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Madden NFL 2003 (Windows)

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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.

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.

Screenshots

Madden NFL 2003 Windows Marshall Faulk celebrates a touchdown.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Grant Wistrom suffers a head injury.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows Bill Belichick consults a player during pregame warm-ups.
Madden NFL 2003 Windows It's 3rd and 15, and the Patriots are prepared to go long.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpot Aug 20, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
IGN Aug 22, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
Armchair Empire, The Oct 07, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Oct 22, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2002 87 out of 100 87
4Players.de Oct 28, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Pelit Nov, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 02, 2002 16 out of 20 80
FiringSquad Oct 02, 2002 74 out of 100 74

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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)
Information also contributed by ClydeFrog

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