Excerpt: Let's be honest - the Madden series of football games has been champ on Sony systems for some time. Since the launch of the PS2, the series has been rock solid, only making minor changes in the formula, tweaking small things here and there. This time around is no different. Along with John Madden now is Al Michaels at play-by-play.
Pros: Lots of modes, Looks and sounds like real NFL, Great fun to pick up and play, Easy to pick up control scheme
Excerpt: John Madden has made a career out of saying simple things that every football fan knows. “Now, to score here, they’re going to have to get into the end zone, after which, they’ll get six points.” Another gem includes, “To stop the pass, they’re going to have to knock the ball down.” However, his firm yet relaxed way of announcing is the perfect way to combat the preponderance of commentators who somehow believe that they’re more important then the game being played.
Excerpt: Goodbye, Pat. HELLO, AL! That's right, for the first time since John Madden's name has been associated with Electronic Arts, the Madden-Summerall team has been split up. In it's place is the new Monday Night Football crew of Madden, Al Michaels, and (oh, baby!) Melissa Stark. And just like their real-life counterparts, this new team delivers a much-needed makeover for this football franchise.
Excerpt: With another football season around the corner, we are once again bombarded with NFL titles that attempt to recreate the beauty and excitement of professional football. The Madden series has been around since the beginning of time, it seems, and continually delivers a quality football simulation that entertains fans of the sport.
Summary: Madden NFL 2003 is yet another game that manages to improve on last years version. If you have any interest in NFL at all then you would do well to pick up this title. I can only hope that next years version... and you know there will be one... will include online gameplay here in Australia. Get this title now.