“Actua Soccer 3 just kicks other soccer games into touch.”
If you’ve been dismayed by the quality of defending in this season’s football, then Actua Soccer 3 will give you a solid back four to launch counter-attacks from. With significant improvements to the AI, the players now have a much greater awareness of what’s going on around them, as well as improved positional sense which should make for free-flowing football…that’s as long as they don’t decide to play the offside trap.
The graphics are impressive too. With over 50 different player heads, 200 motion captures and 30 of the world’s most famous stadiums (including Wembley, Nou Camp, the Amsterdam ArenA and Old Trafford), Actua Soccer 3 is graphically one of the richest and deepest football games ever. In addition, there are over 450 teams from all over the world, and some special and custom teams.
For the free-kick specialists, you can perfect your technique on both set pieces and penalties without the tension of a real-match situation. The question is: come Saturday afternoon, will you be able to bend the ball around a four-man wall in your away strip?