|Madden NFL 2004
Cover art featuring Michael Vick.
Budcat (PSX & GBA)
||Xbox, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Windows
August 12, 2003
- Windows & Xbox
Game Boy Advance
||Single player, multiplayer
Madden NFL 2004 is the 15th installment of the Madden NFL series of American football video games. Michael Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, is on the cover. New features in Madden 2004 include a new owner mode option that allows the player to control a franchise. In this mode, the player takes on all the responsibilities related to owning a professional football team, from regulating hot dog prices, to team relocation, to hiring and firing coaching staff. Another new feature is the ability to edit a historic team. Also, a new training camp mode, occurring before the preseason, that can help player progress faster by putting him through mini-camp drills. At the 2003 Spike TV Video Game Awards, Madden NFL 2004 was named "Game of the Year." The game is an EA Sports Bio game, and is compatible with other EA Sports games with the feature (NCAA Football 2004, NASCAR Thunder 2004).