3 out of 5
Highly playable soccer game similar to Sensible Soccer
In order to achieve a great degree of playability even for those that are not big fans of soccer, Action Soccer brought in a recipe not unlike that brevetted by Sensible Soccer
. That recipe translates here in a simple, few buttons type of control scheme, highly simplified game mechanics as well as a visual theme that is very cartoonish. Therefore, a game of Action Soccer plays very smoothly, is entertaining and facile to learn, but at the same time not a too deep simulation. This can be a problem for those that want a title more akin to Konami's football titles – Pro Evolution Soccer. But then again, the title is not trying to pose as something else, so if you're looking for a highly entertaining title that doesn't require a lot of fiddling and a lot of knowledge about the soccer game, this can be a game for you. Graphically, the game shines in its little world of cartoonish players and simplified mechanics, and you'd be hard pressed to find any issues with the game. Maybe the replayability value is not as high as other more serious titles, but, nevertheless, while it lasts, this game generates a lot of fun and relaxed soccer moments.