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System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Sega
Supporting companies:
Licensor: NFL Properties, National Football League Players Association
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Dreamcast Keyboard, Dreamcast Modem, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Super Real Sports (スーパーリアルスポーツ)[1][2], Sports[3] (American football)

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] HDR-0144
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Dreamcast
$49.9949.99[5] 51062
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
(Sega All Stars)

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NFL 2K1 is an American football game released as part of the 2K series of games. It was released exclusively on the Sega Dreamcast and is a sequel to NFL 2K. In Japan, a limited edition version titled NFL 2K1 Bible was released which came with a poster.

In North America, NFL 2K1 debuted on the same day as the SegaNet service launched, 7 September 2000[6].



  • San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers
  • Chicago Bears Chicago Bears
  • Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals
  • Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills
  • Denver Broncos Denver Broncos
  • Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals
  • San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers
  • Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
  • Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts
  • Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
  • Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins
  • Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons
  • New York Giants New York Giants
  • Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars
  • New York Jets New York Jets
  • Detroit Lions Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
  • Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers
  • New England Patriots New England Patriots
  • Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles Raiders
  • St. Louis Rams St. Louis Rams
  • Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens
  • Washington Redskins Washington Redskins
  • New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints
  • Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans
  • Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings
  • FW Alumni
  • GP Alumni
  • MW Alumni
  • NE Alumni
  • SE Alumni
  • SW Alumni



In the US, NFL 2K1 out-sold the PlayStation 2 release of Madden NFL 2001 during the first two weeks of sale, selling 139,000 units (versus 126,000) in its first week, and 208,000 (versus 159,000) by the end of week two[7]. 410,000 units had been sold by the first week of November 2000[7].

The games servers where shut down in the early 2000's when SegaNet shut down, however fans are currently working on brining the game back online sometime in 2018[8]

The game is also the highest scored Sega game on Metacritic[9].

Production credits

  • Lead Engineers: Tim Walter, Chris Larson
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineers: Shawn Lee, Mark Horsley
  • Engineers: Matt Hamre, Nick Jones, Mark Roberts, Gary Arnold, Alex Lee, Bob Alexander, Scott Patterson, Tim Meekins, Matt Underwood, Andrew Marrinson
  • Library Engineers: Chuck Batson, Ivar Olsen
  • Tool Engineers: Joshua Lee, Brian Hughes
  • Artists: Fred Wong, David Lee, Joel Flory, Quinn Kaneko, Leandro Penaloza, Hsing-Wen Hsu, Joyce Rietveld, Steve Paris, Nelson Wang, Roy Tse, Matt Crysdale
  • Audio Director: Brian Luzietti
  • Sound Designer: Larry Peacock
  • Dialog Editor: J. Mateo Baker
  • Motion Capture Director: Matt Karnes
  • Motion Capture: Luc Lagarde, Rich Nelson
  • Executive Producer: Greg Thomas
  • Project Manager: Jeff Thomas
  • Assistant Project Manager: Rustin Lee
  • Production: Abe Navarro, Matt Underwood, Jeremy Tiner, Lorne Asuncion, David Perkinson
  • Quality Assurance: Joe Gora, Donell Williams
  • Motion Capture Talent: Randy Moss, Tyrone Wheatley, Sean Dawkins, Todd Lyght, Gerard Williams, Larry Williams, David Nash, Ken Shelton, Tom Brady, Joe Gora, Shawn Lee
  • Audio Script Writing: Rob Thomas
  • Audio Script Consultant: Alan Luzietti
  • Voice Over: Terry McGovern as Dan Stevens, Jay Styne as Peter O'Keefe, Elaine Clark - as Michelle Weshphal, Doug Dull - as the PA Announcer, Tim White - as the Referee
  • Player Voices: Brian "Street Frog" Grenier, Rockne "Rock" Tarkington, Jason Gaines, Brian Shute, Nick Navos, Nick Doplemore, Kirk Sanderson, Joe Horde, Joe Stofle, with thanks to: The Solano Commuity College Football Department
  • Recording Studio: Conscious Sound Studios, Benjamin Grant DePauw
  • Special Consultant: Marty Mornhinweg - San Francisco 49ers
  • Playbook Design: The Coach's Edge
  • Additional Statistical Support: Stats Inc.
  • Special Thanks: Andrew Leker, Alvin Cardona, Wayne Herman, Jenn Baker, Richard Yee, House of Moves, The Solano Commuity College Football Department
  • Director of Sports Marketing: Martha Hill
  • Product Manager: Stacey Kerr
  • Sports Marketing Coordinator: Cheryl Williams
  • Lead Tester: Ed Brady
  • Assistant Lead Testers: Richard Allard, Joey Edwards, BJ Enriquez, Jeff Sideno
  • Testers: Joseph Amper, Jude Baldo, Aldric Baquiran, Steven Campbell, Stefan Conde, Daniel Chang, J. Duclayan, Antonio Eco, Berjes Enriquez, Kurt Ermshar, Jerome Fernandez, Brent Fillmore, Benjie Galvez, Mark Gonzalez, Alan Hsu, Stephen Hsu, Nick Jaochico, Raymond Kwan, Chester Lee, Eric Ling, Michael Lowe, Jason Mercer, Brian Miller, Steve Peck, Henry Perez, Pedro Ponce, Paul Proner, Matt Rice, Kenny "Quick" Robinson, Jonas Robledo, Mark Sideno, Todd Slepian, John Stark, Ryan Stern, Jacob True, JR Villatuya, Derek Wong
  • NFL Properties: Gene Goldberg, Gregg Sauter, Tim Langley, Paul Spinelli
  • Players Inc.: Doug Allen, LaShun Lawson, Seth Wyman, Howard Skall
  • Player Headshots and Stadium Reference Material: © NFL Photos
US manual
NFL2K1 DC US Manual.pdf

