Simple, undemanding soccer fun
A fairly straightforward soccer sim, UEFA Champions League isn't the best football game out there, but for undemanding arcade fans who don't want anything too complex, this is good enough to while away a few hours. It features much of what you would expect from a soccer game, including detailed stats for the year, a variety of teams and tournaments to enter and of course multi-player action to boot. Although lacking in the detail and tactical elements found in games such as FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer, UEFA is refreshing to play for its simplicity, with straightforward controls which are easy to learn and help to maintain the game's fast pace and sense of fun. This is aided by the physics, which are definitely arcade-style rather than super-realistic. Graphics, while again lacking in the realism modern gamers expect from their sports sims, are perfectly adequate for the job, with well animated, chunky sprites that move around at a fair old pace. The AI is of a good standard, with opponents that will provide a good challenge and all in all, this plays a sound if uninspiring game of soccer. It's not up there with the classics like Sensible Soccer, but is a sound second division effort.