Conclusion: Madden NFL 2004 is, by far, the best version of the long running video game franchise. While that can be viewed as a blessing to Madden loyalists, those gamers that haven’t been huge Madden fans since the 2001 version probably won’t find anything in 2004 to make them converts. The gameplay and graphics are primarily more of the same, with the BIG exception of the fantastic Playmaker controls and the addition of the Owner mode.
Excerpt: Madden. The most successful sports video game franchise around. Over the years, this franchise has revolutionized sports video gaming. My question is, has it gotten stagnant? Every year, we know that Electronic Arts is going to give us a game that is fun to play and will offer a few new features. However, since Madden 2001 (the first one on the PS2) the game hasn't progressed as much as its competitors.
Conclusion: Madden 2004 is a great game that is based on making as realistic a football game as possible. Everything from the playcalling to firing your lazy offensive coordinator gives you total control over how your team performs. Unless you have no friends and online capability is required, I highly recommend it.