Football games have been one of the most popular categories of video games for quite some time now. While the world-famous Fifa series is one of the most renowned games in the football category, it is by no means the only top-quality football video game ever produced. In fact, if you ask fans which their favourite footie video game of all time is, you are likely to hear a lot of different answers. The list below has been being designed to outline the very best football video games of all time.
Of course, no list of the very best football video games of all time would be complete without the mention of FIFA. The FIFA series dominates the sports video game market, in fact, it dominates the video game market altogether. Selling over 260 million games, the popularity of the franchise is only outsold by the likes of Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Pokémon and Mario.
Pro Evolution Soccer
Pro Evolution Soccer is by no means as popular as a series like FIFA, but there is a growing community that believes Pro Evolution Soccer to be a true rival. The graphics, gameplay, and game mode are similar to FIFA, but what sets the PES games apart is its recent partnership with UEFA. This partnership means that Pro Evolution Soccer is the official game of Euro 2020. It’s also yet to launch the Euro 2020 package, but it is said to be focused on creating realistic, detailed gameplay. As Unibet Euro explains, the Euros 2020 is set to be one of the biggest football tournaments on the planet, which is sure to draw a lot of attention to the latest Pro Evolution Soccer launch.
The Football Manager games have a large base of hugely devoted fans who incorporate gameplay into their daily lives. In fact, the gameplay on the game is so good that it has a reputation for being one of the most addictive football games of all time. The Football Manager franchise has bought in a revenue of over 18.1 million, making it a fan favourite. Not only does the game have a huge community of players, but it is constantly making changes and improvements.
The three games listed above are some of the most popular football video games, but this is by no means the definitive list of the best football games ever created. Some honourable mentions go to:
Sensible World of Soccer: The SWOS series is the forefather of today’s football games, and was remade for the Xbox 360 back in 2007.
Super Mario Strikes: This game came out in 2005 and has a rating of 7.2 on GameSpot. Despite its Mario focus, it is an entertaining and accessible football game.
Emlyn Hughes International Soccer: Launched in 1988, this was one of the first football video games that was launched with an endorsement from a real-life football superstar, Emlyn Hughes. The game, although very dated now, was hugely popular.
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