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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.

The commentary is provided by Al Michaels. The game has rendered graphics with all animation based on it.

The game is up to 4 players.


Madden NFL 2003 Windows Jeff Wilkins is set for the opening kickoff.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Credits
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Bill Belichick consults a player during pregame warm-ups.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Kurt Warner's stats so far in the game are displayed as the Rams start a new down on offense.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Nintendojo GameCube Sep 20, 2002 9.9 out of 10 99
GamersMark GameCube Aug 24, 2002 9.8 out of 10 98
GameSpot Windows Aug 20, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
IGN PlayStation 2 Aug 08, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Gameplanet Windows Aug 28, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Armchair Empire, The Windows Oct 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Sep, 2002 86 out of 100 86 Xbox Oct 02, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Factornews GameCube Oct 26, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2002 5 out of 10 50


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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)
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