World Tour Soccer 2002 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2002
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Quite a[n] addictive and enjoyable game, however, the controls are something to get used to at first.
  2. By far, the most intense soccer title the PS2 has produced so far.
  3. The nice thing is, unlike FIFA, you don't see the spectacular move all that often, so when you do you really appreciate it even more.
  4. Game Informer
    83
    It just might be the FIFA killer. [Feb 2002, p.85]
  5. Places an emphasis on action on the pitch and supplies a few of the gameplay modes that are missing from EA's popular FIFA series.
  6. 81
    This game has a lot of catching up to do with regard to little things such as throw-ins, menu options, and length. It also has some big things to work on, namely graphics, sound, and hair, hair, hair!
  7. 80
    The gameplay of WTS however, is superb. Never have I felt so close to real soccer action than with this game. It’s that good.
  8. One mighty fine soccer game. Yep, mighty fine indeed.
  9. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    Fast, fun footy with a simulation feel. [Feb 2002, p.114]
  10. It's visual splendour; novel yet neat additions and generally tight gameplay will ensure the time until the next ISS goes that little bit quicker, OK I'll admit it I'm hooked.
  11. FIFA handled a little better, but World Tour has a little more depth. FIFA looks a little better, but World Tour has more heart in the animation.
  12. The vast array of game modes also makes World Tour Soccer last for an extremely long time, maybe even longer than FIFA, as it does contain additional modes and the like.
  13. This game is for the serious and possibly hard core soccer fan. Everyone else should just take a seat in the stands and enjoy the action from afar and let the pros go to work.
  14. This game is very deep and a must for any soccer fan.
  15. What really makes the game are the wealth of offensive and defensive maneuvers to choose from.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. PaulF.
    Jan 16, 2003
    7
    If you, like me, find the FIFA series to be too arcady, and are waiting desperatly for Konami to finally give us a full-featured ISS in theIf you, like me, find the FIFA series to be too arcady, and are waiting desperatly for Konami to finally give us a full-featured ISS in the States then this game is a decent appetizer. likes some of the polish, and alot of the extra features, but the gameplay itself is much closer to real football than EA. Full Review »
  2. Mr.B.
    Jul 5, 2002
    10
    This game is so addicting. The great thing is you never get so good that you can easily beat the computer. Master difficulty is always a This game is so addicting. The great thing is you never get so good that you can easily beat the computer. Master difficulty is always a challenge, and i still only win about 60% of the time on it. The graphics are great, and the huge amount of teams and players from througout the century is incredible. I definitely recommend this game. Full Review »
  3. EricS.
    Jun 10, 2002
    8
    This game is NOTHING compared to ISS PRO EV 2 for PSONE as far as controls go. can't wait to get my hands on any of the Konami football games.