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The very best soccer games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Kieran Robertson on June 27th, 2018

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With the FIFA World Cup going on in Russia right now everyone has football on the brain. The FIFA video game series has done tremendously well on consoles with chart-topping annual releases since the 90s. But what about mobile? What great football games are out on IOS that will tide you over until the next World Cup match?

We’ve found three games on the App Store that you should definitely check out. If you know of any other great football games post them in the comments below! So, let’s kick off with our first game.

How to stay ahead of the competition in FIFA Mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 13th, 2016

FIFA Mobilelaunched this week, bringing a lighter, certifiably mobile football experience.FIFA Mobilepairs card collecting with team management, crafting, and straightup football competition with a bunch of new systems that might bear a little explaining. Use this trusty guide to get your off on the right foot.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Blake Grundman on October 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: YELLOW CARD
This season, EA Sports has decided to offer up a more bite-sized portion of the FIFA experience. Unfortunately it still feels like something is missing.
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New FIFA 14 Update Adds FIFA World Cup Brazil to the Pitch

Posted by Rob Rich on May 20th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FREE-TO-PLAY FOOTIE FUN :: Read Review »

I suppose it makes sense that FIFA 14 should get an update, what with the impending World Cup and all.

Yes, the popular iOS football (sometimes we Americans can get it right) game has just been updated to include the World Cup Brazil national teams, new Matches of the Week to compete in, and even the Adidas Brazuca ball. I'm not much of a sports fan so I have no idea why a ball is that important, but it's obviously something of a big deal so who am I to judge?

You can download the newly updated FIFA 14 right now for free.

FIFA 14 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Blake Grundman on September 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FREE-TO-PLAY FOOTIE FUN
The Ultimate Team is the perfect way to experience free-to-play.
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FIFA 14 Now Available

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 24th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FREE-TO-PLAY FOOTIE FUN :: Read Review »

The free to play FIFA 14 is now out! Grab it and hit the pitch. But note that if you want to unlock all modes, you'll need to pony up a $4.99 unlock fee. Let us know what you think in the comments.

FIFA 14 is iOS-Bound and Will Be Free-to-Play When it Releases This Fall

Posted by Rob Rich on August 30th, 2013

Get ready to play some real football!

EA Sports is bringing FIFA 14 to iOS for free this fall. It's going to be packed, too. Over 600 teams from 30 leagues, online multiplayer, and an all new set of touch controls. It'll also feature the popular "FIFA Ultimate Team" (FUT) mode, which will let players pick their own play style, manage their own team, and compete to earn coins in order to improve everything. And if that isn't enough, EA SPORTS Football Club Match Day will add an extra layer of realism to your games by adding in-game stories pulled straight from the real world such as injuries and suspensions.

Three premium game modes (Manager Mode, Tournament Mode, and Kickoff Mode) are also available for any players looking to "upgrade their game." Sounds cool, right? Well FIFA 14 will be coming to the App Store for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch this fall. Presumably around the time its console big brother releases in late September, but it's just a guess so don't quote me on that!

Favorite 4: Apps for the World Cup!

Posted by Robert Corra on June 11th, 2010

It's been 4 long years since Italy gloriously hoisted the FIFA World Cup and proclaimed themselves the kings of soccer (football, futbol, calcio, etc.). There’s a deep field of 32 teams who will be vying for the 2010 crown and, while you can never count out old stalwarts like Brazil, Italy, and Germany, many countries have a legitimate shot at the trophy and their place in soccer immortality.

What's different this time around? Well, this is the first World Cup to take place in the continent of Africa. Many of the players and coaches have changed throughout the years. But, as far as my fellow iPhone enthusiasts are concerned, the biggest difference is that this is the first World Cup to take place since Apple's miracle device was born. There are several cool apps for just about everything these days, and the World Cup is no exception. Here are 4+ apps that every soccer fan should have on their iPhones over the next month of soccer nirvana...

