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FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

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Combined MobyScore 9 3.4


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86
Xbox 360Game Vortex
The single player experience is good, and the multiplayer is great. Unfortunately for me, the Internet wasn’t kind in FIFA Germany as each game I played was choppy and affected the gameplay greatly. I was also frustrated with the sheer number of times in which I had to research for opponents, as they casually back out from the team select screen as soon as they see I chose Brazil (hey guys and gals... play me anyway... your rank is sure to go up!). Hopefully EA will find a fix for that problem, which plagues their sports titles greatly. Other than relatively few complaints, however, 2006 FIFA World up Germany is a solid title and worthy of a rental for most, and a buy for worldwide fans of soccer.
85
Xbox 360XBox Solution (XBS)
Again, this is a great effort from EA. I would have liked more in the way of real ball physics and smarter AI goalies. It sets the bar and I hope that EA and others will set out to beat the mark with the next soccer game due out. It offers plenty and delivers a solid gaming experience. Just know that there are certain areas that still need tweaked. If you enjoy soccer and were waiting for a title loaded with teams and features, this is the best you’re going to find for this year. It showed changes and a new direction for the series and I liked that.
85
PSPGameZone
One of the most enjoyable soccer games you will play on your PSP, 2006 FIFA World Cup is the perfect traveling companion for any sports fan. While the game concentrates on this year’s World Cup and its qualifying teams, you’ll still have a great time playing through this tournament. If you love a good portable sports game and/or are a soccer aficionado, this is the game you will want to buy.
85
XboxGameZone
The controls are more responsive than the 360 platform, and there is the create-a-player option to put you squarely into the heat of the battle. The 2006 FIFA World Cup edition is definitely a lot of fun to play, and provides a solid challenge as well.
85
GameCubeN-Zone
FIFA Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft sorgt von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute für tolle WM-Stimmung und ist auch spielerisch das beste FIFA, das es je gab. Man muss aber dennoch kritisch anmerken, dass die Nutzung der Lizenz und die Konzentration auf nur dieses eine Turnier den Umfang stark schmälern.
85
XboxGame Informer Magazine
I wasn’t nearly so disappointed with the first Xbox 360 FIFA game that came out at launch as some people, despite its lack of game modes. With that said, this newer game is by far the more impressive choice, with fully fleshed out features, excellent animation, solid soccer gameplay, and an exciting presentation, replete with another batch of great music from around the world.
85
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
I wasn’t nearly so disappointed with the first Xbox 360 FIFA game that came out at launch as some people, despite its lack of game modes. With that said, this newer game is by far the more impressive choice, with fully fleshed out features, excellent animation, solid soccer gameplay, and an exciting presentation, replete with another batch of great music from around the world.
84
WindowsIGN
2006 FIFA World Cup is a delightful celebration of the Super Bowl of soccer with the official German stadiums, all the teams you could want and a variety of game modes. It's chock-full of World Cup atmosphere, from the roar of the crowd to a rainstorm of confetti to actual video-tours of each German stadium to 127 national anthems. Of course, the lack of a true manager mode hurts the longevity of a title that should hold value until 2008, or even beyond. But EA put together its most solid soccer gameplay experience yet and the deepest World Cup title of all time. Still, it's hard to argue that the gameplay, an obvious imitation of Winning Eleven, is better, but with star players and a nifty new shooting mechanism, it would be hard to argue it's worse.
83
Xbox 360Gamesmania
Mit dem FIFA zur WM 2006 ist EA ein durchaus gutes Spiel gelungen. Trotz der genannten Schwächen ist das neue FIFA aufgrund der gelungenen Präsentation und der akribischen Annäherung an den tatsächlichen WM Ablauf ein Muss für alle Fußballfans. Überrascht haben uns auch Details wie die interessanten Informationen zu allen teilnehmenden Nationen oder die Videos zu allen WM Stadien und Austragungsorte. Insgesamt sprechen wir diesem Spiel eine Kaufempfehlung aus. Danke an EA, dass die WM in unserem Lande schon jetzt auf dem heimischen Bildschirm beginnen kann!
83
GameCubeGamesmania
Mit dem FIFA zur WM 2006 ist EA ein durchaus gutes Spiel gelungen. Trotz der genannten Schwächen ist das neue FIFA aufgrund der gelungenen Präsentation und der akribischen Annäherung an den tatsächlichen WM Ablauf ein Muss für alle Fußballfans. Überrascht haben uns auch Details wie die interessanten Informationen zu allen teilnehmenden Nationen oder die Videos zu allen WM Stadien und Austragungsorte. Insgesamt sprechen wir diesem Spiel eine Kaufempfehlung aus. Danke an EA, dass die WM in unserem Lande schon jetzt auf dem heimischen Bildschirm beginnen kann!
83
XboxGamesmania
Mit dem FIFA zur WM 2006 ist EA ein durchaus gutes Spiel gelungen. Trotz der genannten Schwächen ist das neue FIFA aufgrund der gelungenen Präsentation und der akribischen Annäherung an den tatsächlichen WM Ablauf ein Muss für alle Fußballfans. Überrascht haben uns auch Details wie die interessanten Informationen zu allen teilnehmenden Nationen oder die Videos zu allen WM Stadien und Austragungsorte. Insgesamt sprechen wir diesem Spiel eine Kaufempfehlung aus. Danke an EA, dass die WM in unserem Lande schon jetzt auf dem heimischen Bildschirm beginnen kann!
