Excerpt: The NFL GameDay franchise was once at its prime during the 32-bit era, until EA Sports decided to get their acts together and whip out a Madden title that would put other NFL titles on the market to shame. EA succeeded at doing so, as they dethroned NFL GameDay with Madden NFL '99. Fast forward to the next-generation where EA and Sega rule the ball court, and NFL GameDay 2001 (along with NFL Primetime 2002) are the most embarrassing football sims ever.
Excerpt: As I found myself being steadily engulfed by this year's football season, I really felt the urge to play a really good-looking football game. NFL GameDay 2002's task was to quench that urge. From first glance of Donovan McNab's face on the cover, I knew this game would look okay. Granted, being a football console game in this day and age requires a lot of effort to blur the ever-thinning line of reality and video game graphics.
Excerpt: NFL GameDay 2002 is, for all intents and purposes, the same game we've been playing for the past two years now. Fans of the GameDay series will, however, undoubtedly still enjoy this latest incarnation since it includes all kinds of extra options and features that add depth and give you control over the game like never before. For instance, the game gives you the ability to change individual AI components, such as CPU running and receiving.