Madden NFL 2001 fares somewhat better than NFL GameDay 2001, but it's still not a very fun NFL experience. The Nintendo 64 version has great graphics, but it also has horrible sound and gameplay, and is lacking some of the extra features of the PlayStation version—most notably the create-a-team and create-a-player modes. The PlayStation version is the better of the two, but it still suffers from serious gameplay and graphics problems.
NFL fans and hardcore sports game fans are strongly advised not to waste their time and money and should go pick up a copy of NFL 2K1 for Dreamcast instead.
Casual NFL fans and beginning gamers will be left out to dry with this game as well. It's just no fun to play no matter what level of gamer you are.