83
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Mit dem FIFA zur WM 2006 ist EA ein durchaus gutes Spiel gelungen. Trotz der genannten Schwächen ist das neue FIFA aufgrund der gelungenen Präsentation und der akribischen Annäherung an den tatsächlichen WM Ablauf ein Muss für alle Fußballfans. Überrascht haben uns auch Details wie die interessanten Informationen zu allen teilnehmenden Nationen oder die Videos zu allen WM Stadien und Austragungsorte. Insgesamt sprechen wir diesem Spiel eine Kaufempfehlung aus. Danke an EA, dass die WM in unserem Lande schon jetzt auf dem heimischen Bildschirm beginnen kann!
83
PSPGamesmania
Mit dem FIFA zur WM 2006 ist EA ein durchaus gutes Spiel gelungen. Trotz der genannten Schwächen ist das neue FIFA aufgrund der gelungenen Präsentation und der akribischen Annäherung an den tatsächlichen WM Ablauf ein Muss für alle Fußballfans. Überrascht haben uns auch Details wie die interessanten Informationen zu allen teilnehmenden Nationen vor den Partien. Insgesamt sprechen wir diesem Spiel eine Kaufempfehlung aus. Danke an EA, dass die WM in unserem Lande schon jetzt auf dem heimischen Bildschirm beginnen kann und wir das WM Flair jetzt sogar immer in der Tasche haben können.
83
WindowsGamesmania
Mit dem FIFA zur WM 2006 ist EA ein durchaus gutes Spiel gelungen. Trotz der genannten Schwächen ist das neue FIFA aufgrund der gelungenen Präsentation und der akribischen Annäherung an den tatsächlichen WM Ablauf ein Muss für alle Fußballfans. Überrascht haben uns auch Details wie die interessanten Informationen zu allen teilnehmenden Nationen oder die Videos zu allen WM Stadien und Austragungsorte. Insgesamt sprechen wir diesem Spiel eine Kaufempfehlung aus. Danke an EA, dass die WM in unserem Lande schon jetzt auf dem heimischen Bildschirm beginnen kann!
83
Xbox 360Gamer Within
The future for EA based Fifa games looks bright if anything can be judged from 2006 FIFA World Cup. The only thing that this bag of soccer goodness is missing is the corruption that riddles the wonderful game of soccer…and the ability to head butt an annoying defender.
83
Xbox 360TeamXbox
Yes, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a full-price title, and yes it shares a good bit with last year’s Xbox 360 launch title, but there’s a lot of extra love coming from EA Canada. 2006 FIFA World Cup is a synergistic title that is virtually complete from stem to stern. There’s good gameplay, excellent modes, palpable pageantry, above average graphics and audio, and even sweet navigation screens.
83
Xbox 360GameZone
The team management mode is a little light and there is no way to create a player to put into the action, but the look and feel of the game is very solid. This game captures the excitement of the sport and while there are few minor issues, it is still a lot of fun to play and offers a lot of challenge.
83
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
De game is weer tot in de details uitgewerkt, de graphics en het geluid zijn wat we er als verwende jongetjes van verwachten. Enkele leuke dingetjes zoals het omverschieten van de 'camera' in herhalingen en de extra features in het menu bieden geen grandioze vernieuwing, maar ze tonen toch aan dat ze er bij EA nog zin in hebben. Al bij al dus (weer) geen revolutie in het genre, wel blijven ze dit keer op de goede weg.
82
WindowsCheat Code Central
2006 FIFA World Cup will rival any video soccer game on the market. It's been inspired by Winning Eleven, which until now, was the game to beat. By incorporating some of the best of Winning Eleven's features, along with some classic EA elements, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a hybrid soccer game that definitely raises the bar for EA.
82
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
2006 FIFA World Cup will rival any video soccer game on the market. It's been inspired by Winning Eleven, which until now, was the game to beat. By incorporating some of the best of Winning Eleven's features, along with some classic EA elements, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a hybrid soccer game that definitely raises the bar for EA.
82
XboxCheat Code Central
2006 FIFA World Cup will rival any video soccer game on the market. It's been inspired by Winning Eleven, which until now, was the game to beat. By incorporating some of the best of Winning Eleven's features, along with some classic EA elements, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a hybrid soccer game that definitely raises the bar for EA.
82
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
2006 FIFA World Cup will rival any video soccer game on the market. It's been inspired by Winning Eleven, which until now, was the game to beat. By incorporating some of the best of Winning Eleven's features, along with some classic EA elements, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a hybrid soccer game that definitely raises the bar for EA.
82
Xbox 360GameSpot
A little over five weeks from now, the 2006 FIFA World Cup will kick off in Munich when the tournament's German hosts take on Costa Rica. Recent player injuries are already providing plenty of pre-tournament drama, but if you really want to get your experience under way a month ahead of time, you can claim the FIFA World Cup Trophy for your country in EA Sports' 2006 FIFA World Cup. EA Canada's latest football offering does a good job of re-creating the carnival atmosphere that surrounds every World Cup competition, and although the Xbox 360 game still lacks some of the best features from its PlayStation 2 and Xbox counterparts, it's a much easier game to recommend than last year's FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup.
