Sociable Soccer PS4 PlayStation 4 1

There's an extra religion in the UK, and its members consist of those that played Sensible Soccer on the Amiga. The series – developed by Sensible Software – was the FIFA of its day, selling thousands of copies and earning cult status among eighties gamers. And now it could be making a comeback on the PlayStation 4 – assuming creator Jon Hare can raise £300,000 on Kickstarter.

The game will be renamed Sociable Soccer, which is terrible, but the original wasn't too hot to begin with. As with the classics it'll adopt an isometric viewpoint, and will offer a faster take on footy than you may be accustomed to. Sports games have moved on so this is clearly trading on nostalgia, but if it can nail that arcade simplicity of the originals, then it could find an audience.

Of course, the release won't remain rigidly in the past, as it will also include online multiplayer. You'll be able to select your nationality and favourite team when you sign up, and will be able to contribute to your club's standing in the online leaderboards. It does sound good, but the funding target is very high, so we think that it's going to struggle to hit it. We'll be cheering from the side-lines either way.

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