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In 1995 the increased power of the new wave of systems made 3D football games a possibility several companies investigated. Most of the features people later took for granted in football games were pioneered, or at least fairly fresh, when they appeared in the first of the Actua Sports titles.

Multiple camera angles were available to view the full-3D action, with 3 Sheffield Wednesday FC players providing motion capture. 44 international squads of 22 players, each with 8 individual skill attributes, were featured. BBC commentator Barry Davies provided a full flowing commentary over the top. A full range of customised tournaments were available, as well as multi-player options allowing for both same-system and networked play.


VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Half time.
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Starting the cup match.
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn That was a foul, free kick for England team.
VR Soccer '96 SEGA Saturn Corner kick.

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VR Soccer '96 Screenshot
VR Soccer '96 Screenshot
VR Soccer '96 Screenshot
VR Soccer '96 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "VR Soccer" -- Saturn title
  • "ranSoccer" -- German 1996 re-release
  • "Fotball Feber" -- Norwegian title
  • "Actua Soccer" -- European title
  • "アクチャーサッカー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Dec, 1995 82 out of 100 82
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Macintosh Mar, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Score DOS Dec, 1995 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot DOS Jun 04, 1996 6.9 out of 10 69
High Score DOS Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Sep 29, 2006 C 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Aug 15, 2001 3 out of 10 30


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