NFL 2K3 - PS2

Also known as: Sega Sports NFL 2K3

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NFL 2K3 (PS2)
Also for: Xbox, GameCube
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Sport: Football - American
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Visual Concepts Soft. Co.: SEGA
Publishers: SEGA (GB)
Released: 28 Mar 2003 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Connectivity: Network Adaptor (Ethernet) compatible
Features: Multitap adaptable
Accessories: Memory Card


America's answer to rugby with safety padding makes a return to your PS2 with the release of NFL2K3, one of three Sega Sports titles to receive a simultaneous release.

The game promises the usual selection of well-known players from the sport, along with a plethora of statistics and stadium venues. And building on the spectacular gameplay and presentation of previous games in the 2K series, NFL 2K3 raises the proverbial bar once again with new life-like player animations, play-calling intelligence, an on-the-fly audible system and a new ESPN broadcast system.

From a visual standpoint, NFL 2K3 is an expected improvement over previous games, as tends to be the case with most sequels in a series like this. The control method is more than adequate too, with the PS2's versatile Dualshock allowing for a welcome amount of freedom and manoeuvrability.

Of the new additions, perhaps the most significant is Franchise Mode. Here you can track comprehensive player stats and make shrewd trades to build your franchise. Think of it as a career mode.

There's not much more you can say about a game like this. It's a high quality representation of the sport from a high quality development team. It's full of noticeable improvements over its predecessors and, if NFL games are your bag, then it's well worth a consideration.