FIFA 99 (Windows)

91
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
User Score
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Description

This was the third FIFA title in a little over a year. It incorporates 42 national sides, as well as 250 club teams from 12 different leagues, to play a complete true-to-life season, the preset Super League, or a league or cup of your own design. Formations and tactics can be set, and players can be moved between teams.

Gameplay can be viewed from multiple angles. Players have more animation than ever before, with new moves including sliding challenges and close-control trapping. Goalkeepers now have a level of human control.

Screenshots

FIFA 99 Windows the opening screen
FIFA 99 Windows Goal ! Not the first, not the last...
FIFA 99 Windows setting up for a game
FIFA 99 Windows A sampler of the European Dream League that still isnt formed

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA '99: European League Soccer" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Power Play Dec, 1998 93 out of 100 93
GameSpot Dec 09, 1998 9.2 out of 10 92
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1998 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited Dec, 1998 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 02, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Attack Games Feb, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Secret Service / New S Service Jan, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 15, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Nov 30, 1998 8.7 out of 10 87

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Trivia

Portugal lawsuit

Similar to Actua Soccer 3, Electronic Arts faced a possible lawsuit in Portugal for using player and team names without authorization from FutePro, the legal owner of them. While Gremlin's product was pulled from the stores, FIFA (which for the first time had a localized cover featuring national team and Fiorentina midfielder Rui Costa) continued to be sold as long as stores wanted to. There was no news of an agreement between both parts, but either EA paid compensation or FutePro decided to let the issue die fearing long and expensive legal procedures.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Best Sports Game in 1998
  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Soccer Game in 1999

Related Web Sites

  • FIFA 99 Online (The ultimate site for Fifa99 fans, you can download kits, get tips and screenshots and chat with other fans)
Matthew Bailey (1143) added FIFA 99 (Windows) on Mar 27, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Brolin Empey (700)