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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 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
FIFA 2001 PlayStation These are some of the game's configuration options
FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 The game's title screen

Demo version
FIFA 2001 Windows Gameplay Shot: Oh! So Close!

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pixel City, if you don't find an excellent soccer game! PlayStation 2 Fake Spam (94)

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation PlayStation 2001 96 out of 100 96
PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Dec 27, 2000 91 out of 100 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 2000 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 06, 2000 86 out of 100 86
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 May 28, 2001 B+ 83
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Games PlayStation Dec, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Dec 07, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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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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