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Viva Soccer (PlayStation)

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Viva Soccer is the first game to allow a player to take part and re-write history in all Football World Cups (including the qualifying stage) from 1958 until 1998. Deal with players retiring, new talent emerging and the geopolitical changes of the 90s as the Iron Curtain opens and several new national teams emerge.

Instead of using commentators, Viva relies on PlayerChat, which means only the sounds of the stadium - players and crowd - will be audible. 1035 squads (some with individual shirts) and 16554 players with different attributes (and some with personalized textures and models) are included in the game.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Viva Fussball" -- German title
  • "Viva Football" -- UK title
  • "Absolute Football" -- French PSX title
  • "20世紀ストライカー列伝" -- Japanese spelling
  • "20 Seiki Striker Retsuden" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Playstation Pro (UK Magazine) Jun, 1999 8 out of 10 80
NowGamer Sep 01, 1998 7.9 out of 10 79
Video Games Apr, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Apr, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Super Play (Sweden) May, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Meristation Nov 06, 1998 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com May 05, 1999 12 out of 20 60


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Xoleras (66094) added Viva Soccer (PlayStation) on Dec 26, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Luis Silva (13292)