Madden NFL 2001 PlayStation 2

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91

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7.8

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  • Summary: EA Sports steps up to the challenge of Sega's "NFL2k1" with mind-blowing graphics and innovative "Madden Cards" -- Upper Deck creations purchased with tokens earned by completing in-game challenges which can be used as power-ups during the game. Match up all current NFL teams as well asEA Sports steps up to the challenge of Sega's "NFL2k1" with mind-blowing graphics and innovative "Madden Cards" -- Upper Deck creations purchased with tokens earned by completing in-game challenges which can be used as power-ups during the game. Match up all current NFL teams as well as great teams from the past in Season, Franchise, or Practice modes. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Daily Radar
    100
    Jaw-dropping graphics. The level of detail on each player is almost silly.
  2. The PS2 version of Madden looks deceptively close to broadcast TV quality.
  3. Antagonist
    97
    Comparing this to "NFL2K" on the Dreamcast, you can immediately see that the PS2 is pumping out zillions more polygons. There are reflections on helmets. There are weather conditions that look like the real thing.
  4. The level of detail in the game's presentation and feel is so dramatically superior to previous football games, it's unbelievable.
  5. 90
    If I had a choice to take with me only one football game to a deserted island and only have that game to play for the rest of my life, it would be Madden NFL 2001 on PlayStation 2. It kicks major butt.
  6. 90
    Although it plays beautifully and realistically in some areas, others just don't and ruin the package as a whole. But remember, this is still perhaps the best football title in history. But as always, since the game is so damn good, those little quirks ending up being large quirks in the long run.
  7. Absolutely the most fun you can have playing by yourself...For multiplayer look at Sega's excellent "NFL 2K1."

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  1. Steve
    Jun 29, 2005
    10
    Incredible! I bought this title when it was new, and I still play it. You can pick this game up now for a few dollars...do it, you won't Incredible! I bought this title when it was new, and I still play it. You can pick this game up now for a few dollars...do it, you won't regret it. Expand

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#33 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000