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App description: "I think it's a great game, very addictive" (5/5 stars)
"It's a great old-style footie game, fast as hell. It also supports iCade!" (5/5 stars)
"Funny game, more I play, more I enjoy. Thank you, great game!" (5/5 stars)
"A very very good game, in between Kick Off and Sensible Soccer. Easy and very smooth control, fast and beautiful! Love it!!" (5/5 stars)
"You will love this game" (5/5 stars)
"This is simply by far the best football game on the iPad, it requires a high level of skill to control the player with & without the ball which makes it a challenge to play the game" (5/5 stars)
"The game engine is fantastic" (5/5 stars)
"Fantástico most adictive game since SWOS" (5/5 stars)
"If you love Kick Off 2 this is a dream came true" (5/5 stars)
"I've never seen such gameplay!" (5/5 stars)

Following the great worldwide success of "Throw In", the king of the Arcade Soccer is back!!!
Active Soccer: be ready for the revolution!

- Classic gameplay
- 360 degrees movements
- Total control of the game
- Exciting online multiplayer match
- Choose your preferred player and climb up the international ranking
- Compete in the world cup and try to prevail
- Draw the most effective tactic on the pitch and win
- Practice with free kicks and penalties
- 3D game engine
- Display retina support, iPhone5 4-inch display support.
- Soundtrack created by Chris Huelsbeck (Turrican, Jim Power, The Great Giana Sisters, X-Out and many other titles)
- Amazing fun!

Zemar's comments:

12-14-2012, 05:32 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 384
Got it, going to play for 20-30 min then report back.

Honestly, not what i thought it was going to be, for some reason i imagined it being more like Fluid Football except you draw the tactic/formation and the players follow it but at shooting/heading/freekicks/corners you draw what they should do and/or take the shot. This isn't what the game is like. It's just another football game but you can draw the tactic/formation and how the players should make runs. The menus are a little unfriendly, being small and kind of difficult to hit. The graphics are okay I guess but dont make a mark on Fifa, they come closer to Dream League Soccer (i think thats the name). Controls aren't really the best, on their normal setting dribbling is crazy, the ball is free to do as it wants and isn't kept at your feet it provides for some hectic displays. You can change the controls by tapping the little box that tells you what control scheme you're using. Passing works fine. Tap for low/slow pass, hold for high pass. Shooting is okay, working on the same principal as passing but curving the ball is difficult, im still trying to get a hang of it.

Overall: its fun, granted, for a while, is it worth the £1.99? Not in my eyes Dream League Soccer is free (it has IAP though it isn't needed) and First Touch Soccer was £0.69 last month but is now £2.99. If you want a real football experience I'd say fork out the extra and get Fifa 13 at £4.99

I can't test the online as there aren't many people playing yet.


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Last edited by trundley; 12-14-2012 at 06:00 AM. Reason: Adding Review

12-14-2012, 06:22 AM
Thank you for having shared the review.
I think Active Soccer belongs to another category respect Fifa or First Touch Soccer, they are not really comparable in my opinion.
Active Soccer wants to reproduce the classic arcade gameplay where you have the whole control of the game (ie: shooting direction, swerve and height), including the "loose" ball control. You can of course choose the "Easy" dribbling mode where the ball is "attached" but in my opinion this will decrease the whole experience.
Active Soccer has an hard learning curve, my suggestion is to continue to play and try to master the game. It's difficult at the beginning but as soon as you master the controls you can build up some nice playing! It's like playing Sensible Soccer or Kick Off 2, hard to master but deep gameplay.

Thank you Trundley for having try the game, really appreciated!

Active Soccer 2 the most exciting football game for iPhone & iPad!
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Last edited by TheFoxSoft; 12-14-2012 at 06:57 AM.
12-14-2012, 08:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 357
Can someone post a gameplay video?
12-14-2012, 08:06 AM
Senior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Denmark
Posts: 454
I think it's a great game. Just what I expected from watching the trailer.

This game should not be compared to FIFA, PES or Dream League Soccer, but with classics such as Sensible Soccer and Kick Off 2. These type of soccer games are hard to master, but very addictive when you pass the steep learning curve.

If you have ever played games like Sensible Soccer or Kick Off back in the good old Amiga days, then this is a must buy in my opinion.

The younger gamers who doesn't even know what Sensible Soccer is, would propably not like it because of the "hard to master" gameplay, and because they would compare the game with games like FIFA 13. But if they spend some (a lot of ) time with this game, they may actually love it.
12-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 621
It looks brilliant, I love the fact that the ball isn't sticky.

Games that will never leave my iPad : Great Big Wargame, Battle Academy, Battle of the Bulge, Ravenmark and Hunters 2.
12-14-2012, 08:56 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Napoli, Italy
Posts: 462
There is offside? And bicycle Kick?

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12-14-2012, 09:20 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 248
Wow, I don't think the music on the trailer could be any worse. I'll still check out the game though
12-14-2012, 09:29 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,419
Very simple question, we can only play with the national teams? If yes, can I play Japan and can I edit the names if they are wrong? Any team from the JLeague? If I can play with Japan (unlike FIfA) I will buy it
12-14-2012, 10:01 AM
Before buying, do you have any control of the goalkeeper, like which way he should jump to save a ball?