If you've dreamed of a football game where every decision counts, welcome to Pro Strategy Football 2021!

You don't have to decide between managing, coaching, enjoying watching live games, or simulating seasons (stats junkies, rejoice!), because PSF 2021 has it all!

Whether you're scouting free agents and rookies as a manager, or mounting a last minute drive as the head coach, the stress and fun of making real decisions is all there! And the excitement is REAL, watching a college game go into its fifth overtime!

The already-excellent simulation engine was carefully revamped this year to increase accuracy to uncanny realistic results! And new "Run Usage" and "Pass Usage" options give more realistic personalities to teams, whether it's a grinding team from the 50s, the unbeaten Miami team running their fullback, tight end oriented passing attacks, or run and shoot teams!

New animation options let you watch the game the way YOU like to watch it!

Customize every league's sounds, images, and rules. Quick Set from rules in the 1940s to today, or go with three downs for a Canadian feel! Play any song as your background music!

Game ships with a Pro 2021 league AND a 130-team College starter league, but that's not all! Over THIRTY schedules are included (as csv files), including a College schedule and a 21-week schedule for our Canadian fans! Modders are already creating many more leagues, image sets, sounds, and schedules! Play any actual season or create your own dream matchups!

Easily create the actual 1976 league and season schedule, for example, and play a season or even a career! And now, you can change the number of wildcard teams! Each season, you can load the actual schedules (or scramble teams) and choose the playoff formats!

In Single Season play, create custom brackets from 2 to 32 teams for post season or standalone bracket tournaments!

Career play is incredible, with optional Free Agents and support for most custom leagues (two conferences, each having 1, 2, 3 or 4 divisions, and currently limited to 32 teams). EACH season, you can load a custom schedule, choose to scramble the teams, and you can set the playoff format for the season! You can also choose whether you want to allow Free Agents (and how many), the order of the FA draft, and more!

PSF 2021 is so full of features that you'll still be discovering them for months! Check out the Scenario Editor in Quick Play, where you can set a game's teams, rules, quarter, time, number of timeouts, EVERYTHING, and then either sit back and watch or take one of the teams as a coach!

What’s New

Version 2021120401

Patch 1.7.0
- Fixed animation glitch with FG or Punt at end of regulation, heading to Overtime
- Improved AI when down by 8 in closing minutes
- Improved AI logic in taking penalties after a successful fieldgoal
- Improved AI in hopeless situations
- Added another format option when saving Play by Play to disk
- Removed debug 'whut' message that occasionally pops up

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Ncraximus ,

Update: Good but Flawed

UPDATE: Thanks for the response and I will absolutely continue to play this game. I will take your advice. I am currently playing the 1966 Green Bay Packers who were the first Super Bowl winners and right now they are 2-4 and really struggling to score points in after dominating defensively for most of the game the defense collapses towards the end in a couple of the losses. However I’m excited to finish the season and then replay the season and see where I finish. Again I absolutely enjoy this game and I absolutely love the retro vibe to it. Thank you and I hope you continue to update, improve and develop this game in the future!

Okay this is a fun game and love the retro vibe to it but there is no strategy to this game. A couple of times now I’ve had a more than two score lead late in the game only to have the computer score some ridiculous touchdowns late even though I’ve had the exact right play called on defense. Seems like it’s a predetermined outcome regardless of how you play the game. That gets frustrating.

Developer Response ,

I promise you it’s not pre-determined and there is no cheating. I know it can be frustrating. I had a game as the ‘75 Cowboys where nothing went right - several penalties, missed field goals - and I lost to the ‘75 Detroit Lions 12-10. Of course, I knew it was a matter of bad luck, which happens in real life, but if I hadn’t been the developer, I might have suspected the game.

Keep playing, you’ll see it all evens out. I hope you’ll stick with it, it really is fun, and part of the fun is knowing that you can lose to a good AI and to bad luck, so you have to earn the wins.

But I want to assure you again, there is no cheating in the game. I’d never do that.


DatCowboysFan4 ,

Just some suggestions

This is a truly amazing game, I just have a few suggestions that could give the game more depth.
Adding coordinators for both offense and defense could be a very interesting feature, the better the coordinator is that you sign the more options you have with your adjustments. Such as a good defensive coordinator could allow you to do zone blitzes or some for of sending your troops on bluff blitzes before dropping back in coverage. An offensive coordinator could provide you with the ability to send a certain olineman or TE on a swing block or he could give you access to additional routes for receivers. Lastly both coordinators can give your players the ability to audible to a more preferred play against the defense or offense that they see but the players leadership ability will effect how often he does it and how effective it is. The player doing audibles on defense can be decided by the player with a captains system and on offense it is going to be the QB by default. Lastly it would be great if there was a game mode where salary cap and money were a factor and it can remain that way throughout your entire career, it should be optional to manage concession prices and other things like that. OK NOW IM DONE. Thanks for the game😁

Developer Response ,

Great suggestions! I have to think about how I’d implement this for the AI, but I’m adding your suggestions to my huge list of eventual features. Thanks again!

Gordonramsayisscary ,

Great Game with some suggestions (please read and respond back)

Ok, this game is one of the best football games I ever played on the App Store (this is against some stiff competition). The gameplay reminds me of Tecmo Bowl. I really like how you can see the Highlights and the replay of the game even if you didn’t actually play the game at all (it kinda reminds me of the old school NFL 2K). However, I did notice 1 thing that’s always somehow bothering me. In Quick Play, there’s no randomizer for what team to choose. Choosing the team manually is a pain for me so if you can add a randomizer to pick random teams to go up against each other. That’ll really make this game lit. Also do you know how to import a custom league because I don’t know what to do (it’s not a big problem though). Also I love the scenario maker in Quick Play (real fun mode). Thank you for reading this and can you please also reply back. Thanks for your time reading this and I hope you can put the randomizer in Quick Play sometime soon.

Developer Response ,

Thanks! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the scenario builder, I love that myself. I like the idea of the randomizer, let me think of the best way to do that, since a lot of people have told me they like it remembering your last teams. Maybe I just add a button “randomize teams”?

Oh, and check out the User Manual and click on Mods and then click the “How” topic. Also tap on the “Community” button on the main screen, some great links there.

Thanks again!

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