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World Tour Soccer 2002 continues the World Tour Soccer (This is Football) series. Features include a full season mode with promotion, relegation and qualification for European tournaments, as well as 320 Club and International teams. The game is endorsed by FIFPro, the International Federation of Professional Footballers.

The game has four levels of difficulty, matches can range from four to twenty minutes and can be played during the day or at night in a variety of weather conditions. The player can play one or two player exhibition matches or compete in either national seasons or international competitions. However the player cannot compete in all national seasons, only the English, Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Scottish, Belgian and Portuguese are available. The international competitions are the World Cup, Euro Cup, South America Cup, America Cup, Africa Cup, and Asia Oceania Cup; plus there are six Special Competitions for superteams, timewarp teams, custom and school teams.

The national teams available are:
  • European: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Irish Republic, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, N. Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales, and Yugoslavia.
  • South American: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
  • Americas: Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad and United States.
  • African: Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia.
  • Asian: Australia, China, Iran, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, U.A.E.
National leagues include the Belgian League, Dutch League, English League, English Division 1, French Divisions 1 & 2, German League, Italian League, Portuguese League, Scottish League, Spanish League. In addition there is a Super Team which is the best players in Europe, Timewarp Teams ranging from 50's Madrid through to 90's São Paulo, Euro Clubs 1 containing teams from Athens to Istanbul F, Euro Clubs 2 containing teams Kiev to Zurich, World Club Cup teams and School Teams.

The player can edit any team, or create their own team based on any existing team.


World Tour Soccer 2002  PlayStation 2 Setting up an exhibition match<br>here the player sets the team's strategy
World Tour Soccer 2002  PlayStation 2 The game's Main Menu. This is taken from the demo version and only the Quick Game is available to play. This screen is followed by a Team selection screen.
World Tour Soccer 2002  PlayStation 2 A corner to Sao Paulo<br>The actual match looks this good but the action screen shots don't look very clear
World Tour Soccer 2002  PlayStation 2 The kick off<br>The on screen information is clear and well displayed

Alternate Titles

  • "世界足球巡回赛2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "TIF 2002" -- UK title abbreviation
  • "This is Football 2002" -- UK title
  • "Le Monde Des Bleus 2002" -- French title

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Critic Reviews Oct 02, 2001 87 out of 100 87 Oct 02, 2001 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Feb 19, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
IGN Feb 27, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
Operation Sports Mar 22, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) Sep 24, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75 Sep 21, 2001 14 out of 20 70
GamePro (US) Feb 21, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Super Play (Sweden) Oct, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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Jack Lightbeard (2647) added World Tour Soccer 2002 (PlayStation 2) on Jul 14, 2005