Empire Soccer is an average football game with a different look compared to many other football games like Kick Off, Sensible Soccer offers. Of course these later mentioned games are more realistic in their included features than Empire Soccer.
The first impression is not the best, you might think badly because the game takes time to get into. Once you learn how to play this game can make you addicted.
Forget the teachings of other soccer games, because the major difference of Empire Soccer when compared to them are the graphics and the overall interface; in this game you can see only a little portion of the field and for that I can say that the players look much bigger. The players are well animated and look much better than the players in others like Kick Off or Sensible Soccer. What I don't like in these is that the player had much trouble trying to control the ball. In Empire Soccer is not the case because the ball control is very good and the super dribble will make your opponents crazy. Passing it is very important. Once you learn to pass instead of drilling into the defence with your player, you can damage the defence of the enemy team. Sadly, once you get the hang of it, the computer teams are quite easy and you can do unimaginable scores against the weaker teams.
Before a match you can chose special team moves to each player this option includes (power shots, super dribbling (making the ball glue to the foot), and a Barge power to push players out of yours way.
There are many tournaments to play as well as different difficulty selections so everyone can be able to play and win, and then playing more difficult levels as they improve.
The controls are easy, and can be redefined if needed both player 1 and player 2. Graphics are quite nice in 640x400 with 256 colours; sounds will get you in the mood for the game.
Empire Soccer is overall a simple football game offering nothing new but if you like these games you might find the game interesting. This game has international teams, and multiplayer options. I think this game deserve 4 stars.