Turn-based strategy with RPG elements meets football! It’s a game for those who enjoy any combo of turn-based mechanics, team development, tycoon-style games and football. It is inspired more by the likes of JRPGs, Civilization, and XCOM rather than by Football Manager.
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Mostly Positive (29 reviews) - 79% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (716 reviews) - 91% of the 716 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We went to the Early Access when the game wasn't polished enough. For the last year, we improved Football Tactics significantly thankfully to the players' active participation and feedback. Now, when the game is finished, the Early Access serves as a message that we didn't stop. We continue adding new features to the game with the help of the players' feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game is complete, but we decided to continue adding new features. So we are going to stay in the Early Access while we are adding new nice features.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“For the time the game has been in the Early Access, we implemented all features we planned. But we are going to add even more features: statistics, coach's leveling with different abilities, new tactical elements, coach's story, choosing different coaches at the start of the game, and other interesting features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is already complete. It contains Campaign mode, club management, achievements, trading cards, modifications support, good graphics, detailed Face Editr, and turn-based matches. But we are going to continue improving it.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will increase as we add new major updates and after the final release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Thankfully to our community, Football Tactics already became much better. Players wrote their suggestions, and we heard them. Players proposed help, and we took it. Players even helped us to translate the game to few additional languages. With your help we want to make Football Tactics even better.”
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December 24, 2016

Micro-Update: Face Engine and new musical track


Congratulations on the New Year's holidays! Take this update as a little gift from us ;)

The update adds new haircuts and wrinkles.

Also one of our players, Václav Vedral - a gifted composer from the Czech Republic wrote a musical track for Football Tactics. It is hard and at the same moment - melodic. It adds energy, movement, tells about your current and future wins. We hope you will like it ;)

There are also other important improvements. Pay attention to the order of available actions - it is changed. Also, now you will be able to have 7 substitutes instead of 5.


- 9 new haircuts
- 1 new short cut
- 5 new types of wrinkles (+ improved the current ones)
- 2 new beard types
- 4 new stubble types

- Changed the order of available actions. Now the skills will go in the first place. It will allow you to choose the most needed actions faster. Also, the Dribble will be always the last one. It will help you near the opponent's goal, when you could mistakenly choose the Dribble instead of goal kicks.
- Now there are 7 subs instead of 5.
- At the start of a new campaign, there will be a 34-years old midfielder with the skill Layoff Pass of 3rd level. It will allow the new players to understand how the skills work.
- AI learned how to use the holes in your defence to make the kicks closer to your goal.

- New musical track from Václav Vedral
- Improved the kick-off animations

- Fixed the doubled sound when footballers were performing the passes from the back

Our team wishes you Happy Holidays!

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December 9, 2016

Improved match mechanics, smarter AI, new animations

When developing the huge update #10, we are creating new tactical elements and improving the current ones. Before Christmas holidays, we have decided to upload for you the improvements of the current match mechanics.

New Features

  • When a footballer is under Pressing he won't be able to move
  • Now Pressing not only decreases the footballer's attributes but also decreases the skills potential. For example, you press an opponent with two footballers, his potential of performing Rainbow Feint is decreased from 10 to 8.
  • Now midfielders without a ball can run throughout the opponent's square. It allows creating the new tactical situation. Also, it allows getting to the ball "blocked" by the footballers' wall.
  • The option "Penalty for the other position" increased from 30 to 50%
  • The amount of the footballers renewed on the transfer list is slightly decreased

Artificial Intelligence

  • AI learned how to use Pressing
  • AI learned how to use Rainbow Feint on one square
  • Now AI learned how to use Sliding Tackle in some problematic situations

New Animations

In some places, we used very simplified animations. Now we changed them to more beautiful. Also, the new animations play faster than the old ones.

  • Added animations for the tired footballers. Now you will easily see who is tired.
  • Earlier, when a footballer had to run on two squares, he ran two times on one square. Now we added the animation of moving on two squares without a pause.
  • Added the animations of intercepting the ball after Power Shot
  • Added the animations of intercepting the ball after Precision Shot
  • Earlier, if a footballer is turned back to his teammate, he played the animation of turning around, and then Pass or Lofted Pass. Now we added the animations of Pass and Lofted Pass which play directly from back

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“I am not FIFA fan, I don't even like football. But the way developers made the game totally won me over”

“Do you like playing soccer games, like FIFA, but wish you could focus more on strategy rather than execution? If so, you'll probably enjoy this game. I love it!”

“Love child of Football Manager and Civilization franchise”

About This Game

There are many games based around 'development': you can develop your country, a theme park, a video game company, pizzeria, alchemy shop and so on. But there has NEVER been a strategy game based on developing your football club!

Sure, there are hardcore football simulators, but it's difficult to play them and, even more importantly, they don't give you enough feedback to assess the accuracy and wisdom' of your decisions.

Football Tactics is a game about a coach who no-one believes in. So to prove them wrong, he takes an amateur club and attempts to raise it to the pinnacle of world football! Playing the role of this coach, you start out with an old stadium which has just a single bench for your fans.Your goal is for your team to become so successful that you will ultimately transform this worthless bench into an arena with 80 000 seats by which time your club will have won all the major prestigious trophies in world football!

You play matches by utilizing the unique, turn-based mechanics, at the same time developing your club to its highest potential. Your decisions concerning team development affect the match results so choose wisely because your results, in turn, affect the strategic development of your club.

  • TURN-BASED MATCHES - Unique turn-based system allows to use your strong sides against tactical mistakes of an opponent
  • CAMPAIGN - Make your way from Amateur to Premier League, play in the Cup matches, buy and train your footballers, improve your club
  • SKILLS SYSTEM - Experiment with skills and talents to build unique team
  • ULTIMATE FACE EDITOR - The editor allows you to edit any face in your team, and modders can add their favorite players to their mods
  • SMOOTH ANIMATIONS - Footballers move like in real football with smooth and realistic animations
  • CLUB'S UPGRADES - Upgrade your stadium, invest in the young footballers and hire coaches to make your club stronger
  • MODS SUPPORT - Create your own leagues or play the leagues created by other players
  • ONLINE MODE - Call your friends and create a playoff tournament. Who is the best tactician among you?
  • HOT SEAT - Choose a favourite national club and play against a friend on one PC
  • TWITCH SUPPORT - The viewers can interact with the Twitch streamers

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shaders 3.0, minimal resolution 1024 x 768, recommended dedicated graphics card with 512 MB of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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