• Publisher: Level 5
  • Release Date: Feb 13, 2014
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: Take the world of soccer by storm! Genres collide in this soccer RPG!

    The original world-renowned soccer RPG INAZUMA ELEVEN is now available for digital download! Nobody loves soccer like Mark Evans. As captain of the Raimon Junior High soccer club, he dreams of taking his team to the
    Take the world of soccer by storm! Genres collide in this soccer RPG!

    The original world-renowned soccer RPG INAZUMA ELEVEN is now available for digital download!

    Nobody loves soccer like Mark Evans. As captain of the Raimon Junior High soccer club, he dreams of taking his team to the top and winning the legendary Soccer Frontier championship. Unfortunately for him, nobody else in the club shares his passion... until theyre thrown into a match against the elite Royal Academy for the club's survival. It seems the only way Raimon will stand a chance is if Mark can convince new transfer student and ace striker Axel Blaze to come out of his mysterious early retirement...

    Train your team, find items, and level up; then take to the field for some tactical soccer action. The more soccer battles you win, the more special moves youll learn, and the stronger your team will be!

    Take on fierce opponents in eleven-on-eleven soccer matches!

    Field over 1000 potential recruits to craft your custom team and challenge your friends via local wireless play!

    The first few episodes of the INAZUMA ELEVEN anime are now available on the Nintendo eShop for FREE
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 26, 2014
    100
    The soccer and JRPG mechanics blend incredibly well together and make a fantastic hybrid for fans of both genres.
  2. Feb 20, 2014
    90
    Inazuma Eleven is one of the best role-playing experiences I've had in a long time, and more importantly, rekindled a youthful feeling I've grown to miss.
  3. Mar 14, 2014
    90
    If the phrase "soccer RPG" has you the least bit intrigued, lace up your cleats and grab your stylus — Inazuma Eleven's masterful mix of lighthearted storytelling and over-the-top soccer is fun, fresh, and surprisingly deep.
  4. Mar 9, 2014
    75
    Inazuma Eleven is a quirky and novel RPG, but the on-field action is too unrefined to be rewarding.
  5. 70
    Inazuma Eleven is by no means a perfect game; I can't see any reason why it had to be touch screen controlled, nor is there any excuse for why the soccer action itself is so poor. But, as a sport-themed JRPG, it's a niche kind of game, but an entertaining one.
  6. Mar 6, 2014
    70
    Fans of sports games or RPGs may hate the game and its weird control system, whilst those who are away from both genres may find something different and satisfying. Those who endure the first three hours and get used to the controls will find a long campaign, with up to 20 hours of gameplay. When you get there, though, you will be tired of that much soccer and of the absurd that will carry you until the final match.
  7. Feb 20, 2014
    68
    Inazuma Eleven has not aged very well and with the latest installment (Team Ogre Attacks!) hitting stores right now there's really no reason to dig into the most bastic iteration in the franchise, unless you are an avid Inazuma Eleven fan.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 2, 2014
    10
    Excellent RPG, graphics, music, length, storytelling, combat system, completionist content, all 10/10. It follows the Anime with subtleExcellent RPG, graphics, music, length, storytelling, combat system, completionist content, all 10/10. It follows the Anime with subtle differences, but you don't need to be a fan or ever watch the show to fully enjoy this. GET IT!!! Expand
  2. 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
  3. Dec 13, 2017
    8
    Inazuma Eleven is a very well developed sports Rpg game. Inazuma Eleven offers fairly simple gameplay with a large cast of characters and tonsInazuma Eleven is a very well developed sports Rpg game. Inazuma Eleven offers fairly simple gameplay with a large cast of characters and tons of special moves to teach characters that make sure the game never gets old. While it can be a little too easy at times and the story isn't fantastic the gameplay is very entertaining and its soundtrack is a joy to listen to. Inazuma Eleven is a very underrated DS and 3DS title, that I pray gets a sequel on the Switch.

    Cons
    Story is mediocre
    A little too easy at times.
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