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  • Summary: In its 14th season, Madden NFL Football isn't showing signs of slowing down. Madden NFL 2004 adds new features such as Playmaker Control and Owner Mode to it's deepen its football simulation. This year, players can make adjustments after the snap and create championship caliber plays with the easy-to-use Playmaker Control. The new Owner mode allows you build and manage your own stadium in addition to your own team. Compete against other players through EA Sports Online Tournaments. With new plays, modes, and online play, Madden NFL 2004 is the most complete, authentic installment in the series yet. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
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  1. Adding a mind-boggling level of depth is the Owner Mode, which lets you negotiate salaries, build a stadium, and - for the detail obsessed - even set prices at the concession stands. [5 Sept 2003, p. L2T 22]
  2. 100
    Knocks the chin strap up around the nose of the competition. It's simply the most realistic simulation of football available, and once again, the industry standard.
  3. 100
    Looking for more depth? Take the owner's seat and relocate your team, set concession stand prices in your new stadium and hire your coaching staff. Ditka: Send us your resume. [Sept 2003, p.33]
  4. With the depth of its franchise mode and the abundance of game modes, Madden 2004 has loads of replay value that you will treasure.
  5. There is more virtual football reality available in this game than you could ever hope to find on TV, in the newspapers or on the internet. The lack of online play is a disappointment and keeps this version a notch below the superior PS2 one, but even so, this is a great football game.
  6. Because of its tight game-play, depth and dizzying amount of features, Madden is still the one to beat.
  7. 87
    With added depth to the on-field action and expanded management options, Madden 2004 is a game worth picking up regardless of whether you're a rookie to the series or a diehard veteran ... even if the GameCube version isn't quite as good as its Xbox and PS2 cousins.

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  1. BobW.
    Aug 5, 2003
    10
    COOL
  2. AdeG.
    Jul 24, 2003
    10
    This gameshould b the best football game of the year!!!!! maddens alway been gangsta they always find ways 2 amke it better each year plus it got my favorite qb on da cover M.Vick Expand
  3. AndreB.
    May 14, 2004
    10
    This is the best football game ever.
  4. SterlingC.
    Aug 12, 2003
    10
    There's no football game out there thats like it.
  5. PenisPump
    Nov 20, 2003
    10
    Absoloutely great gameplay and graphics. It's great fun too.
  6. AlexanderJ.
    Jan 1, 2004
    10
    It's an awesome game But I don't know a few things Like how I get to owner mode.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Aug 14, 2003
    7
    I've seen better.