Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 89
    Forget about best college games, NCAA Football 2003 is the best football game out there for serious football videogamers... Challenging and satisfying.
  2. Undeniably a great college football game.
  3. I’ve seen NCAA Football 2003 on both the Xbox and Gamecube, and I must say the Gamecube version looks better.
  4. 100
    The three versions of NCAA are virtually identical... The GameCube version doesn’t control quite as comfortably, but that’s mainly because the controller layout isn’t as suitable for sports games.
  5. From the tip of the shiny helmets to the grass-wedged cleats, NCAA Football 2003 is a marvel to behold.
  6. The look and sound of the game is tremendous. There is a real sensation of taking part in something real here, an excitement that somehow isn't present when dealing with the professional franchises in the Madden series.
  7. If you're a college football fan, you can't go wrong with this game - you'll love it.
  8. 91
    While the exhibition games are fairly bland, the season mode as well as the create-a-team mode just jaks this game into stardom.
  9. The sleaziness of recruiting players to build a powerhouse program is almost worth the price of admission alone, but it’s a damn shame that you can’t bribe them when push comes to shove.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MatthewS.
    Apr 20, 2003
    10
    Man this game is so cool. It feel like your right in the game.
  2. NicholasB.
    Aug 4, 2002
    8
    The game on the other two platforms is much better. The graphics and control on gamecube ruin the fun factor of the game. Overall it's The game on the other two platforms is much better. The graphics and control on gamecube ruin the fun factor of the game. Overall it's still a great game. Full Review »