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: Mostly Positive (103 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

PC
Mac

    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
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 29
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 24
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40 of 69 people (58%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Better than PES
Posted: June 19
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
82.9 hrs on record
Pros:

its fun
you focus on your own player and improve its status to become one of the top players in the world
it gets addicting to the point that you just want to make another turn
its simple

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 game to me.
Posted: June 25
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
49.1 hrs on record
Awesome game, very good and challenging at times, would reccomend it to anyone who is a mad of football!!!
Posted: June 20
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 29, 2013
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