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Madden NFL 2002 (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.8

The Press Says

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Every year that EA Sports releases a new version of Madden Football, I always buy it. And why is that, you ask? Simply put, nobody makes a better football game than EA Sports. I've tried all the fake wannabe football games out there, and not one can even begin to compare to Madden 2002. If you're looking for a football game that will have hours and hours of replay value, then you need not look any further because Madden has got it all for you. On that note I'll give Madden 2002 a score of 96/100. See ya on the gridiron!
Game Freaks 365
Madden 2002 has new features including Season, Franchise, Tournament, Create-A-Team, and many others. It has updated rosters and better stat records of players. This is the first Madden to use the Madden Challenge to receive tokens to buy Madden cards that unlock cheats, historic players, and boost player's ratings for different periods of time. There sadly isn't online support for this game on Xbox. PS2 owners however have the pleasure of having this feature. Hopefully in the future EA will have online support for all consoles. Still, overall, Madden 2002 is a great game; highly recommended.
Unterm Strich ist Madden 2002 ein durchaus gelungener Auftakt zur diesjährigen Sportspielserie und eine sehr gute Football Simulation. Wer sich für Sportspiele begeistern kann und dem American Football gegenüber aufgeschlossen ist, der sollte sich das Spiel unbedingt ansehen.
Mich persönlich hat das Spiel seit dem Intro bereits an den Bildschirm gefesselt. Als Anfänger im Football-Bereich braucht man zwar wirklich Geduld und wird einige Zeit große Niederlagen wegstecken müssen, aber die geniale Grafik und die super Atmosphäre begeistern einfach von Beginn an und sorgen für die nötige Motivation. Spieler, die bereits die Vorgänger-Version haben, können trotzdem Madden 2002 in Betracht ziehen, da Grafik, Animationen und viele weitere Kleinigkeiten verbessert wurden. Neueinsteiger im Football-Genre können mit Madden 2002 sowieso keinen Fehlkauf landen.
PC Games (Germany)
Traditionell und pünktlich zum Saisonstart erscheint auch dieses Jahr die Neuauflage der Football-Simulation Madden NFL. In der 2002-Version überraschen die Entwickler mit erstaunlich vielen kleinen Verbesserungen im Gameplay, die sich in vielen Fällen erst auf den zweiten Blick erschließen. Offensichtlich ist dagegen die großartige Grafik. Besonders die Animationen der Akteure wirken derart realistisch, dass Madden NFL 2001 im direkten Vergleich wie eine Parodie wirkt.
GameStar (Germany)
Ich kann nicht mehr nachzählen, wie viele Madden-Spiele ich auf den unterschiedlichsten Versionen schon gespielt habe. Doch Madden NFL 2002 ist definitiv die schönste. Die tolle Präsentation erhöht durch die packende Atmosphäre den Spielspaß deutlich. Und dass ich nun auch mit Laufspielen häufiger erfolgreich sein kann, verbessert meine taktischen Möglichkeiten ganz erheblich. Allerdings hätten ein paar neue Spielmodi nicht geschadet. Trotzdem, dank der erheblich verbesserten Grafik lohnt sich der Kauf auch dann, wenn Sie die 2001-Version schon haben.
Arcade gamers that don't own a console will want to run to their nearest store and purchase Madden 2002 PC. This game will perfectly fit their needs. Those looking for a realistic game of football on the PC will be disappointed with Madden except potentially when they are playing against other humans in online games that allow slider settings to be changed. This is also the only reason that anyone that owns a PS2 will want to own the PC version of the title. Yes, the graphics are nice to look at, but the current crop of EA Sports football games provides far superior game play value. I would encourage EA Sports to fix at least the PC version's secondary AI so that those of us who enjoy realistic football can play it on the PC. Otherwise, PC fans may want to wait until this year's Madden 2002 PS2 is ported to Madden 2003 PC.
PC Zone Benelux
Madden NFL 2002 is misschien wel de beste footballgame op de markt, om de doodeenvoudige reden dat het geheel erg goed in elkaar steekt, en over veel zaken is nagedacht. De vraag is echter wanneer Nederland écht warm gaat lopen voor American Football.
PC Gamer
It's totally understandable that a company would want to take an existing resource and try to squeeze as much juice out of it as possible. We see it all the time, with "Gold" version re-releases and classic compilations. We also see it when a game is ported from one system to another.
Svenska PC Gamer
Madden 2002 är relativt krävande och tarvar en bra burk för att det ska se bra ut. Systemkraven nedan är alltså inte felaktiga - EA har krämat på med detaljer som aldrig förr. Och det finns faktiskt inte någon som kan slå EA Sports på fingrarna när det gäller detaljrikedom i sportspel. Spelarnas rörelser är bland de snyggaste jag har sett i den här genren.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
EA Sports’ latest PC football game offers a decent console experience, but fails to truly capitalize on its status as a computer release. Indeed, Madden 2002 has the eye-popping graphics of the PS2 version of Madden 2001, but it uses a poor interface, has modest AI, and doesn’t provide enough new features to differentiate it from last year’s offering. The program’s Internet multiplayer feature offers fair gameplay, but the experience isn’t as much fun as challenging a friend sitting next to you. Overall, this is not a bad game, but it serves to show that some PC sports titles are still a step behind their console brethren.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
I should point out that, in spite of Madden 2002’s shortcomings, I’m still playing the game nearly every day. And when friends come over, it’s one of the first games that we crank up. This says two things: 1) Madden 2002 is a really fun football game, and 2) for PC gamers, it’s the only show in town.
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Neen, dan is de PlayStation 2-versie van hetzelfde game een heel ander paar mouwen met talloze designverbeteringen.
When you get down to the basics, Madden NFL 2002 comes with a superb graphics and physics model, good features, poor sound, and unbalanced gameplay. The lack of a pass defense and the inhuman accuracy of quarterbacks, even when the AI sliders are slanted to eliminate these traits, taint a football game that could truly be the best ever. Here's hoping that EA patches these small deficiencies, and we can finally use a balanced attack to win the Super Bowl (virtually, of course).