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FIFA 2001

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
84
3.0
PlayStation 2
79
...
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 After displaying the game's load screen screen, EA Sports logo and licensing information there's an animated sequence that showcases the game's action
FIFA 2001 PlayStation Changing the way the team plays. Each of the options in the list can be changed via the left/right controls
FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 The game's title screen

Demo version
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)

The Press Says

PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Dec 27, 2000 91 out of 100 91
PC Gamer Brasil Windows Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 88 out of 100 88
GameZone PlayStation 2 Jan 15, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
PSM PlayStation Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
CyberJoy Windows Jan 28, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Dec, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Super Play PlayStation Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60

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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 (2244) and Grant McLellan (545)