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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 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 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 Not the football they're used to. Madden 2000 includes a few international teams, like this team from Spain.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 In the spotlight. There are a good number of diverse post-touchdown victory dances.

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

Nintendojo Nintendo 64 2000 9.8 out of 10 98
Gamer's Pulse Windows Nov 23, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gaming Age Nintendo 64 Oct 10, 2000 90 out of 100 90
PSM PlayStation 2 Nov, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2000 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 07, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Feb, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 74 out of 100 74
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 May 18, 2002 C+ 58

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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 (10019)