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John Madden brings the best football back with updated stats and players, bigger than ever! All 32 NFL teams including the expansion Houston Texans. Hard to believe but they make many improvements on the previous version. There are new player faces and on-field animations and expanded motion capture. EA Sports added a new game within the game called Two Minute Drill.

The controls are basically the same with Easy Play using simplified controls and Normal Play with the full features encompassing nearly everything one could do on the real gridiron. You can create a player or a whole team. Trade players and manage teams through out the season.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Madden 2002" -- Common title

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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 9.75 out of 10 98
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Aug 28, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN PlayStation 2 Aug 21, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 91 out of 100 91
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Sep 03, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 A- 91
Game Freaks 365 GameCube Sep, 2001 9 out of 10 90
IGN GameCube Nov 16, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpy Xbox Nov 15, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 May 21, 2002 8 out of 10 80


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EA cover curse

Daunte Culpepper fell victim to the EA cover curse with a knee injury that sidelined him for 5 games in 2001 and a league high 23 interceptions in 2002.


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    • 2001 – Xbox Game of the Year

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