Best Football Video Game

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Not management sims.

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 13:35 (eleven years ago) link

Prob plump for PES 2005 overall, but for its time FIFA International Football was amazing too. Never got into Sensi soccer or yr Actua Soccers or what have you myself, but feel free.

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

Was a humongous aficionado of Dino Dini's Kick Off 2 when I was a child in the aerly 90s. Stunning video game.

Inspector Anthony Slade, Thursday, 30 September 2010 13:38 (eleven years ago) link

another one i hear great things about, yeah.

might consider d/l some of these tonight to try em out

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 13:47 (eleven years ago) link

why can't you include them?

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:04 (eleven years ago) link

because they aren't video games

MAX NOT FOR MOD (Roberto Spiralli), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:05 (eleven years ago) link

start a thread about football video games that incorporated a tabletop game so we can talk about brian clough's football fortunes.

MAX NOT FOR MOD (Roberto Spiralli), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:07 (eleven years ago) link

i guess by today's standards i am pretty old now

MAX NOT FOR MOD (Roberto Spiralli), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:08 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.easterroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/2player_tn.jpg

smackdown

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:08 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzXypVhQfqI

FIFA 11 probably better really but wev

sock lobster (blueski), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:09 (eleven years ago) link

not sure any football game released for ps3-era consoles has earned the love a lot of these games get just yet

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:10 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.freewebs.com/brascogames/soc.%20chess%202.jpg

this must be great, right?

MAX NOT FOR MOD (Roberto Spiralli), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:21 (eleven years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/Microprose_Soccer_Coverart.png

my fondest memories are this^ which taught me that qatar has the worst indoor footvball team in the world and swos and pes 4/5

MAX NOT FOR MOD (Roberto Spiralli), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:23 (eleven years ago) link

between SWOS 96/97, PES4 and champ man 97/98 for me

otis pain (cozen), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:26 (eleven years ago) link

thread rules violation

MAX NOT FOR MOD (Roberto Spiralli), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:27 (eleven years ago) link

pfft I've not read OPs since 2003

(sorry)

otis pain (cozen), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:30 (eleven years ago) link

swos was too fast unless you played as quite shit teams or imported and edited them into big sides - my biggest gripe with it.

sock lobster (blueski), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:31 (eleven years ago) link

side edge of box diagonal goal
center edge of box curl into corner goal
left or right of center just past the halfway line pull back and to the side lofted curl into corner goal

MAX NOT FOR MOD (Roberto Spiralli), Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:35 (eleven years ago) link

breach of thread rules but did anyone else have this or am i total privilege dude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH9-Q_LP_k

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 15:47 (eleven years ago) link

Roberto missed the variation on 3 where your striker then diagonally heads/slides the ball into the other side of the goal from where it was heading to be saved (not applicable straight from kick-off)

if, Thursday, 30 September 2010 15:56 (eleven years ago) link

Sensi. :')

also have a special place in my heart for Striker, the original FIFA, Super Soccer, and that one NES game in which you could kill the opposing players. I play a bit of FIFA 06 every time I visit my family home and am as such a master at it like I've never been at anything, but there's too much about it that annoys me for it to be an awful lot more than a way to pass some time. 60-yard Paul Stalteri passes into the top corner aside.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 30 September 2010 16:01 (eleven years ago) link

that one NES game in which you could kill the opposing players

Ryan Shawcross '10 iirc

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 30 September 2010 16:56 (eleven years ago) link

'Soccer Chess' looks terrible tbh but I play a lot of a boardgame called 'street soccer' on Little Golem and like it a lot.

I preferred Sensi to SWOS really.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Thursday, 30 September 2010 17:00 (eleven years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/da/Libero_Grande_Coverart.png

this was pretty batshit and cool, muchos muchos fun (playing Valderrama)

http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/screenshot_22628_thumb300.jpg

my first footie game:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fuFfqFrVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

but played the NES kill opponent game before that, the best thing was the field was covered with corpses at the end. (Especially good with Netherlands-Germany)

Ludo, Thursday, 30 September 2010 19:39 (eleven years ago) link

libero grande was a great idea, i remember t being god alright once you got your head around it. wish the PES2009 become a legend camera wasn't so shit, or it'd work

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 19:56 (eleven years ago) link

I pretty much love almost every football game I've owned since my Atari & Amiga days - Sensi, all the Kick Offs, Striker, every edition of ISS/Pro/Evo I've owned, many but not all of the FIFAs (though I can't remember the stinkers off the top of my head - 95 and 97 were shit, yes?), even a Net Yaroze Sensi clone I got for nothing with a magazine. Of the more recent games I'd probably go with PES 4 or PES 2008 or FIFA 10.

Worst ever was the Sensi (for PS2? The one that tried to bring an isometric view but retain Sensi mechanics) - took that back the day after I bought it & the guy in the shop just handed me my money back without question. Oh, and that top down Italia 90 game for the MEgadrive that made the horrible kicking a burst bladder noise.

