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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

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

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.

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