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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 Genesis Starting a World Cup
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Options Screen
FIFA Soccer 97 SNES Come on guys! You know you can do it!
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Main Menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 97 Gold Edition" -- Genesis and SNES in-game title
  • "FIFA 97" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Aug 12, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1997 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Windows Dec 19, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
Power Play DOS Dec, 1996 82 out of 100 82
High Score PlayStation Jan, 1997 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 28, 1997 5 out of 10 50


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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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