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Description

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.

Screenshots

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
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The final whistle blows and the German team celebrate.
In the game this actually looks very good, better than the screen shot indicates
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 Broadcast camera follows the ball from a rather fixed position.

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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

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jul, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jul, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Jun 21, 2006 81.5 out of 100 82
GameSpy PlayStation 2 May 04, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN GameCube Apr 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Play.tm Xbox 360 May 22, 2006 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer UK Windows Dec 13, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
4Players.de Xbox May 05, 2006 71 out of 100 71
Gaming Age Xbox 360 2006 B- 67
FOK!games Xbox 360 May 09, 2006 66 out of 100 66

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Trivia

Cover

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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