Sensible World of Soccer Xbox 360

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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Sensible World of Soccer is the classic nineties soccer game reborn with enhanced graphics. Play against your friends online in this fantastic pick up and play soccer extravaganza. Experience all the excitement of a full season or enter into a quick game against your[Xbox Live Arcade] Sensible World of Soccer is the classic nineties soccer game reborn with enhanced graphics. Play against your friends online in this fantastic pick up and play soccer extravaganza. Experience all the excitement of a full season or enter into a quick game against your friends. Want to be more hands-on? Manage your team over a full season with a fully immersive tactics editor to put yourself in control on the way to the title. Online play: Take on your friends online in this fun, fast-paced soccer game. Updated for Xbox LIVE Arcade: Play a fully updated Arcade version of this classic game. Classic and Enhanced modes: Play online with the graphics you remember, or with the new enhanced HD visuals. Retro experience: Utilizing the original '96/'97 code, widely recognized to be the best incarnation of the SWOS series, we are able to deliver an authentic, retro playing experience. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    100
    We can't think of a more complete package to spend our virtual pounds upon. [Issue#29, p.116]
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    90
    The best sports game on Xbox Live Arcade. [Feb 2008, p.103]
  3. It just remains for us to say, if you’re looking for a quality title to download, go with SWOS. It’s the sensible choice.
  4. Simple, down to earth footballing fun.
  5. All minor gripes aside though, SWOS remains a triumph of playability over tedium and proves the franchise is still a strong contender for the greatest football game of all time.
  6. Sensible World of Soccer is a timeless classic that has not lost any of its magic through the times.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    50
    The fast pace, aged artifacts, and new online multiplayer functionality might make Sensible worth a peek for the curious, but only the truly devoted will even consider purchasing it. [Feb 2008, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Rol
    Dec 21, 2007
    10
    A great game that remains great. Hard at first but keep playing and it sticks on you.
  2. AndyM.
    Dec 27, 2007
    10
    Fantastic game, a perfect recreation of the game I wasted my teens on!
  3. LukevanA.
    Jan 8, 2008
    9
    The game is great! As great as it ever was. Great fun on xbox live. Only thing missing is live tournaments and cups.
  4. ApocalypseBrown
    Mar 13, 2008
    9
    I must admit that I am totally biased when reviewing this game, as I loved Sensi from the olden days. However, with xbox live, playing many ofI must admit that I am totally biased when reviewing this game, as I loved Sensi from the olden days. However, with xbox live, playing many of the games from the past either hold up well or fall flat, and boy this holds up very well. Its still seamless and well executed, but I'm not sure it was fast as it is on Xbox currently. However, it is still bloody hard and playing this will sort the men from the pretenders. Everything here is a classic in gaming, which is more than I could say for that crap cell-shaded remake two years on ps2.Only problem is live (apparently as I have had a live match), but the A.I. probably is better than most Humans anyway. For 800 points, its a bargain! Expand
  5. Jun 3, 2011
    7
    Lets face it this game has stood the test of time. Ok the graphics are not great, the team names are all wrong and you have to check out theLets face it this game has stood the test of time. Ok the graphics are not great, the team names are all wrong and you have to check out the player stats by checking friendly match teams in order to buy in career mode. However this game is still just as addictive as it always was, the gameplay is fantastic. Sensible world of soccer was one of my all time favourites in the 90s and the revamped 2007 addition does not disapoint. There just arent any other football games out there nowadays that really piss you off when you know you made a mistake and also have you jumping up and punching the air when you score. For anyone who enjoyed the original this game is a must. Be warned though its just as addictive if not more than the original. Would recommend this game. Expand
  6. GaryWhitehead
    Dec 21, 2007
    2
    Hmm, strange, this game gets NO reviews up until the day of release EXCEPT official Xbox magazine, lo and behold , I turn the game on andHmm, strange, this game gets NO reviews up until the day of release EXCEPT official Xbox magazine, lo and behold , I turn the game on and Official Xbox Magazine is plastered all over it.

    More worringly, they gave it a great review despite the fact the game is unplayable due to lag online. Plus the fact when your setting up an online match, BOTH people control the cursor to decide on teams etc, the most ridiculous concept ever conceived for an online game ? yes.

    The single player game seems to have sped up to the point of playing like a benny hill simulation but at least its playable. Do not expect to play this game online unless you like your 'lightening fast' games like slideshows

    and DONT GIVE CODEMASTERS YOUR MONEY UNTIL THEY RELEASE THE GAME PROPERLY. I dont expect to pay 8 quid to become a tester for codemasters.
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  7. GaryW.
    Jan 9, 2008
    2
    This games is fundamentally broken when playing on Xbox live. The headers and tackles dont work properly. We have already had to donwload the This games is fundamentally broken when playing on Xbox live. The headers and tackles dont work properly. We have already had to donwload the 'fixed' version, yet it is still tat. Connecting to game is almost impossible and the header and tackels STILL dont work correctly. That is the last time I will be paying to playtest a game for codemasters. Oh dont forget the garish adverts that appear which are being sent by a server which tracks advertising on your 360. Expand