With the World Cup in full swing, GALA Sports decided to present their latest game, Total Football. Available on Android and Apple devices, this game promises to offer more gameplay and fewer “hooks” compared to the leading competition in this category, Fifa 23 from Electronic Arts, or whatever the current name is. Here is a short intro and some gameplay to get you started.
What is Total Football?
Total Football is a fully featured football sim, guided by the same model used in Fifa Ultimate Team. The game features over 4,000 football players licensed by FIFPro, so building your dream team isn’t impossible. Since we originally posted about the game, the developers updated few things and announced that global release is now live.
Since Fifa 23 / Mobile Football is the only game that offers fair competition, I would compare it to it, although undoubtedly GALA Sports has a significantly smaller budget, as well as placement, distribution and marketing.
Personally, I think that the gameplay itself is up to par, with the fact that compared to Fifa, things are a little slower here. Passing is accurate (depending on the skill of the player himself), shots and crosses work great. Nothing, absolutely nothing will spoil your match in terms of ridiculous and unacceptable bugs.
Check out the short gameplay video I made:
The graphics are also excellent, with surprisingly good stadium detail and player models that aren’t overly complicated to slow down your mobile device’s performance. All in all, Total Football offers an enjoyable experience with vivid colors and interesting player moves.
There are two main game modes, singleplayer campaign and ranked PvP matches. The first one gives you upgrade materials and items that will help you develop your squad further, including player summoning items. The ranked matches are divided in few classes, and naturally you start at the bottom or the bronze class. When the season ends, you will be rewarded according to your performance, but you do receive smaller rewards after each completed match.
When it comes to monetization and microtransactions, the game doesn’t deviate from the standard Freemium game model too much. You have the standard Battlepass in two varieties, free and premium which costs less than $10. Unfortunately, the Energy System is also a thing, so your enjoyment, sooner or later, will come to a halt until the energy bar regenerates, or you use some of the “Energy Refill” items that can be obtained as rewards or with the premium currency.
Should you try it?
If you are a football fan and you are getting tired from the amount of tokens, coins, packs and what not in Fifa Mobile Soccer, go ahead, you will be pleasantly surprised. There are no tiny little hooks, at least not that much, and the gameplay is pretty straight forward. You don’t play out your greatest chances from the match, you play the full thing, including extra times and penalties. The only criticism at the moment goes out to the weak commentary implementation, but that can be fixed in a future update.
The game is available on Android and iOS, I believe worldwide with some exceptions. If it isn’t available in your country via the Google Play store, just download the APK and sideload it.
Dejan B. – “Total Football available now on Android and iOS”