Step out of the stands on onto the pitch with EA SPORTS' latest incarnation of the best selling FIFA Soccer Series, FIFA 2001. With over 50 National teams and 17 different leagues, including each player and uniform per league, the in-game choices and competition are real and intense. Over 50 National Teams, including US, England, France, Holland and Italy.
Adding to the authenticity of the gameplay, players have adopted a realistic sense of urgency on the pitch as the ball enters and leaves their circle of influence. FIFA 2001's environment is alive - this is not just a simulation: sidelines bustle with activity from spectators, coaches, and teammates as the clouds roll over the stadium and the weather and lighting changes. For the first time there are linesmen present flagging offside offenders, adboards rotate, avid fans wave flags, and sing chants for the home team.
Players come to life through detailed appearances, skill and behaviour. Players exhibit personality through emotional responses to events on the field with expressions and body language. Players can immerse themselves into the action through new cinematic camera design, ambient audio. These all-new living, breathing, sights and sounds of a soccer environment define the on-field soccer experience.
FIFA 2001 provides an unparalleled collection of today's best national teams, domestic leagues and international matches from around the world. Newcomers to the series will enjoy easy-to-play accessibility while experienced game players will appreciate the depth of gameplay.
17 top leagues including Major League Soccer (MLS), the English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Spanish Premier League, Italian Serie A, and the French LNF.
Intelligent commentary by legendary announcer John Motson and footy legend Mark Lawrenson.
New motion captured moves from Lothar Matthaus, Hidetoshi Nakata, Paul Scholes, Thierry Henry, Edgar Davids, Gaizka Mendieta, Shimon Gershom and more. As well as moves from Sol Campbell, Eddie Pope, and Zack Thornton. The motion capture is implemented for new animations and quick responsiveness from the controllers to the players in-game.
Multiple game modes including Friendly play, Leagues, Cups and Custom modes.
Players demonstrate different degrees of urgency and involvement relative to their position on the field.
Time elapses as events happen on the pitch in sunshine and rainstorms, the sun rotates, clouds pass by and the pitch conditions are relative to the weather conditions. Authentic light sourcing delivers dynamic player shading and accentuated physical detail as players pass in and out of shadows.
Highly detailed facial expressions and features, including intense gazing from the players eyes along with varying characteristics such as facial hair and hair color. Player's are recognizable both in their facial features and accurate heights.
FIFPro License that includes all the names and likenesses of FIFPro's member player associations.
Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) utilizes authentic football strategies and is designed to counter user tactics. AI features precise shooting control with the ability to power up shots.
Consecutive season play, with the joy of promotion and the threat of relegation, offers the chance to earn your team's advancement into the European Cups for the next season.
Cinematic cut-scenes seamlessly capture all the action so players experience the impact, pain and emotion of a world-class game.
Hard-core in-game animations capture the rough-and-tumble aspects of soccer with increased physical contact, giant collisions, and crunching falls.
User selectable set plays allow players more control than ever before during key moments of gameplay.
Year-round website support will provide bonus roster updates, patches and other surprises.