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Description

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.

Screenshots

Madden NFL 2003 Windows It's 3rd and 15, and the Patriots are prepared to go long.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Title screen
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Marshall Faulk celebrates a touchdown.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Kurt Warner's stats so far in the game are displayed as the Rams start a new down on offense.

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
GameSpot Windows Aug 20, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
Armchair Empire, The GameCube Sep 14, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
4Players.de GameCube Oct 15, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Game Vortex Xbox Nov, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Windows Sep 15, 2002 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Windows Oct 28, 2002 86 out of 100 86
ZTGameDomain Xbox 2003 8 out of 10 80
Netjak PlayStation 2 Aug 13, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2002 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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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