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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 PlayStation 2 This is the default point of view
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The game's title screen
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 FIFA World Cup mode
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 Immediately after the title screen the player is forced to create a new profile or select one that already exists.

Promo Images

FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Screenshot
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Screenshot
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Screenshot
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Screenshot

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

N-Zone GameCube Jun 18, 2006 85 out of 100 85
IGN Windows Apr 18, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamer Within Xbox 360 Aug 06, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
1UP PlayStation 2 Jun 07, 2006 B+ 83
Gamesmania.de PSP May 31, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Windows May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Apr 25, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de GameCube May 05, 2006 71 out of 100 71
FZ Xbox 360 May 02, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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

Flag inaccuracy

The country Serbia and Montenegro ceased to exist on 3 June 2006, when Montenegro voted for independence in a referendum. However, since the 2006 FIFA World Cup was scheduled to start just six days later, it was decided that the national selection of Serbia and Montenegro remained as it was for the duration of the competition. However, on the cover art variants of this licensed game which show multiple flags, the flag of separate Serbia is used instead of the accurate Serbia and Montenegro flag.

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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