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  • Summary: NCAA Football 2003 delivers the tradition and spirit of college football's storied programs with intense rivalries, authentic stadium atmospheres, and realistic gameplay. You'll choose from 117 Division 1-A and 27 Division 1-AA schools across the country, or create your own, and then coach your school through a variety of game modes. In Dynasty mode, you can recruit the best athletes, redshirt your developing players, and use TV exposure to gain status as you build a dominating force in the NCAA. NCAA Football 2003 also features a variety of new moves--including play fakes, spins, and one-foot toe drag--which you must master in order to reach the championship. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 100
    The three versions of NCAA are virtually identical... The main points involve graphics, and the Xbox version clearly looks the best, sporting the crispest details, richest colors, and best lighting.
  2. Its fast and realistic action should make any joystick jock forget how badly his team is doing in real life, and the endless Dynasty mode will make classes optional for months.
  3. As for control, it is fluid and precise.
  4. One area the game is really stellar is the challenge given by the CPU artificial intelligence. This game pushes you and makes you sweat to win, especially when it comes to contests against ranked opponents and when squaring off in a rivalry game.
  5. 89
    Casual gamers, hardcore sports fans, RPG fans and trenchcoat-wearing weirdos should all have a go at NCAA Football 2003, because it's the best thing going.
  6. The animation is exceptional, and the options package is certain to give fans of this sport many enjoyable hours of total gridiron immersion.
  7. 80
    Even with the XBOX being the most powerful console, frame rate problems still plague the game...Still fun to play even with the AI problems and control scheme on the XBOX.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. CaseyF.
    Mar 30, 2003
    This game can be played for hours upon end! Great party game to set up a tournament and play until you have a champion. Perfect game to play during the college football season. Expand
  2. MatC.
    Dec 14, 2002
    This game can be tweaked a little, but not too much is needed. This has to be THE BEST sports title in the history of console gaming. Completely immersive, and the play by play is BY FAR the best ever made for a console. It's awesome! Can't wait till this becomes playable on Live - that's the only big omission. Once again, this title is worth the jack. If I were in school still, this thing would have me in the dorms, munching cheezypoofs, and on academic probation! Expand
  3. GregR.
    Sep 25, 2002
    The more I play the more impressed I am. Realism is excellent, variety of plays and outcomes are endless. Graphics are superb. You could play this game for years and still enjoy it. I read some disc error comments. I've never come across any disc errors. Maybe I'm just lucky. Expand
  4. XboxPlayer
    Nov 6, 2002
    Would be a 10, but I am having the same problem as the others with the glitches. Just returned my copy, got another one and it is doing the same thing. My roomate and I are in the second year of our dynasty, about the fifth game and it will not load. Until this is fixed, I would wait. I am pretty pissed that I am not playing now!!!!! Expand
  5. BryD.
    Nov 22, 2002
    Terrific Game! I did wonder why they didn't include the create a play option like in Madden 2003. That would have made it perfect!
  6. BlakeA.
    Sep 4, 2002
    This is by far the best football game I have ever SEEN! However, I also had over 20 disc errors and returned the game 3 different times and it still doesn't run more than one game without crashing. Expand
  7. JoeS.
    Aug 6, 2002
    Great game, but marred by countless disc error malfunctions. Shame, really.

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