NHL FaceOff 2001 is the latest installment of 989 Sports' premier hockey franchise, which dates back to the very first year of the PlayStation. This year's game features a sprinkling of updates and enhancements over last year's already solid version. All of the players and teams from the 2000-2001 NHL season are present, including the two expansion teams (Minnesota and Columbus) and eight international teams. The game features the usual assortment of play modes, including Tournament, Shootout and Draft. Other enhancements include a Line Manager that lets you control offensive and defensive play-calling, a Shot Aim Option for greater shot accuracy, and refined Icon Passing and Icon Switching.
Developer: Page 44 Studios
Release Date: 02/05/2001
Sony Playstation 2
All 30 NHL teams and players.
The new Shoot Our mode allows you to go one-on-one with the best goalies in the NHL.
Perfect your passing, shooting, skating and checking skills with the new Practice mode.
A new Tournament mode lets you play against international teams to see who is the best team in the world.
New Line Manager mode allows you to select from 12 different offensive and defensive strategies.
Assume the responsibilities of a GM by drafting and trading players.
Control the direction of your shot during your back swing as you prepare to launch a bullet past the goalie.