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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 Selecting a team for the qualifying stage is optional but it does give the player a lesson in geography by showing where each country is
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 In this Global Challenge match Germany defeated England<br>It starts with England one goal down<br>For maximum points the player must win and score three goals in normal time
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 Xbox 360 The fans are there to cheer on for their players.

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 GameCube May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 05, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Cheat Code Central Xbox May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
EL33TONLINE Xbox 360 Oct 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 24, 2006 77 out of 100 77
GamesFire Xbox 360 May 08, 2006 76 out of 100 76
PC Action Windows Jun 11, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Jun 01, 2006 7 out of 10 70
FZ Xbox 360 May 02, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
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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