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LMA 2002 is the third in the Playstation football management series, and also the first to be released for Playstation 2. The PS1 version features 8,000 players in 302 clubs, whilst PS2 expands this to 17,000 players in 722 clubs across the European leagues. Both platforms offer the choice of playing a full career or taking on one of 10 challenges, such as taking over the bottom-placed team mid-season and attempting to avoid relegation. Regardless of game mode, managers have access to detailed tactics and training settings, allowing you to work on players' weaknesses and build on their strengths.

The PS2 version lets you watch the full match in 3D, and both versions have a comprehensive highlights section, voiced on PS2 by real-life BBC analysts Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen.


LMA Manager 2002 PlayStation 2 The full game starts with three pre-season friendly matches. The player can play teams from any division or country, or the game can choose opponents for them
LMA Manager 2002 PlayStation 2 The team selection screen. The same screen is used whether the full game or one of the challenges is played. Teams are selected by country, division, and then by name
LMA Manager 2002 PlayStation 2 All goals are followed by a replay.
LMA Manager 2002 PlayStation 2 The game's main menu is pretty sparse. From top to bottom the icons represent New Game, Friendly match, Load Game, View High Scores, and Options

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Alternate Titles

  • "Roger Lemerre : La Sélection des Champions 2002" -- French title
  • "LMA足球经理2002" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "LMA Zuqiu Jingli 2002" -- Chinese title
  • "BDFL Manager 2002" -- German title

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Absolute Playstation PlayStation 2001 88 out of 100 88
Consoles Plus PlayStation Jul, 2002 88 out of 100 88 PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamekult PlayStation Dec 07, 2001 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 2 Apr 29, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult PlayStation 2 May 30, 2002 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation Oct 26, 2001 13 out of 20 65


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