23. FIFA 95
Not a lot changed between FIFA 94 and FIFA 95, but there were some minor differences.
As you can see from the video above the gameplay in FIFA 95 was pretty similar to that of FIFA 94. The isometric view was still in place and once again it was about as real as a soccer game could look considering the year of its release. It could be argued, though, that the graphics were a slight improvement from 94 as the players looked better and their movements seemed more realistic.
The most notable new feature in FIFA 95 was the addition of club teams. Now it was possible to play as club teams from Germany, Brazil, England, France, Spain, Italy, Holland and the USA. However, the teams still didn’t include official players or names as EA Sports had still not acquired the official licenses. The game also improved upon the music that can be heard at the menu screens, which makes the lead up to actually playing a match a little more exciting.
Some exciting special features included the cheats that you could implement in the game. For instance, it was possible to have invisible walls at free kicks or give your players super power during matches. Former US international Alexi Lalas also featured on the cover on some versions of the game after his impressive performance at the 1994 World Cup.
Verdict – In the relegation zone
Another strong effort from EA Sports but ultimately most of the games from the ’90s don’t hold much replay value and consequently FIFA 95 sits next to FIFA 94 at the bottom of the table.