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Released one month before the actual World Cup 2006, this game lets players play all the matches before they even started. Featuring 12 official German stadiums and all the teams that qualified for the World Cup 2006 in Germany, plus additional teams and unlockable classic players. The playable modes let you try any of the qualifying stages or skip right to the world cup mode assuming as one of the qualified teams. Additional modes include Global Challenge where you can replay 40 historical moments in football history to change the outcome, and various multiplayer matches.


FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The Global Challenge option has the player attempting to change the outcome of historic matches to earn points and medals
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 In the Penalty Shootout the player can select any two teams
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 While the game loads the player is treated to a factoid like this. Before another game started I have also learned that in Switzerland children do not need a passport until they are six years old
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 This ball was no trouble for Edwin van der Sar.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Mistrzostwa Świata FIFA 2006" -- Polish title
  • "FIFA WM 2006" -- Common German abbreviation
  • "FIFA Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft Deutschland 2006" -- German title
  • "Coupe Du Monde De La FIFA 2006" -- French title
  • "Copa do Mundo FIFA 2006" -- Brazilian title
  • "2006 FIFA 世界杯" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "2006 FIFA World Cup Germany" -- Alt title

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Critic Reviews

N-Zone GameCube Jun 18, 2006 85 out of 100 85 PlayStation 2 Jun 21, 2006 81.5 out of 100 82
GameSpy Xbox May 03, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Apr 25, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
X-Power Xbox Apr 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN GameCube Apr 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles PSP May 28, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78 Xbox 360 May 08, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Playback Windows Jun, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63
1UP GameCube May 03, 2006 C 50


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The cover design has been localized with different athletes portrayed for specific release countries:
  • England: Frank Lampard (England)
  • China: Zhi Zhen (China)
  • Germany: Lukas Podolski (Germany)
  • Italy: Alessandro Del Piero (Italy)
  • USA, Canada and Mexico: Jamie Lozano (Mexico) and Claudio Reyna (USA)
  • Portugal: Simao (Portugal)
  • The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg: Arjen Robben (The Netherlands)
  • Switzerland: Ricardo Cabanas (Switzerland)
  • Spain: Xavi (Spain)
  • All other countries: the FIFA World Cup trophy and the official emblem

Online servers

On 1st September 2007, EA closed their servers for multiplayer games, for the Xbox, Windows, PS2 and PSP versions.

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