- Also check our best rated Wii U Game reviews
FIFA Football 2002 (PS2)
- Innovative new passing system
- Pass the ball into space, utilize through-balls and one-twos
- All new tackling and referee model
- The timing and angle of your tackles determine success
- FIFA World Cup 2002 Qualification Mode
- Experience the highs and lows of qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2002
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
- Platform: PlayStation2
- BBFC Rating:
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
FIFA Football is back with the 2002 edition and it's packed with features, sure to make gamers and football fans all over happy. With all-new "open passing," you have more control and precision than ever before. Find a breaking forward with a perfect 40-yard ball into open space, embarrass the tightest defence with cunning one-twos, or fool any keeper with deep swerving crosses. With a deeper customisation, FIFA Football 2002 is set to dominate the competition.
All-new tackling and referee model lets players angle and time tackles to determine success or a potential card from the referee. Cinematic cut-scenes seamlessly capture all the impact, pain, and emotion of a world-class game. Hardcore in-game animations capture the rough-and-tumble aspects of soccer with increased physical contact, giant collisions, and crunching falls. Authentic light sourcing delivers dynamic player shading and accentuated physical detail as players pass in and out of shadows.
FIFA Football 2002 gives players the choice of more than 75 licensed national teams and 16 licensed leagues including the English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Spanish Premier League, the French LNF, and Major League Soccer. Localised commentary is provided by legendary commentator John Motson and renowned soccer star Andy Gray.
In the video games Premier League the winner in terms of sales has always been EA's FIFA series. Purists prefer Konami's ISS games, which offer a more refined "realistic" approach than FIFA's end-to-end goal-fests, but now, not content with being number one in the market, the latter game has decided it wants to be loved by serious footy fans everywhere and has radically overhauled its gameplay concept.
The idea is that no longer can you just ping the ball from end to end with a simple press of a button or sprint down the wing and score from the perfect cross each time. Judicious use of the Dual Shock controller ensures that crosses, passes and shots are defined by the amount of force applied and the left analogue stick determines the direction of the ball. Although this adds a welcome depth, FIFA veterans may find the new control system over-elaborate and fiddly.
Unfortunately, the addition of in-depth gameplay comes at the expense of graphical quality--FIFA Football 2002 is a big step down from last year's version. Even high-profile players like Beckham are virtually unrecognisable and although there are some neat new animations the overall effect is of an enhanced PSone game rather than a genuine next-generation product. But the players are real, all the leagues are present and correct (including the Austrian and Korean leagues for the soccer completists), and the multi-player mode is perfect for after-the-pub footy action. As usual the game will sell in bucketloads but is unlikely to replace ISS (now in the guise of Pro Evolution Soccer) as the cognoscenti's game of choice. --Michael BartleySee all Product description
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
New passing system, which is hard to get used to, but improves gameplay tenfold.
Curl, backspin and one two passes.
Excellent new animations and skill moves.
The ability to score from outside the box! (At last)
Button which invokes off the ball runs.
Official player and team data.
Full qualifing for the World Cup, just like in FIFA 98.
Easier to score from direct freekicks.
Keeper doesn't pick the ball up when outside the box.
Dodgy offisde descions. Very annoying.
Some soft goalkeeping in certain circumstances.
Complex control system is good for hardcore gamers but detracts from pick-up-and-playability.
The best yet. If you want comprehensive data and superior gameplay and you're a patient person then buy FIFA. Otherwise, go else where!
I played this game for one day and I am already bored. It is just not fun because the gameplay is not good. It does not matter how good its animations are or if it has alot of features.
I give three stars because it has amazing graphics, huge number of teams and good music. I think once Pro Evolution Soccer comes out Fifa 2002 will be collecting dust on my shelf.
Anyway,Fifa 2002. Straight away, you know to expect beautiful graphics,the best leagues & tournaments, and more options than at a starbucks. It doesn't disappoint,with hidden tournaments being the reward for victories.
However,it is the new passing dynamics that brings this game into a higher level than the disgraceful Fifa 2001 for the PS2,raising the rivalry between itself an the ISS series.
Now, you are in full control of footballing destiny.No longer is a pass or tackle found with the simplicity that meant quick playability, but a short life span. Buildup is difficult at first, but once you become more fimiliar with the anologue sticks and the power meter,the satisfaction of passing makes you want to watch replays even if youre around the edge of your area! Goal scoring brings the same enjoyment, with keepers making saves to maintain the excitment. Off the pitch you have the facility to edit,or create your own players from strach from hairstyle to the colour of the football boots.
All in all,the best in the series since World Cup 98. However,I only give it 4 stars because its lost its pick up and play nature,and the CPU plays some ridiculous passes.But if you love Fifa buy it now..if not,try it for a change!The only dilema is,with the release of ISS Evolution on the horizon,which one is gonna take the crown this year?
Graphics and presentation are excellent as we have come to expect.
For me what makes this game so good is the new control/passing system. The game at last has a good balanced almost realistic feel to it.
The passing system is excellent, you can be extremely creative in your build up play, this is something you can't say about previous FIFA incarnations.
Team mates make excellent runs and sometimes actually point to play the ball ahead of them, amazing.
Whats wrong with the game?
I struggle to find major faults, the shooting system has changed slightly and personally I don't like the feeling of it too much, but that really is the only thing I can find wrong with the game and even that is knit picking as it certainly doesn't ruin the gameplay.
This game wipes the floor with the current ISS on the market. ISS Pro Evolution may provide stiffer oposition but that remains to be seen.
I honestly struggle to find faults with this game (unlike previous FIFA'S) it's an excellent game.
If you want a quality footy game, you won't be dissapointed with this purchase.
The gameplay is also a mixed bag. It is good that it is realistic in how it isn't easy to score if you're a lame team, and that doing an annoying 'cheat' (eg bringing the keeper out and smashing it past him) doesn't always come off. One improvement on FIFA 2001 here is that you don't always do too similar goals (eg you can easily miss crosses rather than in 2001 the ball floated on to your head and you always bicycle kicked it into the goal). But it would have been nice to see more development on skill and personal attributes (ie there isn't much difference between players - Beckham hardly ever scores from free kicks, Owen isn't really fast etc. etc), and an irritating aspect is how there isn't much opportunity to set up a really good goal (ie there aren't many 'trick' features).
But despite all this, it is a fun game and if you have a brother or mate who can spare the time to lock horns with you in two player mode this should be purchased if you can get it on the cheap.
Most recent customer reviews
I received this game as a Birthday gift around Christmas, 2001.
It was frustrating to get used to the controls, and losing much of the...Read more
Passing is fluid, players make intelligent runs and the movement and camera...Read more