Axis Football is a 3D American Football Simulation Game that features a unique aimed passing system. Play in a single match, season mode, or local multiplayer! Offers basic mod support for team rosters.
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Mostly Positive (82 reviews) - 75% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 15, 2015

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July 30

Axis Football 2016 Now Available on Steam

Hi folks!

Thanks for your support of Axis Football over this past year. If you haven't seen yet, Axis Football 2016 is now live on Steam!

We've made tons of improvements over the past year, and I'd like to encourage you to check it out!

Happy Gaming,


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June 7

Axis Football 2016 Now On Greenlight!

Hey guys,

Axis Football 2016 is now on Steam Greenlight! Head over to the link below to check out the trailer and give it a vote!


Danny Jugan

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About This Game

Axis Football Overview

Axis Football is a high-quality, 3D American Football Game. Choose from 32 team and play in either season mode or quick match against AI or local multiplayer. A great alternative to Madden, Axis Football features excellent controls and a unique aimed passing system that gives unprecedented accuracy and control of where the ball is thrown. Unlike the few other football games, Axis Football was specifically designed for play on a computer and takes full advantage of the mouse/keyboard controls as well as controllers.

Teams and Rosters

All 32 cities from the NFL are represented in Axis Football. Each team features its own ranking in passing, running, pass defense, run defense, and special teams. Additionally, each player in the game comes complete with their own stats for all of the various football metrics (speed, tackling, blocking, etc.). The names, numbers, and races of all players are stored in external files allowing for complete customization/modification of rosters. Complete mod support will be added soon!

Axis Football 2015 Features and Updates

  • Season Mode with different schedules each year and season-long stats!
  • Coach Mode Call the plays and watch the action! Available in both quick match and season mode!
  • Controller Support. You can now use your XBox 360 controller to play!
  • 2-Player, Local Multiplayer. Using two controllers
  • Player Mod Support You have control over the name, number, and race of each player in the game
  • Uniform Mod Support Have complete control over each team's home and away uniforms
  • Steam Achievements.
  • Steam Trading Cards.

I know Axis Football doesn't have everything that you want it to have - yet! It's going to take some time to get all of the features that you have come to expect. I'm asking for your support in helping build a football game franchise that gives players options. I'm in this for the long-haul. If you decide not to purchase the game, I ask that you at least mention it to a friend!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7/8 64 bit or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse recommended. Passing can be difficult with the touch pad on some laptops.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Quad core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Processor: Quad core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
The "unique aimed passing system" is part of why the game sucks so bad. I just move my mouse cursor to the receiver and he catches it no matter what. Only partial controller support?? Meh not good for a sports game. It needs to be fixed so that it has full controller support. You just cant have a mouse and keyboard sports game. Some people are for that I guess but it ruins the gameplay detrimentally. It's a very crude version a bit better than tecmo football but not nearly even close to madden 98 lol. They have much work to do on this game. The only reason I am not giving it a negative review is because it is the only football game on steam. I appreciate that someone finally did it. It needs to be fixed and designed for controller gameplay. Nobody want's to play a sports game with the mouse. I hope they fix the passing so your not just moving your cursor across the screen pretty silly. Overall I will follow it and hope they improve it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This is an interesting game from a certain point of view. I enjoyed playing it, does have a special graphic and game mechanics, the overall sound is okay. Keeps you entertained and satisfied.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
84 of 96 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
125.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2015
I am so happy that we have got not only an american football game on pc but that we have devs that are open to any suggestions you make. The game is fun for what it is and the game will be fully moddable in the future just basic mods available now. For now don't expect a full simualtion football game just expect a fun arcade style game in the vein of Tecmo Bowl with an innovative passing feature that can only get better with time. Support this game and lets see it grow.
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46 of 57 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
242.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2015
Alright so, lets all keep in mind this is not a Madden game.

With that out of the way, lets begin on what this game currently offers, plans and needs.

Keeping it quick and simple:
1. Passing is rough, its much easier to run currently as they can basically pick you off quite easily 1 on 1, as you can on defense.
2. Running is very fun, however they need to add some of Maddens ideas such as, Hitstick, Stiffarm, Spin and overall more balance towards all running styles Offensive and Defensive.
3. The rubberbanding that currently is in-game will I am sure be fixed sooner later, however it really causes some issues when your playing the game, mostly on offensive side however it makes it rough to make plays on defense aswell.
4. The AI on passing is amazing, AI QB's are very accurate and this not only causes issues because they can just bomb it everytime if they wanted, they can hit their screens very quickly on the move with 95% accuracy. This should be looked into as it can unbalance the game in serious need-to-win games.
5. Fantasy draft and other goodies that are planned to be added would make this game have so much more to offer, I hope they release a huge content patch in August like they have planned as this game has so much potential being one of the only Football games on PC and new.

I recommend this game because I am a diehard football fan, however if you easily are butthurt over AI kicking your teams butt, you may want to avoid this game currently and look it up after a year or so of patching.

Might have been a little to early release, but we need to support games that we like, specially rare Football ones. :)
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40 of 53 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 15, 2015
An awesome football game! Great AI. Beats Madden by letting me control exactly where I want my pass to go with a cursor. If you're looking for a footbal game on the PC then this is it. Being able to mod the roster and players makes it endless fun.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
I'd say it's less "simulation" and more "Tecmo Bowl"... And that's not a bad thing. This is a budget title, and it shows. The graphics, animations, and audio (namely the commentator) are terrible. There is a serious lack of depth, with each game in the franchise mode feeling like random exhibitions. But Axis Football 2015 shows a lot of potential. I dare say that I actually enjoy the passing system in this game over modern day Madden titles.

