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FIFA 2001 (PlayStation)

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Description

FIFA 2001 comes back to the series' fast-paced roots. The gameplay is balanced differently to previous versions, and includes online play as an option.

It includes 17 leagues from around the world in addition to over 50 national teams. Exhibition, Tournament, League, Cup, Season, and Training modes are available to play, ranging from simple round-robin competition to simple knock-outs to combinations of the two, and the player rosters are as up-to-date as possible.

Screenshots

FIFA 2001 PlayStation When the game is paused, here it's at half time but it can be during a match, the player can change the team's tactics
FIFA 2001 PlayStation After displaying the game's load screen screen, EA Sports logo and licensing information there's an animated sequence that showcases the game's action
FIFA 2001 PlayStation Playing a friendly match. The load screen shows the controller configuration. The same setup is used for leagues and tournaments
FIFA 2001 PlayStation Half time is one of the few times the stadium is on view

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 2001: World Championship" -- PS2 Japanese Title
  • "FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer" -- PS2 Title

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The Press Says

Absolute Playstation 2001 96 out of 100 96
IGN Dec 05, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
PSX Extreme Dec 03, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpot Jun 07, 2000 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Dec 07, 2000 88 out of 100 88
PSM Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Dec, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Super Play Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

EA Cover Curse

Ben Olsen (featured on the cover of the US PS2 version) suffered the curse by breaking his ankle and missing the entire following season.

Missing Sponsors

While it was the first in the series to include real and unique kits, some teams did not carry shirt sponsors. The reason? They were sponsored by rival companies such as Eidos (Manchester City) or Infogrames (Olympique Lyon).

Scratch and Sniff

The Playstation CD reads: "Smell the pitch - Scratch and sniff". This refers to olfactory rubber on the media which smells like grass.

Information also contributed by Dudujones, Luis Silva.

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Grant McLellan (545) added FIFA 2001 (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2254) and Grant McLellan (545)