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  • Summary: (Also known as "Pure Football" in the UK/EU) Stop watching from the stands and discover what it’s like to play real soccer – raw and unfiltered. Through close-up camera angles and stunning audio & visual treatments, Pure Futbol captures the true on-field emotions. [Ubisoft]
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 15 out of 20
  1. There's no freedom in Pure Football. It is a laser game disguised as a soccer game.
  2. Pure Football has got problems, any hardcore football fan should stay well away from this one and stick with what you've got already.
  3. With unique glitches evident Pure Football is an interpretation of the sport similar to Super Mario Strikers with its emphasis on pick up and play.
  4. Overall, Pure Football is a weak attempt at obtaining the football crown. Whilst it offers a unique experience and some promising ideas and concepts, the over-use of meters, the lack of game modes and the poor implementation of features means the title is one to avoid, even at the reduced prices retailers are offering the game for.
  5. 35
    Soccer is a simple sport that relies on execution and precise play. Pure Futbol is executed poorly and is an imprecise mess.
  6. Sad football arcade fails in all aspects – delayed controls, weird ball physics, flat graphics – the result is boredom and an odd parody of football. [July 2010]
  7. A bad game with awful graphics, repetitive sounds and a control system that doesn't match this gen gaming standards. A game that soccer lovers must avoid at all costs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 16, 2012
    The most underrated video game I know after playing and reading about 500 games in my life. This is a fun football game with lots of amazing venues and cartoon style graphics. Yes it does not have freestyle moves but it is the only con about this game, if you can't play it well, then try turning the fouls off or try an easier difficulty level. Hell, no game in the world will let you bend the ball like Captain Tsubasa Ozora except this one:D Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2014
    If you want realism, go play FIFA or PES, that isn't changing. Pure Futbol shows no interest in competing with these juggernauts. Pure Futbol is an over the top, approachable soccer game. The graphics and gameplay are cartoonish, and most importantly fun! The gameplay is probably closest to Midway's Redcard, but it retains some semblance of a soccer game. The only complaint I have is that the controls could be a bit tighter. I would have to agree with the underrated comment above, this game definitely deserves a better score.
    8.5/10 Would play again!
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    With the budget this game had and the established competition it was going up against, it seems Pure Football was doomed to fail. But beneath the cheap box artwork and limited licenses, there is a soccer game that is fun and one of a kind.

    First of graphically the game is passable, player likenesses are a bit cartoon like and there is nothing exceptional about the locals you visit, but the presentation is surprisingly good, score a goal and see flags and player names fly past the screen, win a match and see your team run towards the camera celebrating their victory. A lot more work went into this than you would think.

    The biggest international teams on the planet are in the game, but if your looking for a small soccer nation you will be out of luck as only the top teams made the cut in this game. The career is a lot of fun, racking up players as you beat them and adding them to your super team, standard stuff that has been in other games, but still fun.

    Where the game gets really good is the game play, it's unlike anything to date, with a little practice, lobbing, passing and shooting can be expertly pulled off as the game slows down and lets you time your button press when the meter fills up a certain length. Get good enough at it, and you will be in the zone. It's never been done in any other football game and it is a cool mechanic.

    Don't pass this game because of it's budget looks, If you enjoy your PES, FIFA or FIFA Street, Pure Football can also hang on the pitch.
  4. Aug 19, 2010
    Um dos piores jogos da história do entretenimento digital. A Ubisoft deveria pensar melhor antes de tentar criar um game de futebol. Espero que sirva de lição!! Expand