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Re: Football Games

Post by Hiro » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:40 pm

On 8-bit systems, nothing comes close to Emlyn Hughes International Soccer. It blew me away.

Then, I like several for the Amiga... Lothar Matthaeus is probably my favourite, but also Kick Off 1&2, SWOS and World Cup 90. And Championship Manager (93/94 and 94/95) was fantastic, I still play it from time to time these days.

Now I can say I'm a PES fan, even if in the last years the series did not improve at all... quite the opposite.
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Re: Football Games

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:11 am

^ Someone's not played PES 2014 yet, I'm guessing (although the balls-up regarding the online play on the 360 gets major :evil: from me).

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Re: Football Games

Post by Hiro » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:31 am

Liamh1982 wrote:^ Someone's not played PES 2014 yet, I'm guessing (although the balls-up regarding the online play on the 360 gets major :evil: from me).
Nope, I'm waiting for the price to drop. Is it really good, then?
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Re: Football Games

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:04 am

As I've already said I believe it's the best since PES 6. The play flows better, formations are less regimented, headers and set pieces have been fixed and I found the option file that fixes the fake names and the Premier League :wink: !

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Post by Hiro » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:07 am

Liamh1982 wrote:As I've already said I believe it's the best since PES 6. The play flows better, formations are less regimented, headers and set pieces have been fixed and I found the option file that fixes the fake names and the Premier League :wink: !
Good to know, PES 6 has been the best in a long time. I'll pick it up as soon as I find a good offer. Then I'll play a master league with MAN RED :lol:
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Re: Football Games

Post by gunbladelad » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:50 am

I've never been a fan of Football - either the real game or virtual, but I do have to admit I used to enjoy ISS on the SNES when I was younger.
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Re: Football Games

Post by PostieDoc » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:55 pm

I loved Kick Off 2 in the day (the article looking back at the Kick Off series in Retro Gamer was very harsh in my opinion and by a guy who obviously never liked the games in the first place).
Sensible World Of Soccer is the best footie game ever in the history of everness though.

I have tried getting into the Fifa games but I just cannot get to grips with the controls.
I'm a simple guy and as such need simple controls I guess.

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Re: Football Games

Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:14 pm

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Re: Football Games

Post by dste » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:39 pm

ISS Deluxe
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Sensi

They were my top three growing up.

Pro Evo 6 is my most recent favourite one.
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Re: Football Games

Post by stayAwhile » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:39 am

Pro 6 lfc ed mod on pc with all the updated kits players and hairstyles is the best atm
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Re: Football Games

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:34 pm

Anyone play 'footballer of the Year' 1 and 2 on the 8/16 bits? Those were awesome games!
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Re: Football Games

Post by Hiro » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:17 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Anyone play 'footballer of the Year' 1 and 2 on the 8/16 bits? Those were awesome games!
Ah, fantastic :) Even if in FOTY 1 there were just two kinds of play to score a goal :lol: with all its limitations, it was a great game. Excellent music by Ben Daglish too. FOTY 2 was a lot more varied, more play schemes, more quizzes etc, an excellent sequel. Both worth playing.
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Re: Football Games

Post by stayAwhile » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:14 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Anyone play 'footballer of the Year' 1 and 2 on the 8/16 bits? Those were awesome games!
Is that the sort of text based one on the speccy where u can win goal chances
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Re: Football Games

Post by errolwd40 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:44 pm

I also loved italia 90 on the megadrive. I seem to remember it being really really hard.

I could only win if I played as brazil or Germany against costa rica or Egypt.

I played the amiga version which was totally different, the megadrive version was top down view with big heads and the amiga game was a side on scrolling game.

I really miss those days, each machine would get a totally different version of the same game whereas now 360/ps3 games are near identical, minor screen tear hear minor v sync there etc. :o

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Re: Football Games

Post by RMLF » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:39 am

The only football games you'll ever need are

SWOS Total Pack- Swos with modern extras :)
TIF2003- What Swos would have been if had done 3D correctly
Sega Soccer Slam, for the sillyness
Fifa RTWC'98- Best version of Fifa, no need for combos for tricks
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Fever Pitch Soccer.

There are loads of good and great games out there, I may be a lil biased in my selection but the above covers a lot of things without all of the insanity :)
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