Games: 2002 Fifa World Cup <br/>Cel Damage <br/>LMA Manager 2002 <br/>Dave Mirra 2

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As World Cup frenzy hits the nation, EA appear to have bridged the gap till kick-off by unveiling their next generation of Fifa games. There can be few arguments with the awesome aesthetic qualities of this title, but the arcade-like gameplay and ludicrously frustrating control system keeps 2002 Fifa World Cup stuck firmly in the shadow of Pro Evolution Soccer.

2000 Fifa World Cup
X-Box (EA)
£44.99
***
As World Cup frenzy hits the nation, EA appear to have bridged the gap till kick-off by unveiling their next generation of Fifa games. There can be few arguments with the awesome aesthetic qualities of this title, but the arcade-like gameplay and ludicrously frustrating control system keeps 2002 Fifa World Cup stuck firmly in the shadow of Pro Evolution Soccer.

Cel Damage
X-Box (EA)
£44.99
****
Although there are numerous driving titles around, few can boast the mayhem featured in Cel Damage. Players pick from a selection of crazed cartoon drivers and pit their wits in race-, capture-the-flag- and battle-modes across a variety of bizarre courses, using everything from an axe to boxing gloves to win. Chaotic, stylish, and hilarious, Cel Damage sheds new light on well-established ground.

LMA Manager 2002
PlayStation 2 (Codemasters)
£39.99
****
Football management games have traditionally been confined to the PC, and for good reason, but with LMA Manager 2002, the future is looking brighter for the console. Featuring all the teams and squads for the 2001/2 season, LMA's pleasant graphics engine, sultry front-end and incredible attention to detail may leave Championship Manager 4 with its work cut out to keep apace.

Dave Mirra 2
Gamecube (Acclaim)
£32.99
*****
Those of you lucky enough to own Nintendo's new super machine can rejoice in news that Dave Mirra 2 is the latest big title to hit the console. With the same epic freestyle BMX gameplay found in the PS2 version, the only real differences lie in its improved graphics, additional tracks and rather tricky control system. While it may not be an original game, it is superbly entertaining.

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