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  • Summary: The latest version of this popular NFL football franchise from the 989 Sports development team delivers exciting and authentic football action. Combining the true NFL intensity with all-new graphics and a deep Online Mode, NFL GameDay 2004 promises to kick off the season in proper football fashion for football fans of all ages. NFL GameDay 2004 looks and plays better than ever before with enhanced "motion blending" technology, allowing for seamless animation transitions which help capture the power and speed of the NFL. In addition, new player models were developed as each NFL player has been recreated in amazing detail to look exactly like his real life counterpart. Stadium models have also been greatly improved as new lighting and textures and interactive crowds have been applied to make the user feel truly part of the action. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. The seamless integration of online with the offline is a big selling point for GameDay. [Sept 2003, p.87]
  2. I'll say it without embarrassment - Gameday is back. It still lags a bit behind the big two, but it wouldn’t be too surprising to see next year's model truly compete.
  3. Still seems a few years behind the time with graphics and sharpening of game mechanics.
  4. Graphics and online are where the attention's focused, but I think they should have continued down the road to refinement. [Sept 2003, p.109]
  5. Unlike "Madden 2004" and "ESPN NFL 2K4" though, one doesn’t get the feeling when playing GameDay 2004 that the developers pushed themselves (or their game) to the PS2's theoretical limit. Cool online football experience though!
  6. The coolest new addition to GameDay is the voice-recognition features. Those of you who bought SOCOM: US Navy Seals, and have the VR headset will be able to call your plays, send men in motion, and even hike the ball.
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    While the online component is nice, actual gameplay is where things really fall apart. [Nov 2003, p.53]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JoeB.
    Sep 28, 2003
    10
    This Gameday game has improved greatly from previous versions. I would compare this to Madden or better than that.
  2. ChazP.
    Aug 30, 2003
    10
    This game plays better than any of them out this year, too bad so many people blindly follow Madden. I've rented all three and compared them, and Gamday by far has more control, and has a more realiztic four quarters of football! Give it a try....if you are a real football player, if you aren't then, youll like the othaz' ! Expand
  3. KeithL.
    May 2, 2005
    8
    Fun game. It's a different type of challenge and offers decent graphics with some nice game play elements. Good second choice for an alternative football experience. Expand
  4. MitchellC.
    Dec 26, 2003
    7
    I've also rented all of the 2004 games and this game is pretty good in the online experience, but is just not as convincing as Madden NFL 2004. Don't get me wrong, this is a good game, but i bought Madden over it because it has better features and was more convincing. That's why i gave it a seven. Expand