Lords of Football is a whole new sports lifestyle simulator, played in God Mode.The everyday routine of football is brought to life, simulating footballers' training to improve their skills and all the drama and real-life distractions that unfold during a normal season.
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Release Date: Apr 5, 2013

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Includes 3 items: Lords of Football, Lords of Football: Eastern Europe, Lords of Football: Super Training

 

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"Reminiscent of The Sims, this ingenious game breaks the mould of the traditional management simulation in some style, as you attempt to keep your men happy on and off the pitch. From chalking out the tactics to keeping the party boys out of the tabloids, I's an absolute riot. Best Moment : The sight of your squad starting a conga line outside the training ground at 6am after a night out. Tut Tut"

5/5 - Four Four Two magazine

About This Game

Lords of Football is a whole new sports lifestyle simulator, played in God Mode.The everyday routine of football is brought to life, simulating footballers' training to improve their skills and all the drama and real-life distractions that unfold during a normal season. With easy drag-and-drop navigation and by learning each footballer's personality, you must oversee all your footballers and resources to bring the team up to international competition level. The game takes place in an immersive 3D world with a customisable team, and rewards success with club upgrades to expand this exciting, vibrant football simulation.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Genre defining – A football lifestyle simulation played with an easy drag and drop God Mode style interface. It crosses genres to bring you a new football experience, involving you in both the match and the personal lives of your footballers. This is unique, a game like no other!
  • Matches - Give match commands to your footballers in a way unlike any other football game. Your team's ability and performance will not only depend on your tactical strategy but also on how well you look after them on and off the pitch.
  • Play in a real-time 3D football world – Explore and interact in a full 3D real-time environment where you can unlock upgrades that change, improve and expand your world.
  • Personalities - Each footballer has his own unique personality and distinct behaviour. They will react in different ways to events that take place within the world, as well as your choices having a direct effect on their mood, for better or worse.
  • Off-pitch activities - Interact with and affect the personal lives of your footballers. Keep them happy with fun free time activities in the pub, club and restaurant while avoiding negative addictions and bad habits.
  • Training and drills - A new level of interaction is available during the training phase by offering a customisable 3D space, assigning drills or closely examining each footballer’s performance in real time.
  • Customisation – With the ability to configure every aspect of your team's appearance — name, playing kit, logo and even individual footballers' names — you have the ability to live your football dream and run your very own club.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 9400 1 Gb/Amd Radeon HD 4550 1 Gb
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:9 GB HD space
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Wild Blood
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 20
This review is on Lords of Football:

Pros:
This game has captured what it is like to be a manager in real life and face problems
with the team.
Lords of Football also makes training fun and simulative so it isn't boring
Assigning big amounts of players to stations/training areas is great with an easy pickup system(I personally love that feature)
The game also lets you simulate or play a game of football when a match is played which is a nice feature.
Achievements seem very easy most you will unlock by playing the game. A lot of them seem to be winning leagues.

Cons:
When playing a game you cannot control players like in Fifa only allowed to make callouts like a coach.
The game does not let use the names of proper teams it uses fake names such as "Blue Eagle" instead of "Manchester City".
The game becomes sort of boring during matches unless seemed.
Graphics are not up to date and poor but acceptable.

Conclusion:
This game only tailors to hard core football fans.
I myself are not a hardcore fan but still enjoy this game.

Rating:
6/10
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Rumpen
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 6
I only played for a couple of hours so these will be my first impressions.

This is not a bad game it just doesn't suite my taste.
First, in the "off-match-mode" can you train you players, satisfy their needs etc. It is all interesting but the problem is that it is happening in real-time without a pause function. I only play turned based strategy games and I don't like real time strategy. So... this decision making in real time doesn't suite my taste at all.

Secondly, "in-match-mode". The matches are actually quite funny to manage. The problem I have with the matches is that I can't go in and see my players profile in detail. For example, I can see that my player can play as a forward but I can't see if he also can play as a winger. I can only access this information outside the matches.

Both these features makes the game unplayable for me. But with that said, if you like football and real time strategy games (or at least not dislike them), buy it on a sale and try it out.
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Terreas123
14.2 hrs
Posted: August 4
MATCHES COULD BE BETTER!!!
HUMOR IS AMAZING!!!
TRANINGS DOESN'T DO THAT ALL TO YOUR TEAM!!!
NIGHTLIFE/PUNISHMENTS ARE AMAZINGLY FUNNY!!!!!!
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Flik
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 8
Pros,
-Good graphic (decent to some people)
-Detailed gameplay (eg. In game player stats)
-Somewhat fast paced

Cons,
-Gameplay is repetative (train, reduce addiction, soccer match. Keep doing this for whole game)
-Upgrades are through completion of challenges and not purchase (no financing in this game)
-No buying or selling of players (not in the early game)
-Fake club name (unless u find club data base from workshop)
-Match outcome is totally random if game is simulated (not watched)
-Players forever getting addicted to stuff (it gets annoying cus all u do is send them to therapy every training)

Conclusion
Not worth the buy. Repetative gameplay, and the game gets annoying after a while.
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AYuristDrawfag
5.8 hrs
Posted: July 4
LOF is a game that doesn't do any hardcore-ish soccer, I wouldn't recommend it for the ones who want a FIFA/ISSPRO experience.

