2002 FIFA World Cup

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2002 FIFA World Cup
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
EA Canada
EA Sports
FIFA
Association Football
CD-ROMDVD-ROM
PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and GameCube
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Multi-player.png
Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRBThis title has been classified 3+ by the ELSPA
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2 and Xbox
April 262002

Microsoft Windows and PlayStation
April 262002

GameCube
May 32002
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2 and Xbox
April 222002

Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and GameCube
April 302002
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube
May 22002
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2002 FIFA World Cup is an official World Cup game published by EA Sports.

An amalgamation between the game engines of FIFA 2002 and FIFA 2003, the game still incorporates the power bar for shots and crosses but with a steeper learning curve and higher chances of being penalized by the match referee. The national team kits are accurate along with player likeness and the stadia of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Unlike the previous games in the FIFA series, the game had an original soundtrack performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox.

Reception[edit | edit source]

2002 FIFA World Cup received fairly positive reviews. GameSpot gave the GameCube version 7.4, while IGN gave it a 8.2/10. Gamerankings gave it 80%.

Lawsuit[edit | edit source]

Bayern Munich and German international goalkeeper Oliver Kahn successfully sued Electronic Arts for their inclusion of him in the game without his prior consent despite EA reaching an agreement with FIFPro, the body that represents all FIFA players. As a result, EA was banned from selling copies of the game in Germany and was forced to financially compensate Kahn.