Summary: This game deserves 10 stars, at least. The graphics are fabulous, it makes you feel like you are in a real stadium. The first time I played it, I got the feel that I remember when I was in Olympia Stadion watching Bayern Muenchen play! The game control is multifacited--thank you EA! My kindergarten and first-grade boys were able to play straight-off using only the basic controller buttons.
Summary: The best Fifa game for me was FiFa 98 for one simple reason, the camera views were the best. You could see the field and how your players were distributed and create passing arrangements that would boggle the mind. I know this game had its flaws but it still was superior than the others. The scenic movies they provided for each host country was phenomenal. I sure hope EA gets it right this time out.
Summary: That about sums it up. This game is rather. Other FIFA games have been fun, but not as much as this one. I loved FIFA 95 for the Genesis, but this version kicks 95's patootie. I especially like the fact that you can control the keeper from anywhere on the field.
Summary: I just bought FIFA 2002 today it is the most incredible game ever! Everything is different from the announcers to the tackles. All new modes including qualify for the world cup. The new passing scheme is insane. It takes a little while to master but once its done it makes the games replay value soar. I am a big fifa fan and by far this is the best.
Summary: I got this game for exactly one reason: being able to have eight simultaneous players on one team on one PS2 console. To that end, it has amazed and impressed me beyond my hopes. Having 8 players on one screen is a tricky challenge and for most games it's impractical. That may be why EA Sports seems to be the only game producer out there willing to try. And not surprisingly, EA Sports is able to go beyond trying and achieve a great success. Game graphics are formidable.
Summary: FIFA 2002 doesn't disappoint, fantastic game. I've played every version of the FIFA series since FIFA 97, and 2002 is prob the most significant overhaul of the game that I've seen. If you enjoy FIFA, you must get the newest version. Visually, all the pitches are beautifully detailed and the player models are more realistic. Also, FIFA 2002 is the most complete soccer game ever, in terms of the number of teams, leagues, and competitions you can play.
Summary: For the record, I am reviewing the European version of FIFA 2002, for PS2 (I imagine the european and usa versions are the same quality) written on February 12, 2003. I received this game as a Birthday gift around Christmas, 2001. It was frustrating to get used to the controls, and losing much of the time. But having progressed to NOW -- I LOVE this game! I have LOVED it for about 6 months.
Summary: This is the best football game I have ever played. It is amazingly detailed: player faces, shirt sponsors, shoe colours(!?). It's got all the best teams and players from around the world. You can play seasons, tournaments (Champion's Cup, EFA Trophy and when unlocked a few others) and World Cup qualification (but alas, no actual World Cup). The controls are slightly different than 2001, but the passing system is a joy when one has mastered them.
Summary: FIFA 2002 is the best soccer game out there. It has all of your favorite players like Brian McBride, Brad Friedel, and Landon Donovan. It also has all of your favorite teams like Arsenal and Manchester United. With analysts John Motson and Andy Gray calling the game, it gives you that in-game feeling. In conclusion, FIFA 2002 is "The Best Game EVER"!!!