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2002 FIFA World Cup is the official game of the 17th FIFA World Cup, held in Korea and Japan between May 31 and June 30. It is based on the engine of FIFA Soccer 2002, so experienced Fifa players can get used for it quite fast.

It is based on the 2002 World Cup - Korea and Japan, and includes all of the countries who promoted to the World Cup, and a lot more. Small statistics are shown for every country - their last biggest win, appearances at the World Cup, etc.

The stadium and all players are really detailed. The player's texture's resolution is so high, you can easily recognize most of them. The stadium is big and impressive, and full of colored crowd.

As in FIFA Soccer 2002, animation were taken from real players, with motion sensors. Thus, some new animation were added - new sliding, falling, and more.

And the newest feature of 2002 FIFA World Cup, is the air ball control model. You can take balls from the air, and have much more control with them - creating great goals from the air.


2002 FIFA World Cup Windows Like with shots, some players are able to pass more accurately, but with the ball leaving a white trail.
2002 FIFA World Cup Windows Niigata flyby
2002 FIFA World Cup Windows A night game in Jeonju
2002 FIFA World Cup Windows More celebrations

Alternate Titles

  • "Mundial FIFA 2002" -- Spanish title
  • "FIFA WM 2002" -- Common German abbreviation
  • "FIFA Fussball Weltmeisterschaft 2002" -- German title
  • "FIFA Fotbolls-VM 2002" -- Swedish title
  • "Coupe du Monde FIFA 2002" -- French title
  • "Copa do Mundo FIFA 2002" -- Brazilian title
  • "2002 FIFA 世界杯" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Xbox Apr 24, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90 Windows Apr 04, 2002 85 out of 100 85
IGN PlayStation 2 Apr 23, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GameZone GameCube May 11, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Nintendojo GameCube 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Vortex Xbox 2002 75 out of 100 75
PC Zone Windows May 15, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
Netjak GameCube Sep 28, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
NintendoWorldReport GameCube May 07, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation 2 May 01, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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Dinko Šakić rumour

According to Actiontrip's review of the game one can hear the fans sing the name "Dinko Šakić". Šakić was a Crotian concentration camp commander in WW2. From 1998 until his death in 2008 he was in a Croatian prison after having been tracked down by the Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff.

Oliver Kahn controversy

Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, from club Bayern München, and the German national team sued Electronic Arts over the use of his name and portrait without permission in this game. In April 2003, a judge ruled that his claim was warranted and in January 2004 it was confirmed in another trial in Hamburg.

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