Sunday Rivals is a fresh take on the hard hitting, action-packed football games of the past, built and tuned for a hungry generation of players ready to take back the field.
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Positive (47) - 93% of the 47 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 6, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I have a vision for what Sunday Rivals can become, but I think there's a lot to learn from listening to the community who's actively playing your game and understanding what they feel is fun, not fun, or downright frustrating about it. Early Access gives me the opportunity to hear and actually act on feedback right now, so this game can organically grow into something the community wants to play for years on end.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'm hoping to reach v1.0 in late 2021, which would mean roughly a year total in EA.”

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

“In the upcoming months, I will be focusing on implementing a robust Season Mode, customizable playbooks, improved gameplay, and polishing the overall experience (presentation, more animations, weather and time of day, etc)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the first 4 months of Early Access, I added Custom Teams, Custom Skill (sliders), the HeadHunter game mode, a massive graphical update, and a fair amount of smaller gameplay tweaks and improvements based on community feedback.

The game is making great progress towards reaching v1.0! Right now, it's stable, fun, challenging, and is starting to build a strong community of players.”

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

“I'm planning on raising the price as new content and features are added into the game. I'll be up front in communicating when that will take place.”

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

“Your experience playing Sunday Rivals is paramount, so I want to hear the good, bad, and ugly. We have an active Discord server and I'm always available via twitter, youtube, and the Steam forums to answer questions, hear your ideas on where the game can improve, and take in your feedback and bugs.”
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About This Game


Sunday Rivals is a fresh take on the hard hitting, action-packed football games of the past. On the field, gameplay is tuned to be snappy and fun, rewarding quick thinking and creative players with dazzling open field jukes and bone crushing hits. Simplified rules, familiar controls, and a streamlined playbook make it easy for players of all skill levels to immediately jump in and have fun, while quick, addictive game sessions will keep you coming back for more.


You have full access to customize your teams, including stadium and grass colors, endzone text, individual player ratings, and a slew of appearance options down to what kind of facemask and socks a player wears. If it exists in the game now, you can edit it!


Lead your favorite team through a 4 game, single-elimination tournament while racking up points using a fantasy football-style scoring system. As you battle increasingly challenging opponents towards victory, your stats are tracked and saved, along with 8 additional scoring bonuses tuned for maximum performance! After the game, check to see if the fruits of your hard fought victory are good enough to be enshrined in the record books and celebrated for years to come.


  • Customization - full control to build your own leagues, teams, and players
  • Headhunter - fight for victory and high scores in a four game, stat tracked tournament
  • Exhibition Mode - play a game against the AI or versus a friend with a second controller
  • Custom Skill Level - tune sliders to find the perfect balance for your play style
  • 32 Teams - get ready to take on an entire league built for rivalries
  • Streamlined Playbook - quick access to plays gets you back on the field fast
  • Quick Games - no penalties and an accelerated game clock keeps the game moving


  • Season Mode - battle through 16 games, reach the playoffs, and win the championship!
  • Practice Mode - master your playbook on offense, defense, and special teams
  • Expanded Playbooks - build a playbook best suited for your team and play style
  • Team Strategy - AI will capitalize on their team's strengths while exposing your weaknesses
  • New Locations - additional stadiums with dynamic weather and time of day

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-7600 @ 3.8GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended

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