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 (160 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 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
This game is totally broken.

After a few matches and hundreds attempts to go online, the game now crashes with the message "Exception Access Violation". I even tried to fix the settings file -as seen on the discussion pages- but the problem exists. Now i cannot proceed with my saved game/season, it crashes continuously on the same timespot.

The developer dropped the support forum and the updates altogether. It should be removed from Steam Store and buyers should be refunded.

AVOID. [0/10]
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Upon first impressions of the screenshots, it's fair to assume that New Star Soccer 5 would be a modern, hopefully deeper attempt at the 90s Sensible Soccer games. Besides the appearance of the match engine, I feel that this game should not be compared to any Sensible Soccer game. New Star Soccer 5 simply does not deliver the same quality of gameplay and overall polish as the 90s favorites.

In this game, there is much focus placed on the life of the athlete you play as. You will be able to choose which skills to train in, you will be able to take part in social activities with friends, teammates, and a girlfriend. You will have the chance to build your relationship with your manager and the fans, and you will also be allowed to spend money on many items and properties. Most of the time, the way you must perform these actions is by playing memory games where cards will be flashed with different images on them, then they will then be flipped over and and scrambled, and you will need to match two of a kind. That's all there is to it, and it isn't any fun.

The developer chose to implement a DRM-like system of player creation and in-game updates where you must manually create an account with a password on their servers, and every single time the game updates after a match, for example, it tries to connect again to their servers. The problem is that the connection to their servers fails almost every single time the game tries to reach them to save your progress. This means that you will need to retry the connection over and over, until it works, each time the game fails to connect to their servers, and it happens extremely often.

The career mode allows for the player to go through a maximum of 20 in-game years, and after that you will need to retire that player and begin a new career with someone new. With your player, you will go through his early development as a teenager all the way to a veteran in his late 30s. There is a simple contract negotiation between you and the clubs, there are transfers, there are relegations and promotions within the leagues, and there are international competitions for both club and country. There are some major flaws with all of these features. Very little of what goes on both in the player's career and on the pitch actually makes any sense. Match ratings are almost totally broken, with the game giving your player a low rating or a high rating apparently not reflecting anything that occurred on the pitch. Your 17 year old player will become club captain and be called up to the national team for doing nearly nothing. It's as if these events were scripted into the programming of the game no matter what you did as a player or how well you played the matches. How well your club performs in cups and championships seems to be artificially altered by more scripted programming, having nothing to do with how well you play or even if you play in the matches at all. Choosing to skip a match and not playing in it makes no difference at all in what happens in the game world or how well your club performs. If the programming of the game wants your club to win or wants you to have whatever random rating, that's exactly what will happen.

The way the match engine looks is what drew my attention to this game, and coming from playing the Sensible Soccer games in the 90s, I was hopeful to relive a modern take on those games. I was very disappointed. The match engine has many problems, including those related to your teammates' and opponents' AI. Everything seems scripted and the other players on the pitch will not do more than precisely what they were programmed to do. Asking them to pass you the ball can produce some senseless and ridiculous moments. Every match played is almost identical to the last, and can be won by using the same exact strategy as before. The controls are imprecise and can be frustrating at times. The shooting and passing mechanics perform inadequately and rarely the way you intend. It's also really obvious that the game is intended to be experienced by people playing primarily as strikers, and secondarily as attacking midfielders. Every other position won't make any sense at all. If you want to be part of the action on the pitch, you will need to travel the entire field and play out of position almost always. Even as a striker and as an attacking midfielder, if you actually want to be part of the match, you will need to run all over the place and play out of position a lot of the time. In addition to New Star Soccer 5 having all these problems and looking and feeling like a mobile game, it's just not any fun. There are rarely any moments where your actions will mean actual accomplishments, as the game is playing itself down to all the events it has been scripted to do.

New Star Soccer 5 is mediocre.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
This is posibly the most depressing game I've ever played. I'm not even joking.

It's a great reminder that you can't ever win in life. No matter what your abilities are, you'll always be at the mercy of your circumstances.

Do well at your job and your co-workers will probably hate you and hinder you at every opportunity - after all, they pursue the same vague idea of glory and prosperity you do. And you only have so much time on this planet and that time, you will learn, is not nearly enough to please even a fraction of the people who matter. The small victories you get every once in a while won't fuel you forever either.

Do poorly and everyone will hate you - your family and fans disappointed, your friends and significant other alienated, the press chewing your fat until they decide you're yesterday's news - and then there you are, stuck on the bench with your only friend left: the drink.

But of course your boss will always be there to provide a stone cold, insatiable father figure: shouting unhelpful and meaningless nuggets of wisdom like "Take your time" and "Think about when you call" every step of the way; providing the minimal required amount of reinforcement to your Skinner box of an existence to keep you going.

Football is Life, and Life is a Smelly ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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