If you’re a football fan and looking to take it to the next level in terms of participation, you have a few options. You could always try out betting on a game, looking for the best football odds to feel part of the action. Another option is actually playing a game – on your PSP. There are some excellent PSP football games now, so you can take on the roles of the biggest and best football stars in the world. Here are some of the very best.
It comes as no great surprise that FIFA is sitting at the top of the list. Pretty much anyone who has any console in the PlayStation family, PS Vita or PlayStation Portable will have played FIFA at some point. FIFA is, in most people’s opinion, the very best football game – it has all the teams, all the players and everything you would want in a football game – and so much more.
PES – Pro Evolution Soccer is another excellent football game on PSP and some even prefer it to FIFA! It performs well and has everything you would look for in a football game – excellent graphics, the most up-to-date players and more.
Football Manager Handheld
This game is another favourite that is played by owners of PSPs all across the country. In this game, it’s slightly different as you don’t play the game by controlling the players – you simply manage your team and lead them to victory. You need to buy and sell your players, train the squad and manage them.
This is where football leaves the pitch and takes to the street. This idea doesn’t always appeal to soccer fans but the concept is original, which we like. It also takes players back to the days when they played football on the street with their friends.
FIFA has done an exceptional job with this and if you were a player that enjoyed a kickaround outside your house on the weekend, then you will definitely enjoy this.
Winning Eleven 9
This game plays out in a very similar way to Winning Eleven and FIFA, but it hasn’t quite reached those same heights. Given the choice, most opt for the other two brands, but that doesn’t mean Winning Eleven is without merit.
Generally, its graphics aren’t quite up there with the others, but it does offer great gameplay. It’s worth trying out as you may find yourself pleasantly surprised.
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
One of the most exciting tournaments in recent history was the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with Shakira’s Waka Waka, Vuvuzelas and an atmosphere like no other. This game allows you to recreate that.
In this game, you can play as any one out of the 199 countries to hopefully beat the rest and win the coveted World Cup. This game allows you to relive that time and also enjoy a traditional football gaming experience.
UEFA Champions League 2006-2007
This is another nostalgic game that takes us back to one of the most exciting football experiences in recent history. You get to play the Champions League tournament as any one of the teams that qualified with the hope of lifting the trophy.
The Champions League is one of the toughest footballing tournaments out there – as it is played by the best football teams in Europe, so this game is for those who know what they are doing.
World Tour Soccer
Finally, we have World Tour Soccer which is a unique PSP game. It is exclusive to the PlayStation platform and isn’t available on any other gaming device. Moreover, it’s lots of fun to play and is certainly worth a recommendation.
So, there you have it. PSPs now have plenty of excellent games – and football practically ranks as the most popular genre out there. That comes as no surprise when you see the quality of games available.