Rugby (video game)

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Rugby
Rugby Cover.jpg
Developer(s)Creative Assembly
Publisher(s)EA Sports
Composer(s)Jeff van Dyck
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows
  • EU: 1 September 2000
PlayStation 2
  • EU: 15 June 2001
  • NA: 16 July 2001
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Rugby (known as EA Sports Rugby, and as Rugby 2001 in the European PC version; often mislabeled as Rugby 2002)[1] is the 2000 installment of Electronic Arts' Rugby video game series. The game was developed by Creative Assembly and published by EA Sports. The game is EA Sports' first rugby union game on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 2, and is succeeded by Rugby 2004. Rugby features over 20 teams, over 500 players and over 20 stadiums. The game's commentators are Bill McLaren and former England International Jamie Salmon.

The game featured the national teams who took part in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCPS2
EGMN/A7/10[2]
Game InformerN/A7.5/10[3]
GameProN/A4/5 stars[4]
GamesMasterN/A68%[5]
GameSpotN/A6.8/10[1]
IGNN/A7.3/10[6]
OPM (UK)N/A8/10[8]
OPM (US)N/A3.5/5 stars[7]
PC Zone68%[9]N/A
PSMN/A7/10[10]
BBC SportN/A94%[11]
FHMN/A4/5 stars[12]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings68%[13]76%[14]
MetacriticN/A73/100[15]

The PS2 version received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacDonald, Ryan (24 July 2001). "Rugby 2002 [sic] Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ EGM staff (September 2001). "Rugby". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 145.
  3. ^ "Rugby 2002 [sic]". Game Informer (100). August 2001.
  4. ^ Jake The Snake (2 August 2001). "EA Sports Rugby Review for PlayStation 2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Rugby". GamesMaster. 2001.
  6. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (18 July 2001). "EA Sports Rugby". IGN. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Rugby". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. September 2001.
  8. ^ "Rugby". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine. 2001.
  9. ^ "PC Review: Rugby 2001". PC Zone. 2000.
  10. ^ "Review: Rugby". PSM. September 2001.
  11. ^ Moore, Jonathon (21 May 2001). "Let's play ... Rugby [2001] (PS2)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  12. ^ "EA [Sports] Rugby". FHM. 8–14 July 2001. Archived from the original on 16 October 2002. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Rugby 2001 for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Rugby for PlayStation 2 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Rugby for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 July 2016.

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