One of the longest-running soccer titles available on smartphones, Dream League Soccer first debuted back in 2013 on the Google Play and Apple App Store after being initially announced in 2011. Developed by First Touch (who has maintained the title with regular updates since launch), Dream League Soccer 2018 is the latest version of this downloadable game and features cover athletes Gareth Bale and Andrés Iniesta.
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The Game Review
Previous titles in the series have featured such football luminaries like Diego Costa and Aaron Ramsey. Major updates for the game first started arriving in 2016 and have persisted since that time with minor tweaks to the gameplay being added to the game on an iterative basis.
For its part, Dream League Soccer 2018 features major graphical updates over the game when it first arrived as well as expanded gameplay options for players. At its heart, Dream League Soccer 2018 is an association football video game that, as the title implies, allows players to manage their “dream club” of football players.
All players begin with an imaginary club called Dream FC that they can then customize to suit their needs with everything from the team name to the logos and jerseys being fully customizable.
The game has six divisions that this club can then participate in with each division acting as a kind of difficulty gradient for the game. These divisions are Academy Division, Division 3, Division 2, Division 1, Junior Elite Division and the Elite Division.
As the name of the first and last imply, players at the beginning will often find themselves pitted against gamers of a similar skill level while those with a more advanced club will find themselves locked into competition with other top-ranked players in the Elite Division.
The goal is to make it to the Elite Division and accomplish certain in-game and seasonal goals along the way.
But the competition doesn’t end there as players who compete in the Elite Division will find themselves going up against other winners in a variety of tournaments that their seasonal performance gives them access to in the game.
These tournaments are where the real meat of the game is and the goal, obviously, is to be the best club in the world without exception. If that sounds like a lot of content for a humble mobile game then you would be right and it is in the content and the depth thereof that the game really shines.
Initially free to play, Dream League Soccer nonetheless supports itself through microtransactions that players can either opt to purchase or not depending on their tolerance for moving things along in the game.
These transactions are neither obtrusive nor embarrassingly expensive and shelling out some real-world cash here and there for some in-game advantage totally makes sense given the cyclical and perpetual nature of the series at this point.
Your investment won’t be wasted and your team won’t be worse off because of it, making most microtransactions a rare win-win proposition.
Gamers looking for something different than FIFA but with more depth than most simulators could do little better than the Dream League Soccer series.