[edit] Background

ESPN NFL Primetime 2002 features player models made of approximately 4,000 polygons, as well as 550 animations including coaches, refs, and cheerleaders. The game modes include Practice, Tournament, Scenario, Exhibition, and Franchise. The ESPN style of presentation is used in everything from camera angles, zooms, close-ups, and pans, to the commentary from Chris "Boomer" Berman and Tom "TJ" Jackson.

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ESPN Flavor

  • Chris Berman and Tom Jackson keep you entertained with unparalleled commentary
  • Go "Inside the Numbers" for a unique breakdown of your game
  • Complete statistical tracking for every team and player
  • Authentic ESPN graphic overlays and familiar camera angles
  • Keep tabs on the rest of the league's action with the bottom of the screen "ticker"

NFL Authenticity

  • Actual faces for 120 top NFL stars
  • True-to-life height and weight representation for every player
  • NFL moves such as jukes, spins, hurdles, dives, stiff arms and more
  • Individual team playbooks and game play tendencies
  • Motion-captured animations of NFL Pro Bowlers Antonio Freeman and Carnell Lake
  • Updated 2001 season rosters for all 31 NFL teams

Franchise Management

  • Manage your team for up to 15 seasons
  • Create free agents or edit existing players with an in-depth Player Editor
  • Sign, retire, draft and trade players
  • Trade for future draft picks and field computer initiated trades
  • Watch as players improve their abilities over time with game experience
  • Set game plans, match ups and depth charts for simulated games


  • Degrading playing fields and dirtying uniforms based on weather conditions
  • Animated sidelines and realistic crowd attendance
  • Visible breath and steam from players during cold-weather games
  • Variable weather conditions and severities for snow, rain, etc…

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Mar 5, 2002 (PC)
    • Jan 23, 2002 (Xbox)
    • Nov 14, 2001 (PS2)
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