NCAA Football 2002 takes the same graphics, gameplay, and physics engines as Madden 2002 and adds the unmistakable feel of college football. The game plays exactly like Madden with slight improvements to the already strong graphics. You can choose from 144 NCAA teams (117 Division 1-A and 27 Division 1-AA) and compete in one of the 26 postseason bowl games, complete with corporate sponsors (FedEx Orange Bowl). Stat junkies are sure to love this game; in addition to the usual performance stats, it keeps track of AP top 25, coach's top 25, BCS rankings, All-American awards, and more.As mentioned earlier, the gameplay is identical to Madden's. It has a high degree of realism that purists will enjoy, but fans of faster, arcade-style games might not care for. This is one of the few games that uses every button on the PlayStation2 controller--casual gamers might be intimidated by the complex controls. Also like Madden, there are a number of unstoppable plays that can nullify any defense. From a technical standpoint, this game doesn't offer enough improvements to warrant its purchase if you already own Madden. However, if you don't own Madden or love college football, this is the game to buy. --Raymond M. Padilla Pros: Sharp presentation Extremely realistic gameplay A deluge of statistics to track Cons: Complex controls A few cheap, unstoppable plays Too slow for fans of arcade sports games.
Only college football game to offer Top 25 and the BCS standings. Even if your team is not doing well, individual honors such as the Heisman Memorial TrophyTM, All-American or All-Conference can still be earned.
Take your team to one of 26 Bowl games, including the National Championship at the Rose Bowl, the Nokia Sugar BowlTM, FedEx Orange BowlTM and Tostitos Fiesta BowlTM. NCAA Football 2002 has exclusive rights for these top four bowl games.
Stunning graphics, creating an authentic ambiance of college football.
Incredible player detail showcasing high-resolution polygonal football for the first time in a college football game. Player helmets feature Ohio State Buckeye pride stickers and player jerseys feature conference and bowl patches as well as weather-based accessories.
Simulative gameplay traditional of EA SPORTS titles is featured.
Play one of 144 teams; 117 Division 1-A and 27 Division 1-AA.