Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Jun 7, 2013
    60
    Lords of Football has a great idea behind it, but it's an unripe fruit. After enjoying it for some time, you will inevitably notice some gaps in the gameplay mechanics.
  2. May 19, 2013
    60
    The original idea to combine footballer’s life simulation dynamics with football manager’s management mechanics is surely intriguing, but not fully developed, failing to entertain for more than a season or two. It is like trying to get Balotelli and Mourinho to coexist: lots of fun for a while, bone-crushing in the long run.
  3. May 6, 2013
    60
    Lords of Football comes to live in the rare moments when your front man scores a goal at the last second thanks to your timely instructions. The rest of it is sheer boredom without licensed teams and any depth at all.
  4. May 3, 2013
    60
    Lords of Football seems like an old football game, that utilises humour to propose some dynamics of the football's world. Anyway, the gameplay is very very repetitive and schematic, and the graphic is way too old, but if you look at the representation of matches, you can see that there's hope for a better game from the same developer in the future.
  5. Apr 16, 2013
    60
    If Molyneux's Bullfrog had pulled an all night coding session while watching re-runs of Eurotrash, this is probably the football management sim they would’ve made.
  6. Apr 9, 2013
    54
    Although Lords of Football has some nice eccentricities and touches, it fails and also feels old and dated.
  7. May 14, 2013
    50
    Even though Lords of Football has some interesting ideas, in a few hours the game becomes unbearably repetitive thing unable to challenge nor reward its players.
  8. Apr 30, 2013
    50
    It’s an interesting title if only for a few hours and with a hefty price tag it doesn't help itself in getting off the subs bench.
  9. Apr 12, 2013
    50
    Always dreamed of a night on the town with a famous soccer player? The statistics from traditional soccer management-games are traded in Lords of Football, for cheeky brats who prefer to spend entire nights at the disco: real soccer players. The game sits somewhere in between Football Manager and The Sims, but is never as good or as expansive as either of these titles. When the humor wears off you’ll just ask yourself: why am I still playing this?
  10. Apr 30, 2013
    45
    Soccer management meets The Movies – while the concept seems intriguing, the execution isn’t. The mechanics are superficial and for every aspect the game introduces there is another game that does it better, the mix just doesn’t add up.
  11. Apr 17, 2013
    45
    As a curiosity project for fans of the genre, I can only say that I’m glad Lords of Football exists; but as a full-price release it’s not something that can be readily recommended.
  12. Apr 15, 2013
    40
    Lords of Football is not a complete football manager that allows you to spend hours on tactical options or scouting for players. On the other hand, it is not a social simulation of footballers' life - you don't have much control over that aspect. The game can look like fun for a short while, but after a couple of hours it kills you with repetitiveness and boredom. A few interesting ideas aren't enough to save this game from oblivion.
  13. Apr 12, 2013
    40
    Lords of Football's problem is that there's a load of well-established games which fare much better in almost every aspect it tries to simulate. You want to test your mettle as a manager? Get Football Manager or EA's equivalent. You want to simulate the daily life of different characters? Get The Sims or even The Movies. Because, in the end, just throwing all of these elements into the same kettle doesn't automatically make for a good game.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Apr 7, 2013
    8
    This is very different from other football games out there, It's like a mix of a Sims like world and interaction with a mix of a typicalThis is very different from other football games out there, It's like a mix of a Sims like world and interaction with a mix of a typical management style game.

    I found it to be fun and a crazy spin on what i'm used to in football games. It consists of training footballers on different exercises in the day and moving them around the town at night to keep them happy and then playing a match which you can interact with.

    Over time you unlock new events in the town and the club buildings improve to give you more space and new training exercises. It's not super deep but it has enough to make me want to play more and actually get to the Champions league (or whatever they call it)

    With this game I like the match and its interactions, even though they could be improved, they work and its above all fun to get your team doing what you want them to.

    Granted there is room for improvement, but i see the huge potential that this game has to bring a new type of football game to the market. If they can make some updates and give even more things to do I think it can be even better.
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  2. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    You can jump in with only a basic understanding of how the game works and immediately start having fun. But with a little bit of practice,You can jump in with only a basic understanding of how the game works and immediately start having fun. But with a little bit of practice, you’ll unearth the complexities of the game. The more time you spend learning the game, the more you’ll feel rewarded. This game is challenging and accessible at the same time. Full Review »
  3. Apr 7, 2013
    7
    Lords of Football is a good idea and a game with a lot of potential, the actual game looks quite nice and is fun, however the game can getLords of Football is a good idea and a game with a lot of potential, the actual game looks quite nice and is fun, however the game can get quite repetitive after a while and sometimes it lacks originality with the in game "addiction" feature, although if you can keep yourself enjoying the game then it can be a silly mix of "Football Manager" and "The Sims" and a lot of fun. Full Review »