Excerpt: I'll be honest, after playing 989 Sports' debacle of a football game, otherwise known as Gameday 2001 for PlayStation 2, I was definitely skeptical about playing anymore of their sports games. However, NHL FaceOff 2001 was nothing like I expected it to be, which turned out to be a very good thing. The graphics were much cleaner than any 989 game I've ever seen, as they used just the right amount of detail for a realistic looking hockey game.
Excerpt: Mario Lemieux is back on the ice as a Pittsburgh Penguin and NHL FaceOff is back on retail shelves, this time for the PS2. One of these is awesome, legendary, and will be remembered for generations to come. The other just plain sucks. Read the review to find out which is which... (as if you can't guess...) Graphics: 48 Hockey jerseys are big and roomy.