If you're suffering from a bit of FIFA envy, as you wait for the latest version of the world's most popular football game to reach Android, you'll be glad to know that Gameloft has finally released Real Football 2013 (or 'Real Soccer 2013' in the U.S.), and it's available for free from the Play Store.

Last season's version of the game amassed over 5 million downloads, so Gameloft will be hoping that their latest title performs just as well. Like Real Football 2012, the new version contains a number of in-app purchases that can be made to help you progress, so if you spend a lot of time playing the game, you'll probably rack up quite a large bill in the process.


Thankfully, Gameloft has also retained a FIFPro license, so you won't have to put up with ridiculous team names such as Middlebrook and Merseyside Red as you play against other Premier League sides. You will also be able to view full profiles of over 3000 players from the top leagues across Europe as you play the game.

If you want to check out Real Football 2013, it's available from the Play Store on both sides of the Atlantic.

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • defred34

    y u no say got better games like PES 2013 and Fifa 13? This game's graphics looks like from PES2010 mobile version. No jk

    • http://twitter.com/british_geek John Thompson

      Read my first sentence. FIFA 13 isn't out for Android yet.

      • defred34

        Who says? It just came out

        • http://www.facebook.com/ShitizGarg Shitiz Garg

          Neither of those two are out yet for Android.

          • Geoff Johnson

            Yes it is, I've had FIFA13 on my Nexus 7 since yesterday.

          • http://www.facebook.com/ShitizGarg Shitiz Garg

            How? I can't find it

          • George

            WHAT!!?!?! ive been looking for it for ages?!! Where is it?


    they will have a hard time continuing to compete with these in app purchases as main stream developers start to release real games on android and iOS with a price tag of 1-7 dollars

  • Matti

    I have no idea why Gameloft are so successful. Their shooters have twitchy controls (not to mention they're just rehashes of Halo and Modern Warfare), they intentionally make you download game data from slow-arse servers so that the 15 minute grace period for purchases has long expired when you realize the games crashes on your setup, and worst of all, they have in-app purchases (seriously, you need to buy stamina?) like these. Seriously, screw Gameloft!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/tautvydas.kaziukonis Tautvydas Kaziukonis

      Usually download takes about 7 minutes. 8 minutes are more than enough to try the game out.

      • defred34

        Ya well, where I come from, 5mbps is considered fast. And that takes about 30 mins to download 1 GB of data

      • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

        For you, perhaps...not everyone has the same internet connections...I do agree that 8 minutes should be enough to see if the game actually works or not but it's far from enough to evaluate whether the game is worth keeping or not.

        • Matti

          Uhm, I have a 100mbps down 50mbps up connection (Singapore), and yet Modern Combat 3 took 20 minutes to download data. Gameloft never replied my emails. Not a big deal since it's less than $4 (50% off day or something), but still unsatisfactory.

          Heck, I think the 3.5GB Bard's Tale took 1/2 the time Modern Combat 3 took.

          • Steven Ayers II

            100mbps down and 50mbps up? I've got to get to Singapore!

    • garychencool

      To be fair, they are starting to really take advantage of that 4GB Google Play provides for apps which is A LOT faster than their crappy download servers which crash A LOT.

      When I was downloading MC3 almost a year ago, the download crashed at around 100-200MB and even if I downloaded like 500MB and it breaks, IT RESTARTS THE WHOLE FUCKING DOWNLOAD. EA/Every other game dev = no problem with downloads, Gameloft = a shitload with their own, crappy download methods.


      shrugs it downloads at over 1MBps for me :/ and thats my max speed

  • GraveUypo

    oh boy another game that probably runs like crap on top-end hardware and still looks sub-par. can't wait to get my hands on it!

  • Angelo Allegra

    Works on my Galaxy S2, works on low-end other Galaxy phones, yet is NOT compatible with my ICS 4.0.3 Galaxy Tab 2.0, like 80% of Gameloft stupid games.
    Way to go, really, heh.

  • TR

    Not that football is my cup of tea, but when I wanted to download it and have a look at it, I couldn't, because of country restrictions. Why on earth do some people STILL believe that country restrictions is a good way to distribute products through? It's 2012 for crying out loud, and the net has made everybody (that is connected that is...) global. Read my lips... G L O B A L! Let the dinosaurs that believe in these kind of systems die in peace, and let them rest. Unfortunately they are in charge, have power, and... have missed the boat completely...

    • defred34

      Amen to that.

  • G2000

    1. Laggy on Galaxy Note
    2. In app purchasing (u dont pay/u dont play)
    3. buggy graphics
    4. 4 games aday (unless u pay for more energy for players)


  • http://twitter.com/son_matthew Matthew Jackson

    Pretty sweet...i enjoy games that you can also play in real life, like airsoft and soccer. im into airsoft and have a lot of airsoft guns from the video games i play http://www.airsplat.com/documents.asp?Link=airsoft-video-games and its a lot of fun to play with either fifa or black ops and than play soccer with friends or go shoot my airsoft gun.

  • George

    fifa 13 apk?

  • shaaan

    when i try to install the apk file.....ders an msg "there is a problem parsing the package"
    pls get me da solution

  • uk

    y not compatible with nexus 4?