Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. This is probably the most beautiful display of 3-D graphics you will find in any sports game to date. This is of course if your PC has a lot under the hood, especially a good video card.
  2. Great graphics, boring commentary, good sound effects, good gameplay with a few major problems in the game play and ability to run online leagues. I would only suggest this game if you plan to play the game online if you can overlook some of the stuff I mentioned.
  3. Undoubtedly fun for the run-and-shoot fans, but a low-impact port all the same.
  4. 70
    It's an okay, but unfulfilling experience that really could've and should've been much better.
  5. No difference [in gameplay] from last year's version, except in running. And even that needs more help.
  6. MN 2002 will wear out its welcome in short order if you have any demands on the game as a serious simulation of the sport. Most will want to move on to the current PS2 version of the game, which represents a year of design improvements that this dated port does not.
  7. It 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.
  8. It's better to have not played a game that teases you such as this than to have played it and pulled your hair out in frustration.
  9. Gameplay here packs about as much depth as a thimble, with an offensive mode that rewards you for playing a limited style of game that features nothing but long passes.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. OMG
    Dec 31, 2004
    2
    Terrible running AI - guys fall down just touching a D player sometimes. WRs run out of bounds for no reason. QBs always underthrow deep Terrible running AI - guys fall down just touching a D player sometimes. WRs run out of bounds for no reason. QBs always underthrow deep balls so WRs have to run backwards to catch it - it bounces off the back of DBs repeatedly. Terrible AI. Pure suck. Full Review »
  2. MattJ.
    Apr 13, 2002
    10
    Great game. No better football game on earth. Can't wait untill 2003!
  3. BabyJoker
    Nov 18, 2001
    10
    This game is off the hizzy for shizzy sun!! The best graphics and sound I ever seen and heard son.