|Madden NFL 2004|
Cover art featuring Michael Vick.
Budcat (PS & GBA)
|Platform(s)||Game Boy Advance|
|Release||GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox|
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.
This Madden game is best known for the 95 speed Michael Vick which has been used in Madden NFL 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).
The soundtrack of the game features various hip hop and rock songs.
By July 2006, the PlayStation 2 version of Madden NFL 2004 had sold 3.5 million copies and earned $170 million in the United States alone. Next Generation ranked it as the fourth highest-selling game launched for the PlayStation 2, Xbox or GameCube between January 2000 and July 2006 in that country. Between those dates, 22 million copies of the Madden series were sold in the United States, of which Madden NFL 2004's PlayStation 2 version had the highest share.
Madden NFL 2004 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; 91.54% and 94 out of 100 for the GameCube version; 89.24% and 92 out of 100 for the Xbox version; 88.40% and 91 out of 100 for the PC version; 80% and 80 out of 100 for the PlayStation version; and 74.60% and 70 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.
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." 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." 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."
Madden NFL 2004 was named "Game of the Year." At the 2003 Spike TV Video Game Awards, also Madden NFL 2004 was named Editor's and Reader's Choice "Sports Game of the Year in 2003." on GameCube and PlayStation 2 from IGN.
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