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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 Checking out the team.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 A game can be paused and various settings can be adjusted. The Pause Menu also has an option to adjust the camera angle
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 This is the default point of view
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 Germany vs England<br>Germany have a corner. I liked the attention given to the background characters, their positioning and movement looked very realistic

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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

Gamesmania.de PSP May 31, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Xbox May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Windows May 18, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
IGN GameCube Apr 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot GameCube May 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Windows Jun 11, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Club Skill GameCube May 21, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 27, 2006 13 out of 20 65
RewiredMind Xbox 360 May 06, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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