Had completely forgotten about European Club Soccer which I also liked - must go find a video.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:25 (eleven years ago) link

libero grande was a great idea, i remember t being god alright once you got your head around it. wish the PES2009 become a legend camera wasn't so shit, or it'd work

I think Be A Pro on FIFA has this just about right, though the manager's target thing gets ridic if you're a forward (e.g. score 5 goals, get a match rating of 10.0, solve world hunger).

meta the devil you know (onimo), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:27 (eleven years ago) link

Let's be serious, it's ISS 64.

ears are wounds, Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:29 (eleven years ago) link

i got the cheat codes for world hunger might post them later on

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:30 (eleven years ago) link

you kno what

changing my vote to iss 64, the only football game of modern times where long ball was a valid option. i might dig that out tonight, i dont think scoring goals has ever been so satisfying

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:31 (eleven years ago) link

First goal from a through ball onto a diagonal run in ISS remains a moment of pure joy in my football gaming life.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:42 (eleven years ago) link

95 and 97 were shit, yes?

Fifa 95 had the most insane best-way-of-scoring I've ever seen - level with the penalty spot, a yard or so from the sideline, face the corner flag, shoot.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Friday, 1 October 2010 06:47 (eleven years ago) link

i had fifa 95 and played it to death but it was the first game i can recall to take control of the players away from you, so i dont remember it fondly in light of the fact that all football games since have gone down that route.

played pro evo 2010 for a couple hours last night with brother, man it's shitty./ no control whatsoever over player runs, passing random as fuck.

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:20 (eleven years ago) link

I think posts to this thread should all include the broken best-way-to-score: European Club Soccer for instance had a sweetspot just past the halfway line, if you did "chip shot" from there with a midfielder, your striker could run forward and head it in for a certain goal.

It's kind of crazy that Fifa '95 was only 3 years before '98, that game changed everything.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Friday, 1 October 2010 09:41 (eleven years ago) link

I think European Club Soccer always gave you a guaranteed free header at the back post if you crossed from the by-line at the edge of the box.

Sensi often let you have straight punt from keeper - straight header on - forward gets straight shot into corner of goal, though it wasn't guaranteed.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Friday, 1 October 2010 10:58 (eleven years ago) link

original Fifa -if you shot straight at goalie from maybe 20 yards out half the time his 'i've only got one animation' collision detection would miss the ball- like almunia i guess.

also, you could stand in front of goalie from kickouts, and maybe half the time again it'd come off you and you'd get to scramble with him for a tap in

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Friday, 1 October 2010 11:12 (eleven years ago) link

There was a PES game where you could anticipate (from the keeper's position) a short goal kick to the nearest defender and the keeper would still try to make the pass if you stood in the way, giving you a free one-on-one.

FIFA 10 occasionally does the same thing with free kicks.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Friday, 1 October 2010 11:18 (eleven years ago) link

Pele Soccer, which I mentioned earlier, besides being a totally (and deservedly so) unknown game basically just had 1 (!!!!) way to score. scoring in any other way was virtually impossible and definetely did NOT involve using the C-shoot button.
sort of hard to describe what the right way was to score, basically involved dribbling a certain route, coming towards at the goal at a certain angle.. :)

Ludo, Friday, 1 October 2010 11:27 (eleven years ago) link

(in Pele soccer I never converted a single penalty kick!) did score directly from a corner though.....

Ludo, Friday, 1 October 2010 11:28 (eleven years ago) link

have yet to score a penalty in PES2010 on PS3 when i've played it- it's a joke

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Friday, 1 October 2010 11:43 (eleven years ago) link

I don't understand why so many games get penalties wrong - I can think of lots of minigame tasks in videogames that I manage 70-90% of the time - just do something like that!

A game I really enjoyed: New Star Soccer 3.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Friday, 1 October 2010 12:05 (eleven years ago) link

Honourable mention to Soccer Kid for managing to bring football to platform gaming
http://www.classicamiga.com/images/stories/jreviews/games/S/soccer_kid_3.png

meta the devil you know (onimo), Friday, 1 October 2010 12:13 (eleven years ago) link

Worst ever was the Sensi (for PS2? The one that tried to bring an isometric view but retain Sensi mechanics) - took that back the day after I bought it & the guy in the shop just handed me my money back without question.

Sensible '98. I got it for the PC excited by the new look but yeah it sucked - pointless 3D. Jon Hare did a lot of it on his own tho - even the snippets of commentary. Mad.

sock lobster (blueski), Friday, 1 October 2010 12:48 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, and that top down Italia 90 game for the MEgadrive that made the horrible kicking a burst bladder noise

haha, I had a little shudder remembering this sound, which I probably haven't heard since I was about eight years old. I think this is my least favourite football game too, running with the ball in anything but a straight line being an arduous task is a bad start.

[in original FIFA] could stand in front of goalie from kickouts, and maybe half the time again it'd come off you and you'd get to scramble with him for a tap in

you were clearly not very good at it, that was a guaranteed overhead kick goal for me. I was so pleased when I somehow replicated this playing FIFA 06.

as far as I've been able to tell the easy FIFA 06 goal is wellying it at the keeper from outside the corner of the box. Two-thirds of the time he'll parry it across the goalmouth, straight into the path of another of your players. Not as fun as some of the others, I guess.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Friday, 1 October 2010 13:01 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Ive been enjoying pes6 master league a lot on emulator

Key to learning to love again was remembering that players are hugely individual and need you to figure them out

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Tuesday, 26 October 2021 22:25 (one month ago) link


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