Conclusion: NCAA Football 2003 is arguably the best football game on the market. It will probably keep that title after the other football games come out. It is hard to compare college games with NFL games so that is left for gamers to debate. However, unless NCAA 2K3 can make a vast improvement from last year’s Dreamcast version, it will not have a chance to surpass EA Sports’ title.
Excerpt: Only a few short years ago, college football videogames were mere shadows of their NFL counterparts. Only diehard college pigskin fans would ever think about picking up a copy of an NCAA football game. Times sure have changed since then. Now, Electronic Arts’ NCAA Football series not only rivals Madden, but also exceeds it in many ways. In fact, this year’s version of EA’s college football franchise, NCAA Football 2003, just might be the best gridiron game ever released.
Excerpt: It is a testament to the quality of NCAA Football 2003, that I could list numerous things that I don’t like about the game, yet I thoroughly enjoy playing it. You only notice some of the things that aren’t quite right, because of the time you put into the game. EA nailed the atmosphere and the excitement of college football, the produced a great looking and great sounding game but left a little to be desired in control and AI.