UEFA Euro 2000 - PC

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UEFA Euro 2000 (PC)
Also for: PlayStation
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Sport: Football - Soccer
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Electronic Arts Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 3+


It’s that time of year again. A major international football competition is on the horizon, and the software companies are falling over themselves to bring us their soccer-related wares. EA Sports can always be relied upon to be at the forefront of an occasion such as the European Championships, and with the PC version of Euro 2000, they have not disappointed. All the official licences, real player names, and original competiton format are right here in this handsome looking title.

The game invites you to go right back to the start of qualification. However, if you think you are ready for the tournament itself, you have the option of skipping the games against the supposed minnows of Europe, and get straight into the matches which will be dominating the television schedules throughout the summer months. The real beauty of Euro 2000, the game, is that you have the opportunity to re-write the history books if and when your team crashes out of the real thing.

The quality of the gameplay is everything that we have come to expect from EA Sports. Even if you’re just a casual football fan, Euro 2000 is instantly addictive, fast and furious action, with a user-friendly learning curve of difficulty levels and game speeds. There are a variety of camera angles available, with match commentary supplied by the BBC’s emotive John Motson and Mark Lawrenson, he of the luxuriant ‘tache. And for once in a footy title, the tactical engine really does seem to make a difference. Just take note of the opposing team’s strategy, and make your adjustments to combat their system. Finally, if you manage to make it to the final and win, there’s a host of classic teams waiting to be discovered, all culled from the best of European Championships past. Even more of an incentive to write your chosen team’s history all over again.

Unlike your national team of choice in the real world, Euro 2000 will not disappoint or under-achieve.