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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 100
    From the opening sweeps to the penalty kicks, this game engages and entertains. For the PlayStation 2 there is no better soccer title to own.
  2. Despite not going anywhere near as deep as it’s MLS brother, FIFA World Cup 2002 is simply a joy to play.
  3. 83
    Rewarding an experience as it may be, the precedence set by MLS 2002 was so high, that a list [of modes] as barren as this one seems almost insulting.
  4. By focusing on the Michael Owens, EA've forgotten the Gary Nevilles - capturing the magic, but fluffing the basics. [PSM2]
  5. This game is lacking most of the extraordinary depth that gave the first "FIFA 2002" so much replayability. [July 2002, p.40]
  6. Certain key footballers like Beckham, Owen, Carlos or Figo have been designated as star players, granting them extra abilities like speed, strike power, free kick magic or skill on the ball. This prevents most of the matches ending too predictably.
  7. What's the difference between EA Sports' Fifa series and a dairy cow? A dairy cow is only milked for 3 years...

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9