You don’t need a games console or a powerful PC to enjoy entertaining football games; modern web browsers offer up a wealth of entertainment opportunities that should not be overlooked.
To get you started, here are just a few of the latest and greatest browser-based football games that will help you through the dark evenings this winter.
Offered on sites like Casumo casino, this football-themed slots game can be enjoyed in a variety of browsers and offers a demo mode for people who want to take it for a test drive without having to wager real cash.
With a host of special features, such as free spins and stunning wilds, it is a truly modern slots title that does a good job of representing the beautiful game in a fresh format.
If you are fascinated with the management side of football and want to see how you would fair if you got a top job in charge of a team, Hattrick is a great way to test your mettle.
With more than 13 million users and two decades worth of history behind it, there is no doubting the depth of the experience it offers. The main downside is the simplicity of the visuals; this is more for stats fans that those looking for graphical bells and whistles.
Boasting a flashier interface and more official tie-ins with big personalities than many of its competitors, Top Eleven is a top tier browser-based management sim for serious football aficionados.
Aside from its aesthetic appeal, the main advantage of this service is that it offers dedicated access via apps for both iOS and Android, which makes it possible to play at home or on the go.
Puppet Soccer Champions
This light-hearted take on football is artistically simple yet thoroughly enjoyable, allowing for a back and forth between a pair of players, each of whom must get as many balls in the back of the net in a short timeframe.
Puppet Soccer Champions also benefits from quirky power-ups and features cartoonish recreations of popular personalities from the professional leagues, although the fact that it runs on Flash in browsers is a bit of a drawback today.
Running on the browser version of the popular Unity game engine, this fully 3D game takes table football to a whole new level, transporting it to the web and allowing you to test your skills against other players online.
Sure, Super Foosball does not have the same tactile feel of actually gripping the handles of a real world table football game, but it does feature that same frenetic fun and occasional frustration of the classic product on which it is based.
If you know anything about videogames, you will probably have encounters Rocket League at some point in the past few years. While this football-inspired gem is not playable in browsers under normal circumstances, there are plenty of adaptations by third parties which capture the magic and do offer browser support.
Soccer Cars is arguably the coolest of the bunch, not only because it blends football with driving in the same way as Rocket League, but also because it benefits from a cool retro aesthetic which makes it look more like a GameBoy title from the early 1990s rather than a modern creation.
From a game that looks like it was made decades ago to one which actually was; Sensible Soccer has been rekindled on browsers thanks to a number of different sites which natively emulate old systems and let you play vintage games without any downloads necessary.
So long as you are willing to put up with a little bit of a wait while the game initialises, Sensible Soccer is a brilliant blast from the past with engaging controls and core mechanics that are still satisfying to this day.