Summary: I've played the other versions of Knockout Kings on other systems (PS, N64, etc.), so I just thought that this game would simply be a graphically enhanced version of the other games. But it's much much more than that. For starters, the graphics are top notch. The differet knockdown animations, the way that the faces of the fighter change throughout the fights, and the textures of the boxers themselves are simply awesome. Graphically, this game has no weakness at all.
Summary: I have been a boxing fan of video games since the original atari's came out. I enjoyed Knockout Kings 2001 graphics, different boxers and the ability to create your own boxer. You see mouth piece's flying out, blood and everything. The only drawback I see is it takes a while to load. But it is worth the wait. The punch combos are great, and the training bouts really help you figure out the combos. If you are a boxing game fan, this is the game!
Summary: I remember playing intelevision boxing back in the early 80s thinking "This has got to be the worst piece of mess that I've ever seen". Then I played Punch out on Nentindo in the late 80s and then Nentindo came out with a Middlewieght Boxing game in the early 90s that was at best "OK". After playing these games I thought that the possibility of ever playing or seeing a high quality boxing game was null and void.....That is until the KNOCK OUT KINGS series.
a half hearted effort for a sport that takes heart
Jack Prince, Amazon
6 July 2004
Summary: When making a new edition of a game it has become customary to add to previous editions. EA Sports has obviously ignored that standard and not only not added anything new to this game but has ommited so many options that game is actually worse than the original Knockout Kings for PS1. I don't even know where to start, so why not with the graphics.
Summary: For all the hype in previous reviews about this being the "Best boxing game ever made" this game sure has alot of flaws. First of all thats a pretty bold statement to make especially when this game lacks many of the features of its predecessor, the original Knockout Kings from 1999.
Very Good Graphics & Gameplay But Too much Loading Time
Anthony De Rosa, Amazon
6 July 2004
Summary: This game is visually and responsively pretty good, the graphics and gameplay are very good. However the major drawback of this game is all the loading time. It loads before the game, after the introductions, between rounds and after the fight when the decision is made. The Boxers come to the ring with no enterage and no robe.
Summary: So far i have been pretty disappointed with the ps2 and their lack of quality games. I know there are a lot more good games on the way such as GT3,MSG, etc... but thus far i haven't seen one must buy game. Some people will say madden is the greatest game ever, but they have obviously never played NFL2k1 for DC and rigth now i am a little disappointed i traded in my DC. But knockout kings has been the only game so far that i have taken a real liking too.
Summary: I was anticipating this one for awhile, as the release date was pushed back multiple times, which initially caused me to worry, "Are they pushing it back because it's so awful they dare not release it?" Well, KK2k1 is finally here, and the wait was worth it. This series always had so much potential in its earier incarnations.
Summary: This game is the best boxing game I've ever played. It has the most great boxers ever assembled in one game. Dempsey, Louis, Marciano, Just some of the names. I have played every boxing game and this is the best one.
Summary: I've had this game for four hours...and that's 3 hours 50 minutes too long. I'm taking it back tomorrow. It's just a bunch of random button mashing. Combos don't really work or seem to make a difference. The graphics are pretty pathetic...the boxers heads are always pointed towards the screen...I guess the developers were proud of the faces.