Live the life of an up-and-coming superstar in this unique football career game. Start out as a 16 year old lad and work your way to the top to become a footballing legend!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (238 reviews) - 64% of the 238 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2012

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Reviews

“NSS5 provides that 'just one more turn' feeling that very few games contain.”
8.5 – OperationSports.com

“This electronic product is ideal for any lout who has a passing to high level of interest in foot-to-ball.”
RockPaperShotgun.com

“A ton of fun and highly recommended.”
DIYGamer.com

About This Game

Live the life of an up-and-coming superstar in this unique football career game. Start out as a 16 year old lad and work your way to the top to become a footballing legend! You need to train hard, play matches, make transfers, do interviews, stay in touch with friends, sign sponsorship deals, go to the casino, buy cars, and more! With so many distractions in a footballer's life is it any wonder that so many don't make it? But what about you? Can you become a new star?

Key features:

  • Thousands or clubs and hundreds of leagues to play in, with realistic continental and international competitions.
  • A global leaderboard lets you compare your progress and transfer value against other players around the world.
  • Pulsating match action with interactive fans and cameramen!
  • Newspaper reports highlight your highs, lows and outright scandals!
  • There are 7 keys skills to build up as you grow from young wannabe to international legend.
  • You have 8 relationships to maintain including the boss, fans, girlfriend and sponsors.
  • Casino games and horse racing allow you to fritter away some of your hard-earned riches.
  • Haggling for a better contract or giving a post-match interview – there are loads of mini-games to master.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive:256 MB HD space
    • Sound:OpenAL compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:A gamepad is highly recommended

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive:256 MB HD space
    • Sound:OpenAL compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:A gamepad is highly recommended

    Minimum:

    • OS:MacOS 10.4
    • Processor:1 GHz (Intel)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive:256 MB HD space
    • Sound:OpenAL compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:A gamepad is highly recommended

    Recommended:

    • OS:MacOS 10.7
    • Processor:2 GHz (Intel)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive:256 MB HD space
    • Sound:OpenAL compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:A gamepad is highly recommended
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (238 reviews)
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Batavia
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
I love this game!
But i think its time to give this game a huge update like
-more competitions
-new kits
-updated competition data

And a lot more. I hope the developer will give this game a huge update soon.
But i am afraid that won't happen anymore.
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Kapnobatai
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Extremely playable!
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Redirect82
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
hey is there anybody who can tell me where i can get new sat soccer 2 ? please help someone my good friend google is of no use :)
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Corwin86
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
As today, I'm really surprise that is still on sale.

It's bugged, and the design is way inferior to New Star Soccer 5.

For example: have you ever seen a player from the Far Oer second tier with a price tag of 2M £? Here...
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✪ robmeister
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
good game, i like it.
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¥.J.MäLm§†££ñ ®
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
i don't understand why NSS3 players didn't like this one. we have nearly same game here.
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Inthechat
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Oh god this game is terrible. The controls are terrible and sluggish and that alone made me refund this game.
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Spartacus
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This game is fun to play, I dont get why it is getting alot of negativity!
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GRThess
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Teammates not programmed right (sending passes without aiming), awful controls and awful gameplay. It is a little bit better that it is more "open world" but it gets out of the ordinary New Star Soccer.
The game is totally not worth the 11.99€, hopefully I bought it on the -75% sale. It can only be played properly with a controller which is still a little bit difficult in the beggining because you use only 2 keys. (Congrats for creativity)
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SH1TWORKS
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
- Purchased before I deployed to a country without internet.

- DRM prevents me from playing the game in offline mode.

- Spent all deployment regretting wasting money.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
60 of 74 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
THIS GAME USES DRM OF THE WORST KIND. You've been warned.

The dev doesn't care about this version anyway, he just works on mobile ports now. Guess that's where the real money is nowadays. NSS5 is still kinda fun, but the game has huge amount of small problems (completely broken match rating system, the game's too easy).

