With the lone exception of the commentary, Madden 2002 represents a substantial upgrade from last year’s version and a worthy purchase for football fanatics everywhere, with beefed-up graphics and improved gameplay in several key areas. This reviewer heartily gives it the thumbs up. Is it the ultimate football game? Not quite. Keep in mind that if it was, there’d be no reason for next year’s game -- and we can’t have that, can we? For now, though, Madden 2002 remains the champion of PS2 football. Of course, I’ve been hearing some rumblings over at another developer’s headquarters. Seems they’ve been crafting a nice little football game themselves -- hey, looks like this contest could be going into overtime. Better watch your back, EA! Can you say... Sega Sports?