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: Mixed (171 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
This game came with a promise to be really good and maybe even better as NSS3 did in the time but unfortunately the developer removed a several great things the series had once and this edition seemed more like a throwback. Due these lacks of any innovation the game quickly will let you bored and make you remember how good NSS3 was.

But the worst thing, and the main reason that really makes this game not worth buying today is that the developer practically abandoned the main version for PC after he started to develop to mobiles, so don't expect updates or more support any time (maybe never).
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Just awful. First time i have ever seen a game be so far behind its mobile version. Controls are absolutely dreadful, the players energy dissappears so qucikly you can do a tiny amount of training and even then have less than 50 fitness for every game. The entire in game experience is you watching a ball go everywhere but to you, and even when it does your player never actually keeps the ball, it either goes straight through him or he runs over it.

In summary, the gameplay even on the few occasions you do have the ball is so bad it is like watching a group of quad amputees compete in a swingball tournament, minus the optimism.
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42 of 52 people (81%) found this review helpful
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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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
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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