FIFA Football 2002

Last updated
FIFA Football 2002
Fifa 2002 soccer.jpg
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Electronic Arts Victor (Japan)
Series FIFA
Platform(s) Windows
PlayStation
PlayStation 2
GameCube
ReleaseWindows
  • 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
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.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Video game electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a two- or three-dimensional video display device such as a TV screen, virtual reality headset or computer monitor. Since the 1980s, video games have become an increasingly important part of the entertainment industry, and whether they are also a form of art is a matter of dispute.

Electronic Arts American interactive entertainment company

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California. It is the second-largest gaming company in the Americas and Europe by revenue and market capitalization after Activision Blizzard and ahead of Take-Two Interactive and Ubisoft as of March 2018.

Contents

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.

PSV Eindhoven sports club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The Philips Sport Vereniging, abbreviated as PSV and internationally known as PSV Eindhoven[ˌpeːjɛsˈfeː ˈɛintɦoːvə(n)], is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. It is best known for its professional football department, which plays in the Eredivisie since its inception in 1956. Along with Ajax and Feyenoord, PSV is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated the Eredivisie.

AFC Ajax Dutch association football team

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, also known as AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam, or simply Ajax, is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. Historically, Ajax has been the most successful club in the Netherlands, with 34 Eredivisie titles and 19 KNVB Cups. It has continuously played in the Eredivisie, since the league's inception in 1956 and, along with Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven, it is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated that competition.

Feyenoord association football club in the Netherlands

Feyenoord Rotterdam is a Dutch professional football club in Rotterdam, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. Founded as Wilhelmina in 1908, the club changed to various names before settling on being called after its neighborhood in 1912 as SC Feijenoord, updated in 1974 to SC Feyenoord, and then to Feyenoord Rotterdam in 1978, when it split from the amateur club under its wing, SC Feyenoord. Since 1937, Feyenoord's home ground has been the Stadion Feijenoord, nicknamed De Kuip, one of the largest stadiums in the Netherlands and Europe.

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. 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. Also, this was the final FIFA edition to feature the Israel Premier League and it's teams.

Netherlands national football team Mens national association football team representing the Netherlands

The Netherlands national football team has represented the Netherlands in international football matches since 1905. The national team is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a part of UEFA, and under the jurisdiction of FIFA the governing body for football in the Netherlands. Most of the Netherlands' home matches are played at the Johan Cruyff Arena and the Stadion Feijenoord. The team is colloquially referred to as Het Nederlands Elftal or Oranje, after the House of Orange-Nassau. Like the country itself, the team is sometimes referred to as Holland. The fan club is known as "Het Oranje Legioen".

The Barbados national football team, nicknamed Bajan Tridents, is the national association football team of Barbados and is controlled by the Barbados Football Association. It has never qualified for a major international tournament. It came close to qualifying for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup as it hosted the Caribbean Cup finals that acted as Gold Cup qualifiers, but finished fourth of the four teams. In 2001, it surprised many by making the semifinal round of the 2002 World Cup Qualifiers. In the first game of this round, they pulled off a shock 2–1 win over Costa Rica, but lost their five remaining games. In 2004, Barbados gained a shock 1–1 draw at home to Northern Ireland.

Japan Football Association sports governing body

The Japan Football Association or Japan FA is the governing body responsible for the administration of football in Japan. It is responsible for the national team as well as club competitions.

France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry is featured as the cover star. FIFA Football 2002 ran for 10 years as the last FIFA to have only one person as the cover star, before Lionel Messi appeared alone on FIFA 13 .

France national football team mens national association football team representing France

The France national football team represents France in international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in French: Fédération française de football. The team's colours are blue, white and red, and the coq gaulois its symbol. France are colloquially known as Les Bleus. The French side are the reigning World Cup holders, having won the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 15 July 2018.

Arsenal F.C. Association football club based in Islington, London, England

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The Club has won 13 League titles, a record 13 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields, 1 League Centenary Trophy, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Thierry Henry French association football player and manager

Thierry Daniel Henry is a French professional football coach and former player who was most recently the manager of Ligue 1 club Monaco.

