LMA Manager 2002 was first released on November 2, 2001 on the PlayStation. It was the final game in the series that was released on the original PlayStation. The game was re-released in 2002
for the PlayStation 2 (for the first time) with many new features and tweaks to the original game.
There were not many new improvements made to the PlayStation version. When it was released on the PlayStation 2, more features were introduced. Here are the PlayStation version new features;
- The game has been updated to the 2001/2002 football season
- Updated 3D Match Engine
- Many European teams to transfer players with. 17,000 players, 722 clubs in 16 divisions
- Updated in-game interface
- Larger and more detailed squads
- New featured commentary with Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker.
PlayStation 2 Version
After the PS1 game was released, work began on a PlayStation 2 port. The PlayStation 2 version of LMA Manager 2002 was released on April 19, 2002. The game was a very big improvement over the PlayStation version. The game allows players to manage in four new European countries. The new countries include Spain (top two divisions), Italy (top two divisions), Germany (top two divisions) and France (only the top division). The matches were now played out in a full in-game 3D match enviroment. The in-game game play has also been improved with improved AI and animations and new instant replays. There is now an option to watch game highlights with full commentary from Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen. Also, the transfer market had grown bigger in size. The jump to the PlayStation 2 was a big step for the LMA Manager series. This is continued a year later with LMA Manager 2003, also on the PlayStation 2.
This is a list of all of the game's leagues from the PlayStation 2 version:
- English Premier League
- English Division One
- English Division Two
- English Division Three
- Scottish Premiership
- Scottish First Division
- Scottish Second Division
- Scottish Third Division
- 1st Division
- 2nd Division A
- 1st Bundesliga
- 2nd Bundesliga