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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.


FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 Germany have scored, again<br>
The goal gets replayed many times from different angles
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 This ball was no trouble for Edwin van der Sar.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The player cannot customise the controller setup but they can choose between four predefined settings
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

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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 Vortex Xbox 360 2006 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jul, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85 PSP May 31, 2006 83 out of 100 83
1UP PlayStation 2 Jun 07, 2006 B+ 83
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 05, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Cheat Code Central GameCube May 05, 2006 4 out of 5 80
EL33TONLINE Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Action Windows Jun 11, 2006 75 out of 100 75 GameCube 2006 7 out of 10 70
Lawrence Xbox 360 Apr 28, 2006 C+ 58


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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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