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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 Play selection
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.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Credits

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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
Christ Centered Game Reviews GameCube Jun 01, 2005 98 out of 100 98
GamersMark PlayStation 2 Aug 25, 2002 9.7 out of 10 97
GameSpot Windows Aug 20, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Nov, 2002 89 out of 100 89
IGN Xbox Aug 08, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN GameCube Aug 08, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 2002 87 out of 100 87
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Feb 24, 2003 8 out of 10 80 Windows Oct 02, 2002 16 out of 20 80


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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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