DescriptionFIFA 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.
- "FIFA 2001: World Championship" -- PS2 Japanese Title
- "FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer" -- PS2 Title
Part of the Following Groups
- EA FIFA series
- EA Sports games
- MLS licensees
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
|Pixel City, if you don't find an excellent soccer game!||PlayStation 2||Fake Spam (94)|
|PlanetPS2||PlayStation 2||Dec 27, 2000||91 out of 100||91|
|PC Gamer Brasil||Windows||Dec, 2000||90 out of 100||90|
|GameSpot||PlayStation 2||Jun 07, 2000||9 out of 10||90|
|IGN||PlayStation 2||Nov 28, 2000||9 out of 10||90|
|Video Games||PlayStation 2||Nov, 2000||90 out of 100||90|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Dec, 2000||89 out of 100||89|
|The Video Game Critic||PlayStation 2||May 28, 2001||B+||83|
|PSM||PlayStation||Dec, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Spel för Alla||Windows||Dec, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Super Play (Sweden)||PlayStation 2||Jan, 2001||5 out of 10||50|
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EA Cover CurseBen Olsen (featured on the cover of the US PS2 version) suffered the curse by breaking his ankle and missing the entire following season.
Missing SponsorsWhile 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 SniffThe 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.