NFL Fever 2003 (Original Xbox) by Microsoft

NFL Fever 2003 (Xbox) by Microsoft Box Art

North Amercian Release Date: August 6, 2002.

Region(s) Released: North America, Europe

High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p
Widescreen Supported (16:9): Yes
System Link Support: Yes

Average Overall Score:
7.71 / 10

The graphics for the game look out standing, but the gameplay is somewhat lacking. Even to the point of unrealistic at points. The weather situations looked good especially in the snow, you can actually see the footprints they leave in real time."

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NFL Fever 2003 is the best-selling, fast and hard-hitting football game for Xbox. Easy to pick up and start playing, NFL Fever 2003 delivers all the action, attitude and excitement of the National Football League, allowing gamers to create, play and control their ultimate NFL team. With the opportunity to earn all the accolades and honors of the NFL, NFL Fever 2003 challenges hardcore football fans and gamers to be the best in the world. The realism of NFL Fever 2003 provides gamers with the ultimate NFL experience.


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User Reviews

Score: 77
Overall User Average: 7.72 / 10 (77.1%)
Gameplay User Average: 7.70 / 10
Graphics User Average: 8.56 / 10
Sound User Average: 7.21 / 10
Date reviewed: March 3, 2004.

Overall: This game is a HUGE disappointment, I was expecting greatness, and was given crap. I returned it for NFL 2k3, this game was GRR frustrating
Gameplay: The gameplay is the same as last years. WTF!?!?! NFL fever needed improvements, not the same CRAP!!!
Graphics: Ok ok This looks great, the towels on the players was a NICE effect, I like the cameras, and the stadiums look top notch, there is still that odd fever feel, That "My top half is too big for my legs" look
Sound: Pretty Nasty, this was just ugly, I dont like kevin Callabero Hes annoying, He is one of the reasons I plan on buying NBA 2k3 instead of INSIDE drive 2003
Suggestions: BAH WHAT WERE U THINKING!?!?! I think you needed to fix the glithces, the gameplay, and overall look, You just got a good opening showing, DONT let it happen again...

Overall: 20 %
Gameplay: 30 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 50 %

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Date reviewed: December 22, 2003.

Overall: This game is a ton of fun. Ya, it's no madden or 2k3, but i'm not much for "total" realism. I love the arcade feel to it, and especially, the only on xbox graphics. The tackles get repetitive, but hey, i have xbox live, so this game is worth every bit to me. Overall this even's out all my shooter games and makes for a fun relaxing sports game that's not soo realistic that it's hard and boring.
Gameplay: Gameplay is good. Controls are nice. This game flows along pretty quickly, which i think is good. Online is what makes this game the best. It's fun to talk to other guys, see your rankings, choose specific game modes and such. That's why i give this game a five. Just awesome online.
Graphics: Visually this is the best looking football game for xbox. Everything about it is great. Again, online is the best.
Sound: Sound, well the announcers are kind of weak. Could have been better, but who cares when there's online?
Suggestions: Add more variety in the tackles and change the announcers. Great job on the online part!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: December 15, 2003.

Overall: Wow, this game is quite sad, but at its time, it was top of the line. It doesnt even compare to ESPN football. I used to love it on XBL tho.
Gameplay: The gameplay is cool, but way too easy. My friend can rush for 300 yards, and i can pass for 800... in one half.. Its quite sad actually!
Graphics: This game is terrible in graphics. The bodies are so out of porportion, its pretty sad. I cant believe i thought they were good back then
Sound: The sounds in this game were average. Doesnt come close to the sounds on ESPN FPF {first person football}. They are typical to any other football game though
Suggestions: uh... how bout change alot! and NFL fever 2004 was sad too :-

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 60 %
Graphics: 50 %
Sound: 50 %

Date reviewed: December 9, 2003.

