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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Summary: Ok. This is a good game. The tackles are crisp, with fairly good animations for scrums, lineouts and rucks. Which leads us to the game's biggest fault. The rucks aren't proper rucks! They are a sort of random scrums, with no-one in set positions, and everyone just pushing forwards.
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.
Summary: When it comes to rugby games on the Playstation you are not exactly spolit for choice, but having played Jonah Lomu Rugby on PS1 (which was quite good) I found EA rugby to be a marked improvement.
Summary: This is a must buy for all Rugby fans. The gameplay is brilliant and the features are more realistic than Jonah Lomu. Rucking and mauling is a lot more realistic and its is worth buying for the hits alone.