The F.A. Premier League Manager 2002 is an entry in the series of football management games from Electronic Arts officially licensed by the Football Association. This edition has all the features of previous games many of which have been updated. For example the transfer market has been updated in line with FIFA's guidelines, as they were in 2002, and computer clubs clubs can make counter bids in response to a manager's offer for a player.
A new Fast View mode is introduced which gives text descriptions of matches. The Training mode has been improved so that players follow a daily schedule either as individuals or as a group. The game's menus have been improved as has the game's AI. The game's editor has also been enhanced. It is a free standing program that allows the player to customise the fine details of the game. Using it the player can edit tournaments, teams, players, the game's database and graphics right down to changing the kit and the team badge.
In terms of gameplay one major change is the ability to set targets three seasons in advance and then build a team to achieve them. The game makes clubs in twenty-one leagues available to manage, the F.A. Premier League is naturally included but so are European leagues such as the Bundesliga and LNF.