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FIFA 2001

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
84
3.0
PlayStation 2
79
2.6
Windows
87
3.4
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Description

FIFA 2001 comes back to the series' fast-paced roots. The gameplay is balanced differently to previous versions, and includes online play as an option.

It includes 17 leagues from around the world in addition to over 50 national teams. Exhibition, Tournament, League, Cup, Season, and Training modes are available to play, ranging from simple round-robin competition to simple knock-outs to combinations of the two, and the player rosters are as up-to-date as possible.

Screenshots

FIFA 2001 Windows Gameplay Shot: Oh! So Close!
FIFA 2001 PlayStation A goal kick. The symbols show who the keeper can pass the ball to. The same idea is used for corners and throw-ins. The current active player, Yorke, is nowhere near any of them
FIFA 2001 PlayStation End of match statistics. The same screen, different numbers, is shown at half time too
FIFA 2001 PlayStation Taking a corner. As with free kicks and throw-ins the corner taker can target a player identified by the square and circle icons

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 2001: World Championship" -- PS2 Japanese Title
  • "FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer" -- PS2 Title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PSX Extreme PlayStation Dec 03, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 2000 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker Windows Nov, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Dec 05, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Spel för Alla Windows Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78

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Trivia

EA Cover Curse

Ben Olsen (featured on the cover of the US PS2 version) suffered the curse by breaking his ankle and missing the entire following season.

Missing Sponsors

While it was the first in the series to include real and unique kits, some teams did not carry shirt sponsors. The reason? They were sponsored by rival companies such as Eidos (Manchester City) or Infogrames (Olympique Lyon).

Scratch and Sniff

The Playstation CD reads: "Smell the pitch - Scratch and sniff". This refers to olfactory rubber on the media which smells like grass.

Information also contributed by Dudujones, Luis Silva.

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Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2218) and Grant McLellan (545)