Madden NFL 2003 GameCube

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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Summary: The game of football just got more real with Madden NFL 2003. This year's installment of the Madden NFL Football series features more depth, new animation, realistic player AI, and in-depth play modes. Hop on John Madden's Cruiser Tour Bus and travel to all NFL cities to complete skilledThe game of football just got more real with Madden NFL 2003. This year's installment of the Madden NFL Football series features more depth, new animation, realistic player AI, and in-depth play modes. Hop on John Madden's Cruiser Tour Bus and travel to all NFL cities to complete skilled tasks in the all-new Mini-Camp mode. The improved graphics and presentation now show sidearm QBs, gang-tackling, stand-still receiver catches, and more than 300 realistic player faces. Madden NFL 2003 gives you more control than ever before, with faster game speed, a more finely tuned passing game, and independent audibles for defensive line, linebackers, and defensive backs. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
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  1. Play Magazine
    100
    Above all, a better feeling and playing game, boosted by subtleties that you may not even recognize until you've made it to the playoffs.[Sept 2002, p.72]
  2. 100
    Even beyond the football gameplay, you have to appreciate the wealth of extras and activities that make Madden NFL 2003 such an entertaining and complete package.
  3. Marshall Faulk is the perfect cover spokesperson for this instalment as he embodies what 2003 is for Madden: steady, reliable, accurate, excellent, abnormally good… need I go on?
  4. Armchair quarterbacks will find plenty to like here, from the extremely deep, almost sim-like gameplay to the ability to develop a custom playbook, to the new mini-camp, which lets you unlock hidden features and teams as you play.
  5. It’s franchise mode is deeper than ever, and gameplay more solid than ever. Once again, EA and Tiburon have topped themselves in all categories.
  6. A lot of gameplay modes and some pretty darn good football to boot; you can't go wrong with Madden NFL 2003.
  7. The blend of presentation, visuals, sound, animation and commentary combines to create a believable and hugely enjoyable experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Bob
    Aug 18, 2002
    10
    Not a big step up from Madden 2002, but the graphics are amazing and the controls are good.
  2. May 22, 2012
    10
    Classically great graphics, better than Madden 09 graphics for the wii. Gameplay is obviously great madden gameplay. A great classic GC game.Classically great graphics, better than Madden 09 graphics for the wii. Gameplay is obviously great madden gameplay. A great classic GC game. Only thing that i didnt like was the music Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Dec 22, 2002
    10
    It's awesome, the best part is the training camps!
  4. MatthewS.
    Apr 20, 2003
    10
    It is very cool. I play it almost every day.I give it a 10.
  5. Smoove_criminal
    Jul 5, 2003
    10
    This game is the shit. can't get enuff of it. can't wait for madden2004!!!!
  6. DavidK.
    Oct 22, 2003
    9
    Perfect game, unfortunately... it's... not perfect. The glitches are understandable. A fully 3D rendered world, perfect in every detail Perfect game, unfortunately... it's... not perfect. The glitches are understandable. A fully 3D rendered world, perfect in every detail with real physics is impossible. Players travel through other players, the ball bounces when it is about 6 inches away from hitting something, when a ball falls a player can pick it up without touching it and it zooms into their hand and it caught. Expand
  7. MattE.
    Nov 28, 2002
    1
    This game sucks! Only because my name is not in the game.

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#25 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002