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Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
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  1. Jan 3, 2014
    Looking back 12 years ago, This game was a good successor to NFL 2K1 & 2K2. This game still sets some standards for football games today. One thing for sure is classics like these are better than new ones today. If you are looking for some old-school, retro football game on Game Cube: plug in 2 controllers, buy the game, enter the disk, and prepare for some chaotic fun.
  2. PhilipV.
    Aug 14, 2002
    For any Xbox owner preparing to own the Xbox Live service, this is head over heels yours over madden. If your not going to purchase the Xbox live service you may want to rent each and make your own decision. Both games offer some variety, and due to the ever growing competition between sega sports and ea sports they are pushed to make them better and better, NfL 2k3 is a solid presentation.
  3. BradS.
    Aug 16, 2002
    This is the must have for any true xbox enthusiast. This game is true to life in its player details and its gameplay. When xbox goes live this is the game to have, don't miss out on this one.

Awards & Rankings

#67 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#10 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    If you're looking for a pure sim with plenty of extras, plunk down the cash for "Madden." If you're looking to smash it up with your buds over Xbox Live, then NFL 2K3 is your best bet this year. [Fall 2002, p.106]
  2. GMR Magazine
    Compares nicely to the firmly entrenched Madden juggernaut, and even beats it in some areas. [Feb 2003, p.95]
  3. Game Informer
    Beyond Net play, 2K3 simply can't be ignored for the new depth within its Franchise mode and the series' evolving commitment to football that smacks you upside the head. [Sept 2002, p.89]