Conclusion: NFL 2K2 is definitely a game that sports fans need to be aware of. Even if you are die hard Madden or Fever fan, I strongly suggest that you play this game. What 2K2 lacks in graphics, it makes up for in with faster, hard hitting realistic game play that coincides with top notch commentary that I feel surpasses the great number of its competitors. If you are a person who needs realism as the number ingredient for a football game, it’s a no-brainer.
Conclusion: Sega needs to look at it's competition and take their best features, while tuning their gameplay and AI algorithms to make the onfield experience more related to your play than using magic player ratings.
Excerpt: How do you like it? Do you like it slow? Like most, I want mine rough and fast. And for the many of you who're wondering, I'm talking about the bed-shaking, controller-vibrating, fast-paced world of NFL 2K2 for the Xbox. Almost everything about this game is the greatest.
Excerpt: Though, even after two years of gameplay and graphic refinements, 2K2 or even the editions before it should not necessarily be acknowledged as the anti-Madden. In fact, it's anything but - more like apples and oranges. Madden consists of a greater degree of technical details and nuances that appeal primarily to gamers who prefer a virtual simulation of the real thing. While the latter is fast paced and arcade-oriented.
Excerpt: Fans of NFL 2K1 know that the game was an almost perfect game of football that was marred by a couple of unstoppable money plays. The NFL 2K1 online community at its peak agreed that if it weren't for the money plays that caused almost every online game to be a simple contest of halfback tosses and quick out passes that the game would, in fact, be perfect.