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Madden NFL 2001 (PlayStation 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 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.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 Salary? I could retire on the signing bonus alone!  The create-a-player option allows you to make a pretty close rendition of yourself in the game.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 We're number one! The player models move very fluidly and realistically, and even include faces capable of emotions.
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 Random Fiste (9) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2000 9.75 out of 10 98
PlanetPS2 Nov 03, 2000 90 out of 100 90
PSM Nov, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme Oct 26, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Feb, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Gameplanet Dec 04, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamekult Dec 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 04, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic 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)
Brian Hirt (10014) added Madden NFL 2001 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 29, 2001
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