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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 player can create their own leagues and cup competitions and fit them into the season. Teams can be manually selected or auto selected which may result in Barcelona playing Kansas
FIFA Soccer 2002 Windows Just before the battle begins...
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 Here the game's default camera angle has been altered to give a closer view of the action, this can be done at any time via the 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

ActionTrip Windows Nov 01, 2001 94 out of 100 94
PC Gamer Brasil Windows Dec, 2001 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 22, 2001 88 out of 100 88
IGN GameCube Nov 28, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Mar 24, 2002 B+ 83
Gamezone (Germany) Windows Oct 30, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Oct 31, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78


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The German commentaries are spoken by the well-known soccer reporters Jörg Dahlmann and Wolf-Dieter Poschmann.
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