• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2001
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  • Summary: The Sega Sports NFL franchise makes its PS2 debut with such new features as its intelligent passing/catching system providing for greater accuracy in pass play timing and execution, and advanced in-game effects such as natural outdoor lighting that casts real-time stadium shadows onto the field.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 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.
  2. Game Informer
    I was surprised this game felt as different from 2K1 and CD's 2K2 as it did. [Jan 2002, p.80]
  3. NFL 2K2 scores a bullseye with a blazing framerate, a caffeinated pace and the dynamite control scheme NFL 2K games are famous for.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 60
    It really does not matter what difficult level you are playing on, because regardless you will find that you throw far too many interceptions and intercept too many yourself. I played several games where the total number of interceptions in the game was 10!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. [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. Expand
  2. JeffP.
    Feb 3, 2002
    If Only the speed of this game could be matched with the depth and realism of Madden... Heaven!
  3. Boo
    Feb 9, 2002
    This game friggan blows. There's nothing good about. AI sux. Grahpics suck, animations suck, controls suck.