Top 5 football games you can play online for free

      

Top 5 football games you can play online for free

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FIFA, Pro Evolution Soccer and Football Manager have laid their hands on a big chunk of the existing football game market, but that doesn’t mean you can't find an unpolished gem or two in the niches.

Free online football games might not benefit from huge budgets, but what some of them have is depth, or their own peculiar style.  

Here are the top five online football games to fill those hours in between:

5. Freestyle Football

Freestyle Football

Freestyle football is very colourful and entertaining indeed. You get to create a player and level up as you climb the different leagues alongside players like yourself.

While the game mechanics are not on the same level as some other games out there, once you get into it, it will keep you glued nonetheless. The only downside is that the developer has been neglecting fixing those bugs. Despite that, it’s still a great game.

You can get it from Steam.

 4. Hattrick

Having launched in 1997, Hattrick is one of the old dogs out there. The game’s depth and pull have understandably kept it popular since then.

The gist is you are the manager of a club. You can create and manage your team in any of the 128 different countries available in the game.

You will have many options to shuffle through: from deciding the first eleven to selecting the right training, transfers and a gazillion of other things. It’s a great game if you are looking for something in the mold of Football Manager.

Register and play here.

3. Football Legend Online

Football Legend Online is great MMO game. It is hugely popular in Russia, and with good reason: the graphics are some of the best you can get for free, while the competitiveness of its community will keep you sucked in for hours.

You can, basically, create your own avatar player and use him throughout the season. While the game is free, the downside is users with Premium access are likely to overtake you in development at some point.

Play here.

2.  Goal United Pro

This one is for those who prefer to suspend the action to think. It’s a managerial game which provides gamers with a huge variety of actions: from building up your club’s stadium and offices to buying and selling players and determining the team’s tactics.

Goal United Pro is not a one-off game. You have to build yourself up and gain experience to be really good at it – and that is a challenge in itself.

Register and play here.

1. Sociable Soccer

The game is still in development, but having in mind that it is based on the classic Sensible Soccer 1992, the excitement surrounding it is justifiable. Sociable Soccer will understandably have improved graphics compared to its predecessor but, most importantly, it will keep the engine of Sensible Soccer.

The pace of the game is fast while the freedom of action – complete. Just shoot from anywhere; it might go in, brilliantly. Or execute a Messi-like run from one end to the other – no worries, there is no fatigue factor.  

Despite the game’s apparent lack of connection to reality, it is a lot of fun. To top it, the developers have taken the promise upon themselves to organise regular tournaments.

Coming out soon.

If you wish to get your game on this list, please contact us at support [at] theballissquare.co.uk

 

 

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# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 38 79 100
2 Manchester United FC 38 40 81
3 Tottenham Hotspur FC 38 38 77
4 Liverpool FC 38 46 75
5 Chelsea FC 38 24 70
6 Arsenal FC 38 23 63
7 Burnley FC 38 -3 54
8 Everton FC 38 -14 49
9 Leicester City FC 38 -4 47
10 Newcastle United FC 38 -8 44
11 Crystal Palace FC 38 -10 44
12 AFC Bournemouth 38 -16 44
13 West Ham United FC 38 -20 42
14 Watford FC 38 -20 41
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -20 40
16 Huddersfield Town 38 -30 37
17 Southampton FC 38 -19 36
18 Swansea City FC 38 -28 33
19 Stoke City FC 38 -33 33
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 38 -25 31