Soccer Story Reviews

Soccer Story is ranked in the 19th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2022

While Soccer Story is a tale about the beautiful game, the soccer matches take a backseat to story and exploration. The adventure and role-playing aspect is a lot of fun, especially with soccer so integrated into the world, but the weak soccer matches keep it from truly being a great sports role-playing game. Buoyed by its charming and humorous premise, Soccer Story provides a satisfying adventure and a different type of soccer game, but one that doesn’t quite score a hat-trick.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2022

A bold, brave and interesting attempt to translate the football mechanics in an old school action JRPG. The result is a fascinating, colourful and bizarre mix between Soccer Kid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past which works in a sweet way until you have to play actual 5-a-side football: on the pitch Soccer Story fails to bring in actual drama and challenge, lowering the fun, the scope and the ambitions of the game.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2022

Soccer Story has some great ideas, and makes football a vessel for solving fun puzzles and reintroducing the game back to the world.

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Game Rant
Top Critic
Nov 29, 2022

Soccer World is a valiant attempt at a Sports RPG, but fails to hit the mark.

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5 / 10
Dec 1, 2022

But ultimately, this game misses the target. If you’re itching for some footie amid the World Cup, and you absolutely can’t stand sims like FIFA 23, we suppose you might eke some mileage out of it. Otherwise, leave this one on the bench where it belongs.

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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2022

The idea of Soccer Story is good on paper, but as the saying goes, the best teams don't play on paper. A cutesy, goofy facade can't mask the messy, frustrating game underneath.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2022

Soccer Story is an adventure capable of entertaining those who love football thanks to many fun challenges, a light atmosphere and the constant promise of new things to come. Some technical problems, easily circumvented AI and an RPG soul only hinted are its limits, but it remains a love letter to football for football lovers.

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Nov 29, 2022
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67 / 100
Nov 29, 2022

Sports Story is a great idea that struggles to reach its full potential. While the soccer-focused tasks use the theme in fun and innovative ways, too many missions include menial tasks. On the pitch, the gameplay is basic and due to this, it doesn’t manage to string enough elements together to deliver a clinical finish.

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6 / 10
Dec 2, 2022

Soccer Story delivers a colourful, charming take on the 'sports adventure', bursting at the seams with earnest effort and care from the development team. It's a fun experience, though it doesn't reach the heights of the genre's most famous release. Bugs and hitches pop up occasionally too, but if you're seeking some light entertainment and happen to love football, its cute visuals and charming world make it worth consideration.

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Jake Su
Top Critic
2.5 / 5.0
Nov 29, 2022

Soccer Story is by no means a perfect game, especially where there are bugs and glitches that require a hard reset and cause a loss of progression, but it does manage to deliver an entertaining time on occasion, even if it doesn’t necessarily have to do with the ball on the pitch. It might not be a great recommendation for those that are looking for more soccer action, but as a narrative-driven roleplaying title that just so happens to involve soccer, Soccer Story remains something worth checking out if you temper your expectations.

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Liked
Nov 22, 2022
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6.3 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2022

Despite some good ideas, Soccer Story fails to deliver in some of its design choices, feeling like a first but deeply improvable step.

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Мила Пономарева
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2022

There are too many technical and gameplay hurdles for such a simple game.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2022

When the soccer (I’ll begrudgingly use the word for this analogy) is the worst part of a game called Soccer Story you’d be forgiven for thinking it would be a miss. Not so. A interesting cast of characters, plenty of fun tasks, a beautiful art style and more come together to make this a blast to play.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2022

Soccer Story is an unusual football-based RPG. With zany characters and colourful backdrops, this is a strange game to play. However, its reliance on simple quests and too much back and forth undermine its potential.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2022

I give the developers a ton of credit for creating an RPG with unique mechanics and story that is every bit cliche as it is great.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2022

With a little more care, Soccer Story could fight among the big teams and stand out among the other games; however, it is just a supporting player among the rest.

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5 / 10
Dec 6, 2022

Soccer Story joins the roster of sports-themed RPGs, and this one will put players on a quest to save football from a tyrant corporation, which may or may not be based on a real world organization. With that said, the game's puzzles are fun and the open world is nicely presented, but the game's biggest flaw concerns its main point of focus: playing football, which feels too simplistic and features opponents that are too erratic. Soccer Story could be a much more unique game in its kind but the lack of attention dedicated to the sport that inspired it leads to an experience that won't captivate fans.

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2 / 5.0
Dec 5, 2022

Some of the puzzles and challenges are good fun and satisfying to complete, but there are also many that are made more frustrating than they need to be. With a flawed match system that becomes trivial once its workings have been figured out and technical issues that stack up as the game progresses, it’s incredibly tough to recommend.

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