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FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

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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 Playing a World Cup game.<br>The player can opt to play as any team that qualified by selecting the World Cup icon or they can take any team through their qualifying round
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 This could be a straight shot for a goal.
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 PlayStation 2 This is the default point of view

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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GameSpot Windows May 18, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
TalkXbox Xbox 360 May 14, 2006 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot GameCube May 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
EL33TONLINE Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Windows Jun 07, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Xbox May 04, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
4Players.de Windows May 05, 2006 72 out of 100 72
4Players.de Xbox May 05, 2006 71 out of 100 71
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 Jun 13, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Xbox 360 May 04, 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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