Summary: I enjoy this game and it's not as much button mashing as one would think. Some events are better than others, but there is a good variety of different events, and several competition modes to keep things from getting repetitive. This is a good multiplayer game to compete with your friends, but is also interesting enough to play single player.
Excerpt: I'm not sure that I can add too much to the original full review, but I chose this when I recently bought a PS2 package (following World Cup success and all that!) and immediately knuckled down to it. I had had a very brief look at Rugby 2004 and didn't really like the player graphics, so when I had the chance to get the ORIGINAL EA Sports Rugby, I took a punt (sic). The very best part of the game is the Training Mode.
Excerpt: When i bought this game, it was the only rugby title out on any console apart from Jonah Lomu Rugby for the playstation. Although this game is a big improvement from Jonah Lomu Rugby, it does leave alot to be desired. PLAYABILITY - This game does have quite good playability but however the camera angle does make it very difficult at times. Also, the scrums can take a while to get onto, but with a bit of practice you get used to it.
Excerpt: When it came to Rugby games on the Playstation, the only one worth mentioning previously was Jonah Lomu Rugby. That is of course until 2001 when those clever guys at EA sports decided it was time for them to get in on the action. As I?m sure many of you are aware I am a big Rugby fan so when I saw this in Game for just £10 on the Ps2 I knew that it was one of those games I just had to buy.
Excerpt: When it came to Rugby games on the Playstation, the only one worth mentioning previously was Jonah Lomu Rugby. That is of course until 2001 when those clever guys at EA sports decided it was time for them to get in on the action. As I’m sure many of you are aware I am a big Rugby fan so when I saw this in Game for just £10 on the Ps2 I knew that it was one of those games I just had to buy.
Pros: Good Graphics, Training option is very good, as is the multiplayer
Cons: Game play isnt as good as it could have been . Some computer teams are far too hard to play .
Excerpt: This game is a must for all Rugby fans. It has good graphics, simple to play and is great fun. (Especially when you thump your mates) I would also recommend this game to all non-rugby fans that don’t know much about the sport; you can easily and quickly pick up the rules and game play. Though I must warn you, there is a new rugby game out RUGBY 2004, but RUGBY is going cheap, at £15, so it is well worth purchasing.
Pros: Great fun and can play for ages against your mates
Excerpt: I am Rugby player and i am in love with this video game. I don't usually like Sports game because new versions usually just update players and stats and the game play stay the same,this is not the case because there are no other games like it.I would honestly purchase PSX2 purely for this game although there are many good games out there for PSX2.This game is good for people who know and don't know the game of rugby, rules and gameplay skills come fast and could help...
Excerpt: My mate has this game for his Playstation 2 and since am a big rugby fan, i simply had to play it. I find this game remarkable indeed. It has everything a gamer and rugby fan can ask for. This is both a one or two player game with probably a two player game being more fun. When picking a team to play in country wise, there are plenty to choose fron. All the usual ones are here such as England, Scotland, New Zealand, South Africa etc.
Excerpt: This game was long awaited on the arrival of the PS2. However it seems not to deliver its full potential. As typical of EA sports games it has great graphics and the addition of the voice of the great Bill McLaren was essential. It has an inventory of 600 players and 4 major competitions. It is strong in the playing of each individual game, with reliance on being accurate regarding players, pitches and competitions.
Excerpt: At last the real 'mans sport' has hit PS2, rugby is the best sport in the world and its for big hard men, are you hard enough to go a few phases with Lomu and the all blacks, well find out in the best rugby sim ever to hit the gaming market!!! As soon as i seen this game in a magazine nearly a good year ago i thought wow! This game looked better than Jhona Lomu rugby and looked just as good as Fifa!
Pros: Well its rugby, it the only rugby game for any next gen cosole (so far) and its good