Sensible World of Soccer '96/'97

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Sensible World of Soccer '96/'97

DOS - 1996

Also released on: Amiga

Alt names Sensible World of Soccer, Sensible World of Soccer '96 / '97, Sensible World of Soccer 96-97
Year 1996
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
Genre Sports
Theme Real-Time, Soccer / Football (European)
Publisher Renegade Software
Developer Sensible Software
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Runnable on current version
4.27 / 5 - 264 votes

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Description of Sensible World of Soccer '96/'97

This 95/96 version is an update of the classic Sensible Soccer action-oriented soccer game, this version sports sharper graphics, updated teams information, and more weather conditions you can choose from.

As in the original, SWOS delivers a furious action on the pitch, with intuitive controls of tiny players that allow curve balls and bicycle kicks. Choose from a staggering number of league and national teams to compete in major tournaments. Highly recommended! And if you love the game, be sure to check out SWOS 96/97, the best game in the series -- also on this site, of course ;)

Review By HOTUD

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gamer 2021-02-19 0 point

the best football game

AFC1903 2018-04-29 3 points

Best football game ever.

Tachyon666 2018-03-12 1 point DOS version

great to experience an old game

Retro Lover 1492 2017-11-11 4 points DOS version


Mick 2017-10-30 2 points DOS version

Brilliant gameplay. Trial players could occassionally be wirth 4.5 milllion. Great for working your ways through the leagues :)

D. Norton 86 2016-09-16 2 points DOS version

This game is by far the best of of Sensible Soccer series. It is also probably the BEST SOCCER GAME EVER (alongside Tehkan World Cup, Kick Off 2, Virtua Soccer, Pro Evolution 17 and FIFA 2000). It was the FIRST EVER to have CAREER MODE !!! Moreover, the gameplay is exciting, entertaining and addictive, so watch out ! :)
It may be what we call "user friendly" (easy) but still, it does not lack of agony, suspense and competitiveness. It works perfect on both Dos and Amiga, I can't really choose. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO THOSE WHO LOVE SOCCER AND FUN !!

Moobeepbeep 2016-08-25 0 point DOS version

Nice to see this game again. WOW... Thankyou ever so much for the download.

Reyce 2016-08-10 -16 points


In all, Sensible World Of Soccer 96-97 is an okay video game… if it was released 3 or 4 years before it actually was. In the year of its launch, the Sensible games were already slowly slipping away into the night. Now, it’s not really worth the look in or any of your time unless you were a hardcore fan off the Sensible Soccer series in general. I don’t have anything awful to say really, but I don’t have anything positive either. It’s just like the 96-97 Tottenham Hotspur team I talked about above, not all that shit, but not all that good. A team not to be confused with modern spurs under any circumstances.

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Dávid 2015-12-28 -1 point


tony 2015-07-10 0 point DOS version

the best game

Joshua 2015-05-08 2 points DOS version

I remember rushing back home after school to play this game...
Jari Litmanen used to triple its price and Parma offered millions every season.

chrishaslam 2014-09-17 -9 points DOS version

Hi can I down load this on my Samsung galaxy 3 ??

Lacrosse 2014-08-20 2 points DOS version

Are you aware there are Swos communities who play swos online via P2P and server?
Here is one:

rhymo 2014-07-29 -2 points DOS version

i was "managing" with this game as recently as a few months ago. i never actually played matches with this game. just manage and simulate results.

one of the big glitches was that when you went bought a player from the starting xi of another team, and then you looked at the simulated results of that league, the team you bought the player from would finish last and be relegated.

then checking in on the next season, you would see that team basically finish first in the 2nd division and things would be back to normal after that.

Robbie Mustoe 2014-06-29 1 point DOS version

I just back this. Pixel Soccer its called. Looks good.

Lotus 2014-04-29 1 point DOS version

best soccer game ever!

J-Bolt 2014-04-02 -1 point DOS version

This could bring back a lot of memories!

cross 2014-02-26 1 point DOS version

The best ever game of the 1995....i could believe every i woke up and came back from school just to open my pc and play this every day....

Hassan Nader
Gabriel Bautista
Mendoza brothers lol

Sensible Soccer 2013-11-26 1 point DOS version


cyhn 2013-11-25 1 point DOS version

win 7 ?

surfer 2013-11-18 0 point DOS version

Long live SWOS

Reacher 2013-11-10 0 point DOS version

Weird, I thought Fifa international, fifa 95, 96,97,98 and 99 were the fifas of the nineties. I used to have this game on the amiga.

wsk 2013-10-02 0 point DOS version

one of the best soccer games ever!!!

buttter 2013-07-25 0 point DOS version


LCCL 2013-06-24 0 point DOS version

The best game of de world :

Mad4Red 2013-05-31 0 point DOS version

The BEST game ever :))) spend milions of hour on it :)

abandonia reviewer 2013-04-14 0 point DOS version

this is the fifa of the 90s

Jaz 2013-02-25 0 point DOS version

Played the game ages ago! And just want to play it again!

cangeza 2013-02-09 0 point DOS version

its amazing

kool 2013-01-15 0 point DOS version

good game pals

Boris 2012-11-12 0 point DOS version

Oh my goodness! I used to play this all the time. The game play was unbelievable. I'm looking forward to playing this again. Thank you.

omadav311 2012-11-05 0 point DOS version

best soccer game ever, no doubt about it. None of the "new" games, with all the graphics and stuff have came even close to SWOS

Swos rules 2012-10-09 3 points DOS version

Easily the best football game ever. :)

Pauliewaulus 2012-09-14 0 point DOS version

This game is still my favourate football game ever. The fact its 16 years old and FIFA 13 have only just started to use some of the features this game had is a testament on how well it was made. Game play was easy transfers very very innovative in cash plus player etc options, the choice of literally thousands of teams any were in the world,and job offers from other clubs makes this game innovative easy to play and so much fun. Now if

Marty Rock 2012-08-13 0 point DOS version

Can't get usb controller to work... Any advice please? I've changed game settings to joystick = true but no joy..

Robbie 2012-06-28 0 point DOS version

Use D-fend

shraga 2012-06-09 0 point DOS version


shraga 2012-06-09 1 point DOS version

i downloaded but windows 7 wont let me install or open the files, help plz anyone? :)

freddie 2012-06-07 -1 point DOS version

Pure class footy sim!

a 2012-05-23 0 point DOS version


GreekFreekickerz 2012-04-14 0 point DOS version


Ahha 2012-02-11 0 point DOS version


mymoon 2012-01-31 0 point DOS version

Used to play it on the amiga for months. I still do sometimes. One of the best soccer games ever if not the best.

DariO 2011-09-10 0 point DOS version

Classic :)

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