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This iteration of the FIFA lineage includes commentary from John Motson with summaries from Andy Gray, with the between-match sections covered by Des Lynam. All player moves are from David Ginola using the MotionBlending technology. Full interactive replays are included.

You can play a league or cup tournament, and practice your skills before playing. The game can be tailored to action or simulation style, with fouls, injuries and offsides available to toggle on or off. This version also includes a 6 vs 6 indoor play mode, and various multiplayer options


FIFA Soccer 97 SNES Team statistics
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Red Card
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Controller Select
FIFA Soccer 97 SEGA Saturn Opposing players standing around looking at the ball.

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 97 Gold Edition" -- Genesis and SNES in-game title
  • "FIFA 97" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

High Score DOS Jan, 1997 5 out of 5 100
Electric Playground Genesis May 29, 1997 9.5 out of 10 95
Video Games SEGA Saturn May, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Power Play DOS Dec, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1997 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games SNES Jan, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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3D models

This is the first in the series to represent the players using 3D models instead of 2D sprites, except for the Genesis and SNES versions.

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