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FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
77
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Xbox 360
73
3.0
GameCube
74
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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 Xbox 360 Zooming in on the stadium from outer space perspective prior to every World Cup match.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 Goal camera showing the scored goal from another perspective.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 Croatian team in a friendly game against the Netherlands.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 Klasnic scored a goal, and it's time to celebrate that shot.

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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The Press Says

N-Zone GameCube Jun 18, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania Xbox 360 May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2006 81 out of 100 81
EL33TONLINE Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
3DAvenue Xbox 360 May 15, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 24, 2006 77 out of 100 77
PC Action Windows Jun 11, 2006 75 out of 100 75
4Players.de Xbox 360 May 05, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Jeuxpo.com GameCube 2006 7 out of 10 70
Playback Windows Jun, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63

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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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