NCAA March Madness 2003 PlayStation 2

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. EA Sports simply hasn't made enough gameplay changes to make it feel even remotely different from its NBA counterpart.
  2. 71
    A fast arcade experience for players who like their simulations anemic, it's not quite enough to compete with the excellent Visual Concepts vehicle in the least.
  3. PSM Magazine
    70
    The main downside of MM 2003 is its graphics... It's aggravating trying to play this game when the framerate and animations are so jittery. [Jan 2003, p.26]
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    I feel like nothing I do matters. The game is completely out of control. [Jan 2003, p.138]
  5. The implementation of “NBA Live 2003’s” Freestyle Control doesn’t mesh perfectly with this particular engine’s loose physics. The sameness of the b-ball courts and annoying cutscenes from “Live 2003” don’t help the cause either.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    50
    Too slick for its own good and offers little of the gritty reality of college basketball.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. ScottM.
    Apr 28, 2003
    10
    I love the graphics in this game. It is a lot of fun to play a season and control the coaching priorities and stratagy.
  2. WreE.
    Apr 16, 2003
    10
    Good game.
  3. KyleC.
    Apr 8, 2003
    10
    This game is great! I can't wait to finish my dynasty! Peace Easy!