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 This is a screenshot from the Penalty Shootout option. <br>Before the shot is taken, and afterwards, there is quite a bit of very good animation. The players move really well
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 After a display of logos and licences the game goes into an animated sequence of in-game footage
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 Croatian team in a friendly game against the Netherlands.

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

GameZone PSP Jun 06, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
N-Zone GameCube Jun 18, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Xbox 360 May 03, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83 PSP May 31, 2006 83 out of 100 83
X-Power Xbox Apr 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
games xtreme Xbox 360 Jun 05, 2006 8 out of 10 80 Windows May 31, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 May 25, 2006 73 out of 100 73 GameCube May 05, 2006 71 out of 100 71
GameSpy Xbox 360 May 04, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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