Madden NFL 2002 is an American Football video game. It features former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper on the cover. Pat Summerall and John Madden are the commentators.
- Full NFL license for real players, teams and stadiums
- Up-to-date statistics and complete seasonal tracking
- All new player face and body technology, so player and coach faces and body shapes will look even more like their real-life counterparts
- New modes include Two-Minute Drill, where points can be earned on offense or defense in a quick-hitting fast-paced game within the game; ,customized uniforms, helmets and stadiums; and Coach Corner, where you can learn about the X's and O's of football from John Madden while perfecting in-game skills
- Completely revamped and realistic player faces with varied geometry, giving more realistic and unique mouth guards
- New animations, more realistic tackles including drag-downs
- More realistic lighting, sunlight, etc.
- Analog and digital support
- Play and draft with the newest NFL franchise, the Houston Texans. Take them to the Super Bowl in Franchise Mode
- New Madden Cards with new players, new designs and cheerleaders
- Hundreds of new animations have been added, while a new focus on player emotion and high drama has been replays featuring camera angles a TV broadcast can't capture, such as inside the huddle
- Madden NFL 2002 incorporates strategy from real NFL coaches and John Madden himself, improvements to pass coverage lead the list of changes for 2002.
- Series debut on the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, and Xbox
Other features and miscellaneous
- Super Bowl XXXVI MVP Tom Brady is not listed in the roster versions for the PC, N64, PS, and PS2, but is listed in the roster for the GameCube and Xbox versions, which were released in November instead of August. He also appears in a later roster update for the PC version.
- In the N64 version Tony Siragusa is still listed with the Baltimore Ravens.
- The Houston Texans always begin season play after the player's first season in franchise mode.
- Tony Banks appears as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. He was cut by the Cowboys in preseason and was, subsequently, picked up by the Washington Redskins.
- This is the last Madden to be released to the N64.
- The N64 version had an updated 16-bit version of Madden, complete with every team (including the Texans) and the rosters.
- There is a team that can be chosen in the Play Now option that is named "Team Ecko", with such player names as "Masta Ace"