Summary: Personal Ratings: Sound: 8.9- Good on the field sound effects and well played music. Except the tunes get dull after a while. The only problem i had with the sound was the announcers they would say the same things over and over. Overall pretty good sound. Graphic: 9.5- Nearly flawless graphics best for a psx2 game only problem is awkward touchdown celebrations. Great face and uniform detail you can even see adidas written on shirts.
Summary: When I purchased Madden 2001 for my PS-1, I thought it was the best thing I had ever seen. Great game, fun to play, appealing on so many levels to so many different types of sports gamers. When I saw Madden 2001 on the PS2, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. That didn't compare to the thrill of actually owning a PS2 and playing this game.
Summary: Let me start off by saying, if you're not a football fan, don't...what am I saying? I don't care if you HATE sports. BUY THIS GAME!!!! The graphics are AMAZING! "It's the little things that kill." That quote stands true for this game. For example, when it's cold outside and you can see the players' breath or when you "ask the coach" and you can view the QB struggling to hear what he has to say. That's just the look of the game. Now it's time for the feel baby!
Summary: Madden 2001 for PS2 is the best football game for any console, period. But why not 5 stars ??? This game would be a 5 star game IF one could play respectable pass defense , as in the old Genesis Madden 93-type game. In THAT game, you could usually be pretty sure where you needed to be to knock down (or , wow...actually INTERCEPT) a pass from the opposition. In PS2 Madden , it's an almost lottery-style thing.
Summary: I haven't always been a big fan of football games but this one has got me hooked. The graphics are amazing. Gameplay is smooth and very realistic. One major improvment from past Madden games is the ability to rush the ball against the computer and actually gain positive yardage! Of course the commentary gets repetative but every now and then Madden will say something new about a player or team.
Summary: Madden has much more to offer than Dreamcast's NFL 2K1. First, the graphics overall are much more smoother. 2K has more edgey graphics as the players are viewed in geometric shapes. Their arms and legs are visibly noticable in the form of rectangles and triangles. The programmers should have taken more time to smooth out the angles on the players. The only advantage Sega has is the facial features of its players.
Summary: Tecmo football for NES was a fun game to play and done as well as a game could be done at that time. Madden 2001 has that level of fun, if not better, plus the added bonus of stunning graphics and gameplay to blow your mind. If you love or even mildly like football, this game will rock your world. It is fun to play against the computer in a season or in franchise mode (where you control a team through multiple seasons controlling every aspect of what your team does).
Summary: After reading every review posted in the hopes of getting as much information as possible (not to mention trying to get some tips), I think I am ready to weigh in on the great Madden 2001 vs. NFL2K1 debate. First of all, as an owner of both games, systems and having played football myself, I am constantly struggling to strike the balance between superior graphices and realistic gameplay.
Summary: WOW! Truly amazing graphics. It's not just the fluid movement of the players, it's the minor details. The players adjust their pads after a hit, in a dome they all throw four shadows because of the indoor lighting, the linemen drop the first down marker and run out of the way when the play comes at them, and on and on. Not to mention the depth of play, playing a season, owning a franchise, worrying about the salary cap...it's all there!
Summary: The graphics and gameplay are smooth and realistic, like everyone has said. Only problems: 1) Kicks are too easy to aim, but too difficult to control distance-wise. I've found that 25 yard punts are not at all uncommon. 2) Almost never get pressure on QB without blitzing, as shedding blocks is very difficult . . . and without pressure, QB will pick you apart.