FIFA 98: Road to World Cup (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Overall User Score (12 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Absolute Playstation
There can be only one and this is it.Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Fifa 98 is THE soccer game for the PlayStation. Looks like E.A have finally come up with the goods after their two previous (sloppy rush em' out for Christmas) efforts. It's all there - Fantastic sound,fluid animation,context sensitive commentary,excellent computer AI and a wealth of customisable options that are both understandable and for the tactically minded a sub game in themselves. Gameplay is the word. Many people have posed the question ISS PRO or FIFA 98. Now you know the answer. The King is dead,long live the King.
PSX Extreme
Between this and their other great '98 editions, EA Sports has finally reclaimed their title as the gaming world's number one sports developer. FIFA 98 is plain and simply awesome and I don't see how it can get any better, other than better menus and a speedier frame rate (although, EA keeps managing to surprise me).
Mega Score
É bom de ver, ouvir e jogar. Com FIFA 98 a EA Sports bate o pé à concorrência e obriga-a a acorrer atrás do mais que tudo do futebol virtual.
Absolute Playstation
Quite simply this is the best of many Soccer simulations that have been released for the PlayStation. It is both easy to pick up during the early stages and yet challenging to the more experienced player when the difficulty levels are raised. Add to that the massive amount of teams to choose from (Both Domestic and International teams are available), the quality of the graphics and animation, and the huge number of in-game options that are available and you will begin to see why this game will surely become the biggest selling soccer game to date! Contratulations must go to E.A, who at last have come up with a game that matches the pre-sales hype.
Game Revolution
FIFA '98 remains one of the best sports video games I have ever played. It accounts for every detail in the game of soccer, both on and off the field, and never gets tiring, no matter how long you play.
Fifa 98 : En Route pour la Coupe du Monde est un jeu très cohérent et diablement addictif, qui reste à l'heure actuelle une référence de la série pour ses nombreux fans. Il possède une excellente ambiance, notamment sonore, ainsi qu'un contenu inégalé. Il n'est pas étonnant que ce jeu soit une référence souvent citée par les joueurs de 20 ans ou plus qui, dans un élan de nostalgie, ressortent alors leur PlayStation pour refaire tourner un de leurs jeux favoris.
Absolute Playstation
I've looked long and hard at FIFA 98 for quite a few weeks now and although it's not perfect it is difficult to find fault. This I found strange as EA's soccer games have recently survived on the strength of the FIFA logo rather than the content behind the brandishing name. I say it's not perfect because it does suffer from that age old problem of shit goalkeepers who race to the edge of the box to collect a loose ball and then run away scared leaving a stray attacker to easily pop the ball into an empty net. Should they solve this problem and find a way to up the speed a little more then EA should have a seriously good soccer title on their hands.
Consoles Plus
Ce nouveau Fifa constitue une excellente surprise. Après des volets décevants, on obtient enfin un bon jeu, pas autant qu'ISS, mais il s'en approche.
Video Games
So schön die diversen Kameraperspektiven auch für das Auge sein mögen, eignet sich wie bei allen FIFAs, nur eine Ansicht zum ernsthaften Spielen. Auch den beiden nervigen Quassel-Reportern solltet ihr gleich zu Match-Beginn mit dem Off-Schalter die Kehle zuschnüren. Das Fazit bleibt trotzdem traumhaft: EA hat gekonnt die technischen Fähigkeiten ihres Motion Capture-Studios ausgenützt, um den legendären Erfolgstitel mit einer bisher unerreichten Animations-Perfektion zu präsentieren. Ihr braucht zwar ein Weilchen, um Euch an die vielfältigen und teils doppelt belegten Joypad-Kommandos zu gewöhnen, doch auf Dauer bietet diese Lösung viel mehr Langzeitspaß als alle anderen Fußballspiele. FIFA‘98 ist derzeit die beste, umfangreichste und realistischste Soccer-Simulation für Sonys Erfolgskonsole.
Mega Fun
Obwohl FIFA 98 unseren Referenztitel ISS64 nicht vom Thron stoßen kann, so ist das Game meiner Meinung nach derzeit der Top-Titel auf Sonys 32-Bitter. Die flüssige und detaillierte Grafik begeistert von Anfang an, der tolle Sound wirkt äußerst motivierend, und auch die durchdachte und einfach erlernbare Steuerung läßt mächtig Freude aufkommen. Besitzer eines Analog-Pads werden so richtig verwöhnt, aber auch mit herkömmlichen Pads ist FIFA 98 gut spielbar. Dazu kommt das schon aus dem Vorgänger bekannte Team Management, mit Hilfe dessen Ihr Euch endlich einmal in die Rolle des Bundestrainers hineinversetzen könnt, um aus 10.000 Spielern die richtige Mannschaft für die WM zusammenzustellen. Gekoppelt mit der begeisternden Präsentation, die wir von EA ja gewohnt sind, stellt FIFA 98 eine echte Alternative zu vielen Spielen der Nationalmannschaft dar.
FIFA 98 is top of the league, and definitely puts the life back in a franchise which was starting to look very tired and worn. It's definitely the best football game on the PlayStation by miles, and with its absolutely astounding number of options, teams and gameplay styles, I know that it's going to keep me very happy until the real World Cup starts next summer.
The more that I play this game, the more that I like it. EA Sports has put together a great package with FIFA RTWC 98. Everything is top notch, from the game play and graphics, to the overall realism and atmosphere of the game. Toss in that with three levels of difficulty, you should never get too frustrated. In fact, increasing the difficulty kept me from getting bored. The amateur level was considerably easy, but the professional and World Cup levels will definitely keep you challenged for a long time. If you love soccer, you will love this game.