Although it may sound hard to believe, in the field of football games for Android and iPhone, there are alternatives to PES and FIFA. And some of them are even high-quality titles of the likes of Dream League Soccer, a football simulator that has nothing to envy of the franchises developed by Electronic Arts and Konami.
We're talking about a typical football game, in the kindest sense of the word. Mainly because we're going to come across plenty of soccer action and a great playability thanks to its simple controls. Furthermore, we also have to mention its great graphics which means that we're dealing with a decent game that will satisfy our most basic footballing desires.
But apart from making the most of its simulator, we can also play in its manager mode that will allow us to build a competitive squad to face up against the biggest teams in Europe: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Bayern Munich... but not only that: we can also improve our stadium, direct the training sessions, work on the strategy, plan tactics...
The best football game that's not FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer
- Sign players and build a squad of up to 32 footballers.
- Advanced AI system that makes the game unpredictable.
- Compete in four different championships.
- Train your players.
- Meet the goals set by the Board.
- Customize your players with new kits.
- Unlock achievements to earn money to be able to sign the best players.
It stands out due to its great graphics and playability.
In this game, we'll start off from scratch in the lower tiers in which teams from different European leagues will take part. To begin, we'll have to choose a name for our team, assign a kit (maybe the Arsenal shirt or even the England shirt) and play against humble teams.
We'll have to win matches to progress towards higher divisions with the help of our new signings and the strategies that we're capable of coming up with. With just three buttons (shoot, pass, and cross), we'll have everything we need to carry out all sorts movements and skills.
However, there's a problem with this Dream League Soccer. It's the Classic 2015 version that was later replaced by the 2016 edition, and now by the 2017 version. That means that, even if you manage to download its APK, you might not be able to get it to work as it has to connect to the Google Play Store to download data. You might not even be able to do so with a hack.
The best solution is to download the latest 2017 version... that works and is even better than the installment corresponding to the previous season.