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FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

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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.

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FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 The game is afoot.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 Main menu
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 During instant replay you can play with cameras at your leisure until you're ready to continue the match.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 Those more familiar with vertical gameplay can adjust the camera to their needs.

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

GameZone Xbox May 04, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Windows Apr 18, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
GameZone Xbox 360 May 03, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Apr 24, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Gamesmania GameCube May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
X-Power Xbox Apr 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 May 25, 2006 73 out of 100 73
4Players.de Xbox 360 May 05, 2006 72 out of 100 72
videogamer.com Xbox 360 May 08, 2006 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2007 D 25

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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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