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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
Summary: After not following American Football as i live in England, i was surprised to have found myself so engrosed in this game. After playing the game for a short while i was starting to learn all the plays and reading oppositions formations. I even found myself following the American games in reality.
Summary: This is the first game I bought for my new PS2, and I have to say it's superior to any console football game I've played so far - including NFL2K1. I own both the Dreamcast and PS2, and this game is hands down superior to its chief competitor.
Summary: If I were to come on and tell you this game wasn't the best football game i have ever played, I would have to be out of my mind. There are a few small things I could see EASports doing in the next edition to spice things up. First of all the graphics are spectacular.
Summary: I am SO taken with Madden 2001 and the Playstation 2 it's unbelieveable. This game is the Alpha and Omega of sports games and once again, EA hits a TOWERING homerun. I've played the Dreamcast version of football, and while enjoyable, it takes a backseat to the gameplay of Madden 2001.
Summary: Best football game I've ever played. GRAPHICS - almost perfect. Collision detection is a little off sometimes (player falls before graphics show the collision), and occasional glitches (player's helmet goes through another player) but overall amazing SOUND - very bad!