Summary: I used to be a big fan of EA Sports but year after year they come up with average products. I bought most of their products from NBA live, FIFA and Madden series. EA try to improve here and there but overall it is still a big dissapointment. My suggestion to all of you football or soccer lover is to buy Japanese PS2 and play Winning Eleven from Konami. The graphic, sound and control are awesome. It is the best soccer game ever (until the next Winning eleven of course).
Summary: Playability improves with every version, and the passing AI on this is great. But the improvement is not so significant over Fifa 2002 that it wouldn't have been better to wait until 2003 comes out. That said, a few complaints. Why on earth can't a computer game track more than just goals scored, and cards? What about assists, fouls, fouls suffered, challenges successful and unsuccessul. Even more fun would be to rate each player on a 1-10 scale after each match.
Summary: Fifa 2002 was a great leap for a soccer game since Fifa 98, but the World Cup 2002 hits a new all time low. I thought that it was going to be the same as Fifa 2002 except with the world cup included and maybe better graphics but I almost threw the game in the trash after i played it for the first time. First of all, and most important, there is significant slow down in the game especially when you pass midfield.
Summary: They should just call this game what it is - an advirtisement for the 2002 World Cup. The gameplay options are very limited, there are no statistics kept on goals, bookings, etc. at least that i can see, and why the hell does the game go into slow motion so often? Also Amazons description of this title is misleading. There are no club teams and only 40 internationals plus whatever teams you unlock. I shouldve just bought FIFA 2002.
Excerpt: "...me and neither has fifa 2002. Im a true football addict and I love to play football. This verson of fifa does not do it for me at all. I found it very boring. It was far too easy for me. I want my game to be realistic where you have to build up your play and work hard to open deffenses and you just dont need to do this on fifa. All you have to do is run with the ball or pass forwards about 3 times and you will be in a garanteed goal scoring position. ...
Pros: ALl the real teams and compettitions
Cons: UNREALISTIC ! ! ! not for true footy fans . Poor Gameplay !