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Madden NFL 2003 is an American football simulation video game based on the NFL that was developed by EA Tiburon and Budcat Creations and published by EA Sports. The 14th installment of the Madden NFL series, the game features former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk on the cover. This edition of Madden was the first to have EA Trax, the Mini Camp mode and to feature John Madden and Al Michaels as commentators, who took over for Pat Summerall. The game was released on August 12, 2002 for the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox.

Madden NFL 2003
Madden2003Box.jpg
PlayStation 2 cover art featuring Marshall Faulk
Developer(s)EA Tiburon
Budcat Creations
Publisher(s)EA Sports
SeriesMadden NFL
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance
GameCube
Microsoft Windows
PlayStation
PlayStation 2
Xbox
ReleaseWindows & Xbox
  • NA: August 12, 2002
  • PAL: September 27, 2002
PlayStation 2
  • NA: August 12, 2002
  • PAL: October 4, 2002
  • JP: December 19, 2002
GameCube
  • NA: August 12, 2002
  • PAL: October 11, 2002
Game Boy Advance
  • NA: August 12, 2002
PlayStation
  • NA: August 13, 2002
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Contents

Roster errorsEdit

  • Bruce Matthews is the starting center for the Tennessee Titans despite having retired by the start of the season.
  • Retired quarterback Mark Rypien is listed as a free agent.
  • Ryan Leaf appears as a backup quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks despite retiring before the start of training camp.
  • LaVar Arrington does not appear in the game due to him not represented by the NFL players association at the time therefore preventing him from appearing in the game, however his name can be added.
  • Pat Tillman appears as a free agent despite retiring before the season to join the military.
  • Tony Boselli appears as a left tackle for the Houston Texans, however he retired before the 2002 NFL season because of injuries.

SoundtrackEdit

Madden NFL 2003 was the first EA Sports video game to feature EA Trax.

Madden NFL 2003 Soundtrack
Artist Song
Andrew W.K. "Party Hard"
Audiovent "The Energy"
Dry Cell "Body Crumbles"
Epidemic "Walk Away"
Good Charlotte "The Anthem"
Hed PE "Suck It Up"
Bon Jovi "Everyday"
Nappy Roots "Awnaw" (Rock Remix ft. Marcos Curiel of P.O.D.)
OK Go "Get Over It"
Quarashi "Mr. Jinx"
Seether "Fine Again"

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GBAGCPCPSPS2Xbox
AllGame3/5[5]4/5[3]4.5/5[1]N/A4/5[2]4/5[4]
EGMN/AN/AN/AN/A9.33/10[6]N/A
FamitsuN/AN/AN/AN/A33/40[7]N/A
Game InformerN/A9.25/10[9]N/AN/AN/A9.5/10[8]
GameProN/A5/5[10]N/AN/A5/5[10]5/5[10]
GameSpot7.5/10[15]8.6/10[14]9.2/10[11]N/A9/10[12]8.6/10[13]
GameSpyN/AN/A4/5[17]N/AN/A91%[16]
GameZoneN/AN/AN/AN/A9/10[18]N/A
IGN8.2/10[23]8.8/10[21]9.2/10[19]N/A9.1/10[20]8.8/10[22]
Nintendo PowerN/A4.2/5[24]N/AN/AN/AN/A
OPM (US)N/AN/AN/A4/5[26]5/5[25]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A8.8/10[27]
PC Gamer (US)N/AN/A74%[28]N/AN/AN/A
BBC SportN/AN/AN/AN/A87%[29]N/A
MaximN/A5/5[30][31]5/5[31]N/A5/5[30][31]5/5[30][31]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings79.50%[37]90.47%[33]87.64%[35]84.50%[36]91.20%[32]89.57%[34]
Metacritic76/100[43]92/100[39]89/100[41]85/100[42]95/100[38]92/100[40]

The game was met with universal acclaim to positive reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 91.20% and 95 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[32][38] 90.47% and 92 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[33][39] 89.57% and 92 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[34][40] 87.64% and 89 out of 100 for the PC version;[35][41] 84.50% and 85 out of 100 for the PlayStation version;[36][42] and 79.50% and 76 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[37][43] In Japan, Famitsu gave the PS2 version a score of 33 out of 40.[7]

ReferencesEdit

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