Academy of Champions: Soccer Wii

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2009

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
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  1. Academy of Champions: Soccer is not a must-have game by any stretch. However, it is a very competent collection of soccer-themed mini-games. Still, I wish soccer matches weren't quite as simple as they are, but I doubt the intended audience will mind much.
  2. Academy of Champions Soccer is a cute $30 package that doesn’t seek to redefine the world of casual sports games, but which is a perfectly sufficient distraction in the hands of the right individual.
  3. Still, I do not want to come down too hard on Academy of Champions: Soccer, because the game has delivered a great deal of enjoyment over the past few weeks regardless of the poor controls, dumpy visuals, and boring audio. The on-field action is where it counts, and Academy delivers in spades.
  4. The game is easy to play and looks colourful. So it’s a shame that it’s all a bit boring really. Matches have some excitement thanks to a few odd movements you have to make, but especially the mini-games in between the games in the story mode grow old fast. Young gamers will be able to get some enjoyment out of this, but it’s hard to recommend this when Mario’s own football game is already out – with online options no less.
  5. A fun, simple soccer game designed for players of ages. As a game, it doesn't hold a lot of substance, but kids and parents alike will revel in this fast-paced soccer showdown.
  6. Kid-friendly action both on and off the pitch is the main attraction in Academy of Champions: Soccer.
  7. A decent little game aimed for younger players. It has style and looks good. There are some minor issues but nothing that is overwhelming.
  8. IT's the perfect game for your kid who owns a Wii and loves being on the soccer team-he doesn't know better and neither will parents. I guess that's a good thing.
  9. Academy of Champions is a sports game with some RPG contents for young and old. Everybody will find his dream team after a few hours!
  10. 70
    A simple game meant for simple gamers. No, I’m not calling you stupid for liking Academy of Champions, but the gameplay experience is certainly tuned for someone looking for arcade-style soccer.
  11. Although AoC: F isn’t the most innovative game on the Wii this winter, but it surely is a very charming experience which will especially appeal to a younger audience.
  12. 50
    While on paper, Academy of Champions: Soccer sounds like the perfect title for young gamers, it's not. The imprecise controls, lack of depth and repetitive single-player results in a game that won't adequately entertain children, nevermind the general public.
  13. Take it as "My first FIFA": Academy of Champions is a clever and amusing way to introduce kids to the world of football, and while it isn’t the most beautiful kids game ever made, there are far worse ways to entertain children.
  14. Nintendo Gamer
    Worse than Pele's impotence advert. [Dec 2009, p.67]
  15. If you’re really after a quick knockabout and want to take up your only chance to play as Altair and Jade on Wii, you’ll find some enjoyment in Academy of Champions, but be prepared for plenty of frustration mixed in with your pie and Bovril.
  16. Nintendo Power
    Obviously, Academy of Champions: Soccer is not a game for hardcore footie fans, but those looking for a pick-up-and-play soccer game should give it a try. [Dec 2009, p.86]
  17. Overly simplistic and surprisingly light on soccer itself, the game never manages to capture my attention or motivate me to keep playing.
  18. 70
    Academy of Champions Soccer competent soccer game that will instantly appeal to children. The lengthy story mode and simply gameplay design means it should be enjoyable to some degree for most players.
  19. In the end, Academy of Champions: Soccer is a great arcade-style sports game.
  20. 63
    Ubisoft shows us how to score with a title like Academy of Champions: Football. The game hasn't got a great story mode, but offers enough fun meant for arcade gamers and children.

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