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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 Main menu
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Title Screen
FIFA Soccer 97 SEGA Saturn A game in progress
FIFA Soccer 97 SEGA Saturn Opposing players standing around looking at the ball.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Video Games SNES Jan, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb 01, 1997 76 out of 100 76
SuperGamePower Genesis Mar, 1997 3.2 out of 5 64
Edge PlayStation Jan, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jul, 1997 5 out of 10 50


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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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