Overall: The graphics are pumped up from last year. The defense is tighter. The QB's can throw bullet passes. The commentary is well done. Best of all you can play it on LIVE. Fever 2003 has no competition and I've played them all. Pepsi Hilite Reel at the end of each game is awesome. Just like a TV broadcast! I'm glad I traded Madden '03 for this game. I would have missed out on a lot. And by the way, in Dynasty mode you can adjust the quarters now from 5 to 15 minutes.
Gameplay: The defense reacts better. The passing is more realistic. Dynasty mode is top notch. The DPP (Dynamic Player Progression) adds a whole new demension to the game.
Graphics: The graphics look slightly better than last years game. I didn't think there was room for improvement since even last years Fever blows away this years competion in graphics. Even the towels that some players have move in the wind. Looks like a TV broadcast.
Sound: I grew tired of Madden '03 and one of the reasons was Madden's lame repetitive comments. The commentary in Fever is a welcome relief. Also unlike Madden and Sega's 2K3 there are no pauses when announcing teams or players. The way the crowd, stadium announcer and commentary blend together is excellent.
Suggestions: Just keep up the good work and next year Fever will dominate EA and Sega. It does now. A lot of effort was put into this game.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: November 5, 2003.

Overall: a really fun and creative football game. not just your usual nfl teams....the custom teaming and dynasty modes add to the gaming experience
Gameplay: even though it is a football game, its one that you wont get tired of easily the tackles and different animations keep you playing
Graphics: really great visuals even though i could deal with less cutscenes, i enjoyed watching the facial expressions of my players after a touchdown
Sound: it really surprised me when i started the game up and the clipse bounced at me....i wasnt expecting that but i really enjoy their music
Suggestions: more capabilities with online about a sudden death showdown or kickoff competition

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 70 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: October 22, 2003.

Overall: This game has everything needed to be great, but for some reason it comes up a bit short. The franchise mode has everything: player salaries, contract negotiations, a draft with created players, hall of fame elections, retired jerseys, you get the picture. However, you just flatout lose interest.
Gameplay: The gameplay is flawless, but it just is so realistic its boring. The classic challenge is the only mode you end up playing in, as in franchise mode (called dynasty mode) you find yourself deciding to be a gm, not a player.
Graphics: Good graphics, actually great graphics, so good you spend more time at the replay section than at the playing portion of the game (if your picking up a theme). Also the game has a AI that find the best plays of the game,(by some wacky formula) and displays them as a highlite real at the end, not bad.
Sound: Standard football grunts, with the average rock soundtrack.
Suggestions: Dont sacrifice fun for realism.

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 60 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: October 14, 2003.

Overall: This game was the best out of the games that came out this year for football in 2003. It could have added more commentary I thought and the players looked like carved out blocks. With Xbox live this game really rocked. It needed work but i bet the next one will be the best out of the football genre.
Gameplay: A little touchy at some parts and maybe they should have added reviews on plays, but with xbox live it really made this game fun and exciting.
Graphics: The players looked like they were carved out of blocks and they could run. I did not like the visuals that much at all it could have been better.
Sound: They need more commentary I get sick of them saying ooh look at that hit it may be fun at first, but with xbox live you should be able to download more.
Suggestions: Be able to download for commentary and make it so you can call a review that would be the best.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 60 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: June 30, 2003.

Overall: It's alright. Seems just like an average football game to me. I would not reccomend it. The controls and movements are very annoying. Very slow paced.
Gameplay: Meh, its the worst part... Your players move so unrealistically slow. It's just really annoying. When you switch to an AI player for some reason your player turns back a lot, the opposite direction he was running... I still havent figured out why... also you could play by only selecting the plays and let the computer do the rest... your players run on their own which is SO annoying, and you have a hard time getting control of them... it's pretty annoying.
Graphics: Cmon... for a game with these small of a level, the graphics could be better... the animations suck. The collisions are horrible. I see the ball go through the ground all the time... also elbows and knees go through too. Cmon guys...
Sound: OYE! The title screen is so annoying. The announcers dont shut up on it. The music is also pretty annoying there too. Otherwise I guess stuff is pretty much fine.
Suggestions: Don't make NFL Fever 2004!

