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FIFA 2001

by Electronic Arts
PlayStation2
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Endorsed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
  • Detailed polygonal characters with the faces of real football stars
  • Smooth high-resolution animation
  • Select from European, North and South American, and Asian leagues as well as World Cup national teams
  • 360-degree rotating replay camera

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000050XTB
  • Release Date: 23 Nov. 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,972 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Artist: Sony Playstation 2
Platform: PlayStation2
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Genre: sports-and-oudoors-games

Amazon.co.uk Review

The beautiful game is back, large as life and twice as impressive on the Playstation 2. The game, as with Led Zeppelin's song, remains the same, but this is by far the best looking of the Fifa family, with the power of Sony's newest family member, Fifa 2001, really being used to good effect with a variety of camera angles provided for your viewing pleasure and some of the best-looking character modelling you'll have seen in ages.

So, it looks great, but does the footy match up to the quality of the visuals? This is a little difficult, as the answer is both yes and no. The action is certainly quick and varied, with play up and down the field moving at a good pace and the control system, which utilises the DualShock controller's analogue buttons, is smooth and fairly intuitive.

Where the play tends to fall down, however, is in the artificial intelligence afforded to your team-mates. There is a tendency for your teams hearty front line, swooping towards the opposing goal line, to be chased by your own midfield like a pack of tame dogs, reminiscent of school football.

Still in evidence are the guaranteed goal "sweetspots"--positions from where you can close your eyes and bag an easy three points against the computer and it seems a little too easy at times to thread the ball into space around the opposition's goal and take a shot at the net.

These gripes aside, however, the rest of the game is nothing short of a delight to play. John Motson's commentary is nicely balanced and doesn't intrude too far into the atmosphere and the funky intro tune does it's best to jolly things along.

Add in details for 60 real-life teams covering UK and European leagues and competitions, the fabulous instant replay facility and a second joypad to allow head-to-head play (a must-buy to get the best from this game) and what you have is a recipe for a top night in and one of the most impressive PS2 titles available. --James Gordon


