NFL Fever 2003 Xbox

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: The NFL Fever franchise heats up with a uniform and stadium editor, new levels and modes of customization, and online play through Xbox Live. You can play multiple seasons and unlock past Super Bowl championship teams that become on-field opponents in your future schedules. This year'sThe NFL Fever franchise heats up with a uniform and stadium editor, new levels and modes of customization, and online play through Xbox Live. You can play multiple seasons and unlock past Super Bowl championship teams that become on-field opponents in your future schedules. This year's player models now reflect the size, shape, and attitude of real NFL players; and all the tackles, throws, and catches are based on real player moves. Now with Xbox Live, you can challenge players around the world--in games that reflect the home team's weather conditions. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. A terrific game. It does have a few flinches along the line of scrimmage, but once the ball is snapped, this game executes extremely well.
  2. While it's clear that Microsoft Game Studios isn't quite ready to overtake EA or Sega on the gridiron, there's no denying that they've made it a three-man race.
  3. 80
    This game dances down the sideline between football sim and football arcade game, and it scores.
  4. Fans of last year's game won't find much more than a roster update and a few minor gameplay tweaks in NFL Fever 2003, while new players will find in it a fairly entertaining, though unrealistic, game of football.
  5. But the Defence phases and the length of a match (count a good 40 minutes with all the tactics selection screens) prove to be a bit tedious and repetitive and will demand perseverance from the player.
  6. There's still no excuse for an unbalanced throwing game and slightly twitchy AI routines that should have been cleared up in the intervening year.
  7. GameNow
    42
    Just doesn't make the cut. [Oct 2002, p.51]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JohnMadden
    Jan 2, 2003
    10
    Awesome. Much better than my stupid game.
  2. GradyY.
    Aug 5, 2003
    10
    This game is awesome. I love how the players are larger then life and run smoothly. This is better then madden and 2k series to me.
  3. JeffA.
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    Definately and under-rated game. Not only fun to play but the graphics rival a TV presentation. The best football game out. Period.
  4. AaronH.
    May 12, 2003
    10
    Best football graphics ever. Best football game ever. I hope they make a 2004 version.
  5. BryantW.
    Mar 23, 2003
    8
    The game is good but needs improving.
  6. Apr 7, 2014
    8
    Mostly overlooked the Microsoft Studio's series of games really offered something different to the market, and they are more worthy of goingMostly overlooked the Microsoft Studio's series of games really offered something different to the market, and they are more worthy of going back for a second look than that year's EA Sports Title.

    NFL Fever 2003, is a fun arcade approach to the sport, and the game looks gorgeous with vibrant colors and beautiful models, you really forget how impressive the console was at the time until you go back and compare the visuals to today. The commentating team from NBA Inside Drive is here and they do a decent job, even throwing a few lines about mixing up which sport they are actually calling. The sound & graphics really set this apart from the vanilla Madden games at the time, and it's a shame there weren't more of these games out there.

    Gameplay wise, Fever is a touch more arcade-like than the Maddens or NFL 2Ks of it's time, and it's a joy to play. Navigating plays feels tighter than Madden at the time, and the CPU is more balanced. Usually sports games get surpassed year by year and are not worth going back to, but if you missed out on playing this one, or you haven't played it in a decade it is a fun sports game that is unique enough to go back to.
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#55 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002