World Cup 98 (PlayStation)

86
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.6


Critic Reviews

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90
Absolute Playstation
The first thought that passed my mind when I heard about World Cup 98's imminent release was how were EA Sports going to improve the FIFA 98 game engine in such a short period of time. Remarkably they have included a speed slide bar that boosts the gamespeed by some 33%. This leaves me with the burning question - were they holding back on us last Christmas? Although World Cup 98 has improved on the graphical side of the game I believe that the lastability suffers slightly. However the thought of controlling some of the classic teams and players from the past may just prove too tempting for many. Had FIFA 98 not been released so recently then I am sure that this game would have scored in the nineties, but it has and it didn't. I must also apologize for the many similarities between this review and FIFA 98 but to be honest EA Sports started it.
88
Mega Fun
Also gleich vorweg: Dieses Spiel stellt gegenüber FlFA 98 auf jeden Fall eine Verbesserung dar. Nicht nur grafisch aufgepeppt, auch die Spielintelligenz der CPU-Akteure wurde derart verbessert, daß ein Spiel gegen einen Weltklasse-Gegner eine echte Herausforderung darstellt. (...) Ein großes Manko hat dieses Spiel jedoch: Genau wie schon FIFA 98 gibt es bei dem virtuellen Kick noch das Golden Goal, und das ist schlicht und einfach falsch. Nach der EM 1994 wurde diese Regel wieder abgeschafft. An sich schon störend stellt dieser Fehler im History-Modus. in dem man Spiele vor 1990 spielen kann, eine fußballerische Todsünde dar. Komplettiert von Nationalhymnen. Fangesängen und weiteren Gags ist Frankreich ‘98 trotzdem ein Superspiel, keine Frage. Bei dem günstigen Preis sollten auch FIFA-Besitzer über eine Anschaffung nachdenken. Für Fußballfans die EAs anderes Produkt nicht besitzen, führt sowieso kein Weg an Frankreich ‘98 vorbei.
86
NowGamer
All 32 teams are in there, plus a few special ‘guests’, namely Sweden, Australia and The Republic Of Ireland. Referee strictness and handicapping are available too – meaning that if your favourite team is South Korea (unlikely), they will play to the same standard as Brazil (equally unlikely!). WC ’98 is a formidable package, offering more than enough information and incredible attention to detail to keep the most excitable punters deliriously happy. It’s certainly quicker, but the game engine still struggles to cope with all those bitmapped kits and exuberant animation’s. EA’s best effort to date and a worthy addition to the series.
86
GameSpot
On the basis of AI improvements alone, World Cup 98 is highly recommended.
85
Power Unlimited
Jawel, ik geef het grif toe: World Cup 98 is dé soccergame van het jaar geworden en ondanks het feit dat ik door de speelsnelheid op de PSX de bediening waarschijnlijk pas na de echte finale onder de knie zal krijgen, ben ik nu eindelijk overtuigd.
83
Gamezilla
The bottom line is this, you want soccer, you get it in World Cup 98. From the bicycle kicks to the red flagging from taking down your opponent with an illegal kick, this game compiles everything you need to know about this gut wrenching sport. If you're like me and soccer is not your cup of tea, an evening rental is still worth your time and your money. However, if you are the die hard soccer enthusiast this game is for you, so get off your computer, get this game, and go kick some grass.