Overall: 60 %
Gameplay: 40 %
Graphics: 50 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: June 20, 2003.

Overall: Very cool. Yep thats right , this is a very realistic game and its has great things in it. Such as the diffrent plays in it and you can even make you own plays. Also this game if you play it online it is extrodinary , just amazing how feirce the competition is. I reccomend this game to every bod who is any body.
Gameplay: Great graphics , wonderful plays , and very addictive. I got so addictive to this game that i played it so much that i almost lost my part time job at kroegers. What can i say I was always late. I just had to have that 2 hours in the morning before i went to work.
Graphics: The Visual effect are just stunning. Its just as simple as that. The coloring in the feild is awesome and when it snows or raind you actually see the foot prints of the players on the feild
Sound: This game in sound, well I have only one thing to say , Perfect. When i first started to play this game I actually felt I was There literally in the stadium , sitting right there with the people in the crowds.
Suggestions: Make more stadiums. You have ove like 40 stadiums but make some stadiums just mad up from imagination.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: May 10, 2003.

Overall: This is by far my favorite football game. With it's online capabilities, you can not only smack up your opponent with your new killer plays but you can mouth off to them while your doing it!!!
Gameplay: This game has the best controls for a football game ever! with the spinning, ramming, stiff arming etc. You could pull off killer runs against your opponent. Which look sweet when you see the replay or just watch it from your decided view, and theres a hella lotta views!!!
Graphics: I love these graphics!! the field and players look next to real! The players clothes get dirtier and dirtier as you progress in the football game. Depending on the weather, you could have 3 inches on mud on the back of your players helmets if it raining! And if the home team is really doing bad, than people stary leaving the stadium! It gives you even more reasons to laugh at your opponents on xbox live!!!
Sound: The sound is done quite well. You hear the players grunting and the sound of the players helmets bashing together. But they could work on the crowd sound like the yelling, chants, etc. and the announcer comments. After you play it for a while you start to remember the comments and are able to recite them as the announcer says them.
Suggestions: Just work on the background graphics and the announcer/crowd sounds... and the cheerleader models :D

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: February 15, 2003.

Overall: It's the best game, everything you expect in a good challenging football game, online is awesome, but there should be some control over th modified live playing, also, maybe season playing leagues just like how fanasty football is done with their leagues and if someone can't play their scheduled game then let there be a forfeit.
Gameplay: Thumbs up keep up the good work, hopefully my suggestions on the upgrades can be considered for 2004, it would be the sh*t, also maybe have the pro bowl worth playing, like the player of the game wins a vehicle at the end... a lot of people SIM the game, instead of playing it....make it worth wild to play...
Graphics: Nice Graphics, the replys are all awesome. Maybe Mascots cheering on the crowd. Maybe some small scuffles when a blow out game or two rivals with the same records down in the playoffs go down.
Sound: Sounds and hits need more sound effect especially on a good hit.some yelling and from different positions talking trash, will hype up the game, even boos from the crowd.
Suggestions: Challenge Plays, there has been some flaws on out of bounce calls, even pass interference calls. Make the hits more dramatic, and the injuries limping off the field and even a medical report, during the game when the player will be back. Make the Pro Bowl and Awards come out with players profiles like football cards, as well as their stats. Maybe make half time shows with our own music playing, not necessary when we are playing just during half time. Make like a ESPN PRIME TIME SHOW AFTER EACH WEEK, and Their Prediction on teams to fire up the underdogs....Other than these upgrades your doing awesome...

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: January 30, 2003.

Overall: Awesome! Best football game ever played. So much fun. Evrythings awesome in it . One of the best games for xbox definetely a must have!
Gameplay: If you like football then you need this game its sooo much fun and its on xbox live. You can do so much in this game .
Graphics: Awesome graphics alot better than any madden game out there. Really great graphics but there not look alikes of the pros they just have generic faces but they have helmets on so its not a big deel.
Sound: Good sound announcers like in all games get annoying but good sound effects when players are tackled.
Suggestions: Hmmmm i'm just not sure there are any. Maybe the players can have their real faces?

