• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. 78
    It just didn't feel as if I was playing college football - the spirit and excitement of defending your school's pride just wasn't there.
  2. The game capably competes against any other college football product on the market.
  3. Unless you are a fanatical college football fan, there is no reason to own both NCAA 2K2 and "NFL 2K2." NCAA 2K2 is merely "NFL 2K1" with A.I. improvements, and a new coat of paint.
  4. With all of the NCAA teams to choose from and six modes of play including Single Season, Single Game, Scrimmage, Tournament, Network, and Legacy, it's got tons of replay value.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    The good news about NCAA 2K2 is that it plays almost exactly like "NFL 2K1." [Nov 2001, p.216]
  6. Aside from the talented AI, there are a lot more impressive game features. One of the first things to come to mind is the incredibly deep playbook and coverage set.
  7. A quality football game with an excellent pedigree behind its game engine...the most serious deficiencies being in the undeveloped legacy mode and the horrendously bad commentary.
  8. Despite the lacking legacy mode of the game and some issues in the running game, NCAA 2K2 is an incredibly fun play.
  9. An incredible football experience that is derived from a killer engine that's proven its gameplay worth in gold.
  10. The lack of a true college feel and the bungling of the option may be enough to discourage many from playing what is otherwise a fine football game.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. GregG.
    Jan 19, 2004
    The best college football game ever. The gameplay is great, and its a great challenge, better than any EA Sports college Football!!!!!!
  2. Dom
    Dec 28, 2001
    Merely perfect.
  3. SeanB.
    Dec 15, 2001
    This is the best game for the DC.