Developer: Gray Cooper Media
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.2.8
Device Reviewed On: iPad Mini

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★½☆☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★☆
Playtime Rating: ★★★★½
Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Fluid Soccer Versus provides players with a tactical game of soccer, giving them multiple situational objectives to try and complete by meeting objectives and scoring the goal. Players go head-to-head against a human opponent – random or Facebook friends – and whoever achieves the most points by completing their tactical assignment wins the match. There are easy, medium, and hard situations to choose from that randomly include throw-ins, direct free-kicks, corner kicks, and more.

008It’s not always easy to complete objectives; such as passing the ball 2 or more times before scoring, scoring with the key player, or scoring from within the 6 yard box. There are even times where players must score within a specific time limit. This leaves the challenge wide open for players to send their team around the pitch to create the perfect set-up. This also leads to the player making the decision to score as quickly as possible, bypassing the objectives if things look too difficult. This is a risk players can take by hoping their opponent tries to complete the difficult task, messing up in the process. Sometimes it’s better to just score the goal and hope for the best.

As this is a free-to-play game, there are bonuses to those who spend their money. There’s a coin system in place that allows players to rewind if they mess up. 5 coins on the first rewind, 10 on the second, 15 on the third, and so on. Coins can be earned by winning matches, but they can also be bought to ensure that the player can always rewind if they fail. Thankfully, it’s not obnoxious as those who use good tactics and score the first time around will always be in the running for a win, unless their opponent does it a second faster.

The back door is wide open!

The back door is wide open!

Fluid Soccer Versus can be very frustrating at first when learning how to outsmart the computer. It can be difficult to have players make their runs on the pitch while making a nice pass and getting the shot off. It’s incredibly difficult to send multiple players on different runs and still make good passes. However, once players get used to it, they’ll start becoming addicted. It can be very frustrating, but it becomes very rewarding.

Fluid Soccer Versus has enough to keep players entertained for a while, especially with a practice mode full of offline situations to complete. However, it needs some extras to keep players coming back for more. I would like to see personal stats in the “My Team” page, such as being able to view my overall wins and losses, how many goals I scored, and how many missed shots. Also, what’s my passing percentage? How many corners did I convert on? Stats are always important to sports fans!


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