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Sensible World of Soccer is an enhanced version of Sensible Soccer. Virtually every important soccer league in the world is included in this game, with some countries not only having premier / first division, but 2nd, 3rd, and more divisions. All important international competitions are also included (club- and national-team based). The game has a career mode, where you may play up to 20 seasons as player manager or manager only. During a career as a coach you're not tied to one club / national team, meaning if you're good enough one (or more) big clubs make offers to you to coach their team.

All teams featured in this game have real players (names, strengths, weaknesses, etc.) from the 1994/1995 season. The management part of the game allows you to buy any of these players (which number 24,000 in total) if you have enough money and a free slot in your team. Besides the player manger career, you may play friendly matches, single season of any competition, and custom competitions, which can be made from scratch or based on a real one. Teams participating in these competitions can be chosen from any country. All the teams may be played by human player or computer.

The DOS version is based on Amiga version 1.1 with the data of season 1995/1996. 1.1 adds the ability to switch between player-manager and manager-only status before each match of a career and improved on-pitch skills enhanced for the player teams. Also the athlethes' statistics improve by consistent goal-scoring.


Sensible World of Soccer Amiga Reviewing the squad
Sensible World of Soccer Amiga Table before the first match
Sensible World of Soccer DOS There's some really crazy custom teams already included in the game such as this one based on The Bible!
Sensible World of Soccer DOS Here are the types of teams available. Don't forget you can make your own teams.

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Alternate Titles

  • "SWOS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Unsurpassed gameplay Amiga Neepie Lantern (531)
Great fun, and a worthy successor to the original, but not flawless Amiga Martin Smith (78698)
Absolute classics amongst football games. DOS Filip Jankowski (4)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1995 96 out of 100 96
CU Amiga Amiga Jan, 1995 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1994 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Computing Amiga Jan, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Games Amiga Nov, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Play Time Amiga Dec, 1994 82 out of 100 82 DOS Dec 07, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Joystick (French) DOS Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
High Score DOS Apr, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Nov, 1995 76 out of 100 76


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1001 Video Games

Sensible World of Soccer appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German version

According to the German magazine Amiga Joker (issue 04/1995), it was originally planned to release the German version with Otto Rehhagel, at the time a successful coach of Werder Bremen, as its namesake. However, in the end the game was still released under its original name.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1995 – #3 Best Sports Game in 1994 (Readers' Vote)
  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #56 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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