Madden NFL 2002 PlayStation

Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. The gameplay is largely untouched if not just a smidgen faster.
  2. 100
    Even restrained by the PlayStation’s limited horsepower, the player models look reasonably good, and they move incredibly smoothly and with lifelike realism.
  3. The game graphically is not much of a leap from the previous year but is somewhat easier on the eyes, with smoother character rendering and slightly sharper stadium backgrounds.
  4. So while Madden 2002 isn't reinventing football on the PlayStation, it is really the best you're going to get on the system. Arguably, it can even provide a more enjoyable experience than its big brother on the PS2.
  5. Solid graphically and in the audio department.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    The best football game of the 32-bit generation. [Oct 2001, p.136]
  7. The best asset of Madden 2002 is still its overall sense of providing the complete package for hardcore simulation fans as well as casual armchair quarterbacks or groups of up to eight football-mad NFL fanatics.
  8. Hands down the best series on the PlayStation...The Madden series leaves PSOne gamers on a high note as they take the series to the PS2 and X-Box.

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2001
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Butch
    Jul 11, 2005
    2
    This game is impossible.
  2. TaylorC.
    Mar 10, 2002
    10
    This game is off the heezy fa sheezy. Its got everything you could think of in football in it.
  3. BigDaddyX
    Dec 26, 2001
    8
    Good game but could use a easier way to draft your own team. Casey you're a loser.