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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 Alone in the pocket. Some of the camera views provide very tv-like displays, including the yellow lines representing the first down line.
Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2 On a roll. Trivial in game stats appears during the game, both duplicating TV coverage and making it fun to achieve personal goals.
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 Take down. A pair of Packers ensure than the Bear receiver doesn't get far.

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 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot Oct 13, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
PSX Extreme Oct 26, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Gamer's Pulse Nov 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Feb 28, 2001 90 out of 100 90
PSM Nov, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 19, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 06, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 04, 2003 8 out of 10 80
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 (10019) added Madden NFL 2001 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 29, 2001
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