2002 FIFA World Cup (video game)

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2002 FIFA World Cup
2002 FIFA World Cup Coverart.jpg
North American PC cover art
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series FIFA World Cup
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, GameCube
Release date(s) PlayStation 2 & Xbox
  • NA 22 April 2002
  • EU 26 April 2002
  • JP 2 May 2002
PlayStation & Windows
  • EU 26 April 2002
  • NA 30 April 2002
GameCube
  • NA 30 April 2002
  • JP 2 May 2002
  • EU 3 May 2002
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM
DVD-ROM

2002 FIFA World Cup, sometimes known as FIFA World Cup 2002, is the official World Cup video game published by EA Sports.

An amalgamation between the game engines of FIFA 2002 and FIFA 2003, the game still incorporates the power bar for shots and crosses but with a steeper learning curve and customisation of the chances of being penalised by the match referee. Some kits are licensed, along with player likeness and the stadia of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Unlike the previous games in the FIFA series, the game had an original soundtrack performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. It was released for Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox.

Teams[edit]

The game features each of the 32 teams that qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and 9 teams that did not qualify.

Qualified teams:

Teams that did not qualify:

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 79%[1]
(PS2) 76.58%[2]
(Xbox) 76.05%[3]
(GC) 73.59%[4]
(PS) 68.75%[5]
Metacritic (PC) 80/100[6]
(Xbox) 79/100[7]
(GC) 78/100[8]
(PS) 77/100[9]
(PS2) 73/100[10]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 5.5/10[11]
Eurogamer 6/10[12]
Famitsu 30/40[13][14][15]
Game Informer 8/10[16]
GamePro (Xbox) 4.5/5 stars[17]
3.5/5 stars[18][19]
Game Revolution (Xbox) B[20]
(PS2) B−[21]
GameSpot (PC) 8.8/10[22]
(Xbox) 8/10[23]
7.4/10[24][25]
(PS) 6.8/10[26]
GameSpy (GC) 85%[27]
(Xbox) 83%[28]
GameZone (PC) 9.2/10[29]
8.5/10[30][31]
(GC) 8/10[32]
IGN (PC) 9.3/10[33]
(PS2) 8.3/10[34]
8.2/10[35][36]
Nintendo Power 4.3/5[37]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 4/5 stars[38][39]
Official Xbox Magazine 8.3/10[40]
PC Gamer (US) 56%[41]

2002 FIFA World Cup was met with positive to average reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 79% and 80 out of 100 for the PC version;[1][6] 76.58% and 73 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[2][10] 76.05% and 79 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[3][7] 73.59% and 78 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[4][8] and 68.75% and 77 out of 100 for the PlayStation version.[5][9] In Japan, Famitsu gave the GameCube, PS2, and Xbox versions each a score of 30 out of 40.[13][14][15]

Lawsuit[edit]

Bayern Munich and German international goalkeeper Oliver Kahn successfully sued Electronic Arts for their inclusion of him in the game without his prior consent despite EA reaching an agreement with FIFPro, the body that represents all FIFA players. As a result, EA was banned from selling copies of the game in Germany and was forced to financially compensate Kahn.[42]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  30. ^ Lafferty, Michael (May 8, 2002). "2002 FIFA World Cup Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 28, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  31. ^ Wiley, Patricia (May 9, 2002). "2002 FIFA World Cup Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 28, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  32. ^ Surette, Tim (May 11, 2002). "2002 FIFA World Cup Review - GameCube". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 28, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  33. ^ Jones, Mark (May 30, 2002). "2002 FIFA World Cup (PC)". IGN. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  34. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (April 23, 2002). "2002 FIFA World Cup (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
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  37. ^ "2002 FIFA World Cup". Nintendo Power 156: 133. May 2002. 
  38. ^ "2002 FIFA World Cup (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 99. July 2002. 
  39. ^ "2002 FIFA World Cup (PS)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 103. July 2002. 
  40. ^ "2002 FIFA World Cup". Official Xbox Magazine: 78. July 2002. 
  41. ^ Smith, Rob (August 2002). "2002 FIFA World Cup". PC Gamer: 67. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  42. ^ Oliver Kahn wins case against EA - uib.no 29 april 2003

External links[edit]

Preceded by
World Cup 98
FIFA World Cup Official Licenced Video Game
2002
Succeeded by
2006 FIFA World Cup