Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Games Radar
    50
    FIFA 2002 might be deeper, but it isn't more fun. The rich gameplay is negated by clumsy implementation, shabby player models and lack of visual finesse.
  2. Fifa 2002 certainly isn’t as bad as last year’s version, but when push comes to illegal slide tackle, it’s not a great deal better and still doesn’t even come close to "ISS PE1" let alone "ISSPE2" in terms of realism, depth, and fun-factor, and both of those games are for the PSOne!

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#41 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 out of 27
  1. Mar 26, 2015
    7
    This is a really good soccer game but there are some things missing. The graphics are really good but the computer has a really big advantageThis is a really good soccer game but there are some things missing. The graphics are really good but the computer has a really big advantage over you. there are a lot of special moves that are almost impossible to do which the computer will do very easily. Also you can't really see everything you need to be able to pass to your players, there's a lot of different camera angles but none of them are perfect. The computer will see a lot of excellent passes that you won't be able to see. It is a fun game to play with your friends. I'm being a little strict on it because it is a good game to play but those things did bother me when I played it. Full Review »
  2. HenryF.
    Mar 4, 2003
    0
    It's a bad bad representation of the beautiful game. A complete bastardization of the sport, makes a nice coaster for your beer though. It's a bad bad representation of the beautiful game. A complete bastardization of the sport, makes a nice coaster for your beer though. Comparisons to Konami's WE6 are unfair, EA better stick to hockey. ps. The graphics are also c-r-a-p. Full Review »
  3. PESAddict
    Aug 23, 2002
    0
    Even if you don't know a damn about soccer, you still would not expect soccer to behave like in this game. The gameplay is awful. Player Even if you don't know a damn about soccer, you still would not expect soccer to behave like in this game. The gameplay is awful. Player models are disgusting and their faces look like they have genetic problems. Its a shame that even some of the most popular teams in the world do not have full rosters and instead they just have #1, #2 etc. There are the qualifying matches for the world cup, but still there isn't the World Cup. This means that even compared to FIFA RTWC 98, Fifa2002 is just a crap. You will see this game awful even if you're used to playing FIFA games. So any comparison to Konami's supreme Pro Evolution Soccer is just useless. Fifa2002 is aimed for people who enjoy tapping buttons and seeing balls travelling at supersonic speeds in the top of the net, and marvelling at super miracle saves not even superman dreams to do. Pro Evolution Soccer is aimed for those people who know what real soccer means. Full Review »