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" -- European / in-game title
Part of the Following Groups
|Pixel City, if you don't find an excellent soccer game!||PlayStation 2||Fake Spam (94)|
|GameSpot||Windows||Oct 31, 2000||9 out of 10||90|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Dec, 2000||89 out of 100||89|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Dec, 2000||88 out of 100||88|
|Gamesmania.de||Windows||2000||87 out of 100||87|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Windows||Nov 06, 2000||86 out of 100||86|
|PC Joker||Windows||Nov, 2000||86 out of 100||86|
|GameZone||PlayStation 2||Jan 15, 2001||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Svenska PC Gamer||Windows||Nov, 2000||83 out of 100||83|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Windows||Nov 16, 2000||16 out of 20||80|
|PlayFrance||PlayStation 2||Apr 08, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
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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).
Information also contributed by Luis Silva.