Rugby (video game)

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Rugby
Rugby Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Creative Assembly
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) Windows
  • EU: September 1, 2000
PlayStation 2
  • EU: June 15, 2001
  • NA: July 16, 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.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2
EGM N/A 7/10[2]
Game Informer N/A 7.5/10[3]
GamePro N/A 4/5 stars[4]
GamesMaster N/A 68%[5]
GameSpot N/A 6.8/10[1]
IGN N/A 7.3/10[6]
OPM (US) N/A 3.5/5 stars[7]
OPM (UK) N/A 8/10[8]
PC Zone 68%[9] N/A
PSM N/A 7/10[10]
BBC Sport N/A 94%[11]
FHM N/A 4/5 stars[12]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 68%[13] 76%[14]
Metacritic N/A 73/100[15]

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

References[edit]

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

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