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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 Domes may be a travesty to some football fans, but even the most ardent opponent of them has to appreciate how the stadiums are rendered.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 Smooth interface. The play selection screen is fairly straightforward, and provides a quick player with some animation to watch while his or her opponent makes a decision.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 In the spotlight. There are a good number of diverse post-touchdown victory dances.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 We're number one! The player models move very fluidly and realistically, and even include faces capable of emotions.

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 (1092)
The best football game ever. Windows Attila (495)

The Press Says

Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jul 05, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Gaming Age Nintendo 64 Oct 10, 2000 90 out of 100 90
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
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Dec 06, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PSM PlayStation Oct, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Oct, 2000 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 2000 76 out of 100 76
Gamekult Windows Jan 01, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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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 (10006)