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Madden NFL 2001

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
86
3.4
PlayStation
85
2.8
Windows
76
3.0
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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 Not the football they're used to. Madden 2000 includes a few international teams, like this team from Spain.
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 In the spotlight. There are a good number of diverse post-touchdown victory dances.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 Ready for my close-up. The replay feature allows you to watch in detail the events of the play, from multiple angles and even in extreme close-up.

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 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamer's Pulse Windows Nov 23, 2000 90 out of 100 90
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Oct 26, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Feb, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
IGN UK Nintendo 64 Sep 15, 2000 8 out of 10 80
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
GameGenie Windows 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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)