NHL 2001

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NHL 2001
NHL 2001 Coverart.png
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NHL series
Platform(s) PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation & Windows
  • NA September 26, 2000 (PS)
  • NA September 28, 2000 (PC)
  • EU October 6, 2000
PlayStation 2
  • NA October 25, 2000
  • EU November 24, 2000
Genre(s) Sports - Ice Hockey Sim
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

NHL 2001 is a video game released by Electronic Arts in 2000. It is the successor to NHL 2000. Add-on Elitserien was released on March 8, 2001, that added Swedish and Finnish hockey leagues and teams to the game. It is the tenth installment of the NHL series, the final to be released on Playstation, and the first to be released on Playstation 2.

Features[edit]

Jim Hughson remains as play-by-play announcer in the game, with Bill Clement joining as an analyst for a second time, debuting in the previous edition, NHL 2000. This is also the first NHL game to appear on the PlayStation 2 and also to include Latvia and Ukraine to the 18 national teams first featured in NHL 98 (only available in the PC and PlayStation 2 versions). There is also a brand new feature called the Momentum Bar, which goes to the team who has scored goals, done big hits, etc.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS PS2
AllGame 4.5/5 stars[1] 4/5 stars[2] 3/5 stars[3]
EGM N/A 6/10[4] N/A
GameFan N/A N/A 90%[5]
Game Informer N/A 7.75/10[6] 8.5/10[7]
GamePro 5/5 stars[8] 5/5 stars[9] 5/5 stars[10]
Game Revolution N/A N/A C+[11]
GameSpot 8.8/10[12] 8.6/10[13] 8/10[14]
GameSpy 89%[15] N/A 84%[16]
GameZone 10/10[17] N/A 9.3/10[18]
IGN 9/10[19] 8.4/10[20] 7.8/10[21]
OPM (US) N/A 4/5 stars[22] 4/5 stars[23]
PC Gamer (US) 92%[24] N/A N/A
X-Play N/A N/A 4/5 stars[25]
The Cincinnati Enquirer N/A N/A 4.5/5 stars[26]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 90/100[27] 88/100[28] 85/100[29]

The PC version received "universal acclaim", while the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 versions received "generally favorable reviews", according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[27][28][29]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Grandstaff, Matt. "NHL 2001 (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Chung, Terry. "NHL 2001 (PS2) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ EGM staff (2000). "NHL 2001 (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 
  5. ^ "REVIEW for NHL 2001 (PS2)". GameFan. November 3, 2000. 
  6. ^ "NHL 2001 (PS)". Game Informer (91). November 2000. 
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  8. ^ Marrin, John (November 9, 2000). "NHL 2001 Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ Human Tornado (October 9, 2000). "NHL 2001 Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 13, 2005. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
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  11. ^ G-Wok (December 2000). "NHL 2001 Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ Ryan, Michael E. (September 28, 2000). "NHL 2001 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Archived from the original on January 15, 2005. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  13. ^ Satterfield, Shane (October 4, 2000). "NHL 2001 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  14. ^ Satterfield, Shane (November 2, 2000). "NHL 2001 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ Sparkes, Ralph (September 29, 2000). "NHL 2001 (PC)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 15, 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  16. ^ Sparkes, Ralph (March 16, 2001). "NHL 2001". PlanetPS2. Archived from the original on July 3, 2001. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  17. ^ Giacobbi, Kevin "BIFF" (December 22, 2000). "NHL 2001 Review - PC Game". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 14, 2004. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  18. ^ Krause, Kevin (February 5, 2001). "NHL 2001 Review on PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 8, 2005. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  19. ^ Benner, Eric (October 5, 2000). "NHL 2001 (PC)". IGN. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  20. ^ Blache III, Fabian (September 25, 2000). "NHL 2001 (PS)". IGN. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  21. ^ Zdyrko, David (October 24, 2000). "NHL 2001 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  22. ^ "NHL 2001 (PS)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. October 2000. 
  23. ^ "NHL 2001 (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. November 2000. 
  24. ^ "NHL 2001". PC Gamer: 158. December 2000. 
  25. ^ Schkloven, Emmett (January 11, 2001). "NHL 2001 (PS2) -- Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on January 27, 2001. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  26. ^ Saltzman, Marc (December 13, 2000). "NHL 2001 shoots, scores". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on March 16, 2006. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "NHL 2001 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "NHL 2001 for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  29. ^ a b "NHL 2001 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 

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