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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


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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

GamePro (US) Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games Nov, 1996 88 out of 100 88
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Jan, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun Jan, 1997 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Dec 13, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1997 13.5 out of 20 68
Edge Jan, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Playstation Jul, 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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