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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 This is the default point of view
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 Germany take a free kick. The positioning of the wall is automatic
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 The game is afoot.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 It may be an odd angle but in the game this camera shot of a corner being taken works really well

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

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jul, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85 Xbox May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
PC Powerplay Windows May, 2006 80 out of 100 80
TTGamer Xbox 360 May 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 May 25, 2006 73 out of 100 73 PSP May 12, 2007 29 out of 40 72 Xbox Apr 27, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Playback Windows Jun, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63
GameSpy Xbox 360 May 04, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy PSP Jun 02, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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