NFL Fever 2002 Xbox

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
Buy On
  1. The gameplay and graphics are ready for the Super Bowl. But the sound and controls need to go back to training camp.
  2. In the end it’s the accessible gameplay and entertaining Dynasty Mode that will keep players interested, and for a first effort on the Xbox, the development team did an admirable job.
  3. Like many of the also-rans, it failed primarily to the questionable secondary AI. There are some bright spots in the game.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    It needs some retooling – mainly better defensive A.I. [Jan 2002, p.229]
  5. The graphics are the crowning achievement for the game after plays and during replays, but it looks pretty rickety in motion during the actual game play.

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 10, 2007
    9
    Awesome game, fun, unique, can play w/ normal nfl teams or some fun made up ones(which are amazingly cool), also can make your own team, Awesome game, fun, unique, can play w/ normal nfl teams or some fun made up ones(which are amazingly cool), also can make your own team, graphics are great and the playBOOK cannot be topped, good control of any offensive player during multiplayer, only a nine cuz create a player is sorta goofy w/ how you can only make them 82 or some thing like that. great game, better than madden 02, not 01, but definitely better than almost all other maddens until 02. Full Review »
  2. TimH.
    Jan 3, 2003
    7
    Fun, but not as good as Madden. The AI is too easy on the "Rookie" level and too hard on the "Veteran" level to a fault--it makes you drop Fun, but not as good as Madden. The AI is too easy on the "Rookie" level and too hard on the "Veteran" level to a fault--it makes you drop passes by the handful on the Veteran level, for example. The penalty calling is too simplistic as well--just how many offsides can be called during a game? And did the developers ever hear of "Holding"? Lastly, why are the Dynast games only limited to 5 minutes a quarter? Overall, fun-- incredibly graphics--but spend your money on Madden if you want to play as realistic a game that is out there. Full Review »
  3. CarlosL.
    Feb 24, 2002
    10
    Unique! Great graphics to go along with a fast and fun gameplay.