World Cup soccer on the iPhone

World Cup soccer on the iPhone

Jason Parker Jason Parker, Senior Associate Editor June 29, 2010

The World Cup tournament is now down to the final eight. In the U.S., where soccer mostly flies under the radar, the success of the USA team brought out a huge number of fans, many of which probably now have a new appreciation for soccer. With the U.S. out of the running, and only eight teams left, it will be sad to see the most popular tournament in the world come to an end.


With that in mind, I've rounded up the best soccer games for iPhone so you can continue the tournament virtually, wherever you are. I originally wanted to write this story when the tournament was just getting underway, but a big video game soccer franchise had a delayed release for their iPhone version in the iTunes store. Konami's PES 2010 was released today and it was mostly worth the wait.


Along with PES 2010, I included Soccer Superstars 2010, a cartoon-like soccer game for the more casual gamer; X2 Soccer 2010, for good gameplay and realistic weather conditions; FIFA World Cup 2010, a fast-paced soccer experience with all the teams and players you love; and Real Soccer 2010, a fun game with an interesting mode that lets you play as a single player and level-up as you progress through a season.

Product Name PES 2010 (US) Soccer Superstars 2010 X2 Soccer 2010 FIFA World Cup 2010 Real Soccer 2010
Date Added June 28, 2010 June 28, 2010 June 28, 2010 April 30, 2010 March 04, 2011
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Review Date June 29, 2010 June 29, 2010 June 29, 2010 June 29, 2010 June 29, 2010
Summary PES 2010 (or Pro Evolution Soccer 2010) has some of the most realistic soccer gameplay in the iTunes App Store, but it suffers from a ... Read more Soccer Superstars is a unique and fun soccer game for iPhone with cartoony, anime-style graphics, RPG elements that let you level-up special players, and challenging ... Read more X2 Soccer 2010 is a 3D soccer game with some great elements that set it apart from other games in the iTunes App Store, but ... Read more Electronic Arts' FIFA soccer games are the most popular console soccer games worldwide, and FIFA World Cup continues the tradition of having the most complete ... Read more Real Soccer 2010 offers the most game types in the iTunes App Store, tons of flexibility in formations and substitutions, and plenty more, but doesn'... Read more
License Purchase; $6.99 Purchase; $4.99 Purchase; $6.99 Purchase; $6.99 Purchase; $6.99
Limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations
Downloads Last Week 2 1 1 178 29
Total Downloads 5267 191 415 20930 5596
File Size 51.21MB 13.73MB 150.68MB 37.57MB 147.66MB
Operating Systems iPhone OS 3.x
iPhone OS 4.x
iOS
iPhone OS 3.x
iPhone OS 4.x
iOS
iPhone OS 3.x
iPhone OS 4.x
iOS
iPhone OS 3.x
iPhone OS 4.x
iOS
iOS
Additional Requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Publisher Konami Digital Entertainment GAMEVIL X2 Games EA Mobile Gameloft