Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic 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. It's fun, it's exciting, and it's challenging -whether played against the artificial intelligence or your big sister.
  3. Despite not going anywhere near as deep as it’s MLS brother, FIFA World Cup 2002 is simply a joy to play.
  4. Easy controls. Great sound. Outstanding graphics. Original commentary. Challenging gameplay.
  5. Frankly, I'd save the extra 20 bucks and pick up FIFA 2002 on the cheap.
  6. 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.
  7. The game looks so freaking pretty, it blows away past version. [July 2002, p.99]
  8. If you’re after the best PS2 football game on the market then you’ll have to look elsewhere. If however, you’re simply hankering for a game that will mimic the forthcoming World Cup then this is worth investigating.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. JimmyM.
    Aug 21, 2006
    2
    EA games are usually great, and I've really enjoyed previous versions of FIFA, but FIFA 02 Major League Soccer is probably the worst EA games are usually great, and I've really enjoyed previous versions of FIFA, but FIFA 02 Major League Soccer is probably the worst game I've ever tried to play on my PC. The game engine is lame, the AI is about the most predictable thing I've ever played against, and the game seems to choose where to pass the ball regardless of what direction I attempt to send it in. I'm waiting for a few years to buy another version, because I really can't stand this one. Full Review »
  2. TysonB.
    Feb 12, 2004
    7
    Fifa soccer 2002 is a solid game but Fifa soccer 2001 still is a little better.
  3. BazzZ.
    Sep 16, 2002
    0
    Pro Evo is the king and this miserable game is its slave!