World Championship Soccer

Click the "Install Game" button to initiate the free file download and get compact download launcher. Locate the executable file in your local folder and begin the launcher to install your desired game.
a game by Sega
Genre: Sports
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
Rate this game:
See also: Sport Games, Baseball Video Games, Hockey Games
World Championship Soccer
World Championship Soccer
World Championship Soccer
World Championship Soccer

What's the most popular sport in the world today? Well, it isn't baseball, basketball, football, or even hockey. It's soccer! There aren't too many video game soccer titles available yet-but World Championship Soccer is one of the best. It's as fast-paced and exciting as the real thing.

World Cup Action

World Championship Soccer puts you right in the middle of World Cup soccer action against 24 teams from around the world. Each game lasts about 15 minutes, so a full tournament takes about an hour and a half. There's no password mode, so you've got to play the entire tournament in one sitting. No problem! The thrill of winning the World Cup is well worth the time. There's also a two-player option so you can go head-to-head with a friend to see who takes home the Cup.

Pick Your Team

Each team is rated from one to five in four skill categories, with five representing the best. The categories are: speed, kicking strength, tackling ability, and accuracy. Every player is rated in the same four categories, but each player's scores are based on a comparison with his teammates.

ProTip: Remember that a player with a "5" in speed playing on a "2" team is not going to be as quick as a player with the same speed rating on a better team!

Teams are grouped in zones, with four teams playing in each zone. You go up against every team in your zone once, and then the top two teams advance to the final tournament.


When the action begins, you view the field from above. A small radar screen in the upper right corner shows you how close you are to the opposing goal and where other players are on the field.

You'll probably find the radar screen doesn't help you much. The action in this game is so last paced that if you take your eyes on the main screen for even a second, you'll give up a score.

Dribble downfield, pass to teammates, take a penalty shot, or block a shot at your goal! Great graphics and sound lend this soccer standout its final touches. Lead your team to the World Cup title right from the comfort of your living room couch! Whether you're a soccer buff or just a sports fan looking for a fast-paced game, you'll get a kick out of World Championship Soccer.

Download World Championship Soccer


System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

  • Machine: Genesis
  • Manufacturer: Sega of America.

Now that the World Cup has come to the U.S., younger gamers might find this cart to be the perfect tool for vicarious participation in the world's most popular sport. Experienced gamers find it a bit boring, however.

  • Manufacturer: Sony Imagesoft
  • Machine: Genesis

The action is fast-paced and moves smoothly around the field. Skills such as passing and shooting require only the touch of a button, but they can be made more difficult by increasing the skill level.

  • Theme: Sports
  • Players: 1-2
  • Difficulty: Average

The only soccer simulation for the Sega super system offers a vast amount of play control, stats, close-up shots of the plays and other neat and interesting features as well as rich graphics.

Snapshots and Media

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots

See Also

Viewing games 1 to 12