The World Cup is a massive global event that grips the entire planet every four years. Every industry is shaken with “World Cup Fever”, both in the build-up and throughout the tournament. If like millions of others around the world, you can’t get enough of the competition, a great way to indulge your passion between games is to play an online football game. Here are some examples of the best online games created for this World Cup:
This is a multiple-choice game from the Guardian, and it is designed to test your general knowledge of FIFA World Cups gone by. With 30 pretty tough questions ranging from legendary Brazilian striker Pele’s real full name, to the name of the dog that found the stolen Jules Rimet trophy, this is undoubtedly a game from for fans of football history and trivia.
This takes the shape of the fantasy football game which is known to millions of football fans. Yet, instead of being based on club leagues around the world, this game is specifically tailored to the World Cup, and allows players to pick their best 11 from any of the players taking part in the competition. The game proved popular and gained 1,065,223 users prior to the end of the tournament.
This is a game of skill that requires a lot of planning to succeed. Points are gained or deducted according to the statistical performance of each of the players in your chosen team. Players winning a lot of points may not reflect their team’s performance or their real-world contribution to a match. For example, a defensive midfielder who doesn’t score a lot of goals will not be seen as a valuable player in this game.
This takes the appearance of an 8-bit arcade game. The aim of the game is to guess whether penalties taken throughout World Cup history were goals, misses or saves. Simple it may be, but it is a lot of fun, and is a great way to pit your wits against your friends, with the advantage of being free to all, unlike the arcade games of yesteryear that this game is based on.
World Cup fever grabs almost everyone and when the tournament is being played, it’s hard not to hear about it. Online games are a great way to pass the time in-between matches and they are a great way to test your World Cup knowledge.