Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. It's not significantly superior to 2000, but we defy any fighting game fan not to be totally entertained and impressed by the scope for astonishingly satisfying and complex battles in both titles.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Eddy:P
    Mar 22, 2004
    10
    ALL KOF ROCKS!
  2. TaiweeT.
    Mar 10, 2004
    10
    This game is great, however, the change in 2001 is just too much for me to handle. The striker takes off one special and 2 special could do This game is great, however, the change in 2001 is just too much for me to handle. The striker takes off one special and 2 special could do and ultimate super moves. Overall the 2 game is hype and who ever rate the game lower than 8, this person never really play game, don't know it's improvement and significant. Full Review »
  3. BrandonN.
    Jan 20, 2004
    10
    Old? It is not old, Just 3 years ago! ok so a little, But this game is very fun to play. I only around my early teens and i love 2D fighting Old? It is not old, Just 3 years ago! ok so a little, But this game is very fun to play. I only around my early teens and i love 2D fighting games! Despite the fact that the graphics look a little pixelated, you'll enjoy 2001 alot! Kof 2000 is just ported from the neogeo. KOF 2001 was made from scrath then that uber wierd neogeo version. But the graphics were still the same though a little smoother but still pixelated. Full Review »