Excerpt: It’s pretty common knowledge that soccer, or football as it’s more commonly referred to, is one of the world’s most popular sports. Thanks to global competitions like the World Cup and the Olympics, people around the globe are dedicated to a squad with near religious fervor.
Tour Soccer 2002 is a decent, if bare bones simulation of the sport on the PS2.
While many have complained of the hit-or-miss quality of 989 Sports titles in
the past, this is a pretty decent game.
Excerpt: World Tour Soccer may look good for a handheld game, but it isn’t one of the “crown jewels” of the PSP launch lineup. World Tour Soccer is definitely the best looking handheld soccer game out there; it sports colorful 3D players in impressive looking stadiums.
Excerpt: Who knows where your next challenge will come from or who that challenger will be... With the power of WiFi compatibility and the User Alert System, World Tour Soccer enables you to challenge complete strangers spontaneously.
Excerpt: for the PS2. Clay Shaver gave the title a 2 out of 5, writing that "if you want to have a little fun in a slightly more arcade-like title with every team under the sun and almost any player you can imagine, give it a try."
Conclusion: World Tour Soccer is a solid launch title for the PSP, offering an enjoyable soccer experience. With the arrival of EA Sports’ FIFA Soccer soon, it should be interesting to see how the two stack up.