It’s certainly a different twist on the genre, but turn based soccer simulation Tactical Soccer: The New Season is now available for PC on Steam. You can check out a trailer for the game below:
“Control all 11 players at the same time – instead of shouting at your left back to ‘get forward’ you control them and can build up an attack exactly how you want. You are the coach and have real control of the team.
The gameplay is simple. When it’s your turn, select a player and decide where they should move; or perhaps prepare them to head the ball. If they have the ball, you can pass, shoot or dribble. Once you’ve instructed your players, press ‘end turn’ and watch them carry out your orders. The computer controlled team then plays. Play continues like this until the match ends.
The game is played on a 3D pitch (not a tiled board), so you can move the camera to line up that perfect pass or watch as your speedy winger manages to just out run the opposition’s tiring defender.
Players have different abilities – speed, dribbling, tackling, passing, shooting, stamina etc. Use your tactical skills to maximise the strengths of your players to defeat the opposition. When defending, you have to be positionally aware and block the opposition’s runs with your players.”
You can buy Tactical Soccer: The New Season right now – it’s available on Steam through this link.