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FIFA Soccer 2002 (GameCube) review


" I got this game because there were really no good games coming out with the cube, so I thought that this game had the potential to be good. There are hundreds of possible teams, from leagues no one has heard of, which is pretty good. This was the last game I put in my Gamecube that Christmas morning, and I still play it today. "



I got this game because there were really no good games coming out with the cube, so I thought that this game had the potential to be good. There are hundreds of possible teams, from leagues no one has heard of, which is pretty good. This was the last game I put in my Gamecube that Christmas morning, and I still play it today.

GRAPHICS (13/20): They are pretty good, but not as stunning as they could have been. The regular game view is not stunning at all, and could almost be confused as a Playstation 2 game (gasp). The replays are much more realistic, but these were not the equal of Maddens beautiful replays. All in all, I expected much more from a gamecube soccer game.

SOUND (8/10): Lets say that this is the first game in a while that you won't try to mute the announcers. The two announcers are humorous with their Australian accents, and do not annoy nearly as Madden will overtime. I give these guys two thumbs up, for setting the bar for video game announciers. However their really is no in game music, and the ingame sound is relatively good, but not thrilling. But as a little add in, the menu music differs song after song, and is really nice.

GAMEPLAY (40/50): A fun soccer game, really it is true. First thing the control is very accurate, as you can aim your passes and they will go almost perfectly. The only problem with control is the perfection which is not typical of soccer. But don't worry, you will not bash your controller in for wrong buttons. Now the gameplay is really good also as you can take any team throughout their league, to win their personal tourney, or qualify your team for the World Cup. The only problem with this, because of the year it came out, there is no World Cup Tournament, which would have been really nice. You may also create a team and its players if you know NOTHING of professional soccer (like me, even though I do play it) just so you can cheer on you and your friends when they score, or get mad when they screw up. This is a nice add on, which gives it a personal value. There are also Pamana (or something like that) covers you earn when winning your league and things like that. All in all, this game does give you much to do.

REPLAYABILITY (12/15): This game has good replayability, specially if you want to earn all the magazine covers, cause it take a while to win a league. Also it is fun to just play it among friends, for no matter how experienced you are, you can still end up winning. All in all there is reasonable replay value.

DIFFICULTY (5/5): It all depends on the level you set the computer for. It is pretty good control of difficulty, and once you find the one made for you, you should be able to win and lose some very close games.

OVERALL (78/100): This is not a bad rating at all, for this game is wonderfully fun. But it is far from perfect, and a 78 is the perfect rating for it. I would highly recommend buying it if you are a fan of soccer, and I would definitely recommend looking in on it even if you are not a fan of soccer. All in all, this is by far the best soccer game ever made!

Rating: 7.8/10

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