Like so many millions of Italians, are you a football fan too? Then I bet you also love video games dedicated to this beloved sport. Did I guess? Well, because today that’s exactly what I want to talk to you about: soccer games.
On the Internet it is possible to find many free football video games, both online and offline, which, due to the degree of fun guaranteed, manage not to make you regret the videogame blockbusters available in stores. A few examples? Here you are served.
If you are looking for online football games to play directly in your browser, without downloading programs on your PC, I suggest you take a “spin” on Y8.com which offers a selection of over 300 free titles dedicated to the most famous sport in Italy . There really is something for everyone: with 2D and 3D graphics, penalty challenges, free-kick training, puzzle games dedicated to football and so on and so forth.
To start a game, click on its preview image and wait a few moments for it to finish loading. The only requirements necessary to play all the games hosted on the site are an active Internet connection and a browser with Flash Player support.
Now let’s move on to some indie football games available for free on the Net. To download to your computer and install (or start, as appropriate). If you don’t have too many pretensions from the point of view of the graphics, I bet you will have a lot of fun!
As its name suggests quite easily, Soccer World Cup 1986–2010 Series is a free video game for Windows dedicated to the world championships held from 86 to 2010. It has very nice retro 2D graphics and enjoyable gameplay. Perfect for nostalgics who had their first contacts with the videogame world a few decades ago but also appreciated by the youngest.
Slam Soccer is a free and open source soccer game released a few years ago for Windows and Linux. It features beautiful cartoony 3D graphics and allows you to play in 20 virtual stadiums choosing from 80 different teams. It can also be played by two.
Garra Futbol is a free Uruguayan videogame for Windows systems. It allows you to choose between some fantasy teams and stands out above all for the excellent 2D cartoon-style graphics. Even if in the Uruguayan language, you can play without problems. To download it on your PC, you need to connect to the video game website, click on the Descargar button , enter your name in the form that is proposed to you, check PC and click on the Enviar y descargar button .
If you like original and fun titles, don’t miss the opportunity to try Rounded Soccer . It is a videogame in which some ball-shaped characters play soccer giving life to fun 2 vs 2 challenges. The graphics, in very colorful 2D, are made with extreme care. For Windows and Linux.
Finally, here is a short review of football games that you absolutely must install on your smartphone, to have fun with your favorite sport even on the move.
- Fifa 14 ( Android/ iOS ) – the football simulation par excellence. It has all official licenses and top-notch 3D graphics. It is free in its basic version, which allows you to perform online challenges and offline penalties. Coach, Tournament and Kick-Off modes can be unlocked for € 4.49.
- Soccer Manager ( Android/ iOS ) – a free management game that allows you to challenge other users online. It includes over 50,000 players, 2,000 teams and supports the transfer market. It allows you to meticulously manage every aspect of your team.
- Dream League Soccer ( Android/ iOS ) – one of the best free alternatives to FIFA, has beautifully crafted 3D graphics and four leagues in which to prove you are the best.
- Stickman Soccer ( Android/ iOS ) – nice free soccer video game in which instead of players there are stickman, that is men drawn with elementary shapes.
- Real Football ( Android/ iOS ) – the free alternative to FIFA from Gameloft that combines play on the pitch and managerial aspect. It stands out for its excellent 3D graphics.
- Soccer Superstars ( Android/ iOS ) – nice free soccer title with four different game modes and Japanese anime style graphics.
- Top Eleven ( Android/ iOS ) – another very popular online manager game all over the world. It allows you to manage the team, module, stadium and transfer market in all their aspects.
- Football Kicks ( Android/ iOS ) – great 3D graphics for a free game dedicated entirely to free kicks.