DescriptionSensible World of Soccer is an enhanced version of Sensible Soccer. Virtually every important soccer league in the world is included in this game, with some countries not only having premier / first division, but 2nd, 3rd, and more divisions. All important international competitions are also included (club- and national-team based). The game has a career mode, where you may play up to 20 seasons as player manager or manager only. During a career as a coach you're not tied to one club / national team, meaning if you're good enough one (or more) big clubs make offers to you to coach their team.
All teams featured in this game have real players (names, strengths, weaknesses, etc.) from the 1994/1995 season. The management part of the game allows you to buy any of these players (which number 24,000 in total) if you have enough money and a free slot in your team. Besides the player manger career, you may play friendly matches, single season of any competition, and custom competitions, which can be made from scratch or based on a real one. Teams participating in these competitions can be chosen from any country. All the teams may be played by human player or computer.
The DOS version is based on Amiga version 1.1 with the data of season 1995/1996. 1.1 adds the ability to switch between player-manager and manager-only status before each match of a career and improved on-pitch skills enhanced for the player teams. Also the athlethes' statistics improve by consistent goal-scoring.
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- "SWOS" -- Common abbreviation
Part of the Following Groups
|Unsurpassed gameplay||Amiga||Neepie Lantern (480)|
|Great fun, and a worthy successor to the original, but not flawless||Amiga||Martin Smith (62867)|
|Absolute classics amongst football games.||DOS||Filip Jankowski (4)|
|CU Amiga||Amiga||Jan, 1995||96 out of 100||96|
|Amiga Computing||Amiga||Jan, 1995||93 out of 100||93|
|Amiga Bladet||Amiga||Jan 26, 1995||91 out of 100||91|
|Amiga Games||Amiga||Nov, 1994||89 out of 100||89|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Oct, 1994||87 out of 100||87|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Nov, 1995||86 out of 100||86|
|PC Joker||DOS||Nov, 1995||83 out of 100||83|
|High Score||DOS||Apr, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Nov, 1995||79 out of 100||79|
|Power Play||DOS||Nov, 1995||76 out of 100||76|
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1001 Video GamesSensible World of Soccer appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
German versionAccording to the German magazine Amiga Joker (issue 04/1995), it was originally planned to release the German version with Otto Rehhagel, at the time a successful coach of Werder Bremen, as its namesake. However, in the end the game was still released under its original name.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1995 – #3 Best Sports Game in 1994 (Readers' Vote)
- Retro Gamer
- September 2004 (Issue #8) – #56 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
Related Web Sites
- World of Sensible Soccer (Big fan page with a lot of game resources.)