3 out of 5
Sequel to Total Soccer; still not an extraordinary soccer game
Total Soccer 2000 is a forgettable, (almost!) playable build of soccer, action soccer gameplay; it's hard to pinpoint what is it's failing, because it's death by a thousand pricks and bumps with this one; it never really got to the point where it had all the elements that it needed to produce really interesting and well playable results, but it had all the elements that were required, in principle, to give you all that you might have wanted. So, the controls are simple; you control one player at a time. They move a bit chaotically and the animations are just alright. But, because the order in which the next player is at the ball at any time shifts, Total Soccer 2000 just gives you pause, too many times; in the offensive, the AI players don't really play a game that is soccer like; they are a bit too mechanical; on the defense, their actions are unpredictable too many times, and yet again not it a good, boy, these guys can play way, the AI kind of just cheats and you can't do anything about it! So, I dunno, I can't say that you'll be able to enjoy this one; it's flawed in many ways, but never so flawed that it is unplayable, it's flawed in ways that just make it unfun. So, just download Total Soccer
, which even if older, is still more fun to sink into!
1 out of 5
A bad try at a football game
Just another soccer game, you would say. There are millions of others, you would say. Take Football Manager
. That is a good game, right? And I would say that you are right. Total Soccer was released in 1999 by Live Media and it didnt make the world stop spinning. You play the game from the birds perspective, meaning you control a bunch of very little people playing the centurys old game. The top down view can be really annoying since you dont really see much and it mostly looks like looking at the game from a helicopter. Even without that, the graphics are very, very bad. The gameplay is pretty standard. You contol 11 team mates whose purpose in life is to score a goal. You can play against the computer of a friend, online or side by side. The music is sporty like, a techno tune that keeps repeating and there are sounds of the crowd when you score. I dont see how can this game be enjoying in any way. The looks are bad, the sound is bad, and you barely see anything because the players are so small. There are a million other soccer games, as I said in the beginning. Try those out first. Or best, stick to Football Manager. At least thats guaranteed quality.