82
PlayStation 2Fragland.net
Fifa World Cup Germany 2006 is a nice but also light soccer game. It offers a lot of action, much variation and a minimum of profundity. It's especially the latter that will be a disadvantage to the Fifa series until the end of times, but on the other hand everyone, even my little sister, will know how to handle the controls. If EA wants to offer pleasure with this game, they definitely score, but the gamer who wants more freedom should look to another series of soccer games...
81
Xbox 360TalkXbox
2006 FIFA World Cup is a much improved soccer title compared to its predecessor on the Xbox 360, Road to FIFA World Cup. The slight gameplay tweaks and changes help make the game more enjoyable to play. The title’s strongest aspect is the way it captures the World Cup event. Like most other World Cup titles, there isn’t a whole lot of replay value here, but the time you spend playing this title will be enjoyable. Soccer fans will at least have to give this one a rental.
81
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ahhhh. Die Stimmung, die Präsentation, die Fangesänge. Alles sehr hübsch, aber nicht ganz so hübsch, wie's hätte sein können - die Optik hat keine rechten Fortschritte gemacht, die Ballphysik ist kaum optimiert, und obendrein hat die Bedienung ein paar Merkwürdigkeiten. Zudem, Fifa-typisch, neigt man beim Spielen dazu, sich auf wenige Varianten zu konzentrieren. Egal, Spaß macht's trotzdem, und zwar ordentlich. Es ist eben, sorry Pro Evo, besonders aufregend, wenn die WM so echt wirkt wie beim aktuellen Fifa.
81
WindowsGameSpot
2006 FIFA World Cup does a good job of re-creating the carnival atmosphere that surrounds the competition, and it plays a good, fast-paced game of soccer to boot.
81
Xbox 360Game Chronicles
I find it interesting that this game concept would only work for something as trendy as soccer. If you tried to release an NFL game that had nothing but the playoffs and the Super Bowl you would have a lot of dusty games on the store shelf, but for some reason, soccer has an almost magical grip on its fans, and the World Cup is nearly as iconic as the Olympics for many.
80
Xbox 360games xtreme
This incarnation of the game is a little filler for the next FIFA to come along. They’ll get it right in 2007 hopefully or whenever the next slice of football action comes around. The single player is good and solid, but ultimately it’s a title with a short lifespan unless you’re the kind of person that eats, sleeps, breathes and drinks football 24/7. The game is good for a multi-player football fest with your friends, but online you can forget it. There is more lag and more spatial anomalies than even Doctor Who could solve that combine to bring the online matches to a grinding halt. When it works (which at the moment is rare) then it’s good, but really it should work 9/10 times not 2/10. So that is it, it’s a decent enough game, does what it says on the tin but unless you’re absolutely wanting to get those Gamerscore points or live the World Cup I’d wait for something else to wander along.
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GameCubeGameSpy
Perhaps the final determining factor when deciding on the purchase of FIFA is this question: What kind of soccer to you prefer? While some argue that Winning Eleven's pace and feel is artistic and fluid, there's no denying that it can be a bit off-putting to the non-soccer hardcore. FIFA is the Americanized version of soccer. It's up-tempo, physical, and direct. Advance the ball into open space, use your speed to beat the defender, and blast that sucker at the goal. EA has successfully bridged the gap between realism and videogame fun. Again, not to be reckless with our comparisons, but if WE is Gran Turismo, this is the Need For Speed equivalent. Both titles are fun, and each offers a lot of elements common to both. In the end, it comes down to gamer preference. If you're looking for a full dose of FIFA action, replete with glorious presentation, exciting gameplay, and plenty of online challenge, 2006 FIFA World Cup should be at the top of your playlist.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Perhaps the final determining factor when deciding on the purchase of FIFA is this question: What kind of soccer to you prefer? While some argue that Winning Eleven's pace and feel is artistic and fluid, there's no denying that it can be a bit off-putting to the non-soccer hardcore. FIFA is the Americanized version of soccer. It's up-tempo, physical, and direct. Advance the ball into open space, use your speed to beat the defender, and blast that sucker at the goal. EA has successfully bridged the gap between realism and videogame fun. Again, not to be reckless with our comparisons, but if WE is Gran Turismo, this is the Need For Speed equivalent. Both titles are fun, and each offers a lot of elements common to both. In the end, it comes down to gamer preference.
80
XboxGameSpy
If you're looking for a full dose of FIFA action, replete with glorious presentation, exciting gameplay, and plenty of online challenge, 2006 FIFA World Cup should be at the top of your playlist.
80
XboxX-Power
Deze 2006 FIFA World Cup is duidelijk een succes dat helemaal niet moet onderdoen voor het eerder uitgebrachte FIFA 06. Het erven van tal van goede capaciteiten, haar variëteit aan nieuwe gamemodi en een uitmuntende presentatie heeft voor een knallend resultaat gezorgd. Als voetballiefhebber is het absoluut geen schande om hem een vaste plek te geven op de salontafel, ook al moet je daarvoor FIFA 06 verticaal klasseren. Als je de kriebels voelt opkomen: koop hem, en doe onze Rode Duivels enige eer aan door ze op z’n minst te plaatsen voor jouw virtuele wereldkampioenschap. Succes!
