Conclusion: Normally, any game that allows me to run around as a seven foot hot dog complete with bun and mustard (yep, it’s unlockable) would hold a special place in my heart. Unfortunately, Blitz has too many glaring errors to hold any position in my heart, or my game collection for that matter. It’s the Backstreet Boys of football: all flash, confetti, and fireworks… no substance. What’s my advice?
Excerpt: From the menu system to the playing surface, NFL Blitz 2003 delivers in your face audio so intense you'd swear you were inside the TV monitor. On the field, you'll hear every bone crushing (in this game, I mean that literally!) blow and all of the trash talking you can handle. Even the announcer calls the action with the utmost intensity. Also included in the game is a host of officially licensed music tracks from Quarashi.
Excerpt: Nobody does football like Midway. The question is whether that is good or bad. When Midway puts out a sports title, you can expect the unexpected. Like its’ predecessors, what NFL Blitz 20-03 lacks in realism, it more then makes up for in action. It is a pure arcade football title. It won’t be mistaken for Madden, Sega’s NFL series, or Fever. The only resemblance’s between Blitz and real football are the uniforms, the names, and the shape of the ball.
Excerpt: Every year, it seems the competition between football video games is almost as intense as that between actual teams in the NFL. From late August all the way through September, message boards are inundated with threads on the subject; "Madden owns your mothers mother", or "NFL 2K3 rocks" are the type of statement you are likely to see on any gaming forum. However, over the past few years, one football series has been left behind.