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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 Xbox 360 Broadcast camera follows the ball from a rather fixed position.
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
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 Germany vs England<br>Germany have a corner. I liked the attention given to the background characters, their positioning and movement looked very realistic
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 In quick play mode, each country you select will be displayed on the globe.

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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 PlayStation 2 May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
1UP PlayStation 2 Jun 07, 2006 B+ 83 Windows May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83 PlayStation 2 Jun 21, 2006 81.5 out of 100 82 (UK) Xbox 360 Apr 28, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy PSP Jun 02, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Cubed3 GameCube May 04, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Apr 28, 2006 C+ 58
Lawrence GameCube Apr 28, 2006 C+ 58
FOK!games PSP Jun 14, 2006 55 out of 100 55


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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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