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Although Sega were unable to obtain an official license from FIFA, Virtua Striker 2002 includes 64 teams from countries around the world, with 22 players for each team. Game modes include Road to World Cup, Tournament and Versus.

Road to World Cup allows you to choose from the 64 teams, editing their names, stats, uniforms and more before taking them onto the world stage to compete for the World Cup. The road is long, however, as you must use your available points (equivalent to money) to schedule matches with other international teams, purchase venues, pay for travel expenses for out of town tours and training camps, and more importantly, pay for your players and coaching staff.

The other modes of play allow you to simply join in a arcade football match. You choose the team and a CPU opponant, then play for the points in tournament, or pride in versus and practise modes.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Virtua Striker 3 Ver.2002" -- European / Japanese GameCube title
  • "Virtua Striker 3" -- Arcade title
  • "バーチャストライカー3 ver.2002" -- Japanese GameCube spelling

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GamePro (US) GameCube May 16, 2002 4 out of 5 80 GameCube Aug 01, 2002 69 out of 100 69 GameCube Jun 17, 2002 65 out of 100 65 GameCube Jun 06, 2002 13 out of 20 65
GameZone GameCube Jun 03, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Gamereactor (Sweden) GameCube May 08, 2003 6 out of 10 60
IGN GameCube May 10, 2002 5.1 out of 10 51
Operation Sports GameCube May 28, 2002 4 out of 10 40
Game Revolution GameCube Jun, 2002 D 25
Nintendo Difference GameCube Oct 02, 2002 5 out of 20 25


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