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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 2 The game's title screen

Demo version
FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 The end of the demo version shows the game's main features
FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 This is how the player in possession of the ball is indicated. The cross, circle, square and triangle buttons all produce different kinds of shot, lob, pass etc.
Demo version
FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 The demo version starts with the players on the pitch waiting for the player(s) to activate their controllers

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pixel City, if you don't find an excellent soccer game! Fake Spam (94) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 26, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Nov 28, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Nov, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 06, 2000 16 out of 20 80
PSM Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Dec 07, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PlayFrance Apr 08, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Jan, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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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.
Grant McLellan (544) added FIFA 2001 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2197) and Grant McLellan (544)