Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 100
    With sharp new features, graphics, and controls, Knockout Kings 2001 owns the PlayStation boxing ring.
  2. The greatest Boxing game on the PS period!
  3. More of a thinking man's boxing game, full of strategy, personality, and fire. Take the career mode for a spin and you'll fell all the pain, frustration, and joy that a boxing career will bring.
  4. Easily the best iteration of the series thus far, thanks to improved AI, cleaner graphics, and tighter controls.
  5. Featuring major improvements over last year's KK2000 -- including brilliant commentary and much improved player control -- this updated version is easily the best boxing game on the market.
  6. The gameplay and AI is solid, albeit a little aggressive.
  7. A terrific game that looks great and plays very well.
  8. 82
    Terrific graphics for the boxers, coupled with some rather impressive motion capturing and a deep Create a Boxer feature, make this game a worthy contender for your PlayStation game library.
  9. Knockout Kings 2001 had all the potential to strike a telling blow to all its competitors, but with below average gameplay, spending your hard-earned cash on this will hurt more than a Tyson uppercut.
  10. If you're a die-hard boxing fan, you'll appreciate the extended Career mode and boxer-specific fighting styles. Unfortunately, you won't appreciate the less-than-optimal frame rate.
  11. The game's lack of speed and overwhelming number of moves make it less of a draw for non-fans, but fans will be thoroughly floored.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. KarlD.
    Jan 6, 2002
    Well surely the best boxing game on the playstation. When you get into it is really fun especially in the 2-player mode. I do not like much the sport, but it is a quite enjoyable game. Full Review »