Summary: Obviously this game is very old, especially by PS2 standards. However it is the one hockey game I come back to time after time. Why? You can TWEAK this game to create one of the most fast paces, high energy, fun hockey experiences ever. Simply adjusting the play speed, hard hits, the speed of the puck, etc to the maximum levels, you will see what I mean. I have been playing Playstation hockey since Faceoff 98 and all the way up to this year.
Summary: This game is great on one or two player mode, but I prefer playing two player all day with my dad because I kick his butt easily but he wins once in a blue moon. The bottom line is this game will give you hours of fun, so I recommend this game.
Summary: I've had my PS2 for over a year now, and NHL 2001 was the game that I bought when I got the system. After adding substantially to my PS2 game library, I find myself always going back to NHL 2001. The graphics are great, the color commentary is good (it's downright awful in NHL 2002), and the game play is phenomenal.
Summary: This game is awesome. I love it. The graphics are incredible. Color commentary kicks .... It's just like being at a hockey game if not better. This game is fun even if you don't win. Buy it. It is for keeps and worth it.
Summary: And I thought NHL 2000 on PS was great! Wow. This game is incredible, from the amazingly lifelike graphics to the insanely customizable gameplay. The front end presentation is spectacular, as we have come to expect from EA Sports. The sound is immersive and really adds to the excitement of playing.
Summary: The graphics, gameplay, and audio make this my favorite sports title for the PS2. Call your buddies, order a pizza, take the phone off the hook, and you'll have no excuse to not finish an entire season!
Summary: Enjoy them while you have them. This isnt your arcade version of the NHL, this is the best simulation of the NHL. When a guy comes at you with the puck, you better lay him out or you'll hear the fog horn or the crowd cheering for the other team. Don't think you can figure skate your way throgh these defenses. The AI in this game is superb. This game is great, but its not easy.
Summary: NHL 2001 is great! It is easy to set up a season. You can create a player. It shows you how many goal a player has, hits, etc. Chase is the best camera view because you get close to the players. They have teams from different countries. Here is a tip, BUY IT!