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Class for friends 13 Nov. 2001
When I sleep ove rmy friends house we play this with 4 players and it is class . Graphics are fantastic ,comentry is fabulus and a great game. There is only one thing that is wrong with the game the croud look a bit flat not much and the speed it loads up . This game is briliant it is fun and pure class and this is the best football game around and i've played alot so i shoud now
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Footie never looked so good, but... 31 Dec. 2000
By N Tayor
Believe it or not, but EA are striving forward in showing what the Playstation2 can do graphical wise, but not neccesarily in the gameplay department. Two prime examples of this are NHL 2001 and of course, Fifa 2001. Truly, both of the games just mentioned look absolutely incredible in almost every area. The kits, the faces, the crowds, the managers, the referees. It just has to be seen to be believed and truly respected. However there does come a time in all videogames when gameplay must be considered more than the graphics and it is this that really lets Fifa 2001 down. Fans of Fifa 99 will know the fun of having a choice of many football stadiums from aroundthe world, quite a few compititions, many teams and many fun things to do on the field such as a fancy flick over, a dive and deliberate foul. You may therefor find yourself shouting at the screen when you realise the absence of a lot of these things. Fifa 2001 has about six stadiums on offer, less compitititions and less tricks. The flick, the turn and the stepover make a welcome return but it's just not enough. How about an actual match then? Well, although the game plays so much smoother, the pace is slower than previous installments and it's just far too easy. On Proffesional level, I was able to win 7-0, with all goals being from overhead kicks, a move that would have taken a lot of luck and practice to pull off in Fifa 99. After a while into the match I got so bored that I started to try and stop myself from scoring from an overhead kick but when I tried a different strategy, I lost the ball and scoring dead on into the penalty area is quite hard. There's just too much long ball play as well as your players continue to header it and header it until it's gone tothe other team's goalie. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars just as good as all the other FIFA games 2 Jun. 2001
This is overall a very enjoyable game because of the graphics, the graphics are overall very smooth and this adds to the enjoyment of the game. l recommend this to anyone that loves all the other FIFA games as this is by far the best to date. Although this game is just too easy, every pass goes to the guy u want it to go to, every player can control the ball like zidane in the pouring rain, every shot goes top corner but this also adds to the enjoynment as u score really good goals. other flaws of the game r that when l was playing with my pal and l was Inter and he was AC Milan and l scored an own goal to make it 1-1 but it said that shevchenko scored a OG and it was 2-0, not bad for me but l felt for my freind. l recommend this well obove ISS as l have that and it is extreamely poor, FIFA is well worth the money
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FIFAmazing! 26 Nov. 2000
By A Customer
This is simply amazing! I was lucky enough to have pre-ordered a copy of PS2 earlier this year, and I had decided to buy FIFA 2001.
Buy looking at the screenshots I thought it looked good, no better than a Dreamcast version of a footy sim, but when you get down to actually playing the game you realise that the graphics are so much better; kits blow in the wind, hair flows, simply amazing. After all, the PS2 can handle 20 million polygons per sec (during gameplay) compared to a measly 3 million per sec from the Dreamcast.
If you like football, or even if you just like competitive multiplayer games, buy this game. Oh, and if you are unsure about the PS2, don't be, it is a must have, the DVD player is excellent!
Tres Bon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iss pro is nothing compared to this........ 1 Feb. 2001
By A Customer
Fifa 2001 was a total let down on the playstation 1 so i was hesitant. But it is superb on the ps2.The best features are the graphics of course and the detail. The game is so detailed that you have subs, managers, and police on the sidelines. The only let down is that it is a tad to easy even on world class. But this game has certanly made a mark on the ps2 and tottaly destroyed iss pro for a change.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Buy this at your peril 16 Nov. 2000
By A Customer
Do not be sucked in. Yes it has the license, yes it has the soundtrack, yes it has the motion capture with the top stars. It also has the most appaling gameplay possible. It reminds me very much of basketball, every time you go up the pitch you score. When shooting you never miss, and the goalkeepers rarely save a thing. What is perhaps most frustrating about this game is that you can try to put together some beautiful moves, but in the end it is much easier to simply stroll up the park (throwing in a few 'hops' along the way) and fire a simple shot past the non-existent keeper, and whoever you are playing will eventually resort to this tactic. FIFA 2001 is enjoyable for approximately 1 hour, after that you will have seen all the goals it is possible to score. I used to be a staunch FIFA fan because I believed it was the best around, however a couple of hours of ISS proved that there is only one football game to buy. Avoid the rush and preorder your copy of ISS instead
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4.0 out of 5 stars FIFA IS A MUST BUY!!!!!!!! 26 Dec. 2000
By A Customer
I received my playstation2 a few weeks ago and i havn't stopped playing Fifa2001 for ages it is brilliant, yes the gameplay in too easy so put the level onto world class.The graphics are amazing, i dont know how they could get better. Fifa 2001 is a must buy for real fans. Even if u do support a team not on the game you should get it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars If I bought this when I first got in to football then I'd love it but...
I think this is quite enjoyable when you simulate matches in tournaments but the match control is awful but that does not put me off the game though. Read more
Published on 28 July 2007 by Douglas Markovits
1.0 out of 5 stars Please don't buy this, you'll encourage them to make more...
To be frank, FIFA is a complete letdown of a footballing 'sim'. It's simply the most shallow gameplay to grace the Playstation - scores of 13-0 can be racked up inside two minutes... Read more
Published on 25 July 2001
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good but BETTER THAN ISS PRO
Here is what Fifa lacks:
•LACK OF STATS - Only has goals and cards, but needs premierships, last years placings, tackles, headers for goals, yada yada. Read more
Published on 7 Jun. 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
Its hard to put into words how bad this game is. Avoid at all costs and instead pick up iss2 pro. Smooth graphics, good shooting, great crossing,realistic goalkeeping, great... Read more
Published on 9 April 2001
1.0 out of 5 stars If you want to play football - buy ISS Pro Evolution 2
First off, ignore any review that gives this five stars - these type of people buy EVERY new copy FIFA each year, and then try to justify it, despite the hollow feeling of... Read more
Published on 4 April 2001 by Mr. D. Howlett
1.0 out of 5 stars What is this?
As a FIFA fan for much of the early series games, I have been seriously disappointed with the last couple of products. Read more
Published on 29 Mar. 2001 by Mr. C. K. Adamson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fifa is worth getting
this is the ultimate football experiance foget iss as this game will blow you away with great graphics and game play. Read more
Published on 21 Mar. 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars Great looks, average gameplay...
Fifa2001's graphics are amazing. The videogame resembles a real-life football match. However, some people might find that this game is a little bit easy and that the gameplay is... Read more
Published on 19 Mar. 2001 by David (assmaster333@hotmail.com
1.0 out of 5 stars EA let's FIFA down!!
This is one of the worst products I have seen from the FIFA series by EA. Being a new console, a new millenium, & a new title you would expect a new engine. Read more
Published on 18 Jan. 2001 by Magus
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as large a step up from the PS1 as I thought it would be
The close up graphics are really sharp - there is no denying this is the best FIFA so far, but then it had to be surely if it was designed for a console that can apparently guide... Read more
Published on 15 Jan. 2001 by andythecatuk@yahoo.co.uk
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