World Tour Soccer 2003 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2003
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. The gameplay is fluid and clean. The players resemble their real-life counterparts as well as act like them. This game has all the features of a true soccer match.
  2. With tons of game modes and a large number of customizable options World Tour Soccer 2003 will bring back soccer fans for more, even with it's short-comings.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    60
    Better than last year's game with new modes and some new controls but it's a long way from being the definitive version of the sport.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    65
    Anyone turned off by FIFA's deliberate pace and complex controls might find an approachable bopper here. [Mar 2003, p.126]
  5. 80
    Although there aren't any online features or a training mode to teach newcomers the characteristics of soccer, the variety of game modes is astounding, and the gameplay is enthralling.
  6. Game Informer
    85
    While EA continues to tinker with its gameplay, I think footie fans will enjoy World Tour's more traditional and consistent controls. [Feb 2003, p.98]
  7. The strength of this title still remains in the decision to simulate the promotion/relegation structure used throughout the major leagues of the world.
  8. GameNow
    67
    Without the MLS license, it's hard for a casual fan like me to get into. [Mar 2003, p.50]
  9. A challenging game with a lot of play options and an immense number of teams. Don't expect NHL-like scoring, though.
  10. As far as realism is concerned, though, the game lacks any real depth, and it has very little to offer after the first few hours of play.
  11. 82
    It listened to the criticism of its 2002 release and came out with a highly polished 2003 edition. The latest game has significantly cut the distance between itself and the top soccer titles on the shelf.
  12. A solid game that will appeal more to those who play multiplayer games. Although the single player modes aren’t bad, the simple gameplay won’t be able to compete with other soccer games on the market.
  13. With enough brilliantly entertaining game modes and ultra smooth controls, this is a true soccer sim that will keep gamers busy for a long while.
  14. WTS 2003 plays like a dream. Tight and responsive controls help you perform all the headers, passes, and goal kicks with ease.
  15. A just as addicting game as last years game, and improves pretty well upon it too.
  16. "FIFA 2003" is fully licensed and pretty to look at, but WTS has it beat in every other category.
  17. 82
    There simply aren't enough stats, or at least enough that are properly tracked and displayed, to quench the numbers thirst that many simulation fanatics will be looking to crave.
  18. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    The best part of the game, though, is beating a defender on the dribble and creating a scoring chance. It's energizing and it's effort well-spent. [Feb 2003, p.109]
  19. With solid visual, great modes, and heavy replay value, WTS2003 is a great sports title.
  20. PSM Magazine
    80
    The controls are fast and tight and there are enough play modes to keep you coming back to the pitch for quite some time. [Feb 2003, p.30]
  21. If they can continue this pattern we just might have the best soccer game next year.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. MAssimo_G
    Jul 28, 2003
    9
    Way better than FIFA and Winning Eleven, hands down. I returned those two the next day while I'm still playing WTS2003 non-stop. It Way better than FIFA and Winning Eleven, hands down. I returned those two the next day while I'm still playing WTS2003 non-stop. It would be a 10 if the referee wasn't so stupid as to send out a player for a dumb unintentional handball in the middle of the field and other minor details. The best soccer game out there, period. Full Review »
  2. EdnilsonJosePintoL.
    Jun 9, 2003
    1
    Com faço pra compra.
  3. SorinD.
    May 18, 2003
    9
    Awesome game. A must buy.