80
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Copa do Mundo Fifa 2006" é para aqueles que gostaram de "Fifa 06" e estão interessados em vivenciar a emoção da competição, ainda que de maneira virtual. O game consegue fazer isso bem e, embora não dê sinal de novidades, respeita o bolso do consumidor com uma experiência boa suficiente para manter o interesse pelo jogo até o próximo "Fifa".
80
Xbox 360TTGamer
Of course there are a few problems with the game such as the fact it’s limited to country teams only (but to be honest and fair, that really was to be expected) and of course once the World Cup is over, chances are you won't want to touch it anymore. However this is the best World Cup licensed game ever produced and EA has made a huge effort to give us a slight glimpse at what FIFA 2007 will look like on the next generation consoles. Konami and EA are continuing to fight for our football gaming dollar and the big winner is the gamer.
80
Xbox 360EL33TONLINE
A superb release with 127 national teams to choose from, loads of atmosphere, fouls and grit to keep the hooligans firmly on their couches. An addictive and engaging soccer experience which can be enjoyed with all your best mates. Now if only there was a head butt feature…
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Copa do Mundo Fifa 2006" é para aqueles que gostaram de "Fifa 06" e estão interessados em vivenciar a emoção da competição, ainda que de maneira virtual. O game consegue fazer isso bem e, embora não dê sinal de novidades, respeita o bolso do consumidor com uma experiência boa suficiente para manter o interesse pelo jogo até o próximo "Fifa".
80
XboxTeamXbox
Yes, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a full-price title, and yes the engine has been in place for a stint, but there’s a lot of extra love coming from EA Canada. 2006 FIFA World Cup is a synergistic title that is virtually complete from stem to stern. There’s good gameplay (aside from some framerate choppiness), excellent modes, palpable pageantry, above average graphics and audio, and even sweet navigation screens.
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Xbox 360FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
FIFA World Cup 2006 makes some impressive strides over FIFA 06 for the Xbox 360. Changes in graphics and game play are evident, but EA still has plenty of room to improve all aspects of next year’s football game.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
For the price ($30) and the contents, FIFA World Cup 2006 can’t be beat. Know what you’re getting before going in – otherwise you might be disappointed. This is a good game with a lot of challenges and more of FIFA’s acclaimed gameplay. However, innovation and graphical achievements were not included in this “upgrade.”
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XboxOfficial Xbox Magazine (UK)
Still, it's really nice having the official teams, World Cup logos, a decent tournament structure and the ability to play all this on Xbox Live. FIFA gets better as the years pass, with each new evolution making it slicker, smoother and more enjoyable to play. FIFA World Cup still isn't quite the best footy game on Xbox, but if you want to recreate England's inevitable brave quarter-final defeat in your own home, this is more than enough to keep you busy for months.
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Xbox 360Deaf Gamers
2006 FIFA World Cup is definitely the best World Cup game since World Cup 98. There's a lot to do here and you won't simply want to throw the game to one side when you've won the World Cup with your chosen nation. There are problems although none are anything major. It's a shame that frame rate dips occur on all three versions and I had hoped the Xbox 360 version would have been without any slowdown considering the console's capabilities. The rather apathetic AI problem can be cured by simply upping the difficult level. Still regardless of the version you choose there's no question that this is one polished football product that will please those looking to enrich their World Cup experience.
80
PlayStation 2Deaf Gamers
2006 FIFA World Cup is definitely the best World Cup game since World Cup 98. There's a lot to do here and you won't simply want to throw the game to one side when you've won the World Cup with your chosen nation. There are problems although none are anything major. It's a shame that frame rate dips occur on all three versions and I had hoped the Xbox 360 version would have been without any slowdown considering the console's capabilities. The rather apathetic AI problem can be cured by simply upping the difficult level. Still regardless of the version you choose there's no question that this is one polished football product that will please those looking to enrich their World Cup experience.
80
WindowsDeaf Gamers
2006 FIFA World Cup is definitely the best World Cup game since World Cup 98. There's a lot to do here and you won't simply want to throw the game to one side when you've won the World Cup with your chosen nation. There are problems although none are anything major. It's a shame that frame rate dips occur on all three versions and I had hoped the Xbox 360 version would have been without any slowdown considering the console's capabilities. The rather apathetic AI problem can be cured by simply upping the difficult level. Still regardless of the version you choose there's no question that this is one polished football product that will please those looking to enrich their World Cup experience.
80
GameCubeCheat Code Central
2006 FIFA World Cup will rival any video soccer game on the market. It's been inspired by Winning Eleven, which until now, was the game to beat. By incorporating some of the best of Winning Eleven's features, along with some classic EA elements, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a hybrid soccer game that definitely raises the bar for EA.
