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Madden NFL 2003

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In the game you control the ball by players of your favorite team to win the match. Opposite players also has tactic commands of their coach to take the ball from you.

The game for first time features on-line gaming capability and also adds new teams like Houston Texans, and new NFL division alignment.The game also has Create-a-Player option, where the players can determine in mini-games their physical conditions, for example, to be receivers or quarterbacks. Later you can include these players into teams. However, there is also availability to trade players instead of train them. Also the game has an option, which allows to play from playbook and then practice it.

In XBox, Windows, PS2, PSX, GameCube versions the commentary is provided by Al Michaels. The game has rendered graphics with all animation based on it.

The GBA version has graphics similar to Madden '94 for SNES and Genesis, but has multiplayer mode using GCN/GBA cable.

The game is up to 4 players.


Madden NFL 2003 Windows Marshall Faulk celebrates a touchdown.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Title screen
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Deion Branch
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Play selection

Alternate Titles

  • "疯狂橄榄球2003" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Madden 2003" -- Informal title

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The Press Says

GameSpot Windows Aug 20, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
4Players.de GameCube Oct 15, 2002 91 out of 100 91
4Players.de Xbox Oct 15, 2002 91 out of 100 91
GameSpy Xbox Aug 13, 2002 91 out of 100 91
IGN GameCube Aug 08, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot GameCube Aug 19, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Pelit Windows Nov, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Oct 02, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Oct 09, 2002 17 out of 20 85
FiringSquad Windows Oct 02, 2002 74 out of 100 74


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EA cover curse

Marshall Faulk suffered the curse with a recurring ankle injury that cause him to miss five games in 2003 and the Rams to miss the playoffs for the first time in four years.


  • 4Players
    • 2002– Best Xbox Sports Game of the Year
  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) – Sports Game of the Year (Editors' Choice)
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) – Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – PC Sports Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by ClydeFrog

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