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  • Summary: Three game modes: Practice, Single Game, European Cup; Online gaming: 1 vs 1 with random matchmaking, invites and leaderboards; Offline multiplayer: 1 vs 1; 24 European teams; Radar for full view of the pitch; Tactics (4-4-2, 4-2-4, 5-3-2, etc)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 18 out of 22
  1. Jun 24, 2016
    70
    Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival is a tribute for the old player, but maybe it's not the best game for the young people.
  2. Jul 5, 2016
    59
    Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is not a bad game, its gameplay, surprisingly, still works. But it’s meaningless and poor. Kick Off didn’t deserve this kind of revival.
  3. Jun 29, 2016
    40
    Light years away from the sheer playability, smoothness and variety of the original Kick Off.
  4. Jun 29, 2016
    30
    Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is an affront to the memory of the original product: a bad game from every point of view.
  5. Jun 28, 2016
    25
    When the nostalgia fails, Kick-Off Revival rises. It's not the control or the mechanics, it's the product and the decisions of the developers to make the game. An amateur and discreditable approach to a football classic and the old-school video games itself.
  6. Jun 27, 2016
    20
    Quite how anyone thought this game was ready for release is beyond me. It’s more like a proof-of-concept demo, and for the many people looking for a nostalgic return to classic football games, a massive disappointment.
  7. Games Master UK
    Sep 6, 2016
    8
    Like England's current squad this is woeful, broken, and actually depressing. [Sept 2016, p.85]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 14 out of 34
  1. Jul 1, 2016
    10
    As a fan of the original Kick 1,2 & Goal on the Amiga, I've been missing my multi-coloured cruiser joystick and hours of Football for years,As a fan of the original Kick 1,2 & Goal on the Amiga, I've been missing my multi-coloured cruiser joystick and hours of Football for years, I've looked at PES & FIFA and they just don't cut it for me, they look and sound pretty but don't quite remind me of the younger days.
    Even Amiga emulators and remakes / copies of the games don't quite work without my trusty joystick. Well here comes in Revival, it's fun and addictive with the original simplicity of the one button and a stick to do everything.
    I found myself smiling again playing this fast frantic game of football, Dino has somehow managed to recreate that good old feeling of Kick Off on a gamepad. Yes the options are not quite up to what we normally expect from a £50 game but for £10 this is a bargain and a must buy.
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  2. Aug 25, 2016
    10
    I really like the game and i think patches will fix the issues. Being fan of Kick off II back in 1990 i really like this new game. I canI really like the game and i think patches will fix the issues. Being fan of Kick off II back in 1990 i really like this new game. I can understand why young people don't like it. Its hard.They should give it a try. Its fast and exciting. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2016
    9
    Finally!!! Great football game, need to train a lot of hours before understanding how works the playability. Then you can send the ball whereFinally!!! Great football game, need to train a lot of hours before understanding how works the playability. Then you can send the ball where you want! It's fast, hard and funny. I think player that leave bad comment give up before a couple of hours. I was near too.....it's so hard but give you a lot of satisfaction when you master it. Hope in more content in future (league, teams, tactics,....) cause a simple euro cup is not enough. Happy to see that number of player is growing and it become easy to match an opponent online Expand
  4. Apr 10, 2017
    8
    It could have been such a glorious return as the game itself is great fun. If your willing to put in some time and effort you will beIt could have been such a glorious return as the game itself is great fun. If your willing to put in some time and effort you will be rewarded. If you like shiny things that glitter, this isn't the game for you.

    This game isn't a pick up and play game. It will take game after game to appreciate how to play the game properly which may put off many players. Doing tutorials isn't fun but you need to understand the game controls in order to get the most out of this game.This isn't kick off 2 but rather a mashup of kick off 2 and Goal.

    sadly, Kick Off Revival (KOR) was rushed to market by the publisher in order to capitalise on the Euro 2016 championships. The game wasn't ready and neither were the audience. It's now 1 year since the original release and there have been 8 releases which shows the dedication of the developer.
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  5. Jul 2, 2016
    2
    Massively disappointed in how this turned out. One of the worst football games ever produced, and I've played some downright stinkers in myMassively disappointed in how this turned out. One of the worst football games ever produced, and I've played some downright stinkers in my time.

    For anyone to actually feel this deserves praise for just existing is a tad delusional, and really not helping the developers to learn from their mistakes.
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  6. Dec 31, 2016
    1
    This is a sad attempt to cash in on nostalgia by an old and totally irrelevant game dev.
    Not sure what he was thinking to release that bugged
    This is a sad attempt to cash in on nostalgia by an old and totally irrelevant game dev.
    Not sure what he was thinking to release that bugged piece of code.

    Once again, as a consumer, I´m left behind with the feeling of being robbed.
    This is an experience you get more and more in this industry.

    Don´t waste your money on this.
    Rather play ride to hell retribution and pay for it.
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  7. May 16, 2017
    0
    Terrible game. I dont understand how this developer thinks this is a finished product at all. Dont bother buying or playing, waste of yourTerrible game. I dont understand how this developer thinks this is a finished product at all. Dont bother buying or playing, waste of your time. Just depressing really Expand

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