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: January 30, 2003.

Overall: Awesome game especially if you have xbox live. Its still not near madden or 2k3, but live definitely makes up for it
Gameplay: easy to get used to, i am so used to madden that i had to switch the controls to madden style, so i dont know how much better the default is
Graphics: not great graphics in the sense of realism, but in the sense of arcade style football, the graphics are amazing
Sound: nothing really to talk about in the sound part of this game, dont really hear it that much except for a little trash talking
Suggestions: make it have more options in the game itself, make it a little more realistic to football

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: January 6, 2003.

Overall: I have only played NFL Fever 2002 on Xbox and don't have any frame of reference for how Madden or Sega's football titles compare.
I feel that NFL Fever2003 is pretty much the same as 2002, with the multiplayer aspect of LIVE enabled. NFL Fever 2002 wasn't broke and I don't think there was much for MS to fix.
Gameplay: I think NFL Fever 2003 stands on its own. If you go around comparing it then it maybe takes a backseat to Madden (no LIVE) or Sega NFL2k3. Look at independent reviews of NFL 2002 and add online aspect (LIVE) NFL2002 was reviewed very highly when it came out. Good graphics, Online (LIVE) NFL!
Graphics: Very good Xbox quality graphics. Good player models, nice looking stadiums. Little details like in the 4th quarter if the home team is getting blown out, the fans in the stands start leaving empty seats. Nice detail
Sound: Good stuff here. Typical sport sounds. Commentary is weak as it was in 2002. Needs work for next year. I get tired of hearing the same thing 8x in a game.
Suggestions: Have penalties occur more often. Jazzier Halftime stats graphics, like player rosters at start of game.
Maybe make them animated like on NFL on Fox. Have play call challenge replays.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: December 23, 2002.

Overall: I liked this game. I haven't played the first one, but this one is good. I usually hate realistic sports games, but this one is good.
Gameplay: It isn't as complicated as I thought it would be. There still is a lot of moves you can do, but it is really easy to learn.
Graphics: The graphics are pretty good. nuff said.
Sound: Anouncers are flaming idiots. other than that, the soung is fine.
Suggestions: You should include the forearm shiver so you can try to knock down the offensive lineman. other than that, you should be able to make your own team.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: December 21, 2002.

Overall: I really like this game, especially when i boot it up to play some xbox live. this was great to play during the beta testing days, and is great to play now
Gameplay: i really like the gameplay of this game. i just think the game is really fun and th best football game on the market
Graphics: well....the graphics are superb except for the player faces. these suck. the madden faces looked way way better
Sound: sound is alright, you cant include much sound in a football game except for mayb annoucing, i guess.
Suggestions: player faces

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: November 26, 2002.

Overall: The best football game the U.K has got , also , live enabled ! . Excellent gameplay , graphics and an eternal lifespan..........
Gameplay: Like many sports games , can essentially last forever . The fact that it's an awesome game only enhances it's excellence
Graphics: Grpahically brilliant . All the players look like their real life counterparts . The stadium and crowd also look terrific.
Sound: All the sounds that you would hear on a football pitch.The crowd is also well created and enhances the atmosphere.
Suggestions: zippo

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: November 14, 2002.

Overall: Again nothing much improved except for xbox live. Game gotten harder. NFL Fever 2002 is slightly better.
Gameplay: Gameplay if fun in one player season mode and multiplayer that goes with xbox live makes it real good.
Graphics: The graphics are way better then NFL Fever 2002 graphics are even any football game on the xbox.
Sound: Announcers, sound effects are great and awsome. Makes you wonder if you are watching the game on the T.V.
Suggestions: Why is the game harder and nothing much improved.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: November 4, 2002.

