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Liberogrande International (PlayStation)

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Liberogrande International (or Liberogrande 2 in Japan) is the sequel to Libero Grande. Like its predecessor, it is an unconventional soccer game where instead of a complete team, only a single player is directly controlled, with the other 10 players being controlled by the AI, although with the option to influence their choice in plays. However, unlike the original title, Liberogrande International is a home console title, and along featuring a more realistic visual presentation, it's now possible to choose formation and pick any player (including goalkeeper and the title-mentioned libero) to control, instead of being limited to play as either right-wing or playmaker, depending on the predefined team formation.

Gameplay remains mostly unchanged; the camera follows the ball, circling around the controlled player. When the player is carrying the ball, he can do the usual actions (pass, shoot, cross, throw a long pass), while keeping an eye on other players asking the ball and running into space. With possession but without the ball the player can ask for either a low or an high pass. Without the ball, the player can either tackle or instruct other players when to attack the ball, if this option is enabled. At the end of the match, the player can see how well he performed, along a "heat map" on his positioning.

Since all players are now given equal billing, the player can now edit all 32 national team players' names, as well as creating his own superstar (which can be used on any national team). Game modes include exhibition, LiberoGrande Cup (straight elimination cup), International Cup (World Cup style tournament) and World League. Also, you can play with or against a friend in split-screen mode.

Unlike the Japanese version, the European one doesn't feature commentary and also the players' real names by default.

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Liberogrande International PlayStation Yeps, this game features cool replays.
Liberogrande International PlayStation Portugal is attacking. Go team mate!
Liberogrande International PlayStation Player edit.
Liberogrande International PlayStation Selecting the captain. Hidetoshi Nakata.

Alternate Titles

  • "Liberogrande 2" -- Japanese Title
  • "リベログランデ2" -- Japanese Spelling

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The Press Says

Absolute Playstation 2000 79 out of 100 79
NowGamer Oct 01, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
Meristation Mar 14, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Power Unlimited Apr, 2001 64 out of 100 64

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Trivia

Stadiums

The three stadiums in the PAL version are based on real European stadiums: A is the Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, B is the now demolished Highbury Stadium in London and C the Camp Nou in Barcelona.
vedder (20153) added Liberogrande International (PlayStation) on Nov 13, 2008