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Madden NFL 2001

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The best-selling PC football game is back to dominate with legendary Madden gameplay and the deepest feature set available. Think you got game? Take your skills online against the best through EA SPORTS-sponsored tournaments. Check the online ranking to see how good you really are. The exclusive NFL coaches club license brings in real coaches complete with their own signature styles and plays to add even more strategy to your game. Historical All-Madden team rosters let you match-up today's stars with the legends of the game for all-time braggings rights. Throw in an improved front end and enhanced AI and you've got the ultimate in PC football.


Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 A pretty large playbook. The animated opening menu leads you to the many options in available in this edition of Madden Football.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 Take down. A pair of Packers ensure than the Bear receiver doesn't get far.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 Watch out for the Gatorade. Even the coaches are well-rendered in the game.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 Not the football they're used to. Madden 2000 includes a few international teams, like this team from Spain.

Alternate Titles

  • "疯狂橄榄球2001" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Madden 2001" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Above average football keeping consistent with the Madden lineage PlayStation 2 Random Fiste (9)
Eye popping graphics, and Classic Madden Windows William Shawn McDonie (1152)
The best football game ever. Windows Attila (496)

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2000 9.75 out of 10 98
GameSpot PlayStation Aug 18, 2000 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Sep 15, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Oct 26, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 07, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation 2 Dec 04, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Vortex Nintendo 64 2000 80 out of 100 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 May 18, 2002 C+ 58


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EA cover curse

Madden 2001 is credited with starting the EA cover curse by featuring a player on the front of the box instead of John Madden himself. Since then, players on the cover of EA games have seemed to have horrible seasons, severe injuries, and legal troubles.

After going to three consecutive pro bowls and leading the Titans to a Superbowl appearance, Eddie George earned the cover spot on Madden 2001. One season later, his all-purpose yards went from 1962 with 16 touchdowns to 1218 with 5 touchdowns.


  • GameSpy
    • 2000 – PlayStation 2 Game of the Year
  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #27 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
Information also contributed by ClydeFrog

Related Web Sites

  • Madden (Fan site for all Madden/NCAA games and Sports.)
  • Madden 2001 (Home Page)
  • Maddenmania (You can download custom graphics or join an online team)
Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10014)