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Actua Soccer 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
74
3.0
Windows
75
3.6
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Description

Following the success of the first Actua Soccer game, a sequel was likely. The game is fast-paced with more of an action than simulation feel, and an emphasis on ground play rather than heading.

A young Michael Owen provides motion capture to produce realistic player motions and actions - the different builds and styles of players are taken into account. 64 top international teams are featured, as are 24 distinct stadiums, with weather conditions having both visible and noticeable playing effects.

This was one of the first games to feature 2-man commentary, with former England captain Trevor Brooking joining Barry Davies in the analytical role.

Screenshots

Actua Soccer 2 Windows Can he manage to score a goal?
Actua Soccer 2 Windows On the way to the target in snow
Actua Soccer 2 Windows Main Menu
Actua Soccer 2 Windows Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Actua Soccer 2 featuring Alan Shearer" -- Portuguese title

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User Reviews

It was OK... Windows Quackbal (48)

The Press Says

PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Dec, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Consoles Plus PlayStation Dec, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Privat Computer PC Windows 1998 81 out of 100 81
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan, 1998 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 03, 1997 72 out of 100 72
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1997 72 out of 100 72
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1997 63 out of 100 63
Imperium Gier Windows Oct 10, 2001 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Cover

Alan Shearer, the soccer captain of the English national team, is on the European cover.

Credits

In a time where some players questioned if game developers actually cared about the sport itself, Actua Soccer 2 included an interesting touch: In the printed manual credits, the name of each developer is followed by the club they support. The only exception is Barry Davies, who always made a point on never disclosing his supporting side. There's also a natural dominance of Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday supporters.

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