Overall: the game is ok if you like last year but if you have last year don't buy this game it's the same game and another thing is that the computer passing is just about stupid they catch the ball 85% of the time and you only catch the ball 40% of the time thats in pro level i think they really need to watch football who makes thease games cause it's not real at all the players look nothing like they do in real life all other games are better i hope they make this game better for next year or i'm not going to even bother whith there sports games at all cause so far they don't even show what the xbox can do i mean lets see the power of the xbox so far it's no better than a dreamcast thats no !&%$@#*
Gameplay: sucks real bad what the hell was they thinking what was they thinking on this they made this game worse than last year
Graphics: where is the power of the xbox they say the xbox is so powerful i don't see it it looks like a dreamcast really i think this was all bull !&%$@#* on what the xbox could do and this game shows it
Sound: the only good thing in the game but could be better like after a good hit have the players from both sides show the impact that would be cool
Suggestions: watch football and make the people look like them and show the power of the xbox cause so far gamecube and ps2 looks much better i'll give you one more shot show me something quit giving us bull !&%$@#*

Overall: 40 %
Gameplay: 20 %
Graphics: 20 %
Sound: 60 %

Date reviewed: November 4, 2002.

Overall: NFL Fever 2002 was microsofts first attempt at a football game on the xbox. it wasnt that good, but i thought for nfl fever 2003, they would make it better. i was wrong. they did nothing but update the roster and make a few new animations.
Gameplay: this game is basically the same as last years title. there were no major inhancements made to any parts of the game. it is still fun to pick up and play, but hardcore football fans should stay away from this game.
Graphics: visually it looks exsactly like last years, some animations look horible, when the players run, it looks like they want to take a dump. the player models still look good, but the player faces look nothing like the real person.
Sound: the commentary is a little better than last years, but they say the same things over and over. other than that, all the sound affects and music fit well in the game.

Overall: 60 %
Gameplay: 60 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: October 7, 2002.

Overall: I heard this was a great game, so instead of Madden I bought this. I was disappointed. Its a great looking, fast paced, arcade version of football. Perhaps a step up from NFL Blitz series as far as realism is concerned.

If your looking for a fast paced game of football, that does not resemble real football, this game is it.

If you want a football game that resembles reality, look elsewhere.
Gameplay: This game is not football. If you are forced to play five minute quaters to get realistic stats it just is not football. Its that simple.

I had a guy get 123 sacks in a single season, and he was a rookie for the MN Vikings. That is plain B.S., and that was on 5 minute quarters.

This is not football.
Graphics: Beatuful game. In fact this is the only redeeming quality of the game. The player models are superb. The weather effects are the best I've seen.
Sound: Holy cow. This game has the most annoying announcing duo ever. I turned them off after my third game because I heard everything they had to say at least 5 times. I still hear "Take to the house" in my sleep.

Suggestions: Give it up. You guys suck.

Overall: 40 %
Gameplay: 20 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 40 %

Date reviewed: September 21, 2002.

Overall: honestly an awsome football game te best iv ever seen i rented sega 2k3 and madden 2003 honestly this game whomps em so much put into it realistic movment godly graphics seroius this football game is the stuff and you know why peaple give it bad reviews because it had alot of simularits to 2002 you kow what 2002 looks better then madden and 2k3 2002 was absolutly amazing so they gave it way better graphics which are way noticeable the new season ability to make your own players and team and play it online so what are you guys talking about this game is everything i expected

Gameplay: awsome first rate makes all others it women seroiusly top notch gameplay hits that are amazing you have to repeat them over and over
mocap features that were only for the bad !&%$@#* box which is advanced motion capture that is way being even computers right now it is amazing
Graphics: awsome halo quality for a football game and it is mind blowing truly the football game to get helmet relections are dead on and the size of the player look on xboxs site one of the big advertisements were how the players are exactly the size they are in real life they even desighned real personalitys to them and touchdown moves this game is awsome with realism beyond other games awsome trust me
Sound: amazing the peaple they allow to review are gimped they should be shot man this games annoucers are amazing allways putting out realistic quotes and tounts for the occasion they had the real announcers desighn what they say check thay out on
Suggestions: just make a fever 2003

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: September 16, 2002.

