NHL 2001 PlayStation
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A fast and fun hockey game that gives you all the options, modes and action you could want from a hockey game.
  2. 100
    NHL 2001 takes this year's PlayStation Championship (against Sony's "FaceOff"), but it was a tight seven game showdown.
  3. By combining excellent graphics, strong gameplay, superlative control, and outstanding features, it's a fitting end to an excellent era in console hockey.
  4. This may be the best single player experience (EA has) come up with yet.
  5. The frame rate is pretty bad and arenas are generic, but player models look detailed, at least.
  6. While it's not the most beautiful hockey video game, NHL 2001 comes through where it counts - the gameplay.
  7. 84
    The mark of any good hockey game, for me, has been whether or not my palms sweat when I am playing. This one passes my very non-scientific test with flying colors.
  8. Plays too fast to be considered a serious sim.
  9. While NHL 2001 offers little in the way of new features to the series, it nonetheless delivers the most entertaining hockey game for the PSX this year.
  10. This game is killer to say the least, and a must buy for hockey fans.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. GreggC.S.
    Feb 23, 2002
    10
    NHL 2001 is a very competitive game, I enjoy it a lot.
  2. AlC.
    Jan 21, 2002
    10
    This is a great game even if you do not watch hockey. After winning the cup, I thought the game was over, right? WRONG! Like most sports This is a great game even if you do not watch hockey. After winning the cup, I thought the game was over, right? WRONG! Like most sports games you play many seasons. I did not know this by reading. But it was cool. After about 5 seasons, most of my team was gone. But new, fake guys came up. If you had a late pick in the draft, that guy sucks. So I say buy this game and if you don't know the rules, turn them off. Full Review »
  3. KarlD.
    Jan 14, 2002
    10
    A truly enjoyable hockey experience. I do not look at the graphics, which are not that bad either, but at the great gameplay. You'll A truly enjoyable hockey experience. I do not look at the graphics, which are not that bad either, but at the great gameplay. You'll play it again and again. The AI is superb and it puts you in the game! Exellent game! If you love hockey, sport, or own a playstation, go buy this game! NOW!! Full Review »