Magazine articles

Main article: NFL 2K1/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in GamePro (US) #145: "October 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Bonus (YU) NTSC
Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
Fun Generation (DE) NTSC-U
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
Sega Dreamcast
Based on
11 reviews


Dreamcast, JP
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Jewel Case
Dreamcast, US
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NFL2K1 DC US Manual.pdf
Dreamcast, US (Sega All Stars)

Technical information

Main article: NFL 2K1/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
1,188,776,064 2000-08-31 GD-ROM (US) 51062 V1.003 (Original, Bundled with DC, Sega All Stars)
Sega Dreamcast
1,189,846,224 2001-02-15 GD-ROM (JP) HDR-0144 V1.000
Sega Dreamcast
2000-05-09 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
2000-08-29 GD-R Page

External links


  1. File:NFL2K1 DC JP pack back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (Wayback Machine: 2009-09-16 20:58)
  3. (Wayback Machine: 2020-11-01 19:55)
  4. (Wayback Machine: 2002-04-13 03:59)
  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "December 2000" (US; 2000-1x-xx), page 175
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 46
  7. 7.0 7.1 Press release: 2000-11-28: Sega Sports NFL 2K1 Outsells the Competition on Its Debut; First Ever Online Console Game NFL 2K1 Becomes Number One Football Game This Fall
  9. (Wayback Machine: 2019-11-23 02:03)
  10. File:NFL2K1 DC US Manual.pdf, page 32
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 2000" (US; 2000-08-08), page 58
  12. Bonus, "2/2001" (YU; 2001-03-25), page 36
  13. DC-UK, "December 2000" (UK; 2000-10-23), page 82
  14. Dreamcast Magazine, "2001-10 (2001-04-06,13)" (JP; 2001-03-23), page 23
  15. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 33
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 2000" (US; 2000-10-30), page 205
  17. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 151
  18. Famitsu, "2001-04-06" (JP; 2001-03-23), page 101
  19. Fun Generation, "11/2000" (DE; 2000-10-18), page 78
  20. Gamers' Republic, "November 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 92
  21. Mega Fun, "12/2000" (DE; 2000-11-02), page 71


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Main page | Development | Magazine articles | Reception

Books: Prima's Official Strategy Guide: NFL 2K1 (2000)
Sega Dreamcast
Prototypes: 2000-05-09 | 08-29
American Football games published by Sega
Joe Montana Football (Mega Drive) (Master System/Game Gear) (DOS) (1990) | Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football (1991) | NFL Sports Talk Football '93 Starring Joe Montana (1992) | Joe Montana's NFL Football (1993) | NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana (1993) | NFL '95 (1994) | Prime Time NFL Football Starring Deion Sanders (1995) | NFL '97 (1996) | NFL 98 (1997)
Joe Montana NFL Football (IBM PC) (unreleased) | NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana (Game Gear) (unreleased)
College Football
College Football's National Championship (1994) | College Football's National Championship II (1995) | NCAA College Football 2K2 (2001) | NCAA College Football 2K3 (2002)
NFL 2K Series
NFL 2K (1999) | NFL 2K1 (2000) | NFL 2K2 (2001) | NFL 2K3 (2002) | ESPN NFL Football (2003) | ESPN NFL 2K5 (2004)

Games in the 2K Sports series
2K 2K1 2K2 2K3 2K4 2K5
Basketball NBA 2K NBA 2K1 NBA 2K2 NBA 2K3 ESPN NBA Basketball ESPN NBA 2K5
American football NFL 2K NFL 2K1 NFL 2K2 NFL 2K3 ESPN NFL Football ESPN NFL 2K5
Ice hockey NHL 2K -- NHL 2K2 NHL 2K3 ESPN NHL Hockey ESPN NHL 2K5
Baseball -- World Series Baseball 2K1 World Series Baseball 2K2 World Series Baseball 2K3 ESPN Major League Baseball --
College football -- -- NCAA College Football 2K2 NCAA College Football 2K3 -- --
College Basketball -- -- -- NCAA College Basketball 2K3 ESPN College Hoops ESPN College Hoops 2K5
Others Virtua Athlete 2K -- Tennis 2K2 -- -- --