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.
User reviews: Mixed (121 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 5, 2013
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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
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Should Have Been Better.

Poor Graphics
Poor Mouse Control
Not enough indepth manager options

If you want to play a manager game stick to Football Manager Game Series
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Fun and Amazing game! should definitly buy it.
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5 of 19 people (26%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Lords of football is not compatible on my macbook pro.
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4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Boring and awful gameplay, worst £11 i'v ever spent.
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84 of 109 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
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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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
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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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
My team is full of alcoholics and sex addicts.

10/10
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I have mixed feelings about this game
The first thing you should know: Lords of football feels like a very superficial mix between The Sims and Football Manager. So don't expect to build houses and have a lot of customization like The Sims, and also don't expect to have all that in depth managment of Football Manager (it's not even close to that, it's REALLY simplistic. For example, you don't buy players, you simply build a wishlist based on skills and at the end of the season the game will drop some new guys in your squad). Besides all this, I have to say that I still had something fun after all.

In this game you will basicly run the training and night life of your squad by simply picking players up with the mouse, lifting them and then droping them in a respective area trying to satisfy their desires to maintain their morale high. This gets repetitive relly soon, even after you begin to complete challanges (like winning X amout of gams or scoreing X amount of goals) and by these beeing able to "build" new training structures. The training part and the night life part plays all the same, only with different themed stuff.

Things get different when the night ends and you get to manage your players in a real time match. Now here comes the sad part: as a coach you can build tactics in a really simplistic way and also call orders for your team from the side of the fied, but this ends up seeming completely pointless since it's better to let your players to play on their own. It's a interesting but totaly wasted mechanic. At the end the best way to go for me was simply choosing a default formation based on the best players I had on the squad (even if this meand a really weird formation), never putting a player out of his best position and never shouting an real time order.

-Another bad thing is that there are really really few buildings and activities available. For the "night life" for example, you have 6 structures only each one with 2 different activities to choose from.
-The graphics could be better, even though the user interface is quite friendly once you get used to the interesting filter system.
-Selecting individual player can be a real pain, since it feels like the filters or even your mouse clicks don't always behave as they should.
-Maintaining all of your players needs at a time is almost impossible since the game dosen't give you enought training/night time to do everithing they need.
-The training field could really use some sort of auto-trigger system to help you put the players in the right place (if you played Dragon Age origins you know what I mean)
-The DLCs also feels a bit like a waste. Who even thought that mixing a "serious" soccer game with medieval stuff would be funny?

So in the end, this is a game where you will spend like 5 min draging and droping your players aroud the map and then another 5 minutes watching them play a match in really bad graphics (with some unpredictable behaviors), and repeat.
In 15 hours, starting with a 3/5 stars team I turned it in the best team of the league. I think I have experienced almost everything the game has to offer, and I feel it's not enought. With a bit more of development and with more buildings/activities this game could really be awsome. But as it is, the game is not worth more than 10 US$.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
This game is only for the hardcore soccer fans that loves to create their own team, players, logos, uniform, etc and manage their team to the top.

At first it takes a little bit to get use to, but after you get used to this game you will love it. Its kinda like the sims at first because you get to see your players flirt with other girls, drink, gamble and try not to let them addicted to alcohol, and etc.

I must admit this game is not for everyone because you only get to spectate the games, call plays and do other stuff that coaches do on and off the field, just like your typical soccer management game. I spend $3.00 on this game and i am loving it!

I highly recommend this game for the hardcore soccer fans!! 8/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
well its like the Sims meets Football manager.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This game is pretty weak - a few appalling design choices (Why can I not pause the game?) with a lackluster feature set (So... We train, we play the match, we party? There's nothing else?) makes for a great starting point. I'll probably pick up the series when they invariably make a few iterations and improve on this basic game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This game has issues, if you don't have a nvida graphics, forget it.

It makes the mouse unworkable and laggy graphics.

The makes say that they're working on it but that was 4 months ago.

I'm not getting any answers and feel as though I wasted money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I really like the idea behind this game but as long as a pause button is missing it is almost unplayable. the time trudges along and you can't preset what everybody is doing so it ends up with taking bundles of random players and dropping them in boxes just so they can do something.

I still havn't found out how to start injured players treatment even though it should be fairly simple.

The game would be great if there was time for contemplation. Sadly it has none so I will not recomend this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
The game was fun at first, then the repetitve-ness got to me, just play the most recent football manager.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Solid game for those who like the Sims and sports simulators. Gameplay develops for several in-game seasons (depends on how fast you get achievements and your position in league), opening new facilities to make player training more specific. Evolving of bad habits of players is also fun.

Matchday simulation has unique and very addictive control system. Much like Bioware games you can give instructions for certain players (sprint, pass, kick, etc.) on pause and then look how they play it. Don't forget about inertion, so you must think proactively to achieve better results.

Game engine and matchday engine is mediocre, not the toppest one, but still picture does not seem badly outdated (surely better than FM matchday engine).
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Bugs, flaws and a lack of any real control is just the surface of this game. The concept is basically the Sims but with Football players but this is the least of what you can expect, the immersion is minimal and match control will leave a lot to be desired. Avoid this game, even if it is on sale. That is my basic review.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
soccer meets sims.... nice idea with lot of fun...

100% WERDER !!!
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Now this is one of those games that has potential but hasn't reached it yet here are my positives:
+Intresting Gameplay (For a bit)
+For a football fan this is going to be a good/alright game because everything you want as a manager
For now thats the only positives, now for for the cons:
-Bad graphics
-Poor desgin
-After a while it gets repetitive

So for this game im going to give it a 5 out of 10. (But it has potential)
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
I don't so much like football but I got this during the world cup as I like games like the sims. This game is ok I suppose, It's quite confusing for who does not know how football works but even I won my first game :P

The game is mainly about looking after your team and making sure they do the right things. Thats the part of the game I enjoy but when it comes to football, I just sim matches :)
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