FIFA World Cup

If you want a game that has all the pomp and circumstance of the tournament, EA’s FIFA World Cup does a good job of incorporating all those elements. As the only officially licensed game, FIFA World Cup lets you choose from 105 different countries on the quest to qualify for the competition and capture the trophy. There’s also a Captain Your Country Mode, where you become a virtual pro on your favorite team and try to guide them to victory. FIFA World Cup may not be the greatest game of soccer that you’ll play, but it has all of the official stadiums and requisite fanfare of the world’s greatest sporting event, including some amusingly blocky-looking fans. Soccer enthusiasts may also want to try X2 Soccer 2010 for perhaps a better simulation of the game, and Soccer Superstars for a more arcade-like approach. Neither have the spectacle of the World Cup license, but they are amongst the best soccer games in the app store at this time. Keep an eye out for Pro Evolution Soccer as well, as the legendary series will soon be making its debut on the iPhone.

ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup

ESPN is the official home of the World Cup in the United States, and is offering an iPhone app that can be used to follow all of the latest happenings. Included in the free app is News, Live Scores, Schedules, Video, Stats, History, etc. For a robust $7.99 more, ESPN is promising Live Radio Streams of all the matches, timely in-game video highlights, expert analysis, premium alerts/notifications, and live play-by-play commentary. It remains to be seen if the upgrade is worth a purchase, but it is nice to have all this information included in a handy & attractive app. As an alternative, the Associated Press is offering a World Cup specific app for all of the latest soccer news, and Univision, the official Spanish language provider of the World Cup in the United States, is offering a comprehensive app of their own. It wasn’t that long ago when Univision was the only place to watch much of the best soccer, including the World Cup. Now where can I get a sweet Andres Cantor “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL!” ring tone?

World Cup Trivia Challenge

Want to show off your stunning, yet normally useless amount of World Cup knowledge? World Cup Trivia Challenge lets you do just that in a surprisingly good game. Choose your side and play through a trivial facsimile of the World Cup including qualification, group stage, and the knock-out stage. Better yet, take on your friend at the bar in a head-to-head match of true fandom. Get 3 multiple choice questions right and you score a goal, but every wrong answer counts towards your opponent's tally. Go back and forth in a timed match to see who scores the most goals, with a tie game going to a true/false penalty shootout. World Cup Trivia Challenge is a modest game, but it has some clever ideas and is just fun. It's a great time-waster between matches, and an excellent way to score some hard-earned bragging rights.

Vuvuzela 2010

The most important app for this World Cup, however, is hands-down Vuvuzela 2010. If you don't know about vuvuzelas before this World Cup, you will very shortly. A vuvuzela is a type of horn used by soccer fans, and it is especially prominent in South Africa. The crowds in South Africa will be blaring these horns during every second of every match. It may very well end up being one of the most distinguishing and memorable characteristics of the tournament. The deep, droning sounds of hundreds of vuvuzelas is reminiscent of a swarm of bees, just louder and more obnoxious. There were calls to ban the horns for the World Cup, but they'll be there and they'll be ever-present. If you don't get to pick one up for yourselves, Vuvuzela 2010 does a great job of replicating the experience. Just pick the color of your horn to match your favorite team, turn up the volume as high as it can go, and shake or tap your phone. The effect is pretty genuine, and quite amusing. You might not be able to be at the World Cup in person, but Vuvuzela 2010 brings you that much closer. I suggest blaring it when people least suspect it, for maximum effect.

So, now that you and your iPhone will be prepared for the 2010 World Cup, who's going to win? European champions Spain may be the prohibitive favorites, but I'll go out on a limb and say England takes out Argentina in the finals. Okay, I put like zero thought into that, but it would be an interesting final (remember the Falklands?). Besides, England has an Italian coach, so that can’t be bad. Who do you think will go all the way? Post a comment if you have an opinion, or if you've found some other useful apps that all World Cup lovers shouldn't be without...

Oh, and Go USA! Forza Italia! Viva Oranje!

FIFA World Cup Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Ben Harvell on May 12th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DISAPPOINTING
With the World Cup in South Africa fast approaching, many will be hunting for a decent iPhone soccer game. Is EA’s latest international offering what sports fans are looking for?
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