Sensible Soccer 2006
Anyone Who Had an Atari ST or Amiga back in '92 played Sensible Soccer - it was the best footy game by miles (anyone who says it was Kick Off 2 should leave the room immediately, or things really will kick off).
Top-down camera, after-shot swerve and lift of the ball by whichever way you moved the joystick, plus miniature comedy players that you could name as your friends and family - Sensible Soccer was brilliant My mum in goal! It was hilarious. Honest Sensible Soccer 2006 is last year's remixed version, overseen by Master Sensi himself Jon Hare, featuring new cel-shaded graphics, but the same top-down, no-faffing-about football silliness.
This is what you used to call "pure arcade action" - fast and simplistic but an absolute riot in two-player, although you have to plug in an extra joypad as, scandalously, there is no online multiplayer mode.
PES 2008 is the best PC football game out there. But for a fiver, Sensible Soccer 2006 is a cheap laugh. Just bring along a mate.
Download Sensible Soccer 2006
PC compatible, P-IV 1.4GHz 256MB, Free hard drive space: 500MB, 64MB 9.0c
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode
The all-new Sensible Soccer comes complete with lightning fast football action, mesmerising dribbling, physics defying sliding tackles and, most famously, a huge amount of unbelievable goals, that can go curling into the top corner, thanks to the outrageous levels of after-touch.
Renowned as the greatest multiplayer kick-about ever, Sensible Soccer 2006 will return with a modern take on its trademark zoomed out camera and truly intuitive control system, which delivers total 360-degree control over your players' kicks and movement. Visually, the game will have a distinctive new graphical style, which includes cel-shaded players with the classic enlarged heads, designed to appeal both to fans of the series and appeal to a new generation of gamers.
The trademark top-down view allows you to see the build up play better than you can in any current football game. This gives the player a huge degree of tactical awareness and control that has never been bettered.