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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. 69
    Pure Football is a nice soccer game, but it could have been a lot better. The gameplay is fun, but it has some complications. Visually the game is nice, but the audio isn’t, because it’s kind of empty. Pure Football is a nice combination of FIFA Street and 2010 FIFA World Cup. Short: a nice game, but could have been a lot better.
  2. Play UK
    69
    Competently put together and actually pretty well presented. [Issue#194, p.95]
  3. No serious competition for FIFA Street. The gameplay is not dynamic and badly coordinated. Only the campaign mode is somewhat fun.
  4. Pure Football may be an arcade take on the sport, but that doesn't excuse its repetitive gameplay and general lack of game modes.
  5. 40
    Pure Futbol is a mess of a soccer game. Its cover claims that an authentic experience awaits, but what's actually in store for players who pick up this game is far from the real deal.
  6. The most telling problem though, is that even when playing with the very best squad of footballers that Pure can muster, it just isn't engaging and fluid enough to be of interest for more than a couple of matches.
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    31
    If only the gameplay was better. [Aug 2010, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Sep 14, 2019
    8
    This review being written in 2019, I can see why magazines destroyed the game back in the day (4'6 as of today), and why users came to give itThis review being written in 2019, I can see why magazines destroyed the game back in the day (4'6 as of today), and why users came to give it a nice 7'5.

    In a pill: poor graphics, cool arcade gameplay, worth trying. Give it a go with friends in coop and most probably you will enjoy the game. A score between 7'2 and 7'8 seems fair to me. I'm giving it an 8 for the sake of rounding.

    Breakdown:

    If you are reading this by 2019 o later, here is what you will find in Pure Football. Technically, it is an unpolished game. Graphics are cartoonish, that helps with aging. But framerate is a bit low for this level of graphic complexity, has some blurry definition, and color palette is not the most appealing. Had the game had another 2-3 months of development, results could have been notably better in this matter.

    Now, if you can pass through these entry barriers, inside you will find a cool football/soccer arcade gameplay that can hook you for quite some time. Not to mention the massive potential for couch coop: up to 4 players in the same team is delirious. Just the addition of another gamer to your team will boost fun by 2x, worth trying. The game might be a bit easy, so go ahead and check hard and very hard difficulty for more challenging matches.

    Game has only like 20 teams including unlockables, based on national teams with a range of 8 to 12 of their best players represented (apart from Brazil that, for some licensing reason I assume, have real but not first-row players). You can also unlock classic players in story mode by fulfilling some challenges and missions. There is a player editor that lets you create some new players (not too many). Also, there is a team editor that lets you create new squads from the basic and unlocked players. You might achieve filling this teams with players from a real club, hence becoming a comprehensive entity to play against (for instance, you can create Real Madrid, since Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Xabi Alonso, Luka Modric, Ramos, Pepe, Casillas and so are available in the game).

    Almost forgot to mention a really nice feature: custom music using the standart XMB built-in PS3 music player! Just boot the game, press PS button, head to music, pick an album or setlist, and off you go!

    My first review here, after years of visiting this place :). Hope it helps!
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  2. May 2, 2020
    1
    This is the worst football game on the PlayStation video game console! The game is beating all the time and does not work! I do not see howThis is the worst football game on the PlayStation video game console! The game is beating all the time and does not work! I do not see how Ubisoft (Vancouver Division) could say that this **** game is over can be released in 2010!!!! Expand