This page contains Cheats for Madden NFL 2002 organized by sections for Playstation 2. This game has "Sports" as genre, made by Ea Sports, released on Aug 19, 2001. If you can't find a hint or secret in our list, then please check this page periodically for the latest updates.
- Developer: Ea Sports
- Publisher: Ea Sports
- Genre: Sports
- Release: Aug 19, 2001
- ESRB: Everyone
When you are the QB, you can throw the ball two different ways: straight (hold the button of the receiver you want to throw it to) and up high (press and release the button for that receiver). When you throw it up high, the QB will throw the ball over the safety to your receiver. He will catch the ball most of the time. Throwing it straight is the most common way. He just throws it to the receiver and it will not go over the safety. It is best to use the straight pass if the WR is wide open.
Throw the ball to any receiver. After the ball has been thrown, switch into your intended receiver and let the CPU run the pattern. Immediately before the ball gets to you, tap R2 + L2. If the ball is somewhat to the receiver, he will reach out and most likely catch the ball.
Use the following trick to draft all first round draft picks up to the league maximum per draft. Start the season in franchise mode, then go to the rosters screen. Buy all free agents that your team can afford, with stats 63 or higher, preferably SS, FS, OLB, MLB, LOB, CB, or DE as they have a higher trade value. Go to "Trades" and trade any three of your same defensive players to any team willing to give a draft pick at least fourth round or lower. Next, trade one bad player along with all fifth and sixth round picks for a fourth pick. You may end up with second to fourth rounders. Next, trade only picks for lower picks. For example, three fourth round picks equals one third round pick; three third round picks equals one second round pick; three second round pick equals one first round pick. This takes some time, but you can create a super team all from draft picks with a team average of 99.
Getting good players
In franchise mode, create a new coach and assign him to one of the teams that are available, but not your team. The game only lets you choose from the worst teams. Then go to "Roster", then "Trade". You can now trade away the better players on that team to your team without having to send a ridiculous amount of good players for just one (even bad teams have some good players). Also, because the teams you can choose are the worst teams, they have the best draft picks. This allows you to trade away the draft picks. In other words, if you do this with several of the bad teams, you can actually end up with, for example, four first round draft picks. Its a good way to keep your team on top, and not have to suffer because your team wins so much.
Easy Madden points
Choose your favorite and least favorite teams. Enter the rosters screen and select the "Edit Player" option. Make everyone on your favorite team a perfect 99 points for everything, then go to you least favorite team's roster and make everyone on their team the minimum 15 for everything. Save your roster changes. Repeatedly play in exhibition mode and do your best; run kickoffs and punts for touchdowns, let yourself get tackled, and run for 96 yards for a touchdown, etc. This can result in over 1000 points in a game.
Get the ball back easily
Select "On-Side Kick" on the play screen. Then, press Start. Go to "Settings" and turn penalties off. Next, resume game play and get the arrow as far back as it can go and turn it to your side. Do not press X two times. Press X once and select one of your players that are closest to the ball. You should get the ball back. This works about 98% of the time.
Game Easter Eggs
New Year's commentary
Set the system date to January 1 to hear James Brown (JB) say "Happy New Year".
Set the system date to December 25 to hear Pat Summerall will say ''Season's Greetings''.
Set the system date to the third Thursday in November.
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