Reception

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GC PC PS PS2
AllGame Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [1] N/AN/AN/A
EGM 7/10 [2] N/AN/AN/A
Famitsu 34/40 [3] N/AN/A32/40 [4]
Game Informer 8/10 [5] N/AN/A8/10 [6]
GamePro Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [7] N/AN/AStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [8]
GameSpot 8.9/10 [9] 9.3/10 [10] 8.7/10 [11] 8.7/10 [12]
GameSpy 82% [13] N/AN/AN/A
GameZoneN/A8.8/10 [14] 9/10 [15] 8.6/10 [16]
IGN 8.6/10 [17] 6.3/10 [18] N/A8.5/10 [19]
Nintendo Power 4.3/5 [20] N/AN/AN/A
OPM (US) N/AN/AN/AStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [21]
PC Gamer (US) N/A89% [22] N/AN/A
BBC Sport N/AN/AN/A88% [23]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 80.61% [24] 82.15% [25] 79.33% [26] 79.25% [27]
Metacritic 81/100 [28] 77/100 [29] 81/100 [30] 82/100 [31]

The game was met with positive reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 82% and 77 out of 100 for the PC version; [25] [29] 81% and 81 out of 100 for the GameCube version; [24] [28] 79% and 81 out of 100 for the PlayStation version; [26] [30] and 79% and 82 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version. [27] [31] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 34 out of 40 for the GameCube version, [3] and 32 out of 40 for the PS2 version. [4]

GameRankings website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating

GameRankings is a website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating. It indexes over 315,000 articles relating to more than 14,500 video games.

Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of films, TV shows, music albums, video games, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts in 1999. The site provides an excerpt from each review and hyperlinks to its source. A color of green, yellow or red summarizes the critics' recommendations. It is regarded as the foremost online review aggregation site for the video game industry.

<i>Famitsu</i> periodical literature

Famitsu, formerly Famicom Tsūshin, is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Kadokawa Game Linkage, a subsidiary of Kadokawa. Famitsu is published in both weekly and monthly formats as well as in the form of special topical issues devoted to only one console, video game company, or other theme. Shūkan Famitsū, the original Famitsū publication, is considered the most widely read and respected video game news magazine in Japan. From October 28, 2011 the company began releasing the digital version of the magazine exclusively on BookWalker weekly.

Related Research Articles

<i>Tetris Worlds</i> 2001 video game

Tetris Worlds is a version of the video game Tetris. Originally released in 2001 for Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Advance, it was later released for Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2 in 2002. In 2003, an Xbox Live version and a single-disc compilation version were released for the Xbox. The latter was bundled with Xbox systems.

<i>Donald Duck: Goin Quackers</i> video game

Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers is a platform game developed and published by Ubi Soft for various consoles and Windows-based personal computers. A different game with the same title was released for the Game Boy Color, as well as on Game Boy Advance, the latter being given the title Donald Duck Advance.

<i>Pro Evolution Soccer 3</i> 2004 video game

Pro Evolution Soccer 3 is a football video game developed and produced by Konami as part of the Pro Evolution Soccer series. It is also the first in the series which was released on Microsoft Windows.

<i>Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005</i> 2004 video game

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 is a sports video game developed by EA Redwood Shores for the GameCube, Xbox and PlayStation 2 versions, Headgate Studios for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X versions, Sensory Sweep Studios for the Nintendo DS version and EA Canada for the PlayStation Portable version and published by EA Sports for GameCube, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable and Mac OS X.

<i>Madden NFL 2003</i> 2002 American football video game

Madden NFL 2003 is an American football simulation video game based on the NFL that was developed by EA Tiburon and Budcat Creations and published by EA Sports. The 14th installment of the Madden NFL series, the game features former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk on the cover. This edition of Madden was the first to have EA Trax, the Mini Camp mode and to feature John Madden and Al Michaels as commentators, who took over for Pat Summerall. The game was released on August 12, 2002 for the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox.

