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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 Nov, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Shin Force Apr 20, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
Game Revolution Dec, 2001 A- 91
Game Freaks 365 Apr 18, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Jul 21, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Nov 26, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GamersMark Feb 08, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nov 13, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN Nov 08, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpy Nov 15, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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.


  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Xbox Game of the Year

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Kartanym (12765) added Madden NFL 2002 (Xbox) on Nov 17, 2001
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