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. Game Informer
    80
    Easily the best option for college hoops fans. [Jan 2003, p.96]
  2. This game does have appeal, but it isn't a strong reflection of the college game.
  3. 90
    While the series has strayed from its hardcore sim roots pioneered by Coach K College basketball way back in the Genesis’s heyday, it at least has defined an identity and found a fun formula as well.
  4. Play Magazine
    80
    Gameplay is exactly like "Live" (with EA's exclusive Freestyle Control), so players can expect fast, adrenaline-pumping gameplay. [Jan 2003, p.84]
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    75
    It's just an overall final layer of polish that keeps March Madness from the National Championship. [Jan 2003, p.176]
  6. Its fast and furious gameplay provides for an entertaining, if unsophisticated, arcade romp.
  7. The atmosphere is there, but the game style, more so than a lack of animation or AI, is not correct.

Awards & Rankings

81
26
#26 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!