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) PS2 & Xbox
  • NA 22 April 2002
  • PAL 26 April 2002
  • JP 2 May 2002
  • NA 30 April 2002
  • EU 26 April 2002
  • NA 30 April 2002
  • EU 3 May 2002
  • JP 2 May 2002
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM

2002 FIFA World Cup 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.


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:


2002 FIFA World Cup received fairly positive reviews. GameSpot gave the GameCube version 7.4, while IGN gave it an 8.2/10. Gamerankings gave it 80%.

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox versions of the game a 30 out of 40 each.[1][2][3]


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.[4]


  1. ^ プレイステーション2 - 2002 FIFA ワールドカップ. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.92. 30 June 2006.
  2. ^ ニンテンドーゲームキューブ - 2002 FIFA ワールドカップ. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.102. 30 June 2006.
  3. ^ Xbox - 2002 FIFA ワールドカップ. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.107. 30 June 2006.
  4. ^ Oliver Kahn wins case against EA - uib.no 29 april 2003

See also[edit]

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