Summary: Well I won't be as harsh as everyone else but this game is not worth forking over 50 bucks. I wouldn't even spend the money to rent this game. The game play totally stinks. I regret paying for this game but it was an impulse buy. The only way this game might be worth it is if you borrow it from some poor sap that regretfully bought it (like me). It has some good points like some of the tackles are actually pretty cool. But other than that not too many pros here.
Summary: I've been buying football games since the NES days. As the gaming revolution brought us more and more graphics, the difference between today's games evolves around gameplay. GameDay 2001 is an average game at best. In the two times that I've played this game, I notices several errors. First, my St. Louis Rams' roster is a complete mess. They had my defensive ends lined up in the defensive tackle position and vice versa.
Summary: The graphics are great (perhaps better than Madden) and the general game mode is good. But I'm a football game enthusiast, and I pay great attention to the tedious details that the game manufacturers have overlooked. When you throw to a receiver, the receiver stands in one stop and catches the ball. Unless you use the "total control" option (which allows you to throw ahead of the receiver)...and I have yet to complete a pass using the complicated, useless option.
Summary: I got this game for christmas thinking that it would be better then it was for playstation, boy was I wrong. The graphics are no where as good and the gameplay is even worse. After playing Madden 2001 you will not want to play this game ever again. The players are misportioned and move slow moving and as someone else said it is very hard to run the ball. This game is not as lifelike as I thought it would be.
Summary: This game I thought would be better than Madden. Most Madden games in the past I thought were slow in the run game as well as not that much of an offensive game. This game is a joke. The offense is not good in the run game since it seems like the players are going in slow motion. The offense is good because it is almost impossible to stop someone on defense. My friends and I played all with the same reaction.
Summary: NFL Gameday 2001- Bad graphics (Playstation 1 graphics on the Playstation2 system) o.k. gameplay Madden 2001 The best graphics yet for anything (even computer) Has to be the best gameplay of any football game yet. I saw a review of NFL Gameday 2001 in a Playstation magazine....and it showed a picture of a quarterback throwing the football... The football, as it left the quarterbacks hands traveled right....his hand was throwing to the left.
Summary: Don't bother with this one. This game is no way near as polished as Madden 2001. I think the only people who will enjoy this game are those who are die-hard fans of the Game Day series. The gameplay, presentation, and style is actually very similar to the previous generation Game Days, but the game just goes downhill in terms of presentation and graphics. For the first time, there simply is no comparison between Madden and GameDay. Madden 2001. Hands down.
Summary: There is no comparison between these two. It looks like Sony did not put any effort into the gameday release. I have played the Gameday series for the past three years and have finally switched to Madden Madden 2001 graphically/gameplay is leaps and bounds ahead of gameday. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON GAMEDAY 2001. RENT BEFORE YOU BUY.
Summary: Don't even waste your money on this one. I bought this title today thinking that the capabilities would at least equal Madden. Boy, I was wrong. The graphics are sub-par with Madden 2001, and the game play is much, much slower. Honestly, I wish I could get my money back.