Madden NFL 2004

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Madden NFL 2004
Madden2004box.jpg
Cover art featuring Michael Vick.
Developer(s) EA Tiburon
Budcat (PSX & GBA)
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series Madden NFL
Platform(s) Xbox, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA August 12, 2003
  • EU September 12, 2003 (GC, PC, PS2, Xbox)
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Madden NFL 2004 is the 15th installment of the Madden NFL series of American football video games. Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick 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." This Madden game is best known for the 95 speed Michael Vick which has been used in the most recent Madden games (25 and 15) in Ultimate Team mode as a 99 overall with either 99 or 100 speed. Vick is also widely called the greatest Madden character of all-time because of his speed. 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).[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Madden NFL 2004 Soundtrack[2]
Artist Song
Adema "Unstable (song)"
AFI "The Leaving Song Pt. II"
Alien Ant Farm "These Days"
AM Radio "Taken for a Ride"
Avenged Sevenfold "Chapter Four"
Blink-182 "Action" (NOTE: A slightly different version of "Feeling This.")
Bone Crusher "Never Scared (Madden Remix)"
Bubba Sparxxx "Back in the Mud"
Gob "Give Up the Grudge"
Jet "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"
Joe Budden "Pump It Up"
Killer Mike "Akshon (Yeah!) (Madden Remix)"
Nappy Roots "Roun' the Globe"
OutKast "Church"
Red Café "May I (Madden Remix)"
Serafin "Day By Day"
SOiL "Pride"
The Federation "Mayhem (Madden Remix)"
The Roots "Rock You (Madden Remix)"
Thrice "All That's Left"
Ünloco "Crashing"
Yellowcard "Way Away"

Trivia[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA GC PC PS PS2 Xbox
AllGame N/A N/A N/A N/A 4/5 stars[3] N/A
EGM N/A N/A N/A N/A 9.33/10[4] N/A
Game Informer N/A 8.75/10[7] N/A N/A 9.25/10[5] 9/10[6]
GamePro N/A 5/5 stars[8] N/A N/A 5/5 stars[8] 5/5 stars[8]
Game Revolution N/A A−[10] N/A N/A A[9] A−[11]
GameSpot 7.2/10[15] 9.1/10[13] 8.8/10[14] N/A 9.2/10[12] 9.1/10[13]
GameSpy N/A 4/5 stars[17] 4/5 stars[18] N/A N/A 4.5/5 stars[16]
GameZone 7/10[23] 9.4/10[20] 9/10[22] N/A 9.7/10[19] 9.3/10[21]
IGN 7/10[27] 9.4/10[25] 9.3/10[26] N/A 9.5/10[24] 9.4/10[25]
Nintendo Power 3.6/5[29] 4.6/5[28] N/A N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A N/A 4/5 stars[31] 5/5 stars[30] N/A
OXM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.9/10[32]
PC Gamer (US) N/A N/A 76%[33] N/A N/A N/A
The Cincinnati Enquirer N/A 4.5/5 stars[34] 4.5/5 stars[34] N/A 4.5/5 stars[34] 4.5/5 stars[34]
Entertainment Weekly N/A A[35] A[35] N/A A[35] A[35]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 74.60%[41] 91.54%[37] 88.40%[39] 80%[40] 91.77%[36] 89.24%[38]
Metacritic 70/100[47] 94/100[43] 91/100[45] 80/100[46] 94/100[42] 92/100[44]

Madden 04 was met with very positive reviews upon release, with the GameCube and PS2 versions earning near universal acclaim. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 91.77% and 94 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[36][42] 91.54% and 94 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[37][43] 89.24% and 92 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[38][44] 88.40% and 91 out of 100 for the PC version;[39][45] 80% and 80 out of 100 for the PlayStation version;[40][46] and 74.60% and 70 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[41][47]

Playboy gave the game a score of 100%, stating: "Looking for more depth? Take the owner's seat and relocate your team, set concession stand prices in your new stadium and hire your coaching staff. Ditka: Send us your resume."[48] Entertainment Weekly gave it an A and praised the Owner Mode, "which lets you negotiate salaries, build a stadium, and - for the detail obsessed - even set prices at the concession stands."[35] The Cincinnati Enquirer gave it a score of four-and-a-half stars out of five and stated, "Because of its tight game-play, depth and dizzying amount of features, Madden is still the one to beat."[34]

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