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ONSIDE Complete Soccer is an early 3D soccer game that includes four playing leagues (England, French, German and Italian) and a basic managerial options, where the player can trade players, deal with finances and stadium expansions. The key features of the game include several camera options, seasonal weather with progressive pitch damage, indoor five-a-side and play-by-play commentary including all player names. Graphics feature a polygonal stadium with sprite (2D) players.

Gameplay features a typical two-button layout, with one button to play low balls and other to kick higher balls (including crosses and shooting on goal), and by holding both the player can sprint, making him much harder to stop. It's possible to score goals from most situations, from distance kicks, crosses, outpacing the goalkeeper and from dead ball situations, where the player can also tweak player positions in a blackboard.


ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS The camera can be tweaked further to match players' preferences.
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS Looks easy.
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS Main menu - all of them feature a match day feeling.
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS End match screen

Promo Images

ONSIDE Complete Soccer Magazine Advertisement Part 3
ONSIDE Complete Soccer Magazine Advertisement Part 1
ONSIDE Complete Soccer Magazine Advertisement Part 2

Alternate Titles

  • "Zinédine Zidane Football" -- French title
  • "Complete Onside Soccer" -- Alternative spelling
  • "コンプリートサッカー オンサイド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

PC Player (Germany) DOS Jul, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 77 out of 100 77
NowGamer PlayStation Sep 19, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
PC Action (Germany) DOS Jul, 1996 62 out of 100 62
High Score DOS Sep, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1996 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1996 55 out of 100 55
Power Play DOS Jul, 1996 42 out of 100 42
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Aug, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The goal keeper on the cover is Peter Schmeichel, former Manchester United and Danish national team player. He also took part in the advertisement campaign.
Contributed to by Luis Silva (13595)
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