 is the latest installment of the game series. In the game, you get to take control of clubs from 12 countries and you will be the man to lead a football club to glory. Goals and targets will be set by the board just like in the real world and failing to perform will put your position in danger. Once you start playing the game, it is hard to stop.
Football Manager Handheld 2012 requires android devices running on version 2.2 and above. Priced at $9.99, Football Manager Handheld 2012 is a good deal considering your game can run for seasons and situations may vary each time.
5. Football Club Logo Quiz
Football Club Logo Quiz attempts to test your football knowledge to the max. It is not your conventional football quiz because points will be awarded and deducted depending on your answer. There must also be sufficient points in order to proceed to the next level. There is a the time mode where players get 60 second to answer as many correct club logo questions as possible. To top it off, players can also try either the logo-to-name quiz or the name-to-logo challenge.
Prepare yourself and do your homework before you play. Football Club Logo Quiz is available for devices running Android 2.1 and above. It is also free for download.
6. Penalty Shootout
A penalty shootout is arguably the cruelest way to lose a match. Players are under a lot of pressure when taking a penalty kick. Penalty Shootout, a mobile game available for smartphones running on Android 2.2 and above, allows you to experience the nerve-wrecking moments when taking a penalty kick.
The game is easy to play and allows you to burn some free time. It’s can be downloaded from Google Play for free too.
7. Football Memory
While playing football in real life requires skills and stamina, Football Memory only needs your memory. You will get to challenge yourself in matching the same balls to each other on the screen.
Football Memory is good for kids to develop good brain memory and at the same time, provide enjoyment to adults. The game is available for most Android devices and can be downloaded for free from Google Play.
8. Striker Soccer London
Striker Soccer London provides you with teams from the 2012 Olympics and you must win gold with your selected nation. Striker Soccer London amassed 1 million downloads in its first month, making it a very popular game among Android users.
Just like any other football games, players will get to set the formations, choose the level of difficulty, and choose between 16 national teams participating in the Olympics. As a tribute to the Olympics, the game is free to download and play.
9. Football Headers
Headers are frequently used in a football match. However, it is not an easy skill to master because you have to get elements like height, power and direction of the ball right. Football Headers is a fun game about returning as many balls as you can with your head. Apart from that, you need to avoid heading items such as water bottles and boots.
As it is a simple game, Football Headers is ad-supported and free to download.
10. Top Eleven Soccer Manager
Top Eleven Soccer Manager has around 5 million players in the world and the game is still constantly growing. As the game can be synchronized across multiple devices, players can are able to play using the same team and they have built.
In the game, players get to create their own virtual football club and play against friends in Cups, Champions League or friendly matches. Unlike other football manager games, players will have to bid among other users for players that they wish to sign. Free to download, fun to play, put your vision and managerial abilities to the test with Top Eleven Soccer Manager today.
The above are the best football games available for Android devices. Did we miss out any of your favorites? Do you enjoy any of the games above? Leave a comment below and let us know!