<i>Madden NFL 2002</i> 2001 American football video game

Madden NFL 2002 is an American football video game. It features former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper on the cover. Pat Summerall and John Madden are the commentators. The Madden NFL 2002 commercial first aired during Super Bowl XXXVI, three days after Madden NFL 2002 started selling in Japan by Electronic Arts Square. Notably, it did not feature the Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who was included on later editions of the game as a roster update. It is also the first game to be developed by Budcat Creations.

<i>NBA Live 2003</i> 2002 basketball video game

NBA Live 2003 is the 2003 installment of the NBA Live video games series. The cover features Jason Kidd as a member of the New Jersey Nets. The game was developed by EA Sports and released on October 8, 2002 for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube consoles and November 14, 2002 for Microsoft Windows. The game includes a soundtrack, which is the first video game soundtrack in history to be certified Platinum by the RIAA, selling over 1,300,000 copies worldwide.

<i>FIFA 06</i> 2005 association football video game

FIFA 06, also known as FIFA Soccer 06, is a video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts based on the game of football. It was released in the United States on 4 October 2005 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Windows, and Nintendo DS. It was later released for PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance, and mobile phones.

<i>NBA Live 06</i> 2005 basketball video game

NBA Live 06 is a 2005 installment of the NBA Live series released on the Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2 and Mobile. It was developed by EA Sports. The game features several game modes, including Dynasty, Season, Playoffs, or Free Play. It features Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat on the cover. This was the last NBA Live game on the GameCube and it's also was the first NBA Live game on the Xbox 360 as a launch title and on the PlayStation Portable.

<i>Mystic Heroes</i> 2002 video game

Mystic Heroes, released in Japan as Battle Hōshin, is a beat 'em up video game developed by Koei. The game is loosley based on Investiture of the Gods, a Chinese supernatural novel about the fall of the Shang Dynasty and the rise of the Zhou Dynasty.

<i>2006 FIFA World Cup</i> (video game) 2006 association football video game

2006 FIFA World Cup is the official video game for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, published by EA Sports. 2006 FIFA World Cup was released simultaneously on the GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360 on 24 April 2006. In Europe it was simultaneously released on 28 April 2006. It was also released on the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS handheld systems at the same time as the console versions. This was the last game released for the Xbox in Asia. As with some other PlayStation Portable games it was released later on 22 May 2006. In Europe, this version was released on 19 May 2006. There are ten region-specific covers that feature a major player from each region.

<i>FIFA Football 2005</i> 2004 video game

FIFA Football 2005, also known as FIFA Soccer 2005 in North America, FIFA 2005 or simply FIFA 05, is a football video game released in 2004. It was developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, GameCube, mobile phone, Gizmondo, N-Gage and the Game Boy Advance. The tagline for the game was: "A great player needs a great first touch." FIFA 2005 is the twelfth game in the FIFA series, the ninth in 3D and the final game in the series for the PlayStation. FIFA Football 2005 marks the first time to include the seventh-generation handheld game consoles. The Japanese version of the game went by the name of FIFA Total Football 2 and was released on December 9, 2004.

<i>Shark Tale</i> (video game) 2004 video game

Shark Tale is a 2004 video game based on the film of the same name that was released on PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, GameCube and Xbox. The Game Boy Advance version was also released on a Twin Pack cartridge bundled with Shrek 2 in 2005.

<i>FIFA Football 2004</i> 2003 video game

FIFA Football 2004, also known as FIFA Soccer 2004 in North America, is a football video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in October 2003 with the tagline "Create Brilliance".

<i>FIFA 07</i> 2006 video game

FIFA 07 is the 2006 edition of EA Sports' series of football simulator video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts.

<i>2002 FIFA World Cup</i> (video game) 2002 association football video game

2002 FIFA World Cup, sometimes known as FIFA World Cup 2002, is the second EA Sports official World Cup video game developed by EA Canada and Creations, with Intelligent Games assisting for PS2, Xbox, Windows, and Nintendo GameCube platform and Tose Software also assisting the GameCube version, the game was published by EA Sports in North America and Europe and published by Electronic Arts Victor in Japan.

