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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 Main menu
Viva Soccer Windows In game action
Viva Soccer Windows The intro features classic World Cup moments, such as the "Hand of God"
Viva Soccer Windows Rivelino leaving two Argentinians behind

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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) PlayStation Jun, 1999 8 out of 10 80
NowGamer PlayStation Sep 01, 1998 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation May, 1999 70 out of 100 70
PC Joker Windows Apr, 1999 68 out of 100 68
Meristation PlayStation Nov 06, 1998 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 59 out of 100 59
Spel för Alla Windows May, 1999 4 out of 10 40


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