Summary: I have just bought this game and I play it every chance I get. It is a hard game to get used to. It is kind of hard to get the ball up the field but hey thats the fun of it. That's what soccer is. I think you should get this game even if you aren't a big fan of soccer. You will enjoy it.
Summary: i'm soccer crazy and play a lot. this game is definetly cool, once you master the passing, its an incredible game. i've had it since it was first released and i'm still not tired of playing it. the graphics are excellent, the commentating is pretty good, and the modes are challenging.
Summary: First, let me start by telling you that I have played quite a few versions of this game. Fifa 98 RTWC (PC), Fifa 99 (PC), Fifa 2000 (PC), Fifa 2001 (PS2), and Fifa 2002 (PS2) to be exact. The best of the bunch is the latest version and the worst is last years title; ... Basically RTWC is as good as any other previous version of Fifa. Now on to Fifa 2002 which is the most realistic and enjoyable of the series so far.
Summary: This game is a good warmup for the World Cup version that will be released. I was very disappointed to find that after I qualified my national team for the WC tournament, there ws not tourney available. No World Club Championship either... But the play is fairly realistic, and if you don't pass well or defend well, you pay the price!
Summary: If you just want a typical arcade style soccer game, this isn't what you want. This game is challenging. Even on Amateur mode, I find parts difficult. After a month, World class mode is still far far beyond me. Some of the new features, such as open passing (passing the ball to a certain area of the field, where your player will intercept it) are touted as being wonderful features. And choosing the direction and type of your passes must be made up in a split second.
Summary: I think this quite nice. the graphics are awsome. but I am comparing it to fifa rtwc 98. So I am not really sure about its improvement over fifa 2001. Yet I love it. My neighbors in my dorm section who never play soccer thought it was amazing.
Summary: I normally play the ISS Pro engine games such as MLS Gamenight but I bought this game because I heard it would be less arcade style and more like the ISS games. Sure enough, the new open passing system works really well and eliminates a lot of the arcade feel found in FIFA 2001. The Features are tremendous and choice of options is very good. The game takes a good deal of play to really understand and pick up on some of the controls but overall they are good.
Summary: I think FIFA 2002 is one of the best soccer games on the playstation 2. It has stunning graphics. Once you get used used to the new passing system, you would much more enjoy the realistic gameplay. The only drawback in this game is that there are only 5 African teams. For some reason, FIFA 2002 has every FIFA member countries from AFC, CONEMBOL, UEFA and CONCACAF.
Summary: Having just purchased my copy of Fifa2002 I eagerly placed it into my PS2 console. I was extremely excited to see how the graphics and gameplay would live up to all the hype. First things first, this game is way better than the PS2 version of Fifa2001, more features, more realism, gone are the stupid overhead kicks at the touch of the button and in is the playing ball into space feature.