FIFA Football 2002

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FIFA Football 2002
Fifa 2002 soccer.jpg
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series FIFA
Platform(s) Windows
PlayStation
PlayStation 2
GameCube
Release date(s) Windows
  • NA October 29, 2001
  • EU November 2, 2001
PlayStation
  • NA November 1, 2001
  • EU November 2, 2001
PlayStation 2
  • NA November 1, 2001
  • EU November 2, 2001
  • JP November 29, 2001
GameCube
  • JP November 15, 2001
  • NA November 21, 2001
  • EU Cancelled
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Online multiplayer

FIFA Football 2002 (known as FIFA Soccer 2002: Major League Soccer in North America, and FIFA 2002: Road to FIFA World Cup in Japan), commonly known as FIFA 2002, is a football video game released in 2001, produced by Electronic Arts and released by EA Sports. FIFA 2002 is the ninth game in the FIFA series.

Power bars for passes were introduced, and dribbling reduced in order to attain a higher challenge level. The power bar can also be customised to suit the gamer's preference. The game also includes club emblems for many more European clubs as well as for major Dutch clubs such as PSV, AFC Ajax and Feyenoord, although there was no Dutch league of any kind (they were under the "Rest of World" header). This game also features, for the first time, the Swiss Super League, at the cost of excluding the Greek League. A card reward system licensed from Panini was also introduced where, after winning a particular competition, a star player card is unlocked. There is also a bonus game with the nations that had automatically qualified for the 2002 World Cup (France, Japan and South Korea), in which the player tries to improve the FIFA ranking of their chosen team by participating in international friendlies.

Many of the international teams in the game are not licensed (some of them down to the players' names like the Netherlands), as well as smaller countries such as Barbados, who were only given numbers as player names. Also, to date, this was the last FIFA edition (not counting the World Cup versions) to feature the Japanese national team, since Japan Football Association would go on to concede exclusive rights to Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series.

FIFA Football 2002 ran for 10 years as the last FIFA to have only one person as cover, before Lionel Messi appeared alone on FIFA 13.

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack for this game is made up of a selection of tracks primarily from artists signed to electronic music label Ministry of Sound, while the theme song is supplied by Gorillaz, represented commercially by Virgin Records.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 82.15%[1]
(GC) 80.61%[2]
(PS) 79.33%[3]
(PS2) 79.25%[4]
Metacritic (PS2) 82/100[5]
(GC) 81/100[6]
(PS) 81/100[7]
(PC) 77/100[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 4/5 stars[9]
EGM 7/10[10]
Famitsu (GC) 34/40[11]
(PS2) 32/40[12]
Game Informer 8/10[13][14]
GamePro (PS2) 4.5/5 stars[15]
(GC) 3.5/5 stars[16]
GameSpot (PC) 9.3/10[17]
(GC) 8.9/10[18]
8.7/10[19][20]
GameSpy 82%[21]
GameZone (PS) 9/10[22]
(PC) 8.8/10[23]
(PS2) 8.6/10[24]
IGN (GC) 8.6/10[25]
(PS2) 8.5/10[26]
(PC) 6.3/10[27]
Nintendo Power 4.3/5[28]
OPM (US) 4.5/5 stars[29]
PC Gamer (US) 89%[30]
BBC Sport 88%[31]

The game was met with positive reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 82.15% and 77 out of 100 for the PC version;[1][8] 80.61% and 81 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[2][6] 79.33% and 81 out of 100 for the PlayStation version;[3][7] and 79.25% and 82 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[4][5] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 34 out of 40 for the GameCube version,[11] and 32 out of 40 for the PS2 version.[12]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "FIFA Soccer 2002 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "FIFA Soccer 2002 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
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  9. ^ Holoka, Chris. "FIFA Soccer 2002: Major League Soccer (GC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ EGM staff (February 2002). "FIFA Soccer 2002 (GC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 164. 
  11. ^ a b "ニンテンドーゲームキューブ - FIFA 2002 Road to FIFA WORLD CUP". Famitsu 915: 96. June 30, 2006. 
  12. ^ a b "プレイステーション2 - FIFA 2002 Road to FIFA WORLD CUP". Famitsu 915: 68. June 30, 2006. 
  13. ^ Kato, Matthew (December 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 (PS2)". Game Informer (104): 93. Archived from the original on February 24, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ Kato, Matthew (February 2002). "FIFA Soccer 2002 (GC)". Game Informer (106): 87. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ Air Hendrix (November 9, 2001). "FIFA 2002 Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (November 21, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Review for GameCube on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  17. ^ Goble, Gord (November 19, 2001). "FIFA 2002 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  18. ^ Satterfield, Shane (January 10, 2002). "FIFA 2002 Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  19. ^ Villoria, Gerald (November 28, 2001). "FIFA 2002 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  20. ^ Villoria, Gerald (November 28, 2001). "FIFA 2002 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  21. ^ Wessel, Craig (January 31, 2002). "FIFA Soccer 2002 (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 14, 2004. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  22. ^ Lafferty, Michael (November 15, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Review - PlayStation". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  23. ^ Lafferty, Michael (November 26, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Review - PC". GameZone. Archived from the original on September 22, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  24. ^ Krause, Kevin (November 26, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on April 17, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  25. ^ Schneider, Peer (November 28, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Major League Soccer (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  26. ^ Zdyrko, David (November 2, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Major League Soccer (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  27. ^ Jones, Mark (November 20, 2001). "FIFA 2002 (PC)". IGN. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  28. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2002". Nintendo Power 152: 127. January 2002. 
  29. ^ "FIFA Soccer 2002 (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 164. December 2001. 
  30. ^ Smith, Rob (February 2002). "FIFA 2002". PC Gamer: 73. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  31. ^ Gibbon, David (November 13, 2001). "Let's play: FIFA 2002 (PS2)". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on November 15, 2001. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 

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