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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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PSM PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 10 out of 10 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Sep 22, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 PlayStation 2 Oct 23, 2001 93 out of 100 93 PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Thunderbolt Games Xbox Jul 21, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Freaks 365 GameCube Sep, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot GameCube Nov 14, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpy Xbox Nov 15, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Oct 12, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78


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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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