If you kids are into soccer, they will love FIFA Soccer 13. It is a soccer simulation game using real league names and following real game rules. It features 30 soccer leagues, 500 licensed teams, and more than 15,000 players.
In the Quick Match mode, kids play the game as soccer players. Using a virtual joystick and couple other buttons, players can run, sprint, pass the ball, take shots, and slide tackle opposing team member. This is a great way for kids to gain an overall picture of the game that they don’t usually get when playing a real game in the real field. It is a lot easier for kids to understand the winning strategies and the team works.
If kids play in the manager mode, they can learn the business side of the soccer leagues. They will watch how much income the league will have from each game. They will also learn how to trade players between different leagues.
There is a multiplayer mode, where kids can invite their friends to play together (virtually). It doesn’t look like it is through Game Center. Instead, it is through EA, the developer of the app. No matter who it is through, if you don’t want your kids be exposed to strangers in the virtual world, don’t sign up for multiplayer mode.
One big challenge for kids to play a team sport is to learn to work as a team. When playing the game on the iPAD, kids get to see the whole field while playing. This gives them a top-down view of the game, making the team work concept a lot easier to understand.
In addition to playing the game, it is also good for the kids to learn the business of the sport, such as how the leagues support themselves financially and how the players’ values are determined.
The game requires good hand-eye coordination and basic understanding of soccer rules. Kids at age 6 or younger may find it hard to enjoy the game.
FIFA Soccer 13 works on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is $6.99 on App Store.
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I think my son has ever FIFA Soccer game from the past 5-6 years and still loves them. He just got an iphone, so he’ll probably download this app. Thanks for the info and for visiting my blog!
It is still my son’s top games on the iPAD. It is fun.
There’s an app for everything, isn’t there? This sounds really cool. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog so many times! I really appreciate it. 🙂
Sounds about right, an app for everything. 🙂
My 17yo son has been playing FIFA soccer for years on various game systems. Unlike the NBA games, FIFA is more about the sport than the egos behind the sport. In fact, my son said he’ll be trading his newly purchased NBA 2K13 in for FIFA 13. Glad to know it’s now in the apple store. Do you know if it’s on android also?
This is great feedback. I don’t know about FIFA 13. FIFA 12 is available for Android.
Thanks, I’ll let him know. He told me lots of people are complaining about NBA 2K13. Nothing like having a teen-age boy in the house to keep me abreast of these things. LOL!