Every year, around September and October, fans of football video games start to get nervous and eager to receive news about the near future release of some of the best soccer games available. On PC and video consoles, the franchises developed by EA Sports and Konami battle it out to see who takes control of this market with their FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. And although there are also versions of these two games, on Android and iPhone it's Dream League Soccer the one that's taking all the praise as of lately.
In fact, many gamers want to know when the new version for the 2017-2018 season will be out. Well, it already has been published but that doesn't mean that they can't resort to different alternatives such as this Dream League 2018, a funny clone of First Touch's franchise, in which you'll have to try to become the best player in the world and lead your team to glory, conquering as many titles as possible with your goals and excellent moves on the pitch.
- Take part in friendly matches and tournaments with different clubs with invented names.
- 3D graphics (or that's at least what its developers promise).
- Simple on-screen controls to shoot, pass, sprint or switch players.
- Choose your starting eleven and the tactics to be used during each match if you manage to access the corresponding menu.
- Any resemblance between real-life players and the game's characters is pure coincidence.
- Totally surrealistic team names: Barça Demons, Madrid Angles, Manchester Devils, West London Blues, Milan Galaxy, Munich Knight or Paris Gaint to name just a few of them.
A messy football game full of adverts
However, those of you who have landed here expecting to find a new installment of the Dream League Soccer franchise, are going to be slightly disappointed. This is simply the APK of a football game that tries to imitate this famous saga. It only manages to do so in its name and icon (let's see how long it takes until a formal complaint is made), because in terms of playability, graphics, and user experience it's a total mess.
It obviously lacks any official license for players or teams.
To start off, before you get around to playing a single minute of football, whether a friendly or championship you decide to organize, you're going to have to put up with several screens full of adverts about other games available on Google Play. About 5 or 6 to be more precise, at five seconds waiting time on each one of them, that's half a minute before you can get stuck into the action.
Once there, and if the banner that covers half the screen allows you to, you'll really find out how messy the game is, with an artificial intelligence for rival players and your own goalkeeper that has a long way to go (just watch how he tries to randomly kick the ball anywhere on the pitch) and that's full of bugs as you'll see when your opponent starts running around the stands with the ball at his feet.
Anyhow, if you were looking for a really good football game, you'll have to resort to the usual suspects: PES 18, FIFA 18 or the real Dream League Soccer 2018. However, if you just want to have a laugh and be able to provide your own negative comments and devastating opinions about the game on the Play Store, go ahead, don't say we didn't warn you. At least it's free and neither will you get swindled with any in-app purchase.