80
Xbox 360Kombo.com
Although presentation should be revered, there are some major flaws that keep this game for being one of the better soccer games around. Luckily, there isn’t a better option for a FIFA game other than this Xbox 360 title, but that may instantly change when FIFA 07 is released for all consoles soon. For those who don’t mind the flashy visuals and presentations, it might be a better alternative to go with the PS2 or Xbox versions instead. We’ll see how FIFA 07 progresses soon, but it won’t be too hard for the ever-popular soccer franchise to top this. Still, 2006 FIFA World Cup is as solid as it comes for that retro-soccer fix.
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Xbox 3603DAvenue
Of course there are a few problems with the game such as the fact it’s limited to country teams only (but to be honest and fair, that really was to be expected) and of course once the World Cup is over, chances are you won't want to touch it anymore. However this is the best World Cup licensed game ever produced and EA has made a huge effort to give us a slight glimpse at what FIFA 2007 will look like on the next generation consoles. Konami and EA are continuing to fight for our football gaming dollar and the big winner is the gamer.
80
WindowsPC Powerplay
In puncto Taktik, Ballgefühl und Spielfreiheit zieht das Konami-Produkt locker an EA Sports vorbei. PES 5 ist eine Fußball-Simulation; FIFA WM 2006 ist ein Actionspiel. Wen das nicht stört, und wer unbedingt das "offizielle Spiel zur WM 2006" haben muss, wird mit FIFA sicherlich glücklich. Das ändert allerdings nichts daran, dass PES 5 das bessere Fußball-Spiel ist.
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GameCubeIGN
Go down the list of things you would want in a World Cup soccer game. Besides gameplay, graphics and sound, obviously, think about the aspects of the World Cup that would make a soccer videogame special. There's the atmosphere and pageantry of the Cup. There are star players that shine on soccer's grandest stage. There are qualifying rounds, the official stadiums of the host country and classic players and teams. In 2006 FIFA World, EA puts a checkmark next to almost every aspect that you would want in a World Cup title, making this year's game the most complete World Cup soccer game to date.
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GameCubeGameSpot
2006 FIFA World Cup does a good job of re-creating the carnival atmosphere that surrounds the competition, and it plays a good, fast-paced game of football to boot.
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Xbox 360Play.tm
What FIFA World Cup 2006 provides is a well-rounded experience that is the official virtual compliment to the real world events commencing in the next couple of weeks. As a standalone football game without all the World Cup-related fluff and filling, EA have provided something which is actually good fun to play (both off and online), certainly not like their frustratingly average efforts over recent years. As is usually the case when these bi-annual occasions occur, if you've got FIFA Soccer 2006 then there's really no need to fork out the extra cash for this effort, best sticking with what you've got or holding out for the upcoming release of the Daddy of soccer simulations, Konami's Pro Evolution, that, despite being overshadowed by all of FIFA's official branding, is still superior in terms of play.
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WindowsPC Gamer UK
Such glamour reflects a game developed within EA's comfort zone. 2006 FWCG does little to advance the FIFA evolution, but it's the perfect warm-up for a long, hot summer of football.
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WindowsGame Freaks 365
Being the first time that I've played FIFA on a home console and not a portable, I'm surprised how constrained you are with gameplay when games like Winning Eleven go very deep. That said, FIFA is a much friendlier game for soccer newcomers to play than Winning Eleven and as such, probably more attractive to gamers in America. If you can't make it to Germany, this may be your only chance to take part in the World Cup; that makes this an acceptable package for some fans of the sport.
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WindowsPC Zone
While it's never going to match PES on the pitch, the authenticity does genuinely make a difference. If you play this enough, by the time the real thing comes around you should have gleaned enough information to be able to bore for England. And for 20 quid, it's probably better value than sticking a St George's cross on the aerial of your white van.
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PSPGame Chronicles
I find it interesting that this game concept would only work for something as trendy as soccer. If you tried to release an NFL game that had nothing but the playoffs and the Super Bowl you would have a lot of dusty games on the store shelf, but for some reason, soccer has an almost magical grip on its fans, and the World Cup is nearly as iconic as the Olympics for many. When it comes to soccer on the PSP it's either this or World Tour Soccer 06. Only 2006 FIFA World Cup manages to capture all of that magic and recreate the pageantry of the World Cup better than any World Cup game before it, and it puts it in the palm of your hand.
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XboxGameSpot
2006 FIFA World Cup does a good job of re-creating the carnival atmosphere that surrounds the competition, but it suffers from frequent and obnoxious slowdown.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
2006 FIFA World Cup does a good job of re-creating the carnival atmosphere that surrounds the competition, but it suffers from frequent and obnoxious slowdown.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Keine Karten für die WM bekommen? Machen Sie sich nichts draus! EA Sports bringt Ihnen die Weltmeisterschaft ins Wohnzimmer - Wochen vor dem Start. Berlin, 9. Juli 2006: Deutschland fegt Brasilien im Finale der Weltmeisterschaft mit 2:0 vom Platz. Klinsis Kinder-Überraschung Poldi und Schweini spielt die Abwehr der südamerikanischen Spaß-Fußballer beinahe im Minutentakt schwindlig. Am Ende ist das Ergebnis für die Selecao sogar schmeichelhaft. Ein höherer Sieg wäre verdient gewesen.
