Madden NFL 2001
Released: Oct 23, 2000
In the fall of 2000, EA Sports launched its first edition of the Madden series on the Playstation 2 with Titans running back Eddie George featured as the cover star. While it played similar to its PlayStation cousin (with a few less features), the game’s momentum-based physics helped make it the most realistic interpretation of the sport of football to date. Visually, Madden 2001 was unsurpassed in its detail and polish. Sony sold a lot of units just based on this title and EA was off to a fine start on the new console.