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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 A match being played in light snow, side camera.
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS Beginning of a match
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS Good player positioning means better chances at corners and free kicks.
ONSIDE Complete Soccer DOS While this is not the case, a player that is not at 100% is a liability.

Promo Images

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

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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Privat Computer PC DOS 1996 82 out of 100 82
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 DOS 1996 70 out of 100 70
PC Action DOS Jul, 1996 62 out of 100 62
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1996 60 out of 100 60
High Score DOS Sep, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Video Games PlayStation Sep, 1996 55 out of 100 55
Power Play DOS Jul, 1996 42 out of 100 42


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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 (13594)
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