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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 Windows Formation
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Outdoor Soccer
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Indoor Soccer
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Substitution

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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

High Score DOS Jan, 1997 5 out of 5 100
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker Windows Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 81 out of 100 81
Video Games SNES Jan, 1997 80 out of 100 80
High Score PlayStation Jan, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 28, 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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