Best Football (American) Games on Steam

Steam currently has 156 Football (American) games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Football (American) game rankings were last updated on 5/22/2024.

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1. Football Manager 2021

New additions and game upgrades deliver added levels of depth, drama and football authenticity. FM21 empowers you like never before to develop your skills and command success at your club.

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Football Manager 2021 holds the #1 spot for "best Football (American) game on Steam" with a Player Score of 91. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,881 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 22,325 positive reviews and 1,556 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Football Manager 2021 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/24/2020
Developer Sports Interactive
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1263850

2. Football Coach: College Dynasty

A true college football management game. Play as a coach or a school, recruit players, develop your team, and compete for national championships. Build a college football dynasty and become a coaching legend!

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Football Coach: College Dynasty has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 817 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 791 positive reviews and 26 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Football Coach: College Dynasty on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 12/12/2022
Developer Coach Apps
Publisher Coach Apps
Steam App Id 2151290

3. Football Manager 2022

The closest thing to real football management. FM22 brings new, progressive ways to find your winning edge, instill your footballing style and earn it on the pitch.

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Football Manager 2022 has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,267 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,678 positive reviews and 1,589 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Football Manager 2022 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/9/2021
Developer Sports Interactive
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1569040

4. Football Manager 2014

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Football Manager 2014 has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,147 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,902 positive reviews and 245 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and is not available to play on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 10/31/2013
Steam App Id 231670

5. Rocket League®

Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Rocket League includes casual and competitive Online Matches, a fully-featured offline Season Mode, special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely, hockey and...

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Rocket League® has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 571,730 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 506,436 positive reviews and 65,294 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 7/7/2015
Developer Psyonix LLC
Publisher Psyonix LLC
Steam App Id 252950

6. Football Manager 2020

Run your football club, your way. Every decision counts in Football Manager 2020 with new features and polished game mechanics rewarding planning and progression like never before, empowering managers to develop and refine both your club’s and your own unique identity.

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Football Manager 2020 has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 31,720 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,305 positive reviews and 3,415 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Football Manager 2020 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/19/2019
Developer Sports Interactive
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 1100600

7. Mutant Football League

Mutants and monsters unleash maniacal carnage on the gridiron in this crazy gore fest of arcade-style football. Packed full of humor, intense online multiplayer action, and strategy.

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Mutant Football League has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 784 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 731 positive reviews and 53 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 10/31/2017
Franchise Digital Dreams Entertainment LLC
Developer Digital Dreams Entertainment
Publisher Digital Dreams Entertainment
Steam App Id 529520

8. Football Manager 2019

Simulation gaming perfected. Create your unique footballing story by taking charge of the club you love. Complete control of this stunningly realistic game world is yours - every decision in your hands, or yours to delegate. Your call, your way, your story. Everything you've ever dreamed of!

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Football Manager 2019 has achieved a Player Score of 85, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,474 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,812 positive reviews and 1,662 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Football Manager 2019 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/2/2018
Developer Sports Interactive
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 872790

9. Sunday Rivals

Easy to pickup, hard hitting, fully customizable arcade football is back with Sunday Rivals! Battle high-octane offenses and bone crushing tacklers in the harshest weather conditions to bring home championship glory!

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Sunday Rivals has achieved a Player Score of 84, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 270 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 249 positive reviews and 21 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 5/16/2022
Developer 26k
Publisher 26k
Steam App Id 1297790

10. Sea Bubble

Fight for the bubble¡ Avoid the crabs¡ And outwit your opponent to become the best seahorse in the seabed¡ In Sea Bubble, two seahorses will clash. Who will arise? It's up to you

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Sea Bubble has achieved a Player Score of 84, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Football (American) games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 59 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 58 positive reviews and 1 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 9/27/2019
Developer KST Studio
Publisher Beltane Games
Steam App Id 1103310

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