Even if you're not a big soccer fan, you'll find yourself enthralled with FIFA 2002
. I'm not one to sit through a match on TV, but I did find myself getting caught up with the video game counterpart. Much like a real match, scoring doesn't come easy. This game involves a whole lot of passing, and an aggressive defense. Be prepared to witness players getting yellow or red carded, others getting injured, and some of the most athletic goals you'll ever see. Not all is well though in the gaming department. I found it difficult at times to pass or shoot in the direction I wanted. Nonetheless, you'll still have a grand ole time with every match you play.
Which leads me to my next point: the game modes of FIFA 2002. There are several different modes, designed specifically to keep you glued to your seat for hours on end. You can play a Friendly (Exhibition), Qualify for the FIFA World Cup, go through a Season, or play in a couple different Tournaments, Custom or not. With all of those modes, you will play with officially licensed MLS teams from around the USA, and with all of the foreign teams from around the world. And before you take the field, go through the Training mode to practice things like Penalties, Corners, Free Kicks and Throw-ins.