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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

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Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

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  1. From player ratings, to defensive-back AI, to ball physics, they've made a lot of smart adjustments to the game that may go unnoticed by many gamers, but are a joy to discover for savvy football gamers.
  2. 100
    Once again, Madden leads the field in video game football, and as of right now, there’s no one near him in coverage.
  3. With the lone exception of the commentary, Madden 2002 represents a substantial upgrade from last year’s version and a worthy purchase for football fanatics everywhere, with beefed-up graphics and improved gameplay in several key areas.