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Madden NFL 2001

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
86
...
Windows
76
3.0
Nintendo 64
88
3.2
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 In the spotlight. There are a good number of diverse post-touchdown victory dances.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 Alone in the pocket. Some of the camera views provide very tv-like displays, including the yellow lines representing the first down line.
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 Watch out for the Gatorade. Even the coaches are well-rendered in the game.

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 (496)

The Press Says

IGN PlayStation Aug 15, 2000 9.4 out of 10 94
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jul 05, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2000 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Feb 28, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Feb, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation 2 Dec 04, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PSM PlayStation Oct, 2000 4 out of 5 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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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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)