Overall, the game is pretty fun. If it should go on sale for $4 or less, I'd highly recommend checking it out.
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48 of 74 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
I love football and was excited when I saw there was an American football game on Steam. I stopped playing VERY quickly. The play selection is basic at best, the control is stiff and janky, the menus are glitchy on high resolutions, the visual presentation is on-par with games from 2007, and the sound assets are absolutely horrible. There's no crowd noise, no music and the announcer sounds like a 1940s radio announcer with really bad, cheesy lines. The only redeeming quality I can think of for this title is the aimed passing, which is neat. Don't buy this game just because you're jonesing for football like I was.
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
First off I would like to say that I think the passing mechanic is the best innovation to the football genre in over a decade. I just wish that the rest of the game was as well fleshed out. Don't get me wrong, I've had fun with the game, but it feels like it should be in early access or a promotional tool to get a kick-stater going and not something being sold as a finished retail product. Also, it's awesome that this game supports Xbox One controllers.

For me it just has too many issues to recommend it at $20, which puts it in the same class of competition as games like Rocket League and SuperMega Baseball. But at a discount it is worth checking out but bear in mind it does have a few glitches and bugs here and there.

A few of those that I've encountered are:

I've had multiple instances of kickoffs out of bounds resulting in touchdowns being awarded to the AI. I've been rewarded touchdowns on successful two point conversion tries. Dropped lateral passes aren't counted as fumbles. There are some ballance issues with certain teams being pretty OP (you can easily run for 1,000 yds a game with Seattle). The A.I. throws far too many interceptions (I've had as many as 12 in a single game) and takes too many sacks (I've had as many as 39 in a single game) on higher difficulty levels.

I hate having to give this a negative review. I think this is a great starting point, the dev has some really good ideas, I'd love to see him get a serious backer because with proper resources and a team he could make an amazing game, but this isn't a $20 product. Again if you can get it at a lower price, you should give it a try, just have level headed expectations. This isn't a Madden-killer yet. Maybe in 2016.

Here is my detailed review of v 2.0 featuring video footage of the kickoff touchdown glitch. Most of what I say in it still holds true though a few of the gameplay elements such as defensive line shifts have since been patched into the game)
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27 of 41 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2015
I was very excited for this game being the first 3d american football game on steam but i was dissapointed. I bought this game thinking it was a buy once and thats it but after asking the dev he says it will be yearly (like madden) the stroe paged metioned new graphics and a franchise mode (dont be fooled this wont be till the 2016 version another 20$) the season mode is terrible and basic and there is only to modes that and a quick game. the physics are terrible and graphics mediocre .If this game was a buy once game i would recommend it because of all the great ideas they have but if you want the better features you will have to wait till the 2016 version comes out (another 20$) i am very disapointed.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2015
*Updated* With more play time I have come to realize this game is great for what it is. Didn't experience some of the bugs others have mentioned. Little hard to pass but I've gotten use to it. I actually like the fact I can throw away the ball since I have control. Overall its playable and works for what it is. Yes this game needs a lot of work but with more support it'll get there. Don't buy this and expect a Madden or 2K experience. If you buy it make sure you read the description and see what the devs are planning. They know its not where we want it to be so no need to tell them. RIght now this game has LOTS of potential but needs the support to help it develop and grow.
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5.8 hrs
Posted: September 16
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5.1 hrs
Posted: September 11
Let's get the highlights out of the way: it is awesome to have American football back on the PC. The play-calling is pretty good, there are a ton of formations to choose from on offense and defense, and there is an announcer.

Unfortunately everything else is bad.

  • Bad animations
  • Awful blocking AI
  • Passing the ball on offense is essentially just luck
  • Defending the pass is essentially just luck
  • Only 5-minute quarters, with a "1-minute warning" at the end of each half

And that's not even getting into the truly ridiculous, such as spelling nickel defense wrong ("nickle"?) or allowing the kicking team the option of an onside kick, but not allowing the receiving team the option to defend against an onside kick.

Great idea to bring American football back to the PC...but if you're interested in this because you want to play American football and the game is relatively cheap now, don't do it. You'd be better off finding a copy of Madden 08.
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All Might
7.9 hrs
Posted: September 11
This isn't Madden, but is a great American Football game for PC. :)
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4.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
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8.2 hrs
Posted: September 10
Not football, just handegg.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
Don't buy this game expecting to play a game like Madden on PC. This game isn't nearly as good as Madden was years ago.

However, with that being said, this is the best American Football game for PC. Like many others have said, the cons do outway the pros, however the Axis dev team is working harder than probably any dev team that small I have seen. Axis Football 2016 is already out, and based on the screenshots alone you can see a mass improvement in graphics, design, and gameplay. If that wasn't enough, the Axis lead dev already posted the features that will be in Axis Football 2017, and they are the features people have been asking for. Plus, it is fairly easy to get 100% achievements in this game (and it has trading cards as well).

As for the price, $15 isn't very expensive for a game these days, but you aren't just paying for the game. You are paying to support a developer who is working as hard as he can to make a game more worth 15-20 dollars each year. Though I can only see myself getting around 10 hours of playtime in this game, if I hadn't gotten it for free I would have been willing to pay for it. As my rating for the 2015 version of the game, I'd rate it a solid 7/10. It is not a conventionally "good" game, but it is worth that rating for what it is - the only increasingly good American Football game on PC.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
That game are not excelent , but is fain !
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0.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
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