<i>Pro Evolution Soccer 2008</i> 2007 video game

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is an association football video game in Pro Evolution Soccer series by Konami. The game was announced on 18 June 2007. Its title is different from the other Pro Evolution Soccer games in that it is of a year and not a version; this was due to EA Sports' FIFA series naming their titles with two digit numbers and in conclusion would seem that PES was a year behind FIFA. It was released for Windows, Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 and mobile phone. The game sold 6.37 million units worldwide. PES 2008 was succeeded by Pro Evolution Soccer 2009.

<i>FIFA Football 2003</i> 2002 association football video game

FIFA Football 2003, known as FIFA Soccer 2003 in North America, is an association football video game produced by Electronic Arts and released by EA Sports. It was released in 2002.

<i>Pro Evolution Soccer</i> (video game) 2001 video game

Pro Evolution Soccer is the first installment of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer football video game series that was released in 2001.

<i>FIFA 2001</i> 2000 video game

FIFA 2001 is a 2001 FIFA video game and the sequel to FIFA 2000 and was succeeded by FIFA Football 2002. It features Paul Scholes in the UK cover and Ben Olsen in the North American cover. It was released on October 30, 2000 for Microsoft Windows, November 8, 2000 for PlayStation, and November 24, 2000 for PlayStation 2. A Game Boy Color version was planned, but it was cancelled. The game was given positive reviews.

References

  1. Holoka, Chris. "FIFA Soccer 2002: Major League Soccer (GC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  2. EGM staff (February 2002). "FIFA Soccer 2002 (GC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (151): 164.
  3. 1 2 "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.
  4. 1 2 "プレイステーション2 - FIFA 2002 Road to FIFA WORLD CUP". Famitsu. 915: 68. June 30, 2006.
  5. Kato, Matthew (February 2002). "FIFA Soccer 2002 (GC)". Game Informer (106): 87. Retrieved March 30, 2015.[ dead link ]
  6. Kato, Matthew (December 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 (PS2)". Game Informer (104): 93. Archived from the original on February 24, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Satterfield, Shane (January 10, 2002). "FIFA 2002 Review (GC)". GameSpot . Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  10. Goble, Gord (November 19, 2001). "FIFA 2002 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  11. Villoria, Gerald (November 28, 2001). "FIFA 2002 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  12. Villoria, Gerald (November 28, 2001). "FIFA 2002 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  13. Wessel, Craig (January 31, 2002). "FIFA Soccer 2002 (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 14, 2004. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  14. Lafferty, Michael (November 26, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Review - PC". GameZone. Archived from the original on September 22, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  15. Lafferty, Michael (November 15, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Review - PlayStation". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  16. Krause, Kevin (November 26, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on April 17, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  17. Schneider, Peer (November 28, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Major League Soccer (GCN)". IGN . Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  18. Jones, Mark (November 20, 2001). "FIFA 2002 (PC)". IGN. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  19. Zdyrko, David (November 2, 2001). "FIFA Soccer 2002 Major League Soccer (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  20. "FIFA Soccer 2002". Nintendo Power . 152: 127. January 2002.
  21. "FIFA Soccer 2002 (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine : 164. December 2001.
  22. Smith, Rob (February 2002). "FIFA 2002". PC Gamer : 73. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  23. 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.
  24. 1 2 "FIFA Soccer 2002 for GameCube". GameRankings . Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  25. 1 2 "FIFA Soccer 2002 for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  26. 1 2 "FIFA Soccer 2002 for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  27. 1 2 "FIFA Soccer 2002 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  28. 1 2 "FIFA Soccer 2002 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic . Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  29. 1 2 "FIFA Soccer 2002 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  30. 1 2 "FIFA Soccer 2002 for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  31. 1 2 "FIFA Soccer 2002 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 29, 2015.