• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2000

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. CheckOut
    Not only is this the first console game that allows you to go online and play against other people, it's also the best sports game I have ever played.
  2. Daily Radar
    So vastly improved over its predecessor that it easily wrests away the title of "Best Football Videogame of All Time" and easily scores a direct hit.
  3. 100
    Never before in any other football game have I witnessed such natural and smart AI.
  4. 100
    Not enough for you? If this isn't the ultimate football game, you need to suit up and play for real.
  5. 100
    With improvements made over the already incredible "NFL 2K," this year's NFL game on the Dreamcast is all a football fan could wish for.
  6. It looks so realistic that you’d swear that you’re watching a television broadcast—fake-breasted cheerleaders and all.
  7. From its incredible multiplayer to its fantastic options and gameplay, this is the premier sports title for hardcore and casual gamers alike.
    While not perfect, it's enough to make me want to paint my face for every game.
  9. The vastly improved running game makes all the difference in the world, since now you can truly mount an offensive attack that consists of a true-to-life air-and-ground assault.
  10. Game Fan
    An improved running game, new player animations and--most importantly--online play, head the list of reasons why you must own this game!
  11. AllDreamcast
    2K1 looks very similar graphically to last year's version, but the much improved running game, new franchise mode, and the addition of online gaming set it worlds apart from the original.
  12. This is one of the top 5 games graphically ever.
  13. Antagonist
    I am NOT a fan of football games! When a game makes you a rabid fanatic about something you otherwise are utterly indifferent to, it's doing SOMETHING right!
  14. Da Gameboyz
    Combine (its online feature) with improved gameplay, great graphics and superb sound, and this title is a must buy not only for sports fans but also for anyone who owns a Dreamcast.
  15. Almost instantly did I realize that this wasn't a computer I was toying with, but a real live person! A person who goes for it on fourth down, when the computer would unflinchingly punt it.
  16. 95
    If ever there was a must-own sports game on any console, NFL2K1 is that title. Unless you're some sort of fun-nazi, this game will rock your world.
  17. The game to own. It's the game your friends will stop by to play. It's the game that you can play against people even if you have no friends -- online.
  18. If I could sum up my over 5000 word review in one word, it would be "Wow."
  19. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the game's graphical engine is how seamlessly and tightly it works with the gameplay.
  20. This is in my opinion the best football game ever.
  21. CNET Gamecenter
    While NFL 2K1's gameplay and presentation are stellar, it's the advent of network play that will really set the game apart from anything else on the market.
  22. Dreamcast HQ
    Talk all you want about the mighty Playstation 2. I'm sorry, I can't hear you, I'm too busy whoopin some guy in Cleveland's rear end.

Awards & Rankings

#8 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#12 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 84
  2. Negative: 29 out of 84
  1. Sep 6, 2020
    Best madden game ever! Sucks that the sequels barely innovated, and that a bunch of stupid trolls are trying to lower the user score.
  2. Apr 2, 2016
    OK, I haven't played the game. But the fact that at least 2 people rated it a 0 just to pull it down is stupid. I am not very interested inOK, I haven't played the game. But the fact that at least 2 people rated it a 0 just to pull it down is stupid. I am not very interested in sports games. I wouldn't have rated it if it weren't for the fact that the results got skewed by some idiots. Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2015
    I don't see why the user score is so low. Amazing passing, very addicting and fun!I don't see why the user score is so low. Amazing passing, very addicting and fun! egyfwafkuerafhbelsufjbfjlhes,fbkjhsbfjkhesgfbdksfghjbdsfbhkdjsfhbdjhfsduofjdsh Full Review »