FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

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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 Playing a World Cup game.<br>The player can opt to play as any team that qualified by selecting the World Cup icon or they can take any team through their qualifying round
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The main management screen of the World Cup game
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 Croatian team in a friendly game against the Netherlands.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 Germany take a free kick. The positioning of the wall is automatic

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

XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox 360 Jul 11, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer Within Xbox 360 Aug 06, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Deaf Gamers Windows 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Windows Jun 07, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78 PSP May 12, 2007 29 out of 40 72 Windows Apr 27, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Lawrence Xbox Apr 28, 2006 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2007 D 25


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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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