Madden NFL 2003 PlayStation 2

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 60
  2. Negative: 15 out of 60
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  1. MasonM.
    Oct 2, 2002
    10
    I may be a bit biased considering that Madden is the only NFL game I play, but this is absolutely the best game I have ever played football wise. I don't know what everyone else is doing but I have absolutely no problems whatsoever in breaking long gainers on runs or pass. This game is absolutely amazing, and I thought 2002 was amazing, I am salivating at the thought of 2004.
  2. Kyle
    Sep 4, 2002
    8
    This would be the best football gmae in the world if they worked out the bugs (for the pc) before they released it. I spent 3 hours fixing the stupid thing and 1 hour playing it. But the game play was incredible. The learning curve is steeper than other madden games which indicates a very deep game. I also find it almost impossible to run the ball with any efficiency--except on rookieThis would be the best football gmae in the world if they worked out the bugs (for the pc) before they released it. I spent 3 hours fixing the stupid thing and 1 hour playing it. But the game play was incredible. The learning curve is steeper than other madden games which indicates a very deep game. I also find it almost impossible to run the ball with any efficiency--except on rookie mode. Perhaps I need to practice more. Bottom line. I love the game but it sure does piss me off. Expand
  3. RobK.
    Oct 20, 2002
    10
    This Game is awesome, the graphics are good and i love the new replay style!!!
  4. AnonymousMC
    Oct 4, 2002
    10
    Do'n't listen to that dumb fuck Dan C. Everyone else is right about this game. THe graphics, the moves, the tight A.I., everything. Dan C. is just a dumb fuckin' cock sucker whose never had a girlfriend and sucks dick for money, unlike all the other of us who do have girlfriends, don't suck other guys dicks for money, and have a fuckin'life. He's just a dumbDo'n't listen to that dumb fuck Dan C. Everyone else is right about this game. THe graphics, the moves, the tight A.I., everything. Dan C. is just a dumb fuckin' cock sucker whose never had a girlfriend and sucks dick for money, unlike all the other of us who do have girlfriends, don't suck other guys dicks for money, and have a fuckin'life. He's just a dumb fuckin' bastard. Expand
  5. FredD.
    Aug 19, 2002
    10
    This game feels like you are actually in the game. I like the gameplay, the tackles, the shakes, I LOVE everything about this game.
  6. JosueL.
    Aug 13, 2002
    10
    One word describes this game and that word is AWESOME!
  7. AlanB.
    Aug 19, 2002
    9
    A solid game despite a few noticable flaws, particularly the offensive lines innability to open up holes for the running backs. Other than that, this game is an all-star.
  8. [Anonymous]
    Aug 21, 2002
    10
    This game absolute best. I love the gameplay, the feel, graphics, EVERYTHING. This game is a must have for football sim fans everywhere.
  9. SpencerP.
    Sep 28, 2002
    10
    The best sports game I have ever played comes out each year in Madden NFL Football! I am always looking forward to this game!
  10. AnonymousMC
    Mar 26, 2003
    9
    The game play is excellent but I must say that when in All Madden the DB's are super human, doing impossible things. Part of this is due to the play call but there are instances where they just can't do some of the things they are doing in the game...
  11. AussieRules
    Jul 18, 2003
    9
    Even though i'm into AFL (Australia Football League), i love this Madden game. Great Graphics and Game Play.
  12. RonnieN.
    Jan 19, 2005
    10
    Graphics are great game play is fun and will be best know for the frist for being online create a team is awsome go DALLAS COWBOYS!
  13. JanJ.
    Oct 17, 2002
    10
    Vote 10, or however 9,5. What is missing in the European version is to actually hear the players and coaches outburst on the field, unlike the 2001 version where the players did the talking. Madden versus NFL 2K3, well madden is way more strategic and realistic when it comes to playcalling (audibles is not possible in NFL 2K3) and further in 2K3 you can actually see if the opponent comes Vote 10, or however 9,5. What is missing in the European version is to actually hear the players and coaches outburst on the field, unlike the 2001 version where the players did the talking. Madden versus NFL 2K3, well madden is way more strategic and realistic when it comes to playcalling (audibles is not possible in NFL 2K3) and further in 2K3 you can actually see if the opponent comes with a passing game or a running game (huge bug). So to me the ultimate game experience would be Madden with player and coaching outbursts combined with the slightly better graphics of the NFL 2K3 version. Notice also that in the Madden PS2 version the commentatory from Michaels and Madden is high class compared to other games, even compared to the Madden XboX version (european version that is). This is the best game ever made and can only be compared to a highclass game like MGS and MGS2. Expand
  14. KyleH.
    Dec 13, 2002
    10
    I love this game!!
  15. JoeyM.
    Dec 25, 2002
    10
    This is the best game ever for the PS2. Very realistic and very in depth. No other football game even comes close.
  16. SteveL.
    Dec 26, 2002
    10
    This game not only has kick ass graphics, but the commentary, instant reply, and music are above the rest of the football games out there. Not to mention the options that this game provides with nearly 300 cards for special players, teams, plays, stadiums, you name it. With all of those features hidden for you to earn feeds your fire and curiousity to constantly play this awesome game. To This game not only has kick ass graphics, but the commentary, instant reply, and music are above the rest of the football games out there. Not to mention the options that this game provides with nearly 300 cards for special players, teams, plays, stadiums, you name it. With all of those features hidden for you to earn feeds your fire and curiousity to constantly play this awesome game. To Dan C. those combat/battle games blow, those are the games where everything is the same after a while, not sports games. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#1 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
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.