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Sensible World of Soccer '96/'97

aka: Sensible World of Soccer, Sensible World of Soccer '96 / '97, Sensible World of Soccer 96-97
Moby ID: 7367
DOS Specs

Description official description

Sensible World of Soccer '96/'97 is an updated version of Sensible World of Soccer: European Championship Edition. The only addition are the updated team rosters.

While the Linux/Macintosh/Windows are just the emulated DOS version, the Xbox 360 has some genuine changes: online multiplayer, updated graphics (the graphical style and the top-down perspective are kept) and dynamic advertisements. The team rosters are still based on season 1996/1997, but the names are not authentic anymore.

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Credits (Xbox 360 version)

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Game Design
  • Sensible Software
Program Code
Music & SFX
Original Soundtrack
Executive Producer
Kuju Sheffield SWOS Xbox LIVE Arcade Team
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Average score: 83% (based on 24 ratings)


Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 25 ratings with 1 reviews)

The best football game, the best Amiga game, the best GAME of all time...

The Good
SWOS is pretty much the perfect game - the realism is where you want it (in the player stats), and the gameplay is just pure fun. The controls are as simple as you'd like, with no outrageous button combinations to give secret tricks only a handful a spods know and the management level is exactly as complex as you'd like it to be to remain fun. And the tactics editor works like a dream.

Oh, and for a spot of fun I managed Mnchester Unted, sold all their best players and got them relegated (right down to Division 3) and have since guided the mighty Owls to 4 seasons in a row of unbeaten glory. Now what's not to like about that?

The Bad
Every now and then, the AI will decide it's not going to lose this game, and suddenly your goalie becomes a dope. Oh, and it's impossible for an AI opponent to get injured or even sent off. An additional problem occurs with the player values in management mode - when you sell a player on, his value reverts to whatever his default value is. Other than that...

The Bottom Line
The football game all others should be - pure fun, but with the realism you want. A laugh a minute, with sounds to complement and cute-as-pie graphics. Simply the best game to ever be released. Ever.

Amiga · by Famine3h (399) · 2002


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Famine3h.

DOS added by B.L. Stryker. Linux, Windows, Macintosh added by Sciere. Xbox 360 added by Big John WV.

Additional contributors: MAT, Starbuck the Third.

Game added October 7, 2002. Last modified January 25, 2024.