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  • Summary: Get ready for a crowd of new features and improvements, including a completely new Franchise mode, thrilling new offensive and defensive animations, and broadcast-quality commentary regarded as the best in all of sports video games. Complete with all the updated rosters, the new NFL alignment changes, and completely redesigned stadiums, its time to hit the line hard and remember winning isn't a sometime thing: it's an all-time thing. [Sega] Expand
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  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. 100
    The best looking, most fluid portrayal of football you can find. [A: Sept 2002, p.50]
  3. I suggest you do yourself a favor and get both NFL 2K3 and Madden this year, because this contest just went into overtime. [Sept 2002, p.79]
  4. Sega added online play, a deeper Franchise Mode, and may have made the biggest acquisition of the off-season by reeling in ESPN to punch up their pigskin.
  5. Features the best-looking player models, the most realistic-looking stadiums, and the smoothest animations of any PS2 football title. [Sept 2002, p.22]
  6. Unfortunately, I found NFL 2K3’s online mode to be somewhat disappointing.
  7. There's nothing wrong with the video game as such, the sound and presentation are both exemplary and the graphics are crisp, but as the sport is inherently complicated it doesn't go out of it's way to make new friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. KennyR.
    Oct 1, 2002
    10
    Best Football game this year.
  2. ReneR.
    Dec 28, 2002
    10
    Compared to other "arcade" type football games this would probably lean more towards a simulation. Master that simulation and you have a great football games. Sorry for the whiners who are arcade junkies. :D Expand
  3. DougP.
    Apr 20, 2003
    10
    I don't care what everybody else thinks, this was the best football game of 2002-2003. The only problem was that the players didn't run fast. Overall-great game. Collapse
  4. AndrewC.
    Aug 22, 2002
    9
    This is the best football game out there, hands down. The graphics aren't what they're hyped up to be, but the franchise mode is simply excellent. I highly recommend this game to all football fans. Expand
  5. 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 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
  6. John
    Oct 12, 2002
    3
    The Super Bowel sucks. Also it's in the Superdome every season after the '02 season. Some of the stadiums are not accurate Exp: Green Bay and Chicago Bears Memorial Stadium. Expand
  7. ClementA.
    Dec 5, 2002
    0
    IT sucks!!!!!

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