Soccer

FIFA 16

Bottom line, FIFA 16 is not a huge step forward for the franchise. The play on the pitch continues to get better and better and the refinements this year are all welcome. I especially was impressed with the overall flow of a match. It continues to get closer to feeling like the real thing while still being one of the most enjoyable sports games on the market.

FIFA 16

Football Manager 2014

Like Paul Scholes, Football Manager continues to trundle on, earning respect throughout the business by doing a tough, workmanlike job. The hundreds of changes this year are mostly small ones that only dedicated series veterans will notice, but they add up to make a difference. FM2014 is a refined, tactically-rich game which gives you countless tools to play with in an infinite sporting sandbox. There's still some things that have to be done until it can be described as "polished" -most notably breaking EA's stranglehold over exclusive club logo and player likeness licensing - but the revamped layouts and excellent help system make this the easiest Football Manager to digest for some time.

Football Manager 2014

FIFA 14

This is the essence of FIFA 14 – a great package but a hefty sidestep, rather than a leap, as some of its predecessors were. The menus are fantastically designed, accessible and simple, which isn’t a mean feat considering the sheer amount of different modes and ways to play, and make it seem a shinier, fresher product than it is. I suspect that this review is rather pointless, and you already know whether you want FIFA 14 or not, but I can only really recommend if you play a lot of multiplayer, as I do, or are truly desperate for updated rosters. Otherwise, you might as well wait a month or two and see if EA’s next-gen efforts carry the substantial gameplay upgrades this version lacks.

FIFA 14

FIFA Soccer 13

There isn’t a better sports title than FIFA 13 out right now, and I include any and all varieties of sports in that claim. There isn’t a single release out there that has the depth, variety and longevity to match it. Whilst the general opinion is that Pro Evo Soccer 13 was a return to form for the flagging Konami franchise, EA have done more than enough with FIFA 13 to ensure that I, and all the other FIFA players who jumped ship when Pro Evo took a nosedive, don’t feel the need to switch allegiances again.

FIFA Soccer 13

UEFA Euro 2008

What it all comes down to is the fact that UEFA Euro 2008 is trying to hit a specific market, and although the market for the game may not be as big here in the United States as it is over the pond, I believe that if soccer fans give this a try they will not only enjoy this game but also give some interest into this year’s UEFA tournament.

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007

Luckily for Konami, the lackluster visuals don’t detract much from the massively solid gameplay, as we still are given an experience that manages to continue to take the series in the right direction. Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 is not the outing I think many fans were hoping for on its first effort on the Xbox 360, but I think with further titles we will get to that sweet spot for Konami and their Winning Eleven franchise.

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007

FIFA 07

With the extremely long lists of teams and stadiums, along with a great deal of game modes and new gameplay mechanics, this is really an extremely solid soccer package. For anyone who has not made the transition to the next generation of consoles, FIFA Soccer 07 still makes a worthwhile purchase on the Xbox.

FIFA 07

World Tour Soccer

World Tour Soccer is a solid launch title for the PSP, offering an enjoyable soccer experience. With the arrival of EA Sports’ FIFA Soccer soon, it should be interesting to see how the two stack up. But I would say that if you are in the market for a soccer game for your PSP, World Tour Soccer would not be a bad choice by any stretch of the imagination.

World Tour Soccer

World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International

Winning Eleven 8 is another great game to add the Winning Eleven library, and in my opinion the best soccer game on the Xbox to date. For those of you Xbox fans out there who have been searching for a soccer game, Konami has answered your prayers with Winning Eleven 8, an excellent soccer experience.

World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International

FIFA Soccer 2005

FIFA Soccer 2005 is the best FIFA game to come out for quite sometime. The additions to this year’s games on paper don’t sound all that impressive but when put into play, works great. If you are a soccer fan looking for a game for your Xbox, you should definitely look into picking up FIFA Soccer 2005.

FIFA Soccer 2005

World Tour Soccer 2005

Let’s hope that 989 Sports does some strong developing for the 2006 version so we can see this title compete for the top soccer titles. If you’re wondering if you should purchase World Tour Soccer 2005 I would have to give you the thumbs down and say that right now there are just better soccer titles out there to choose from.

World Tour Soccer 2005

World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International

If you have WE6 I don’t know if I can give you the nod to go run out and buy WE7, there isn’t enough of a reason to go out and purchase this one. For those of you who don’t own it yet, I would tell you to run out and buy it now, it’s the best soccer simulation on the market today.

World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International

World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International

It’s not every day you can recommend a sports game that isn’t made by EA, but now I can. WE6 is an excellent soccer title that really does a great job of being the best soccer simulation on the market. If you are looking for an arcade style soccer game then stay clear, otherwise if you’re just looking for good fun soccer then Winning Eleven 6 International is a great choice for you.

World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International

Red Card 20-03

Soccer and Midway Sports fans alike will love RedCard 20-03. It’s fun, exciting and very addictive. You won’t be able to play it for five minutes and walk away, but you could if time constraints forced you to. That is the beauty of this game. It’s so addictive that you’ll want to continue playing, but if you can’t, you don’t have to. RedCard 20-03 can be saved after every game, and the two-player games are quick enough to play on your lunch break (if you have a PS2 at the office). I love it, and I’m sure you will too.