Overall: Fever 2003 overall to any diehard football fan is a great simulation. The graphics are life-like, the speed is awesome, and the overall gameplay is good also. Compared to Madden or Sega's 2k series, this game could be a little better in the real life simulation, but overall it's a great football game that is very fun.
Gameplay: Gameplay in this game is probably the most realistic aspect you will see in the game. Running the ball is great because it is easy to spin, juke, or stiffarm, but you have to know when to use these. The computer is smart, you think you have a hole in the line, when all of a sudden you didn't see that cornerback coming in on a blitz. Passing is o.k., could have slowed it down a little bit. Overall gameplay is better than that of Madden or 2k3.
Graphics: The only reason I am giving this category a low rating is because of the big player animations. The Q.B's look like they tackled on about 50-75 extra pounds during the off season. But other then that, I enjoyed the stadiums, weather, and the little details that were in play.
Sound: Commentary is a little too repetetive, but that is in every football game you play now days. It's no worse than Madden or 2k3.
Suggestions: Great football game, just work on downsizing the players a little bit. If you do that, I think a lot more people will enjoy the game since people now days look for graphics in the game before anything else. Otherwise, Fever 2003 should be a must own for anybody that loves football.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: September 5, 2002.

Overall: it didnt quite live up to my expectations but i did enjoy playing fever 2003. but for this game to keep up with madden great gameplay, it needs some work. maybe next time they will get it right...
Gameplay: it didnt quite live up to my expectations but i did enjoy playing fever 2003. but for this game to keep up with madden great gameplay, it needs some work. maybe next time they will get it right
Graphics: it didnt quite live up to my expectations but i did enjoy playing fever 2003. but for this game to keep up with madden great gameplay, it needs some work. maybe next time they will get it right
Sound: it didnt quite live up to my expectations but i did enjoy playing fever 2003. but for this game to keep up with madden great gameplay, it needs some work. maybe next time they will get it right

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: September 4, 2002.

Overall: This is a very good game. Im not really sure what i like better madden or fever. They are both very goosd games. Overall get this game if you didnt get nfl fever 2002
Gameplay: They game play is great and solid. Remeber the color of the buttons when you are on offense and you should be a great player.
Graphics: The graphics are the best out of all the football games out there this year. If graphics is the most important thing to you, this is definatly your game.
Sound: The sound is good but not great. It gets choppy if you skip the announcers talking or replays. If you let everything go as timed, its great
Suggestions: Good Work, but next year make this game different form Nfl fever 2002 and 2003.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: September 1, 2002.

Overall: This game is great, it's such an improvement over last year's game in the every aspect. Although graphics are only changed minutely, the kicking, passing, running and defensive games are totally revamped and allow you more control over what you do. The sound is of coarse, superb, and the announcer's seem better together this year, and the announcing isn't so choppy. The only real beef that I had with this game is that sometimes passing is too easy and a 35-50 yard gain in one pass is something that happens frequently on lower difficulty's.
Gameplay: The game is really solid, except for the small passing problem mentioned above. Running is easy and inituitive, defense seems to be amped up to provide a more solid line, and besides on lower difficulties, it's sometimes (SOMETIMES) **** near impossible to get past them. Passing is great, and on higher difficulties throwing long bomb's come few and far between, but are still acomplishable with a little effort. Flipping over, onto defense, the line seem's to actually think this year, I've had times where I would run towards an opening just to see a guy running towards me from across the field.
Graphics: What can I say?? Just like last year, this game's graphic's are some of the greatest I've seen on the console to date. Each player is textured, and you can pick out some of the higher profile character's just from looking at them. Grass stain's appear on the clothing and everything. Overall, fantastic.
Sound: The sound's in this game are really great, from the announcer to the crowd, but the on field grunt's and groans could've been better. The announcer's seem to be capable of actual conversation this year, and instead of the chopped up word's in last years game, full sound byte's are used and it flow's really well.
Suggestions: Keep up the great work, maybe tweak the passing play's so that even in rookie they aren't so easy to complete across field bomb's from your 20 for a touchdown, and maybe just give a broader variety of what announcer's can say.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: September 1, 2002.

