Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 92
    I can honestly say that FIFA 2001 is a damn fine game without any guilt or remorse. The animations are great, the sense of speed is solid, and the overall sense of the game is comprised of refinement and depth.
  2. It's not for those seeking deep simulation style 'football' but it will do for everyone else.
  3. 100
    Lives up to EA Sports' tagline by re-creating soccer completely.
  4. If you're a FIFA newbie and own nothing but a PSX, FIFA 2001 is by far the best soccer sim out there.
  5. FIFA's awesome graphics, great controls and ample array of options ensured that it became the ick for fans of the fastest growing sport in the world. [Nov 2001, p.43]
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. ZiggyS.
    May 11, 2002
    6
    Pretty fun. I can only score 1 way though (center it and bicycle kick it from the middle) which makes it a little boring. Also i don't like any of the camera views. You can only have it too zoomed in or too zoomed out. Great graphics and good 2 player gameplay are what makes the game good. Full Review »
  2. KarlD.
    Jan 4, 2002
    4
    After I bought FIFA 2001, I spent 2 hours playing it, and then I went quickly to buy "ISS Pro Evolution 2"! This game is sluggish. Except for some good graphics, a relatively big team database with some real football kits (a thing which I like a lot) the game is not much enjoyable. You can easily score, and when you do so, you have not that nice feel of glory. The gameplay is not addictive at all and lacks real fun. If you want some really good gameplay, opt for ISS2, a really worthy purchase, not like this one. Bad EA!! Full Review »
  3. AndresM.
    Aug 22, 2001
    10
    The best.