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Soccer, or football in most parts of the world, is an incredible sport with a storied history. It’s the most popular sport in the world, and while it’s not the most popular in the United States, it’s still well-loved. Like most sports, there have been some incredible soccer video games made over the years that expertly capture the fun and competition that comes with playing soccer with your friends, from the older arcade-style games to today’s modern versions that simulate what it’s like to manage a team and take them to stardom. So what are the best soccer games ever made? Let’s take a look.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

The rivalry between FIFA and PES has been one of the most popular in the world of professional soccer. In 2017, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 was able to finally beat out the fabled Fifa franchise with what was a legitimately great game. While many of the teams featured in the game weren’t licensed, it was still able to get the necessary licenses to feature major soccer competitions, such as the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League. It was a huge victory for the developers of the series and the game’s gameplay and graphics were incredibly well-designed, making this a must-play for soccer fans that year.

Super Mario Strikers

Although it’s not likely that people think about soccer when they think about Super Mario, Nintendo was able to bring the world of Super Mario into a soccer-inspired game. While it’s not overly serious, it’s still a great game to play. The characters from the series are well-known and are able to bring a unique sense of excitement to the table. Super Mario Strikers is a great choice for children who love soccer and want to play something fun, energetic, and easy to understand.

Football Manager 2012

The Football Manager series has been one of the most popular sports series of all time. It allows players to take on the role of a professional soccer manager and manage their teams. The game features a variety of features that allow players to dive into making strategic decisions in order to lead their teams to victory. Unlike most sports games, Football Manager focuses on the players’ control over the game, allowing them to make effective decisions and manage their teams. Out of all the Football Manager series entries, Football Manager 12 is by far the best.

Rocket League

The creators of Rocket League took the concepts of soccer and made it into a game that’s incredibly fun. You essentially play soccer, but with cars. It features a variety of vehicles that can be used to launch rockets into the sky. The game has become a huge hit, making it an ideal choice for people who are passionate about soccer but want something less serious and more focused on fun. The goal of the game is to score as many goals as possible in order to beat the other team. Although it doesn’t feature any Lionel Messis, this is still a great choice for people who are passionate about soccer.