Still, if you want to smile or have a laugh with a soccer game, play it.
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1000 Yards
10.6 hrs
Posted: May 30
this game is awful and i regret purchasing it
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Zircon
0.8 hrs
Posted: May 22
Gets boring very quickly, its very repetitive
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WrenAndPeter (Feederino)
2.6 hrs
Posted: May 21
Got boring very very quickly. Wouldn't buy it.

And I can't get a refund either. Bought it before it existed.
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VG Purist
3.8 hrs
Posted: May 8
If you are looking for a simulation football game like Fifa then you came to the wrong place. This plays a little like Sims but without much control.

In the day time you train your footballers. The simulation is not very deep as you assign to each individual task (such as passing, shooting, strength and endurance)

At night you assign each footballer a task that they enjoy and hopefully they will not come back symptomatic.

The game lacks depth in all of the areas described above.

https://youtu.be/cpuqtIAb-nc
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Syrkaz
1.6 hrs
Posted: March 11
Terrible game. After 30 minutes the novelty wore out and every action felt repetitive and boring. If you like football, you'll hate this game. It's simply horrific and I'm embarrassed I even spent money on this...

FWIW, I played almost 2 hours, hoping it would pick back up and I'd find it enjoyable. Nope. 15-20 minutes of novelty is all you'll get out of this, so totally not worth the price. You're welcome!
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100 of 111 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
139.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
I'm a big fan of games that try to do something different. Lords of Football attempts to marry the football management experience with a sims-lite player management experience. How successfully it manages that seems to vary on a person by person basis. It may not be spreadsheety enough for the Football Manager fans and not Simsy enough for Sims fans.
Personally, I love it. The unlicensed football-lite side reminds me of Sensible Soccer and the Simsy side... well yeah obvious. The point is, the resulting gaming experience is pretty unique and great fun. What's more, the dev team is taking the usual indie route of listening to players and working hard to improve aspects of the game. Consider the newly released database editor allowing you to fully customize all the teams and players to your heart's content.
Ultimately, I like this game. I think the IP has potential and the developer has potential. I've clocked up 63 hours of playtime and I'm not done with it yet. Your mileage may vary but if you want to try something different then give it a shot, you might just find yourself hooked.
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121 of 152 people (80%) found this review helpful
137 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
My team is full of alcoholics and sex addicts.

10/10
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131 of 169 people (78%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
For those who like 'The Sims' and kind of like football, not for those who like football and kind of like 'The Sims'.

An interesting take on a game, just not my cup of tea.
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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
Lords of Football has a great idea behind it, but it's an unripe fruit. After enjoying it for some time, you will inevitably notice some gaps in the gameplay mechanics.The original idea to combine footballer’s life simulation dynamics with football manager’s management mechanics is surely intriguing, but not fully developed, failing to entertain for more than a season or two.Although Lords of Football has some nice eccentricities and touches, it fails and also feels old and dated.Lords of Football is not a complete football manager that allows you to spend hours on tactical options or scouting for players. On the other hand, it is not a social simulation of footballers' life - you don't have much control over that aspect. The game can look like fun for a short while, but after a few hours it kills you with repetitiveness and boredom. A few interesting ideas aren't enough to save this game from oblivion. Overall 5/10.
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46 of 57 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
This game has a great concept, a god-like football sim, and it's very fun... for the first few hours, then after that it gets slow, boring, predictable, and just not extremely enjoyable.
The idea is that you are sort of like a manager/coach/god of a football team, and you have to train your footballers into stars, but after the training period ends, they start their night life, which at first seems very awesome and diverse, but really is just the same old things over and over, if you let a star do something to much, i.e. gamble, they will develop an addiction for said activity. The managment styled training portion of the game is the best thing about it, where once a game starts it is a different story.
The games are slow, and come with a stratagy focused look to them, but there really is no stratagy, you command some players to do special tasks, and you have a limited amount of times you can command your players before it recharges, it would be just swell if the commands weren't the only way to score goals in the game, but sadly, that's not the case, as the AI are so astoundedly stupid that leaving them be without any commands is pointless.
Overall the game is brilliant at first glance, but after spending some time with it you realize issues, and those issues pile on top of each other, and really make the game unpleasant to play.
3/10- Would probably play here and there again for the concept, but then realize how undeveloped it feels, and put it back down.
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
This game is NOT Football Manager, so please dont rate it against that game. This is a unique Football Management Simulation with basic management tied in with a "The Sims" feel to it. Manage the Club and the squad, stear them away from Gambling etc and book them into a Clinic if they are too addicted!!
I think this is a great foundation to what football management games should be like! So close to being my perfect game.
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39 of 53 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2014
This is highly addictive. It's not too complex like a hardcore manager game is, it's not too much of a simulator to let you get bored. It's a perfect game if you're interrested in getting into manager games in general.

I find this game pretty awesome and fun. And I don't even like football -that- much. Plus is that the developers care about their product and about the people playing it.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
If you like soccer as well as The Sims, this game is perfect. You get to be a manager of your own football team and train your team the way you want to train them. Teach them in Physical abilities, Tachtical abilitits, or Mentality. Do the thing. Win the points. Game could get laggy at times but nothing major at all.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2013
Fun football management sim that replaces the spreadsheets of FM with a more casual graphical experience reminiscent of The Movies.

Good concept. Needs a sequel to fully achieve its potential.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2013
Football manager meets sims.
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