8 Great Football Games Other than FIFA

It has been confirmed. The longstanding partnership between EA and FIFA is coming to a close this year which means there won’t be a FIFA+EA football game next year. While the franchise has its ups and downs, at the end of the day, FIFA will always have a place in our hearts.

Then again, there are still other football games other than FIFA that are worthy of our time. Today, we’ll be looking at 8 football games outside of the FIFA franchise that is amazing for their own reasons.

Let’s start.

1. PES (Pro Evolution Soccer)

Photo Credits: Konami

The eternal rivalry between PES and FIFA is ongoing. We will leave it to you to decide which is better–for us, we would instead enjoy both of these amazing games. What we’re trying to say is both of these games are great alternatives for each other, if you ever get tired of playing one of them.

Known for its realistic gameplay, some players might lean towards PES due to FIFA’s more arcade-style approach which they might not like. Plus, PES also has an extensive range of licenses for teams and leagues, making it a good choice for fans who want to play with their favourite real-life teams.

2. Rocket League

Rocket League
Photo Credits: Psyonix

Although not strictly a football game, Rocket League has become popular among fans of the sport due to its fast-paced gameplay and similarities to football (except with rocket-powered cars). It’s a great option for players who want something different but still enjoy the competitive nature of sports games.

While not conventional, Rocket League has a very strong community that is very welcoming to new players. Whether you are a competitive or a casual player, you will most definitely find a place within the Rocket League family.

3. Football Manager

Football Manager
Photo Credits: Sega

Don’t want to get your hands dirty and is in love with the idea of managing a football team instead? Well, if that’s the case, Football Manager is the game for you.

This game is more focused on managing a team than playing actual matches, making it a good choice for players who enjoy the strategy and decision-making aspects of football. With its extensive database of players and teams, Football Manager is also a great way to learn more about in-depth about the sport.

Unlike other football games, we recommend Football Manager to players that are seasoned with the sport. It’s a game that has a lot of football nuances in it and if you are new, you can find it overwhelming. That said, fans of football will enjoy this more strategic approach to a football game.

4. Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Captain Tsubasa Rise of the Champions
Photo Credits: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Based on the popular manga and anime series, Captain Tsubasa is a football game that puts a unique spin on the sport by incorporating superhuman abilities and special moves. It’s a great choice for fans of the series or players who want a more anime-ish take on football.

Honestly, we recommend players first try this game before moving into other football games—given that the players are not familiar with the sport at all. Without knowing much about it, Captain Tsubasa is pretty fun on its own due to its flashiness and over-the-top gameplay.

5. Score Hero

Score Hero
Photo Credits: First Touch Games

Score Hero is a mobile game that challenges players to score goals by swiping on the screen. Although it’s not as complex as some of the other games on this list, its simple and addictive gameplay makes it an excellent option for casual players.

At first glance, this game might seem subpar to all the major football titles out there but its indie approach to the genre gives it a lot of charm. Like with Captain Tsubasa, Score Hero is a good game to get your foot off football games. Even if you don’t know the sport well, you will enjoy Score Hero.

6. Football, Tactics & Glory

football tactics and glory
Photo Credits: Creoteam

Football, Tactics and Glory is an odd one. Who would’ve thought we’d live to see an RPG-styled football game? Well, we’re all for it!

This game combines football with turn-based strategy gameplay, allowing players to control every aspect of their team’s performance. It’s a good choice for players who enjoy tactical games and want to approach football from a more analytical perspective.

Therefore, if you are a sucker for games from the Football Manager series, this is pretty similar. It’s severely underrated and truly deserves more love from the football community.

7. Football School

Football School
Photo Credits: Raptor Claw Games

Imagine the gameplay of Two Point Campus and Two Point Hospital but the theme here is football. Here, you will need to take charge of all things related to management in a football club. It’s like Football Manager but instead of managing a team, you’ll be managing its infrastructures.

Hence, it is up to you to decide which attributes, buildings and services can best contribute to your club’s efficiency. The user interface of this game is really simple and we love that because it doesn’t get too clunky and cluttered. Perfect for a simulation game, especially for beginners.

8. FreestyleFootball R

FreeStyle Football R

A big fan of Ronaldinho or Neymar? If you like football showboating then FreestyleFootball R is the perfect game for you.

This game focuses on freestyle football, which involves performing tricks and stunts with a ball. It’s a good option for players who want to focus on individual skills rather than team gameplay, and it offers a unique and exciting take on the sport.

And there we have it! We’ve finally made it to the bottom of the list! If you are interested in getting any of the games above—or any gaming needs—be sure to check out OffGamers here!