Top Eleven is a free to play soccer management game, similar to Football Manager, but designed to work best socially with Facebook. While it lacks the licensed teams of other games, it still offers you the chance to create and manage a team.
Create your own soccer team
This year's 2015 update gives the whole game an overhaul, with new interfaces and graphics throughout. This does come at a cost, with relatively long loading times, and slow responses when you multitask on your device. On both Android and iOS, we experienced problems jumping out of the game to use another app - returning to Top Eleven often results in the game reloading.
You can play Top Eleven solo, or hook up with Facebook to compete with millions of other managers online. This is really the draw, as playing an unlicensed soccer management game alone is much less attractive.
All basics but little innovation
While Top Eleven has most of the features of a soccer sim you would expect, it doesn't innovate. It's popular because it's free to play, not because it's a great game. Other soccer titles like New Star Soccer have shown that you can use touchscreen devices for fun new ways to play management games. Top Eleven feels dry and old fashioned in comparison, despite the official Jose Mourinho branding.
A solid manager sim
Top Eleven is a passable management game, but it's unoriginal and lacks both the depth of desktop games like Football Manager, and the fun innovations of New Star Soccer.