The game of football just got more real with Madden NFL 2003. This year's installment of the Madden NFL Football series features more depth, new animation, realistic player AI, and in-depth play modes. Hop on John Madden's Cruiser Tour Bus and travel to all NFL cities to complete skilled tasks in the all-new Mini-Camp mode. The improved graphics and presentation now show sidearm QBs, gang-tackling, stand-still receiver catches, and more than 300 realistic player faces. Madden NFL 2003 gives you more control than ever before, with faster game speed, a more finely tuned passing game, and independent audibles for defensive line, linebackers, and defensive backs.
In the game you control the ball by players of your favorite team to win the match. Opposite players also has tactic commands of their coach to take the ball from you.
The game for first time features on-line gaming capability and also adds new teams like Houston Texans, and new NFL division alignment. The game also has Create-a-Player option, where the players can determine in mini-games their physical conditions, for example, to be receivers or quarterbacks. Later you can include these players into teams. However, there is also availability to trade players instead of train them. Also the game has an option, which allows to play from playbook and then practice it.
The commentary is provided by Al Michaels. The game has rendered graphics with all animation based on it.
The game is up to 4 players.