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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 third person perspective
FIFA Soccer 97 Genesis Wow, all the Israeli stars are there! ;D
FIFA Soccer 97 SNES Game menu
FIFA Soccer 97 Windows Goal Scored

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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

PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1997 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Windows Dec 19, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score PlayStation Jan, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Gamezilla DOS 1996 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb 01, 1997 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 13, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Edge PlayStation Jan, 1997 6 out of 10 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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