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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.


Viva Soccer Windows Selecting players
Viva Soccer Windows Shooting freekicks and corners is a matter of choosing ball height, direction, strength and swerve, pretty much like a golf game
Viva Soccer Windows Saving a penalty
Viva Soccer Windows Wembley Stadium

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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

Power Unlimited Windows May, 1999 8.9 out of 10 89
Playstation Pro (UK Magazine) PlayStation Jun, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Svenska PC Gamer Windows May, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation May, 1999 70 out of 100 70
PC Zone Windows 1998 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Windows Apr, 1999 64 out of 100 64 PlayStation May 05, 1999 12 out of 20 60
Bravo Screenfun PlayStation Apr, 1999 3 out of 6 60


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