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  • Summary: The official soccer game of the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup features new "Air Play" gameplay with intuitive one-button headers, volleys, scissor kicks, juggling and showboating. New player-to-player animations allow for agressive jostling for the ball on the ground and in the air. The Tournament Mode features a seven game series beginning with round-robin play, followed by playoffs leading to the final match with a progressive story line and a rising intensity as you advance. [EA Sports] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 93
    The best PC Soccer game available at the moment.
  2. This is a stunning PC game. It features real stars, with actual player features and characteristics, gifted and amazing action, and the joy of the best squaring off on the sport’s greatest stage.
  3. It keeps all the ingredients that have made Electronic Arts’ FIFA titles so much fun to play in the past, but at the same time adds some new, interesting elements to keep the title fresh.
  4. With the more realistic animations and televisual camerawork, together with the new passing and shooting techniques and individual star skills, EA can be proud of the fact that it is the best game in the competition.
  5. We have the fantastic visuals, sounds, and atmosphere on one side, and some obvious gameplay drawbacks on the other.
  6. This game looks great and its two play modes are fun. [August 2002, p.72]
  7. A rush-job, and certainly not worth your time if you already own "FIFA 2002." [August 2002, p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. JohnA.
    Jun 19, 2002
    Amazing graphics, perfect sounds, and overall fun. Need I say more?
  2. Predator
    May 14, 2002
    The best world cup soccer game ever!!!
  3. Feb 27, 2013
    The best World Cup game ive ever played!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  4. ImranJ.
    Jun 29, 2002
  5. JoeJ.
    Jul 18, 2002
    They have perfected Soccer! I have own every version of this game since it's inception. This one is the best, being slightly better, and yet very different in feel, from it's immediate predecessor, FIFA 2002. A pure 10 for PURE soccer enjoyment... Expand
  6. ChadP.
    Aug 16, 2002
    Best soccer game in the world! No doubt about it. Graphics make the game seem real. Perfect player detail; Perfect gameplay; Perfect stadium detail. Every thing about this game is perfect. Anyone that rated this game under a 10 is just plain stupid. Because there is just no call for that. Because it's obvious that this game is the best Soccer game ever created. And to Jeff A. EA Sports has the best games ever created. Konami games are no where near as good as EA Sports. Konami has hidious graphics compared to EA Sports. EA Sports make it feel as if you are watching it on TV or at the game. And to Dan S. EA Sports does do stuff to help, ur probably just to damn lazy to ask for it you sorry jack ass. Expand
  7. JeffA.
    May 30, 2002
    Same stuff from EA , still no where near as good as konami's stuff, but the only choice for the PC sadly.

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