FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
77
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Xbox 360
73
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PSP
72
4.1
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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 Main menu
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The main management screen of the World Cup game
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The team management screen shown here at the start of a Global Challenge match is common to all matches. It follows the controller setup screen and the strip selection screen
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The main menu<br>Play Now plays a single match<br>Global Challenge tasks the player with changing the outcome of a historic match

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

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Cheat Code Central Windows May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
Cheat Code Central Xbox May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
Deaf Gamers Xbox 360 2006 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Windows Apr 25, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 Windows 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Club Skill GameCube May 21, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Playback Windows Jun, 2006 6.33 out of 10 63
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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