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Xbox 360GamesFire
EA hat es wieder einmal geschafft und mit FIFA Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft 2006 ein schönes Fußballspiel in die Läden gebracht. Doch Schönheit alleine reicht nicht, denn für spannende und langanhaltende Partien muss auch eine anständige KI her. Für WM-Fanatiker und FIFA-Fans ein Muss, für alle anderen bleibt nur Pro Evolution Soccer als Alternative.
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GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
So, has EA done FIFA justice? Well, if you skipped to this paragraph, the answer is a qualified yes. FIFA World Cup 2006 is a darned fun game. Unless you’re a hardcore soccer nut, though, it probably won’t beckon you while you’re away. However, it's an excellent experience, particularly while playing with friends. It’s definitely worth a rental, at least.
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PlayStation 2DarkZero
This is the best FIFA title yet, no doubt about it. It flows better and plays better than the previous incarnations. However, if you already own FIFA 2006, then think twice before spending your cash on a slightly updated version of the same game, even if it does have all the World Cup bells and whistles. I have absolutely no doubt that this will sit atop the multi-format charts for weeks on end, no matter what anyone says in a review. We will be thankful, then, that it's actually a good game. It is not better than the game it tries so hard to emulate, PES is still the king of the hill as far as football games go. But FIFA is getting closer than ever, and considering that many were a little disappointed with PES 5, the battle between PES 6 and FIFA 2007 could be an interesting one.
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WindowsPC Action
Dank FIFA WM 06 ging mein Traum in Erfüllung: Die polnische Nationalmannschaft deklassierte in der Gruppenphase Deutschland, vernaschte im Halbfinale Brasilien und schickte im Endspiel Argentinien mit 4:0 nach Hause. Wow - und das alles sah auch noch klasse aus! Doch spielerisch ist mir der Titel trotzdem zu öde. Zu allem Überfluss ging mir die künstlische Intelligenz schon während der Quali auf den Sack. Wer eine Fußball-Sim mit mehr Tiefgang will, kommt auch dieses Jahr nicht an Pro Evo Soccer vorbei.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Et de 17 ! Pour prolonger une histoire exceptionnelle qui regorge de succès, voici que la série des Fifa donne naissance à un nouvel opus, en l’occurrence Coupe du Monde de la Fifa 2006. A nom disgracieux, jeu décevant ? Pas si sûr : alors qu'on était généralement déçu des titres estampillés Coupe du Monde et qu'on s'attendait à un jeu n'apportant que très peu par rapport à Fifa 06, sorti il y a moins d'un an, force est de constater que, cette fois-ci, EA Sports nous surprend agréablement…
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PlayStation 2FOK!games
2006 FIFA World Cup is een leuke game voor mensen die altijd warm lopen voor FIFA games, hoe weinig vernieuwing ze ook brengen. Het blijft een ijzersterke franchise, en vooral als je Nederland kampioen kan maken.
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Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA)
If you've got World Cup fever then this game delivers the excitement of it in spades. If you're solely looking at it though for the online tournaments, or Xbox Live play against friends perhaps give it a rent first to see how you feel about it after a few hours of game time. All this game needed was just a bit more graphical tweaking and better online options and it would have been a classic.
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PSPGiery.eu
Podsumowując, FIFA World Cup 2006 to dobry, ale słabo wykończony kawałek softu, który jednak - mimo swoich wad - potrafi zapewnić sporą grywalność i zatrzymać przed ekranikiem PSP na długi czas. Zlepka symulacji i czystej, arcede'owej rozgrywki czyni z tej gry lekki, ale momentami wymagający szpil. Zabrakło tutaj może tej "filmowości", czyli zgrabnych replay'ów i tego typu rzeczy, ale nie o to chodzi, bo PSP-kowa FIFA to przede wszystkim mnóstwo niezobowiązującego miodu, tak na kilka minut w trakcie przerwy w szkole, pracy itd., jak i na dłuższe, wieczorne godziny. EA dostarczyło świetną, choć nie pozbawioną wad grę, która dla fanów piłki nożnej może okazać się strzałem w 10-kę:).
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Das offizielle Spiel zur WM punktet in erster Linie mit einer grandiosen Präsentation, dank offizieller Lizenz akkuraten Stadien sowie Original-Spielernamen. Doch so gut die allgemeine Präsentation auch ist, vermisst man eine emotionale Steigerung der Atmosphäre. Ein Quali-Spiel oder auch die Vorrunden-Begegnungen zeigen sich genauso stark bzw. schwach wie das Finale. Hier wäre mehr drin gewesen. Und spielerisch? Trotz propagierter Änderungen fühlt sich die WM-Edition 2006 (mit Ausnahme der deutlich verbesserten 360-Variante) nicht wesentlich anders an als das normale FIFA 2006 – schwache KI, fehlendes Pressing und viele ähnliche Tore zeigen die Unterschiede zur Konkurrenz auf. Technisch stark, spielerisch nicht schlecht, aber wahrlich nicht berauschend hinterlässt die virtuelle WM angesichts des nicht ausgeschöpften Potenzials ein „Nicht-Fisch-Nicht-Fleisch“-Gefühl.
