Madden NFL 2004 Xbox

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 48
  2. Negative: 6 out of 48
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  1. GeoffreyS.
    Aug 3, 2003
    6
    No Xbox Live!!!
  2. AdamN.
    Aug 14, 2003
    7
    Madden is the best off the feild on the feild it's a different story. Every single NFL 2K game has better on feild conrtols than this game. The 2k's are soooooooo much smoother and than any madden game. Whether ur catching, throwing, or running nfl 2k,1,2,or 3 has better gameplay.Dont get me wrong it madden 2004 is a terrific game but its not as good as the 2k series which are Madden is the best off the feild on the feild it's a different story. Every single NFL 2K game has better on feild conrtols than this game. The 2k's are soooooooo much smoother and than any madden game. Whether ur catching, throwing, or running nfl 2k,1,2,or 3 has better gameplay.Dont get me wrong it madden 2004 is a terrific game but its not as good as the 2k series which are now the espn series when u actually get down to playing football. Expand
  3. JugsterJam
    Aug 22, 2003
    5
    When you look at the preview or demo reels, you can see the field or grass textures are brand new and look better. But when I got the game for xbox the only graphical improvement is that the player models are a bit shiny. When I look at the video on madden 101 I see the field textures for TB bucs are different than then the game for xbox (as I payed on TB stadium), it might be a ps2 When you look at the preview or demo reels, you can see the field or grass textures are brand new and look better. But when I got the game for xbox the only graphical improvement is that the player models are a bit shiny. When I look at the video on madden 101 I see the field textures for TB bucs are different than then the game for xbox (as I payed on TB stadium), it might be a ps2 version only. So the game looks basically exactly the same as last year. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    90
    Aurally and visually stunning, Madden 2004 is easily the best re-creation of digital football ever made. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.94]
  2. Playboy
    100
    Looking for more depth? Take the owner's seat and relocate your team, set concession stand prices in your new stadium and hire your coaching staff. Ditka: Send us your resume. [Sept 2003, p.33]
  3. 95
    Nearly every facet of the game is flawless, truly capturing the feel of running and playing in the NFL.