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 was amazed at how fun this game was; it has a lot going for it: good graphics (although not spectacular), awesome career mode, loads of fighters, realistic boxing (ie: use strategy to win) and punches. The downside? Loading takes forever (even between cutscenes!), maddeningly difficult at times (when you fight legends, for example, even if you have the best possible fighter, your opponent will still throw and land punches faster than you).
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.
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: Let me start off by saying that this is a FAR superior game to the newly released KO Kings 2002. The controls are great, you can actually choose to throw a punch to the body (unlike KO 2002)and the graphics are great. You really feel likwe you are boxing. KO Kings 2002 is nothing but a button mashing mess with no skill or control, plus a virtually non-existent career mode.
Summary: What can I say about this game? I've been playing it for the past week or so and it is indeed incredible. It far surpasses the two games before it. The graphics are literally staggering. The knockdowns are incredible, and most of all, it is too much fun to play. The fighting system is so much better in this one. In other words, you don't have to necessarily decrease your opponent's health meter in order to knock him out.