NSS5 is still better than 4 (in which the dev tried to use a 3D engine and failed miserably) but it's just not worth any money. Get NSS3 or 2.
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45 of 54 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Urgh, this is just a terrible game. I enjoyed the mobile game until the developer got greedy and turned it into a pay to win game, I played some of the older NSS PC games and found them to be challenging but fun...

This version feels lifeless, a grind against a ruthless manager and players that have as much vision as a 15 year old labrador with cataracts. As a player you feel like you're a golf cart with the slow turning speed and wide turning circle. You can use your ability to read the game to make through balls which can set your team up with a scoring chance and possibly even praise from your manager. This is something that your fellow teammates cannot do, when you call for the ball they go straight to your feet, since this isn't immediate in some cases you have to turn yourself (golf cart) back into the position you were in and by that time the play is dead and in most cases the ball is lost, all your fault

I'm sure with more play I'd adapt to the way the game wants me to play it, but in a world of FIFA and PES there is no room for such amateur gameplay

The energy issue is a common problem in modern NSS games. I lost 40% of my energy on a plane journey to east Europe as part of Europa League game; did I walk? was I pulling the bus? So you buy NRG (oops.. stomach cramps!) and it gives you barely enough energy to last an entire game; if you come on as a sub you get barely enough time to get into the game, try to crank the game time up and you get asked to become a premium member

The developer has fallen far from grace, once a beloved indie developer turned cash hungry EA type wannabe who clearly no longer cares about the PC fan base that gave them their fame
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2015
I loved NSS3. What a great game that was. Unfortunately none of the charm of that title remains in the bones of this terrible game. The controls are terrible. The team AI is terrible. The match rating system is terrible. It's like watching a bunch of grade schoolers run around on the field.

I cannot recommend this title. I can't even find the words to fully deal with my frustration on how far this series has fallen.
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32 of 44 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
The website for this game series notes that New Star Soccer 2 is popular because it was the last to feature text-based gameplay. That's unsurprising, because the match engine in this is the most clumsy, awkward and rage-inducing one I've ever seen, and I was playing soccer games on a Sega Master System 20-odd years ago. It feels like you need to stand still to receive a pass - not only do team-mates constantly pass well behind your run, but the player has the turning circle of a tank. Having to sign up for an account just to start a game adds to the frustration.
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
I actually really like this game. I'm not much of a sports fan, and even then this game is old, but it's a nice football/soccer player simulation. You play games, you make money, spend money, time, and energy on fans, romantic interests and fellow teammates. You also need to maintain a relationship with your manager! The "gameplay" itself isn't amazing, it's not easy to actually play the ingame matches and be a star player but it's not bad.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
i prefered the free game on the apps store
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
83.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
Pros:

its fun
The game focuses on your own player to improve its status & become one of the top players in the world
it gets addicting to the point that you just want to make another turn or match
its simple
the controls feels like those old SNES soccer games that we loved

Cons:

No option to make a match longer
Pointless online feature that directs you to a 3rd party site in order to sync your player's records

For an indie game with this much content its actually good.
I like the idea of improving your own player and options to do outside the match because it gives me this RPG vibe.
If you're not in a hurry to buy this game its okay to slip it until it goes on sale but yeah, this is surprisingly a fun & addicting game to me.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2013
+ Control one player, building your stats and working your way up
+ Simple old-school gameplay that can be hard to put down
+ Casual presentation that doesn't discourage non-football fans
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
This is an amazing game! Just like any real life sport... the more you practice, the better you get. This is true in this game, which is where the leveling up really increases the enjoyment factor. Yes, you don't start out a super-star, your not, you are a rookie, but as you play it, and you improve your abilities, you become one. As you become a super-star, not only are you winning your games, but you are living the life. One of my favorite parts of this game, is how it includes off-the-field perks of being an athlete, and lets you live the life. Great great game, for all the good-sport, sports-enthusiasts out there. The game gives you several control options, my favorite, that worked well for me, was the 'game controller'.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Even though the trailer does make it look somewhat ridiculous and not very soccer based, the fast based gameplay is very gripping and the gameplay becomes addictive in a flash. Once you get over the initial rookie problems, such as the relatively unwieldy controls and pace of game, it pulls you in and forces you to play for hours. Fantastic game.
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