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This iteration of the FIFA lineage includes commentary from John Motson with summaries from Andy Gray, with the between-match sections covered by Des Lynam. All player moves are from David Ginola using the MotionBlending technology. Full interactive replays are included.

You can play a league or cup tournament, and practice your skills before playing. The game can be tailored to action or simulation style, with fouls, injuries and offsides available to toggle on or off. This version also includes a 6 vs 6 indoor play mode, and various multiplayer options


FIFA Soccer 97 DOS Main title screen.
FIFA Soccer 97 DOS About to begin
FIFA Soccer 97 DOS Very skilled chest down
FIFA Soccer 97 DOS FIFA logo

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Alternate Titles

  • "足球'97" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "FIFA 97: Gold Edition" -- Genesis and SNES in-game title
  • "FIFA 97" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

High Score Jan, 1997 5 out of 5 100
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Action (Germany) Nov, 1996 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Dec, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Gamezilla 1996 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 01, 1997 76 out of 100 76
PC Gamer UK Dec, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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3D models

This is the first in the series to represent the players using 3D models instead of 2D sprites, except for the Genesis and SNES versions.

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tkcmd (111) added FIFA Soccer 97 (DOS) on Jan 30, 2003
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