UEFA European Championship video games
The UEFA European Football Championship has its own video games licensed from European football's governing body, UEFA. Six games have been released so far, with the first game released in 1996. Originally held by Gremlin Interactive, it was then held by Electronic Arts from Euro 2000 until Euro 2012. Konami have the rights for Euro 2016.
UEFA Euro 1996
Euro'96, by Gremlin Interactive was the third game to replicate the European Football Championship, and using all the hype behind the Football is coming home campaigns, the Sheffield company modified some parts in their Actua Soccer title, including the 16 teams present in the final stage with accurate rosters and stadiums, as well as Euro 96 mode, Exhibition Match, Practice Penalties, and Practice game.
It was sold for Windows, DOS, and the Sega Saturn. The Saturn version was released in Europe only in May 1996. It was the subject of considerable media hype and was a major system-seller for the Saturn in the United Kingdom.
UEFA Euro 2000
Paul Oakenfold provided the soundtrack, with the songs:
- "The Hub"
- "Hand of God"
- "Formula" (shortened version of "Formula Football", a song included in Euro 2000: The Official Album)
UEFA Euro 2004
Player can choose it from 51 national teams and it includes more game modes then UEFA Euro 2000, such as a fantasy mode, where two teams composed by hand-picked players square-off with each other, leagues and a knock-out "home and away" friendly match and a penalty shoot-out mode, as well as Euro 2004 qualifying, and Euro 2004 itself.
UEFA Euro 2008
UEFA Euro 2012
The game was released by EA Sports as a downloadable expansion pack for FIFA 12 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on 24 April 2012. It featured all 53 teams of Europe and 8 stadiums of UEFA Euro 2012. It marks a change in EA's strategy, with all previous football games centred on either the World Cup or European Championships having been released as full-priced standalone games.
UEFA Euro 2016
The game was released by Konami as a free DLC on Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. Real Madrid and Wales player Gareth Bale features on the cover. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions were released as standalone both physically and digitally.
- UEFA Champions League video games
- FIFA World Cup video games
- FIFA (video game series)
- Pro Evolution Soccer series
- Actua Soccer
- "Tonight We're Going to Party like it's 1996!". Sega Saturn Magazine. No. 16. Emap International Limited. February 1997. p. 10.
- UK Playstation sales chart, June 2000, published in Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 59
- "Archived copy". Retrieved 2015-12-07.
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