Dream League Soccer allows the creation of a dream football club. The player starts the game by becoming the manager of a team called Dream FC, which will have random players within the squad. Players can customize the team name, soccer boots, kits and logo..
There are six divisions through which to build one's way to the top: Academy Division, Division 3, Division 2, Division 1, Junior Elite Division and the Elite Division. The user starts in the Academy Division; the aim is to reach the Elite Division as well as completing season objectives and be the best team on the planet. Winning the Elite Division allows the player to compete in additional tournaments, including the International Cup and the Allstars Cup. Winning these two trophies will also allow one to compete in the First Touch Challenge and the Ultimate Challenge, with the former challenge seeing a match-off between the user and First Touch United, with players being actual staff from First Touch Games. In the Ultimate Challenge mode the player plays against a clone of his own team which has exactly the same players as well as player abilities.
One can name, upgrade and edit a stadium and battle with other teams with real life managers in the Dream League Online mode.
The game also includes a multi-player mode in which Wi-Fi connection is required between the two players to be able to play
On 26 February 2017, a major update was released in which the game was updated with improved graphics, AI and gameplay, and the game was updated with the name Dream League Soccer 2017.
On 16 November 2017, Dream League Soccer 2018 was released. where it has revamped the transfer system to include mystery week (all players' identities are concealed) and created players where a player of certain positions and base playing styles can be created, but will be lost in the game if they are sold by the manager.
The game received mostly positive feedback from users and critics, despite the use of in-app purchases. However, it was rated 5 out of 10 by Gamereactor. It was criticized for its in-game artificial intelligence.
The game has over 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store, and was among the winners of the best games of 2016 on the Google Play Store