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  • Summary: Inazuma Eleven is a sports game for the Nintendo DS that combines football, RPG elements, strategy and plenty of action!
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It's nothing short of an ingenious set-up and, while there's the odd glitch, in general matches are fast-paced and exciting.
  2. Games Master UK
    Sep 25, 2011
    80
    Even if football doesn't appeal, there's still a solid RPG experience to be had. [Nov 2011, p.95]
  3. Aug 12, 2012
    80
    Be sure to check out Inazuma Eleven and hope that it sells well enough to get the superior sequel also localised.
  4. Aug 25, 2011
    75
    A lively, imaginative and fun RPG, with a football element charmingly blended in. And while some may wince at the unbearably chipper voice acting, there is considerable depth and human drama hidden behind its boyish enthusiasm.
  5. Aug 25, 2011
    71
    The game's a solid and fun addition to the DS's heaving RPG roster, although it never quite sparks into life like you hope it will and feels a bit young at times.
  6. Sep 7, 2011
    70
    Inazuma Eleven is an intriguing blend of RPG and soccer that works on so many levels, though the occasional scripted match leaves us crying in the stands.
  7. Sep 2, 2011
    60
    Inazuma Eleven is a charming RPG with a lot going on, but it doesn't offer a great game of football.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 11, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Inazuma eleven is a one of the best games i have ever played! Its one hell of an experience. It is a football/soccer rpg and is incredible. Im not even a fan of football/soccer and i love this game. It has a satisfying and deep 15 hour storyline that has great dialogue. The gameplay is solid, it consists of special moves which are used to get past opponents, tackle opponents, save shots and score goals and looks pretty cool when you perform them, even with the outdated graphics it looks pretty cool. The music is one of the best parts about the game. Its incredible and sounds great even for a ds game can be do good that ive literally just stopped playing at times just to listen to the music. Inazuma eleven is in my opinion, a must have title for the ds, great gameplay, beautiful music and a great story. If you still have a ds, this is a game you MUST experience! Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2017
    9
    il primo capitolo di una saga formidabile.
    ha dato spunto ad un cartone animato di pregevolissima fattura innovando in maniera formidabile i
    il primo capitolo di una saga formidabile.
    ha dato spunto ad un cartone animato di pregevolissima fattura innovando in maniera formidabile i cartoni calcistici.
    Gioco quasi rivoluzionario su ds, con alcune pecche poi migliorate su inazuma eleven 2 voto 94/100.
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  3. Apr 25, 2018
    8
    A terrific blend of football, drama, RPG and magic. The matches are fast paced and watching players special moves is always a joy to watch.A terrific blend of football, drama, RPG and magic. The matches are fast paced and watching players special moves is always a joy to watch. Recruiting better players and sorting out your team to strengthen your play makes the game very interesting and the animated sequences are top notch. A great game from beginning to end, you owe it to yourself as an RPG fan to play the whole series. Expand
  4. May 20, 2017
    8
    Un gran juego de fĂștbol con elementos de RPG. Me encanta es impresionante y muy adictivo. Es un gran digno juego de la serie animada. Le pongoUn gran juego de fĂștbol con elementos de RPG. Me encanta es impresionante y muy adictivo. Es un gran digno juego de la serie animada. Le pongo un 84/100 Expand

Awards & Rankings

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#20 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011
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#20 Most Shared DS Game of 2011