Overall: Well, it was what I expected, is that good? Yes and no. I expected a medicore game, and got one, but mediocre isn't what XBOX fans like us want. The game his fun only for a few hours single player, and multi-player with a freind will die down after a while. XBconnect you say? Unless you friggin got your own sattelite don't bother. You need a ping of 50 just to connect and play, on Halo you can connect to whatever! Guess they really want you to buy XBOX Live! This is a one-time rental, and nothing more.
Gameplay: The controls are very easy to get used to, because we've seen them before. I like the idea of "recommended play" though. Completing a pass is sometimes too easy, but at other times impossible. The running game I thought was perfect, scrambling, stiff-arming, spinning, jiving, the whole works, all in all, I enjoy running the ball more than passing thr ball. The season play is exactly that, nothing more. The fantasy draft is alright I guess, I'm not a huge fan of football so I didn't spend much time there, but it was well done.
Graphics: The players look great! From their helmets, to their jerseys and even towels, they are great! Too bad I cannot say the same for the crowd. Two-D paper cut-outs, UGH! This is XBOX not Dreamcast! The hit/tackle animations are done well, and I just LOVE the couple different clothesline animations. Like seeing a player run, jump, and fly into you with his arm out? Crazy! Then I remember about the snow. The snow is very poor, it's perfectly placed on the field in rows, each row is exactly like the next. I dropped point-5 for that reason alone.
Sound: The commentator and announcer I turned off after an hour! They were very poorly done. The field level noises are par at best, but I found myself turning them up all the way just so I could have SOME feel of what the game of football is suppoused to sound like. The crowd, generic. Nothing good, nothing bad about them. The menu tune is alright, you don't spend much time on menu screens unless you're doing a fantasy draft. Myself, I would just turn on some Nickelback and mute the TV.
Suggestions: Fix the crowd and get rid of that !&%$@#* commentator! I really don't care what you change, I liked NFL 2k2 better than this "new" game. I have yet to play NFL 2k3, but I am already suggesting it.

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 40 %

Date reviewed: August 30, 2002.

Overall: I dont get it? Somehow they managed to do a worse job with 2003 than they did with 2002. I took this game back as fast as I bought it. If only Madden 2003 was online capable.
Gameplay: Im not sure why, but the gameplay just wasnt up to par. It least Fever 2002 was able to keep my interest.
Graphics: Graphics looked good, but the main problem is nothing has really changed since last year. Player faces did look better though
Sound: Definetly nothing special. The announcer they had this year is not all that much better than the one last year.
Suggestions: Get back to work! Please try again.

Overall: 20 %
Gameplay: 20 %
Graphics: 40 %
Sound: 20 %

Date reviewed: August 29, 2002.

Overall: great game. i love it.i love evertying about thisgame. the way the game is made. adn especialy the online enabled. thanks microsfot.
Gameplay: i love the running game and passing. even though the defence is a little hard in all pro. this is a great game.
Graphics: great graphics the croud could get some work. i think since microsoft is new to the whole gaming thing its ok.
Sound: a little bad. that sould glitch. it stops the commenters fromt alking when im about to kick the ball. and also there is a sound glithc.
Suggestions: on the croud make the fans the color of the team. and make them say stuff. not dumb stuff

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: August 28, 2002.

Overall: Overall the game is good, the graphics were better, the gamplay, etc. But there wasn't much change from 2002 thats what i didn't like. I want more custimizing options
Gameplay: The gamplay is great, the running is very smooth. It is very easy to catch on. Not too complicating. you can just grap a contoller and play.
Graphics: Graphicly i think this is the best game out there. the players look very real. the stadiums are amazing too. the flashing cameras and the weather effects
Sound: The sound was an improvment from last year because it didn't repeat. But i wish you would have kept the old annouser.
Suggestions: 1. in the create a player you should put more custimizability, like body fat and more things to put on ur guy. 2. keep ron but lose the other guy. 3. in the play editor make so we can make our own formations and make as many plays as we want.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

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