• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2002
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24

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  1. JanJ.
    Oct 23, 2002
    6
    Should have been an 8 until discovered the bug. MEGA MONSTER BUG, you can actually see if the offense comes with a run or a pass play when they line up (look at the players stance). Well, since there is another mistake in the game, that you can't call audibles at the line of scrimmage, the bug is less imporant, allthoug you can change the defense players position to match the Should have been an 8 until discovered the bug. MEGA MONSTER BUG, you can actually see if the offense comes with a run or a pass play when they line up (look at the players stance). Well, since there is another mistake in the game, that you can't call audibles at the line of scrimmage, the bug is less imporant, allthoug you can change the defense players position to match the playstyle coming. Compared to Madden 2003 it has better graphics, but it's a less tactical game with no audibles and FOOTBALL IS TACTICS. The commentatory is better in madden, and in Madden you canc reate your own plays. The only thing NFL 2K3 has going for it is the graphics and sadly enough a mega BUG. I give Madden 9.5 and Sega 8 if it weren't for the mega bug that brings Sega down to a 6. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 21, 2002
    6
    Sorry Sega Sports. You're second best once again. This game can't compare to Madden.
Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    With smart A.I., great controls, and a take-no-prisoners approach to football, it should earn All-Pro status again...a straight-ahead, hard-as-knuckles football game.
  2. As of right now (9/10/2002) there isn’t a better-playing and more rewarding NFL football videogame experience on the console market than this one, on or off the net. “Madden” is soaked in more gravy (AKA gameplay modes), but I’d take a stab of NFL 2K3’s stylish ESPN-soaked raw meat anyday, anytime, anywhere.
  3. 100
    The best looking, most fluid portrayal of football you can find. [A: Sept 2002, p.50]