Madden NFL 2003 PlayStation 2

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53

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  1. Mitch
    Dec 10, 2005
    7
    its a great game, graphics still great, there are small changes through out the game... but it upset me when I found out you can not use a custom "created" playbook in franchise mode.
  2. Wheelchair
    Apr 8, 2008
    7
    I give this game a 7 out of 10, not due to its content, but the legacy associated with it. I do not even really like sports games, and I really enjoyed this. The reason it gets a 7: Why didn't they stop at 2003 and focus on making good sports games instead of patching up previous ones and slaping the year it is released onto it?
  3. AndrewC.
    Oct 14, 2002
    5
    Get with it, EA. You are so far behind Sega that it's not even funny.
  4. PhilV.
    Jan 7, 2003
    5
    I think the graphics are great and the sound is good. The game play in all madden mode sucks. The AI will use every unbelievable circumstance in football to steal a win. If you destroy the computer in madden mode the AI will not allow the player to have any realistic chance to beat it again. The dB's will play like super humans. One word of advice to the programers is that a dB. I think the graphics are great and the sound is good. The game play in all madden mode sucks. The AI will use every unbelievable circumstance in football to steal a win. If you destroy the computer in madden mode the AI will not allow the player to have any realistic chance to beat it again. The dB's will play like super humans. One word of advice to the programers is that a dB. cannot cover a wide out on a fly pattern then come 25yards back to intercept an out pattern when the ball is thrown with his head turned away. All you guys that have played all Madden mode know what I mean! Collapse
Metascore
95

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. I hate to use a cliché, but the number of game modes in Madden 2003 are mind-boggling.
  2. Madden 2003 is the best overall football game ever made, period...Denying it the perfect score it so richly deserves just because "NFL 2K3" comes soooo close to unseating it would be a crime.
  3. 90
    This game isn’t perfect, however, I found that the running game was a little too stingy for my tastes. I had a hard time breaking a run for more than 10 yards and more often than not, the gaps in the defense would close far too fast.