Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    FIFA 14 (PS4 & Xbox One) review

    By 28 November 2013

    Having already fully reviewed the current generation version of FIFA 14 it would seem sensible to just adjust that entry to encompass the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version. But here's the thing: FIFA 14 on the next-generation consoles is no mere update...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Football Manager 2014 review

    By 31 October 2013

    Sports Interactive has been banging out Football Manager - nee Championship Manager - games with remarkable regularity in the last 21 years. More remarkable still is the consistency in quality. It’s hard to think of any other franchise in gaming that...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    FIFA 14 review

    By 26 September 2013

    Another year and another FIFA game arrives on just about every current-gen platform, just ahead of the graphically boosted next-gen console release. Regular players and fans will both feel reassured that FIFA 14 doesn't change a whole lot from where the...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 review

    By 18 September 2013

    After years in FIFA's shadow, last season's Pro Evolution Soccer, the title better known as PES, was something of a return to form, at least critically if not commercially. So what do they do this year for PES 2014? Rip it up and start again by introducing...

  • Sports Fitness

    Goal line tech: We play referee with the Hawk-Eye system ahead of 2013/14 Premier League debut

    By 8 August 2013

    The Premier League 2013/14 will be unlike any other before it. And that's not down to just this year's transfers: the season will kick off with fully operational Hawk-Eye goal line technology - recently re-dubbed "goal decision technology" - and we got...

  • Sports Fitness

    Adidas adiZero F50: 99-gram football boots to launch 2015

    By 27 May 2013

    Football boots are about to get a whole lot lighter. Adidas has unveiled a prototype adiZero F50 99g boot which - as the name suggests - weighs in at a mere 99 grams, almost 50 per cent lighter than the current top-spec F50 adiZero Prime. Cripes. Pocket-lint...

  • Sports Fitness

    Adidas miCoach Smart Ball: The iOS-linked football that measures your every kick

    By 25 May 2013

    Soon it won't just be the brains behind football that matter, it will be the brains inside the football that will help with training. Adidas is to introduce the miCoach Smart Ball in 2014, a football that can measure the speed, spin and trajectory of...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: The Spurs Web review (iPad and iPhone)

    By 10 January 2013

    It’s the January Transfer Window and all those who love football have their eyes glued to the wires to see if they’ve just picked up the latest wunderkind or a belated Christmas pudding. If that sounds like you (not the pudding) and you happen to...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: ScoreMobile review (iPhone)

    By 24 May 2012

    Sports. There's a lot of 'em. Most people follow just one or two but then there are the true sports aficionados who need to know everything from baseball, football and Formula One. This is what ScoreMobile's app is for.  Or at least that is what it says...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Bantr review (iPhone)

    By 9 May 2012

    The end of the football season is nearly upon us but before we hear the last squeaks of the bums the country over, we wanted to bring you just one more app for lovers of the beautiful game. It’s an iPhone-only affair at the moment but it should be on...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Premier League 20 Seasons review (iPad / iPhone)

    By 17 April 2012

    Football fans who have been living in a cave - or support teams outside of the top division in England - may not have realised yet, but the current season of the Premier League is the 20th since it was formed. It's also been 20 years since Sky started...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: The Master Tactician review (iPad / Android)

    By 27 January 2012

    It's another FA Cup weekend and, as such, another excuse to take a closer look at one of the multifarious football apps that sit in the App Store. But today's App of The Day isn't a game based on flicking goals, or managing a team of virtual players to...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Aurasma Lite review - (Spurs fans download now)

    By 30 September 2011

    If you’re reading this before 4:45pm GMT on Sunday 2 October 2011, you’re a Spurs fan and you happen to own either an Android or Apple smartphone, then you’re in luck. Pocket-lint’s App of the Day is not something exclusive to you, but you’re...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: The Official Football League Clubs’ review (Android)

    By 21 September 2011

    E I E I E I O, up the Football League we go, when we get promotion, this is what we'll sing, we are [insert team name here], we are [insert team name here], [Insert best player here] is our king. Ah, the Football League - don't you just love it? We do,...

  • Gaming

    Lords of Football - the football game that tells it how it is

    By 8 September 2011

    Fantasy football is for sissies. In fact, according to Italian football legend, Gianluca Vialli, the tactical side of management represents far less than just 25 per cent of the job and both he and Geniaware are going to show you why with the latest and...