FIFA 2001

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
84
3.3
PlayStation 2
80
2.8
Windows
87
3.5
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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 These are some of the game's configuration options
FIFA 2001 PlayStation When the game is paused, here it's at half time but it can be during a match, the player can change the team's tactics
FIFA 2001 PlayStation The player can play friendly matches between any two teams from all over world. All leagues and tournaments are available too
FIFA 2001 PlayStation End of match statistics. The same screen, different numbers, is shown at half time too

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)

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Dec 27, 2000 91 out of 100 91
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 07, 2000 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de PlayStation Dec 07, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania.de Windows 2000 87 out of 100 87
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Feb, 2001 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
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 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.
Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2196) and Grant McLellan (544)