NHL 2001 PlayStation

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. Jul 9, 2016
    8
    While the PS2/PC version is better. This title isn't bad by any means. It has all the features you would expect. The engine is more or less the same as in NHL 2000 on the PS1.
  2. ChrisD.
    Oct 7, 2002
    6
    This game is great if you like "bells and whistles," but the actual gameplay is horrible compared to 989's Faceoff. This game is better in many respects, but when it comes to the movement of players and camera angles, Faceoff is much better.
  3. GreggC.S.
    Feb 23, 2002
    10
    NHL 2001 is a very competitive game, I enjoy it a lot.
  4. 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 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 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. Expand
  5. 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 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!!

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
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. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    By combining excellent graphics, strong gameplay, superlative control, and outstanding features, it's a fitting end to an excellent era in console hockey.
  2. This may be the best single player experience (EA has) come up with yet.
  3. While it's not the most beautiful hockey video game, NHL 2001 comes through where it counts - the gameplay.