Hattrick: The original online soccer manager game

Review posted Wed 31 Aug '11  ·  15 comments
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Developed in Sweden in 1997, which has grown to include a huge following. Hattrick is available in 48 different languages, and 124 different countries feature in the game. Lead your virtual soccer team to glory, in competition with other participants from all over the world.

 

Hattrick is a simple game, it's easy to grasp the basics. You can play Hattrick even if you just log in once or twice a week. The challenge is not to beat the game, the challenge lies within the competition with the other participants. While competing, many participants become friends, making Hattrick also a social game.The community is a huge part of Hattrick. Check out the lively forums and make friends from around the world.

 

In Hattrick you perform the duties of both manager and club owner. You plan tactics and strategy, decide what to train and select which players that should play. You buy and sell players, invest in arena improvements and much more. Its got the features of soccer manager games you might buy in the shops, only your team in hattrick is constantly alive in this persistant online world. Be aware that if you leave your team unattended, then you will loose your position in your league to the eager beavers below you!

 

The game is based in your browser and does not require any third party downloads. The interface can seem daunting at first to someone who isnt familar with league tables, player transfer sheets etc, but it doesnt take long to get the idea and start developing your team into premier league quality. For those who are already familiar with soccer management games, then you will be a master of hattrick in no time.

As a guide to the popularity of this game, here is a snapshot of stats as of 31st Aug 2011...

 

Active users: 717,934

Matches last week: 1,041,292

Transfers last 24h: 24,636

Forum posts last 24h: 77,364

Facebook Likes: 137,913 

Conclusion
Hattrick is a perfect application for anyone that loves soccer and is looking for a new outlet for all that love. The game combines skill and knowledge of the soccer world, to create a truly versatile soccer manager app.



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