Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival

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Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is ranked in the 1st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

27

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Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 28, 2016

After over 25 years, Kick Off is back. But even for a budget proposition, the stripped-back package seems too miserly to be truly enjoy.

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Scored Reviews

Pause Resume
3 / 5
3 / 5
Jul 25, 2016

Despite its drawbacks and lack of game modes, there’s something to Kick Off Revival that makes me smile and wince at the same time. With friends, its fast paced gameplay and chaotic nature can be a blast in small bursts, but for some, the intricate controls with just one button may prove to be an issue. Kick Off Revival fills a void that football fans that are bored of FIFA and Pro Evo need, but right now it feels unfinished, and will need a few more updates and tweaks to satisfy players for longer than just a few hours. There’s potential in a different type of football game, but we’re not quite there yet.

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Everyeye.it
5.9 / 10.0
5.9 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2016

Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is not a bad game, its gameplay, surprisingly, still works. But it�s meaningless snd poor. Kick Off didn�t deserve this kind of revival.

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Geeks Under Grace
4.5 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Gareth Tucker
4.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Dino Dinis's Kick Off Revival is clearly a title designed to draw in fans of the original series and gameplay styles. Its downfall is more in its lack of effort in attracting new players and relying on the "git gud" philosophy of investing a lot of time for what is ultimately little payoff. Fans of the series will love the new audio and visuals, but anyone else should seriously consider any other soccer simulation game before this.

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IGN Italy
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2016

Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival's merit is to put the original Kick Off series under the spotlight again. Use an emulator and go for the real thing: a game like Goal! is far better than this poor and lazy new version.

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Push Square
3 / 10
3 / 10
Jun 25, 2016

Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival doesn't attempt to compete with FIFA and that's fine. There's a place on the market for simpler, old school sports games that rely on arcade fun rather than authenticity. But this reboot of the franchise is actually a step backwards for the series in some ways, and the lack of a tutorial or help of any kind results in the learning curve being more of a learning brick wall. There's nothing wrong with being difficult to master, but the game is difficult to pick up and play too, and the rewards too few to justify the effort. Kick Off Revival can be okay in short bursts, but the sheer weight of issues with the game make it hard to recommend to anybody other than fans of the original Kick Off games. And even they will likely be disappointed.

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NEOsite
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2017

I would love the return of the classics, but not like that. Many bugs, awful animations, disastrous controls and incredible chaotic gameplay. Waste of money.

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Metro GameCentral
2 / 10
2 / 10
Jun 27, 2016

A bad idea poorly realised, it’s hard to argue that Kick Off has any place in the modern world and this badly made revival seems to prove it.

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TheSixthAxis
2 / 10
2 / 10
Jun 27, 2016

Quite how anyone thought this game was ready for release is beyond me. It’s more like a proof-of-concept demo, and for the many people looking for a nostalgic return to classic football games, a massive disappointment.

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God is a Geek
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2016

A weak football simulation that lacks any real depth, making you wonder what the necessity of trying to bring back was.

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VideoGamer
2 / 10
2 / 10
Jun 24, 2016

Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is a bad game. If you want a retro take on football, this is not it. If you want a retro take on how to make a terrible game, you're in luck.

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PlayStation Universe
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2016

A oily, toxic pool of bad ideas, half-baked mechanics, and shoddy design masquerading as a tough retro-inspired football game. Kick Off Revival is just plain awful.

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PushStartPlay
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2016

If there ever was a game that could use the definition of “Nostalgia Glasses” then its Kick-Off Revival. Its screams nostalgia, but practically offers no evolution to the revived series.

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Cubed3
1 / 10
1 / 10
Sep 12, 2017

Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival can't be recommended. It doesn't even feel barebones; instead, it feels like basic gameplay elements stacked on top of one another. Everything is messy, incomplete and generally broken, and it's hard to tell if it is supposed to be this way, or if everything is just poorly designed. When all is said and done, though, this is just a bad game, and there's no other way to put it.

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