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  • Summary: Key Features for 2004 include New Playmaker Control - Make pre-snap adjustments to your receiver routes, direct receiver routes during a scramble, direct blocking down field during a run, or read and react to the offense to deliver a crushing tackle; New Owner Mode - Hire your own staff, setKey Features for 2004 include New Playmaker Control - Make pre-snap adjustments to your receiver routes, direct receiver routes during a scramble, direct blocking down field during a run, or read and react to the offense to deliver a crushing tackle; New Owner Mode - Hire your own staff, set your team's ticket prices, build your own stadium, reward key players with signing bonuses and boost player attributes in Mini-Camp drills; Most Realistic NFL Playbooks Ever - Tons of new trick plays, multiple formation variations, and the deepest NFL playbooks from all 32 officially licensed Coaches Club Head Coaches; New Animations and Enhancements - New QB scramble transitions to improve throwing on the run, stumbles, open field blocks, whirlwind defensive reaction moves, sideline wrap tackles, and out of bound pushes. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. 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]
  2. If you demand the ultimate in presentation and extras, look no further than Madden NFL 2004. [Grade = A+; Sept 2003, p.86]
  3. EA Sports has developed a game for both the adrenaline-addicted Mountain Dew set and the brainiacs who care more about crafting the perfect playbook than actually calling plays. [Nov 2003, p.98]
  4. Because of its tight game-play, depth and dizzying amount of features, Madden is still the one to beat.
  5. From the detail graphics, excellent controls, and outstanding owner’s mode everyone should find something to enjoy with this game.
  6. Easily the best Madden game yet, but be prepared to buy a Logitech Dual Action controller. [Nov 2003, p.130]
  7. Sadly, the one thing that's fairly consistent is the opposing AI's late-game heroics. [Dec 2003, p.114]

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  1. PhillOftheFuture
    Oct 26, 2004
    10
    Wow!
  2. PeterP.
    Dec 7, 2003
    10
    Twas good.
  3. RogerC.
    Aug 18, 2003
    10
    Didn't think that they could do any better than Madden NFL 2003, but I was pleased with the new features in the 2004 version....just awesome!
  4. RyanG.
    Mar 10, 2004
    10
    I liked the game alot. You do get lots of interceptions. but other then that it was a good game.
  5. Machine146
    Dec 20, 2006
    9
    Awesome and addictive.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Aug 24, 2003
    7
    Getting a sack in this game is next to impossible. If your defense has a good pass rush, you'll get *lots* of interceptions -- the QB Getting a sack in this game is next to impossible. If your defense has a good pass rush, you'll get *lots* of interceptions -- the QB will do anything so long as he doesn't get sacked! Fantasy mode is also pretty weak -- the differences between the teams is very small, and remains that way throughout the years. Expand
  7. Bjorn
    Oct 23, 2003
    6
    This game does somethings very well, particularly graphics. Most things have been done better either in former versions of this game or other This game does somethings very well, particularly graphics. Most things have been done better either in former versions of this game or other football games. Unfortunately this is the only PC football game available. Expand

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