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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

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  • Summary: Take Your Game Online: Access an online community where you can meet, chat, and play head-to-head against other gamers. Audio Dream Team: Dynamic play-by-play and analysis by Madden and Michaels. All-New Mini-camp: Hop on John Madden's Cruiser Tour Bus and travel to all NFL cities toTake Your Game Online: Access an online community where you can meet, chat, and play head-to-head against other gamers. Audio Dream Team: Dynamic play-by-play and analysis by Madden and Michaels. All-New Mini-camp: Hop on John Madden's Cruiser Tour Bus and travel to all NFL cities to complete skilled tasks. Create-A-Playbook: Customize receiver routes, player formations, and your team's entire playbook. Deepest Franchise Mode Ever: Play 30 years of Franchise mode and draft players each season with tips from your scouts. [EA Sports] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
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  1. 100
    The most well-rounded, option-rich football game in history. [A+: Sept 2002, p.51]
  2. 100
    For hardcore football fans, Madden NFL 2003 is a must-own. From the assortment of modes to in-depth features like the playbook editor, this game was made for those who appreciate the intricacies of football.
  3. 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.
  4. The game also includes a cool behind the scenes footage of the game and interviews with coverboy Marshall Faulk, John Madden, Al Michaels and Melissa Stark.
  5. 91
    A can't-miss because it accurately simulates NFL gameplay, NFL commentary, NFL uniforms, NFL stadiums and NFL players and that's what football gamers are looking for.
  6. The addition of online play and Mini-camp are simply awesome.
  7. Madden has always been the king of the hill and this year is no exception.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. 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!
  2. RobK.
    Oct 20, 2002
    10
    This Game is awesome, the graphics are good and i love the new replay style!!!
  3. JosueL.
    Aug 13, 2002
    10
    One word describes this game and that word is AWESOME!
  4. 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.
  5. 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 dueThe 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... Expand
  6. 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 theThis 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
  7. Chrismac
    Apr 15, 2003
    0
    It's just not a good game..its so much behind the nfl series its not even funny.

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