FIFA World Cup 2014: 5 football video games to warm you up for the global tournament

FIFA Football World Cup 2014

Get ready for the World Cup or simply pass the time in between matches with this selection of World Cup video games for console and mobile.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Running on a modified version of “FIFA 14″ and available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, of which there are 180 million worldwide, the official World Cup video game contains not just the teams heading to Brazil this June, but each one that took part in qualifying. That’s to enable players to recreate not just the competition’s final stages, but each and every round leading up to them.

Official website: easports.com/2014-fifa-world-cup

Score! World Goals

700 of football’s most breathtaking goals, with a clutch plucked straight from the international World Cup tournament, with stunning efforts from the likes of Andreas Iniesta, David Beckham, Robinho and Roberto Carlos. Available on iOS and Android; club-specific packs are available via in-app purchase from $0.99 up to $39.99.

Official website: firsttouchgames.com/w/?page_id=1493

New Star Soccer

Complement a tournament featuring the world’s top footy fellas with a game about becoming an elite and affluent footballer, managing not only training ground and game day action but also commercial activities, relationships and lifestyle choices. Free for iOS and Android. “New Star Soccer 5″ free for PC and Mac.

Official website: newstarsoccer.com/nssmobile.php

Flick Kick Football series

An old favorite but one that now comes in several iterations. The screen-swiping delights of our other free-kick focused, mobile-oriented title are available in three distinct flavors: “Flick Kick Football Kickoff,”
star-struck “Flick Kick Football Legends” and the alternative angle of “Flick Kick Goalkeeper.”

Official website: pikpok.com/#games

Dice Soccer League

Overhauling 2011′s well-received iOS diversion “Dice Soccer” with a series of enhancements from Singapore’s LambdaMu studio, this equal opportunity association football app pulls from dice-rolling and card playing pastimes as much as it does from “The Beautiful Game,” giving it a unique spin on an ages old pursuit. Its release is expected to coincide with the World Cup’s kick-off.

Official website: lambdamugames.com