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With the new open passing system, FIFA 2002 allows you more freedom of play for the new season. Over 75 licensed national teams and 16 licensed leagues including the English Premier League are available for your control, and you have the opportunity to lead your team to the World Cup of 2002. Updates to the series also include:

Improved tackling system. Depending on which angle you make a tackle determines the referee's call.

Commentary by John Motson and Andy Gray.

New set plays (similar to the style of the NBA Live series) allows for more control over you players during critical corners or free kicks.

Consecutive seasons brings promotion or relegation of your team in Europe.


FIFA Soccer 2002 PlayStation 2 The Options tab on the main menu contains all the game configuration screens. Here the player can tinker with match settings, default camera angles, controller buttons, sound settings etc
FIFA Soccer 2002 PlayStation 2 After the licensing information there's an animated sequence culminating in a spectacular goal, the ball's just out of shot.<br>Why do these things never end in a spectacular save?
FIFA Soccer 2002 PlayStation 2 Setting up a friendly match via the main menu's Play Now option. No disrespect intended to Albania but I'm looking for an easy match here
FIFA Soccer 2002 PlayStation 2 The in-game pause menu

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA足球2002" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "FIFA Zuqiu 2002" -- Chinese title
  • "FIFA Football 2002 " -- European title

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User Reviews

FIFA Getting Better but Lots of Room for Improvement PlayStation 2 BBop78 (3)

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Windows Nov 19, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
PSX Nation PlayStation Dec 04, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Nov, 2001 89 out of 100 89
IGN GameCube Nov 28, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Nov 25, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 02, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 05, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Nov 05, 2001 13 out of 20 65


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The German commentaries are spoken by the well-known soccer reporters Jörg Dahlmann and Wolf-Dieter Poschmann.
Contributed to by Kartanym (10736)