NFL 2K1 Dreamcast
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2000
Metascore
97

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    Not only is this the first console game that allows you to go online and play against other people, it's also the best sports game I have ever played.
  2. So vastly improved over its predecessor that it easily wrests away the title of "Best Football Videogame of All Time" and easily scores a direct hit.
  3. 100
    Never before in any other football game have I witnessed such natural and smart AI.
  4. 100
    Not enough for you? If this isn't the ultimate football game, you need to suit up and play for real.
  5. 100
    With improvements made over the already incredible "NFL 2K," this year's NFL game on the Dreamcast is all a football fan could wish for.
  6. It looks so realistic that you’d swear that you’re watching a television broadcast—fake-breasted cheerleaders and all.
  7. From its incredible multiplayer to its fantastic options and gameplay, this is the premier sports title for hardcore and casual gamers alike.
  8. While not perfect, it's enough to make me want to paint my face for every game.
  9. The vastly improved running game makes all the difference in the world, since now you can truly mount an offensive attack that consists of a true-to-life air-and-ground assault.
  10. An improved running game, new player animations and--most importantly--online play, head the list of reasons why you must own this game!
  11. 2K1 looks very similar graphically to last year's version, but the much improved running game, new franchise mode, and the addition of online gaming set it worlds apart from the original.
  12. This is one of the top 5 games graphically ever.
  13. I am NOT a fan of football games! When a game makes you a rabid fanatic about something you otherwise are utterly indifferent to, it's doing SOMETHING right!
  14. Combine (its online feature) with improved gameplay, great graphics and superb sound, and this title is a must buy not only for sports fans but also for anyone who owns a Dreamcast.
  15. Almost instantly did I realize that this wasn't a computer I was toying with, but a real live person! A person who goes for it on fourth down, when the computer would unflinchingly punt it.
  16. 95
    If ever there was a must-own sports game on any console, NFL2K1 is that title. Unless you're some sort of fun-nazi, this game will rock your world.
  17. The game to own. It's the game your friends will stop by to play. It's the game that you can play against people even if you have no friends -- online.
  18. If I could sum up my over 5000 word review in one word, it would be "Wow."
  19. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the game's graphical engine is how seamlessly and tightly it works with the gameplay.
  20. This is in my opinion the best football game ever.
  21. While NFL 2K1's gameplay and presentation are stellar, it's the advent of network play that will really set the game apart from anything else on the market.
  22. Talk all you want about the mighty Playstation 2. I'm sorry, I can't hear you, I'm too busy whoopin some guy in Cleveland's rear end.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. J.Stone
    Jun 26, 2004
    8
    This game still holds its own after four years, a testiment to its quality. The graphics are top-notch, even topping the Madden 2001 released at the same time for PC/PS2, and the gameplay is more polished and realistic than Visual Concepts first outing. For all the visual, sounds, and gameplay you get in this game, I have found it in stores for 75 cents! Overall, buy this NFL 2K game or the more recent 2K2 for Dreamcast: 2K is old news (literally), thanks to this gem. Full Review »
  2. JonathanD.
    Sep 27, 2003
    9
    I think this game is much better than any playstation 2 football game I've played.Besides the fact that the players can go through each other, the graphics rock. Full Review »
  3. JoelL.
    Feb 10, 2003
    8
    Great graphics and great gameplay make this one a definite keeper. I can always go back to this one for some good old school fun, and I usually hate sports games! Full Review »