2002 FIFA World Cup (video game)
|2002 FIFA World Cup|
North American PC cover art
|Release date(s)||PS2 & Xbox
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.
2002 FIFA World Cup received fairly positive reviews. Gamespot gave the GameCube version 7.4, while IGN gave it a 8.2/10. Gamerankings gave it 80%.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Xbox - 2002 FIFA ワールドカップ. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.107. 30 June 2006.
- Oliver Kahn wins case against EA - uib.no 29 april 2003
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