NHL 2001 PlayStation 2

Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Quite simply the most amazing game I have ever seen, and that does include "Madden 2001"... The real problems appear with the AI which is dumb as can be.
  2. It’s very frustrating, and enough to make more sensitive gamers nauseous. You’ll get angry and start swearing at the TV.
  3. As with previous games in the series, the computer AI could have used a little tweaking; it just seems way too easy to score on your opponent.
  4. 60
    Slowdowns and lack of a franchise mode really makes this a try before you buy game even for hockey fans.
  5. 2001 runs at a pretty slow pace overall and fails to capture the frenzied pace of professional hockey. In addition, you'll notice some bizarre slowdown when passing the benches.

Awards & Rankings

#25 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 9, 2016
    9
    First NHL game I ever played, and it's still my favourite. The game made me fall in love with hockey. you need a lot of memory to save yourFirst NHL game I ever played, and it's still my favourite. The game made me fall in love with hockey. you need a lot of memory to save your game dough. Full Review »
  2. RyanM.
    Apr 28, 2003
    9
    A great hockey game. I haven't played 2002 yet but it is definitely going to be hard to beat. The one main drawback is the memory it A great hockey game. I haven't played 2002 yet but it is definitely going to be hard to beat. The one main drawback is the memory it takes up which is 2 megabytes. On an 8 meg memory card thats a lot. But the game itself is great. Full Review »