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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 Bill Belichick consults a player during pregame warm-ups.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Grant Wistrom suffers a head injury.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Play selection
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Deion Branch

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The GameCube Sep 14, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Vortex Xbox Nov, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Gamers' Temple, The GameCube Sep 20, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Game Chronicles Xbox Jul 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
IGN GameCube Aug 08, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Xbox Aug 13, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Sep, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot GameCube Aug 19, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Feb 24, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Windows Nov, 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)
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