World Tour Soccer 2003 (PlayStation 2)

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World Tour Soccer 2003 allows you to play with or against teams from 15 different national leagues including over 13,500 FIFPro players from 700 international and league teams. Compete in a total of 10 different stadiums from around the world with weather and daytime options.

Features include creating your own custom team, playing whole seasons, player careers, tournaments, or international and challenge modes. Edit teams and players as you please. Keep in touch with your records and be sure to check your trophy cabinet to see your accomplishments and cheats unlocked.

The full range of competitions that the player can compete in is
  • A full season in the Argentinean, Belgian, Brazilian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, North American, Portuguese, Scottish or Spanish leagues.
    It's not just the top division from each country that's available, for example the Dutch season consists of eighteen teams in the 1st division, eighteen teams in the second division, the Dutch cup with thirty-two teams, the Inter Euro Cup with twenty-four teams, the Euro Club Cup with sixty four teams, The Euro Super League with thirty two teams, the Euro Super Cup, and the World Club Cup. Naturally many of these competitions apply to other nations as well.
    Any of the international teams or club teams can be customised and the customised teams can be used in these competitions

  • Competitions include the World Cup, Euro Cup, South Americas Cup, America's Cup, Africa Cup, and the Asia Oceania Cup. Here the player selects a nation and plays other national sides.

  • In the Custom Competition option the player can create their own league or cup competition or play in the Time Warp Cup or Time Warp Leagues as one of the classic teams of years gone by. The Timewarp teams available are from the 1950's Madrid; from the 60's Glasgow, Lisbon, Manchester and Milano; from the 70's Amsterdam, Bayern, Brussels, Glasgow Rangers, Highbury, Liverpool, New York and St Etienne; fro m the 80's Milan, Nottingham Forest, Turin; From the 90's Barcelona, Marseilles, Nagoya, Sao Paulo and 1994 Korea.

  • The Career mode starts in the English schools league with teams like Hedley Walter, Horsenden, London Nautical. Here the player can change the team strip, manager name, player appearance etc and take the team to greatness. Naturally these matches start off being played on school playing fields which makes a change from the usual football stadiums

  • Finally there is the Exhibition match option where the player can play in any of the major stadiums, the school pitches are not available here, selecting any of the international teams or club teams from the leagues listed above. There's also a group of 'Other Teams' available in this game option which includes sixty or so teams such as Al Ahly and Athens through to Zagreb and Zurich.
All matches can be played in four difficulty settings and matches can be from four to twenty minutes long, other configuration options are available. The trophy room allows the player to collect all trophies, there are twenty seven vacant slots available for an English Premier division club, at each of the game's difficulty settings


World Tour Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 UK Retail game<br>The title screen
World Tour Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 The demo version contains a playable exhibition match, England vs Brazil
World Tour Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 UK Retail game<br>The end of game match statistics. These are available during the game via the pause menu and also at half time
World Tour Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2 UK Retail game<br>The main menu. This has a 'Records' option that is not present in the Demo version. The new option gives access to manager stats and the trophy cabinet

Alternate Titles

  • "TIF 2003" -- Abbreviated UK title
  • "This is Football 2003: Soccer Sekai Senki" -- Japanese title
  • "This is Football 2003" -- UK title
  • "Le Monde des Bleus 2003" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

PGNx Media May 30, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
GameZone Feb 11, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
IGN Feb 11, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
1UP May 09, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Feb 28, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Sep 28, 2002 74 out of 100 74 Oct 17, 2002 73 out of 100 73 (UK) Oct 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70 Sep 27, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Super Play (Sweden) Oct, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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Related Web Sites

  • Official web site for the game (The main page for the site shows the cover art for the game, there seems to be a different picture for each country, and has a brief ad-blurb. The three sections of the site are described below.

    The Tactics section describes the new features of the game, team management at league and international level and contains a brief history of the series from it's beginnings in 1999.

    The Training ground section shows detail of the player's facial models and the stadium models. It also has a Hints & Tips section.

    The Trophy Room section has some screenshots, downloadable wallpaper, a Challenge Mode on-line game and details of an on-line competition, now closed, to win tickets to the 2003 Champions League final.

    The site was still available in 2015 though the Challenge Mode game gave a 'Web Page Unavailable' response)
coenak (3566) added World Tour Soccer 2003 (PlayStation 2) on Sep 02, 2007