Actua Soccer 3 - On this day
The 1995 Virtua Striker was the first football game with 3D graphics. However, this game was initially available for arcade machines, so the first football game with 3D graphics on consoles was Actua Soccer, also from 1995.
Actua Soccer was initially successful but had its last attempt to fight the FIFA series in 1998, with a third installment coming out for the PC just to date. Actua Soccer 3 included football clubs in the series for the first time and had a total of 25 different leagues, 450 teams, and over ten thousand players. At the time, only Sensible World of Soccer had more content.
The game was promoted by English footballer Alan Shearer, who was also on the cover, while Martin O’Neill served as a commentator. The game did not achieve a noticeable result, and that also meant death for the series. It also appeared on Steam seven years ago, but not in a playable release for Windows 8 and later systems, so it was quickly removed from sale.