Dream League Soccer 2017
- Last update: 11 months ago
- Version: 4.01
- Size: 221.03M
- Compatibility: 4.1 and up
- Author: First Touch
- Content rating: Everyone
- Package name: com.firsttouchgames.dls3
- Last update: 11 months ago
- Version: 4.00
- Size: 359 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: First Touch Games Ltd.
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- In-App Purchases:
- Bundle of Coins $1.99
- Stack of Coins $3.99
- Cup of Coins $6.99
- Case of Coins $11.99
- Locker of Coins $19.99
- Promo Pack $1.99
- Starter Pack $1.99
Dream League Soccer 2016 review
Dream League Soccer 2016 is the latest game in the Dream League series and it brings the classic soccer gameplay seen in other games of this genre; unlike many other mobile games of this genre, it allows players to experience both the player and manager role in the same game.
The game is actually licensed by FIFA and features a range of popular and famous players while also allowing players to create and control their own team. Dream League Soccer 2016 is almost like a mobile version of the popular FIFA franchise.
Dream League Soccer 2016 is a soccer based sports game where players are able to both build their own teams and control them in matches; the game was developed by First Touch Games for Android and iOS devices. The developer is known for several other sports games
such as Score! And First Touch Soccer so Dream League Soccer 2016 has come from an experience sports mobile game developer.
While Dream League Soccer 2016 doesn't feature the best mobile graphics around, it does still look amazing; the graphics in the game look similar to older FIFA games that were produced for the PlayStation 1 or PlayStation 2.
It features several cutscenes which are well animated and the matches look great; the pitch was clearly the main focus for the development team as while there is a crowd, the figures are extremely blurred. Away from the crowd, all characters on the pitch are well designed and animated to make their movements mostly fluid. The player controlled character can move awkwardly at times which can look strange in matches but is quickly forgotten owing to the frantic gameplay.
Outside of matches, players will spend most of their time on various pages to adjust their team or look at other aspects of the game; the various UI that players will use in the game have clean graphics that make it easy to find and adjust different settings for the game.
The game doesn't actually play out in full time even though it states the full time at the top of the screen; it plays over a few minutes and is split into two halves just like in real football. In addition to this, the game uses all of the rules seen in the actual soccer game where players can be given yellow or red cards for their actions on the pitch.
Each team has 11 players on the pitch at any time and they can be substituted at any time during the game; the player just needs to pause the game to access the substitution menu which also allows players to switch-up their team's style as well. This can also be done during halftime which is perfect for players who can't remember all of the game controls mid-match during their first few games. The players each team can also become injured and tired as they play the game which makes it important to substitute players mid-game.
Different moments from the game can be replayed during the game; it's only possible to replay moments while in a match if there is a card being given to another player. Players can save these replays to their profile to watch outside of matches also.
A big portion of the game is focused towards team management; players can create their own teams by transferring and buying new players for their team. Each player has detailed statistics which can be used to decide which players to transfer for. The team can be completely customized with a unique name, logo and team outfits.
Individual players can also be trained to increase their skills; this is done thкough the MyClub and requires the user to spend the gold which is earned by completing matches. This does place some value on keeping some players as it allows them to surpass more expensive players.
There is also multiplayer in the game that allows players to compete in local Wi-fi matches or over the internet; the Dream League Online is a more competitive mode where players are ranked in various seasons according to how well their team performs.
Controls in Dream League Soccer 2016 can be extremely difficult for new players to get used to but fans of this genre will be used to this style of controls; the player character is controlled with various buttons to kick the ball and also an on-screen control stick that directs the movement.
There are three main buttons for kicking the ball in a specific way; each one controls a different kick and can be used to perform a different type of tackle to reclaim the ball from the other team. The directional controls allow the player to transition between walking and running depending on how far the player pushes the stick.
For players who don't understand the controls the first time, there is an option in MyClub to learn the controls in greater depth. This is done in the Training mode where the player is able to learn different controls by selecting different aspects of the game such as Free Kicks, Corner Kicks and also Free Training to practice running and tackles. The game also allows players to replay the tutorial and adjust the game controls to suit them.
Replay Value 5/10
For fans of soccer/football, there's high replay value as there are endless matches to play with a range of different players to collect; only a small amount of gold is awarded to the player for completing each match which encourages players to grind matches.
Aside from this, the game only has real value to players who understand all of the rules of the sport. Players who are less informed will still be entertained by the gameplay but it lacks the same replay value that soccer fans will find with the game.
The Bottom Line
Dream League Soccer 2016 is a good mobile sports game with an unlimited number of matches to play offline and a strong online mode which is perfect for all types of players. The game blends team management with controlling players in matches which is something usually not seen in this genre of game; the short matches though can be frustrating at times but understandable considering this is a mobile game.
The graphics in the game are fantastic and the game gives all players the chance to learn the mechanics of the game using the in-depth tutorials found in the game; the AI in the game can do strange things by acting out of typical soccer fashion, they will often run out of position and kick the ball out of the pitch.Collapse
Dream League Soccer 2016 is a solid sports game with plenty of good qualities that outweigh the annoyances in the game; players are able to fully understand the game mechanics and the game looks outstanding for a mobile game. The controls may seem a little awkward at the start but they work well to control the characters in the game.
Pros : Good controls with a range of control buttons;
Nice graphics that look like an older FIFA game;
Strong tutorials to teach the game mechanics.
Cons : Dumb AI that does strange things in matches;
Players become tired or injured in no time;
Replay Value 2.5
Average : 3.1