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Windows4Players.de
Das offizielle Spiel zur WM punktet in erster Linie mit einer grandiosen Präsentation, dank offizieller Lizenz akkuraten Stadien sowie Original-Spielernamen. Doch so gut die allgemeine Präsentation auch ist, vermisst man eine emotionale Steigerung der Atmosphäre. Ein Quali-Spiel oder auch die Vorrunden-Begegnungen zeigen sich genauso stark bzw. schwach wie das Finale. Hier wäre mehr drin gewesen. Und spielerisch? Trotz propagierter Änderungen fühlt sich die WM-Edition 2006 (mit Ausnahme der deutlich verbesserten 360-Variante) nicht wesentlich anders an als das normale FIFA 2006 – schwache KI, fehlendes Pressing und viele ähnliche Tore zeigen die Unterschiede zur Konkurrenz auf. Technisch stark, spielerisch nicht schlecht, aber wahrlich nicht berauschend hinterlässt die virtuelle WM angesichts des nicht ausgeschöpften Potenzials ein „Nicht-Fisch-Nicht-Fleisch“-Gefühl.
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Xbox4Players.de
Das offizielle Spiel zur WM punktet in erster Linie mit einer grandiosen Präsentation, dank offizieller Lizenz akkuraten Stadien sowie Original-Spielernamen. Doch so gut die allgemeine Präsentation auch ist, vermisst man eine emotionale Steigerung der Atmosphäre. Ein Quali-Spiel oder auch die Vorrunden-Begegnungen zeigen sich genauso stark bzw. schwach wie das Finale. Hier wäre mehr drin gewesen. Und spielerisch? Trotz propagierter Änderungen fühlt sich die WM-Edition 2006 (mit Ausnahme der deutlich verbesserten 360-Variante) nicht wesentlich anders an als das normale FIFA 2006 – schwache KI, fehlendes Pressing und viele ähnliche Tore zeigen die Unterschiede zur Konkurrenz auf. Technisch stark, spielerisch nicht schlecht, aber wahrlich nicht berauschend hinterlässt die virtuelle WM angesichts des nicht ausgeschöpften Potenzials ein „Nicht-Fisch-Nicht-Fleisch“-Gefühl.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Das offizielle Spiel zur WM punktet in erster Linie mit einer grandiosen Präsentation, dank offizieller Lizenz akkuraten Stadien sowie Original-Spielernamen. Doch so gut die allgemeine Präsentation auch ist, vermisst man eine emotionale Steigerung der Atmosphäre. Ein Quali-Spiel oder auch die Vorrunden-Begegnungen zeigen sich genauso stark bzw. schwach wie das Finale. Hier wäre mehr drin gewesen. Und spielerisch? Trotz propagierter Änderungen fühlt sich die WM-Edition 2006 (mit Ausnahme der deutlich verbesserten 360-Variante) nicht wesentlich anders an als das normale FIFA 2006 – schwache KI, fehlendes Pressing und viele ähnliche Tore zeigen die Unterschiede zur Konkurrenz auf. Technisch stark, spielerisch nicht schlecht, aber wahrlich nicht berauschend hinterlässt die virtuelle WM angesichts des nicht ausgeschöpften Potenzials ein „Nicht-Fisch-Nicht-Fleisch“-Gefühl.
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GameCube4Players.de
Das offizielle Spiel zur WM punktet in erster Linie mit einer grandiosen Präsentation, dank offizieller Lizenz akkuraten Stadien sowie Original-Spielernamen. [...]Doch so gut die allgemeine Präsentation auch ist, vermisst man eine emotionale Steigerung der Atmosphäre. Ein Quali-Spiel oder auch die Vorrunden-Begegnungen zeigen sich genauso stark bzw. schwach wie das Finale. Hier wäre mehr drin gewesen. Und spielerisch? Trotz propagierter Änderungen fühlt sich die WM-Edition 2006 (mit Ausnahme der deutlich verbesserten 360-Variante) nicht wesentlich anders an als das normale FIFA 2006 – schwache KI, fehlendes Pressing und viele ähnliche Tore zeigen die Unterschiede zur Konkurrenz auf. Technisch stark, spielerisch nicht schlecht, aber wahrlich nicht berauschend hinterlässt die virtuelle WM angesichts des nicht ausgeschöpften Potenzials ein „Nicht-Fisch-Nicht-Fleisch“-Gefühl.
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GameCubeJeuxpo.com
Moins exhaustif que FIFA Football 2006, Coupe du Monde 2006 est un dérivé intéressant et qui devrait intéresser les amateurs de foot, qui vont pouvoir concevoir leur propre équipe nationale, et la mêner à la consécration.
