• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2001
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. 60
    While NCAA Final Four 2002 features some big improvements over its very mediocre predecessor, it and the company's reputation still has a long way to go before it regains the respect that it received in the early years of the PlayStation.
  2. The unrealistic player movements and lack of AI make this one disappointing.
  3. Final Four gets a nonstop trip to Dumpsville. [Dec 2001, p.50]
  4. As far as truly providing the sights, sounds and (most importantly) the feel of college basketball, this game just doesn't get it done. Brick!
  5. The artificial intelligence is brilliant...for a goldfish. For an AI program, however, it's pathetic.
  6. [It] has gotten faster with all the fluidity of a broken transmission. [Jan 2002, p.216]
  7. While [it] improves upon last year's version in almost every area, most of these improvements -- other than the additional (and much needed) modes of play -- are subtle rather than drastic. Thus, as a complete package, it still seems lacking.
  8. There are still areas that could use improvement but I must say I am pleased with the progress. This is a College Hoops game that should be given a look.
  9. When you've been spoiled by the big boys like "NBA 2K2" or "NBA Live," this seems so freshman.
  10. Sub par game physics and the no-skill-needed-to-play is a huge turn off. And graphically only an average title that would have looked great on the PSOne.
  11. 40
    The A.I. is one of the worst parts of the game; computer players just stand around like they’re bored, including those on your team.
  12. There have been a few improvements. Just if you're looking for a vast improvement you won't find it here.
  13. Final Four 2002 is by no means an awful game; the developers simply left a lot of room for improvement.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. TyerB.
    Apr 1, 2003
    7
    In my opinion,it's too easy.As long as you have a guy thats good at 3-pointers you'll always win the game.The only reason I play it In my opinion,it's too easy.As long as you have a guy thats good at 3-pointers you'll always win the game.The only reason I play it is when I'm getting my butt kicked so this game makes me feel alot better. Full Review »
  2. JohnK.
    Dec 7, 2002
    4
    The game to me wasn't that good. The graphics just didn't cut it. The only reason I gave it a four is because it had a neat The game to me wasn't that good. The graphics just didn't cut it. The only reason I gave it a four is because it had a neat franchise mode. Then soon when you are playing the franchise mode you just get board. I was beating teams easily by 20 points or more. Full Review »
  3. MarkS.
    Mar 28, 2002
    10
    Wow!