NFL 2K2 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. While the options aren’t as extensive as those found in Madden, NFL 2K2 features the most complete presentation of any football game released to date.
  2. 100
    The player models are much more realistic, players show emotion, and pretty much everything has been given a facelift. The animation, framerate, textures - it’s all very impressive.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    On the PS2, 2K2 is a faster, more arcade-like experience than it was on the DC. [Jan 2002, p.216]
  4. Game Informer
    I was surprised this game felt as different from 2K1 and CD's 2K2 as it did. [Jan 2002, p.80]
  5. NFL 2K2 scores a bullseye with a blazing framerate, a caffeinated pace and the dynamite control scheme NFL 2K games are famous for.
  6. 80
    The controls are tight, and the gameplay is on-target even if there’s a slightly frenetic, arcade, unMadden-like feel to player movement.
  7. The down side is that the commentary has seemed to change from endless conversation and good jokes to dry, corny play by play.
  8. The best [PS2 football game] of the bunch. With its responsive control, completely realistic graphics, and the best AI around, NFL 2K2 is the game football fans should own.
  9. Whereas last year the controls seem looser than Madden’s, and therefore more intuitive and fun, this year they seem way too easy.
  10. 90
    A rock-solid football simulation with more responsive and faster control...than Madden 2002...[but] while both titles are pretty equal in terms of gameplay...Madden is a much more polished product within its world.
  11. The individual control of this game is unmatched. Player movement is lightning fast and incredibly responsive.
  12. If you’d rather play a fast and offensive football game over a slower more realistic one, NFL2K2 is for you. It’s the fastest and easiest to play of the big two. If not for the sloppy AI, it might actually be better than Madden.
  13. The running back strength is excessive, and some of the secondary play is suspect. If these parameters were addressed, I'd probably switch allegiance yet one more time since the overall graphical and audio presentation of NFL 2K2 is the best around, and the tighter control makes for a fun play.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Boo
    Feb 9, 2002
    This game friggan blows. There's nothing good about. AI sux. Grahpics suck, animations suck, controls suck.
  2. JeffP.
    Feb 3, 2002
    If Only the speed of this game could be matched with the depth and realism of Madden... Heaven!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 2, 2002
    After being a player of the 2K series the last 2 years on DC, I tried Madden and was appaled at how......slow it felt. Chalk it up to After being a player of the 2K series the last 2 years on DC, I tried Madden and was appaled at how......slow it felt. Chalk it up to personal perference. Full Review »