Play in the 2002 World Cup with this classic soccer simulator for Windows devices
Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE / Windows 95
FIFA 2002 World Cup may be dated, but that shouldn't stop you from checking it out. Originally released in early 2002, before the World Cup took place, the game served as a great companion to watching the event.
While this franchise still lives on in the new generation of platforms, FIFA 2002 still stands as a high mark in the series. Receiving good reviews from numerous sites, FIFA 2002 presents a fascinating look at the recent history of international football.
Adequate commentary is provided by John Motsen and Andy Gray. The age of the game is ever-present, as lines are often repeated. Country-specific chants help with immersion as well. The soundtrack may not be as fleshed out as the newer iterations, but it holds it out with orchestral arrangements.
The AI isn't good, but this can be expected with older games. Clipping issues are present as well, and a noticeable frame rate stutter can be seen at times. This can be looked past though, as the game play is leaps and bounds above what is seen in previous iterations of FIFA. When compared to the newer generations, it has a certain charm that can only be found in old games.
All in all, it is definitely worth checking out. Whether you played this when first released, or are just now finding it, it's worth playing around in, even if you aren't the typical sports video game fan.