Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. 78
    As far as the AI is concerned, when the opposition difficulty is turned up to hard, it's extremely competitive and feels realistic. There's not as much cheating going on in comparison to past effort by EA.
  2. Very few [f1 games] have managed to walk the fine line between appealing to the masses and appealing to those who require the utmost level of realism, but that's precisely what EA's F1 2001 for the PlayStation 2 does.
  3. Although some aspects of the game may disappoint some racers who have a lot of experience with past F1 games, it allows for a nice balance between arcade and simulation game play.
  4. The varying graphic quality grates somewhat, but it controls well and the game experience is enjoyable. Ultimately, that's what matters and F1 2001 stands out as a great example of what F1 racing can be.
  5. Play with traction control, ABS, weather conditions, damage and more in the handy options screen. You'll even be able to turn on the FIA rules or try your hand at interactive pit stops. I love choices.
  6. Superb graphics, great sound and unbeatable realism. There's not much more you can ask for in a racing game period.
  7. 80
    The main benefit over the original is the game's expanded challenge mode.
  8. The graphics are impressive and the sense of speed is top notch too.
  9. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    The controls are great, it's exceptionally playable, and if you're a real gearhead you should be very excited. [June 2002, p.128]
  10. One of the greatest elements to F1 2001 is the controls, you can choose to use the Dual Shock 2 or the Gran Turismo 3 wheel, both of them offer great response to the F1 car.
  11. The best F1 racer currently available on the PS2. If you’re an F1 nut, we whole heartedly recommend it.
  12. 100
    From the graphics to the sound to the razor sharp control and even the international broadcast standards, this game has it all.
  13. If you like F1 games than you will cherish every moment spent with this title.

Awards & Rankings

#67 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. BazM.
    Jan 3, 2002
    Great gameplay and magic attention to detail. A sound game.
  2. HeyWould...Nope
    Dec 9, 2001
    This version of Fifa would be a lot better if cheap goals could not be scored. Beat a midfielded wide, run downfield and center it. Press This version of Fifa would be a lot better if cheap goals could not be scored. Beat a midfielded wide, run downfield and center it. Press shoot and the forward that the centering pass goes to will do a bicycle kick and almost always score. Damn it, it sux how easy it is to score this way. Fairly good game otherwise. [Ed: wrong game?] Full Review »