FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

Critic Score User Score
Xbox
77
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PlayStation 2
77
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Xbox 360
73
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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 German coach displayed during quick-substitution mode.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 Those more familiar with vertical gameplay can adjust the camera to their needs.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The final whistle blows and the German team celebrate.
In the game this actually looks very good, better than the screen shot indicates
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 One of the three post match statistics screens

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
TalkXbox Xbox 360 May 14, 2006 81 out of 100 81
EL33TONLINE Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Xbox May 03, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot GameCube May 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 24, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Apr 28, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Club Skill Xbox 360 May 02, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 27, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Cubed3 GameCube May 04, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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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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