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Xbox 360Video Game Talk
If you found yourself with a sour taste in your mouth after playing Road to the World Cup then you'll definitely want to tackle EA's "apology" release. Everything about FIFA 06: World Cup is better though I can't help but feel that instead of two separate releases we should have just received one solid package. That's roughly $120 you'd have spent on what should have been the same game. Not only that, the fact this version is $60 instead of $30 like the other console editions doesn't help matters either. Regardless, if you are a soccer hooligan looking for a game to sink your teeth into this is a semi-flawed but good package. I don't see it winning over a new audience but then the FIFA name speaks for itself.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com
2006 FIFA World Cup is a perfectly playable football title that happens to include a fair amount of content for a game based on a single tournament. Gameplay still lags behind the mighty Pro Evolution Soccer in a few areas, but the 'first touch' and 'off the ball' systems continue to impress. Presentation is great as expected, making this the perfect title to celebrate the World Cup with, even if it's not the perfect footy game. If the Xbox 360 is your only gaming system, then this is also the best game of football you're going to get for a few months, but you'll have to decide if you want better visuals or the slightly superior playing current-gen version.
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Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
There's no doubt that fans of the series will be happy with what they get in 2006 FIFA World Cup. It looks great, it's easy to play and there are plenty of game modes to get through. But the loose and clumsy gameplay still has some way to go before it can match the ongoing king of football games, Pro Evo. And - readers please take note - it's not worth getting if you have the massively similar FIFA 06. Still, it's the best of a limited choice, so if you fancy a kick-about on your next-gen powerhouse, this is the one to go for.
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Xbox 360Club Skill
So, no, 2006 FIFA World Cup isn’t going to score lower than a five. Frankly, it’s one of the best FIFA titles in years and really encaptures the spirit of the World Cup. Yes, it has its problems, especially online, but single player offers a solid footballing experience which is very enjoyable. If you’ve steered clear of the last few instalments, then I highly suggest you invest in this, because you’ll be pleased with the results. It’s far from perfect, but this is a frivolous footballing game. Now, England, win the World Cup for me.
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GameCubeClub Skill
To conclude, this game is not as bad as it could’ve been, but if EA had tried its hardest it could’ve been so much more. However, it is still enjoyable all the same, and with the world cup coming up, there’s no excuse to give it a bash, just bring your England tinted spectacles with you.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
Even though the game is vastly improved, the price tag of 60 dollars will make owners of the first FIFA 2006 wonder if buying this upgrade is worth the price. To you I can only say, it is a better game all around and if you can get a great trade in deal for FIFA 06, then go for it. For anyone looking for a great soccer title for their 360 who has not yet purchased FIFA 2006, it is a no brainer to shoot for World Cup. Finally, if you are part of the lot who played the demo or the full version and wasn't impressed the first go round, I don't think there is much here that will change your mind, even with all the improvements.
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Xbox 360FOK!games
Al met al laat de game dus redelijk wat liggen. De besturing is op zich prima, maar door de vele irritaties en bugs ga je je er toch aan ergeren. Daarnaast is de game erg beperkt waardoor je er niet al te lang mee zoet zult zijn. Grafisch doet de game niet meer dan wat hij moet doen; de spelers en ook de coaches zien er goed uit, maar het publiek is één hossende massa van exacte klonen. De game is met vrienden wel leuk om te doen, maar daar kun je elke willekeurige FIFA wel voor kopen. De punten die je verdient waarmee je extra's kunt kopen maken de game er ook niet veel uitdagender op en ook de scenario's zijn niet meer dan een kleine extra. Dit maakt dan ook dat de game eigenlijk alleen leuk is voor mensen die per se het WK willen naspelen. Leuk voor de sfeer, maar meer ook niet.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Agréable à jouer pendant quelques heures, ce nouveau FIFA deviendra un peu lassant lorsque vous aurez fait le tour des cinq modes de jeu. Si son gameplay n'a pas évolué et donc déçoit une fois de plus, ses principaux atouts que sont la durée de vie et la bande-son sont une nouvelle fois au rendez-vous. On progresse toujours trop rapidement sur le terrain et le système de tir doit être entièrement revu pour contenter tous les types de joueurs. A conseiller aux fans de la série uniquement.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Agréable à jouer pendant quelques heures, ce nouveau FIFA deviendra un peu lassant lorsque vous aurez fait le tour des cinq modes de jeu. Si son gameplay n'a pas évolué et donc déçoit une fois de plus, ses principaux atouts que sont la durée de vie et la bande-son sont une nouvelle fois au rendez-vous. On progresse toujours trop rapidement sur le terrain et le système de tir doit être entièrement revu pour contenter tous les types de joueurs. A conseiller aux fans de la série uniquement.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Agréable à jouer pendant quelques heures, ce nouveau FIFA deviendra un peu lassant lorsque vous aurez fait le tour des cinq modes de jeu. Si son gameplay n'a pas évolué et donc déçoit une fois de plus, ses principaux atouts que sont la durée de vie et la bande-son sont une nouvelle fois au rendez-vous. On progresse toujours trop rapidement sur le terrain et le système de tir doit être entièrement revu pour contenter tous les types de joueurs. A conseiller aux fans de la série uniquement.
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WindowsPlayback
Cóż mogę napisać na koniec. Gra nie zachwyciła, choć na początku potrafiła dać trochę przyjemności. Kamień milowy oczywiście z niej żaden, zresztą nikt się po niej rewolucji nie spodziewał. Szkoda tylko, że nie uświadczymy tu ani rewolucji, ani ewolucji. Maniakom FIFY się spodoba - choć ja sam, gdybym był takim maniakiem, poważnie zastanowiłbym się nad sensem jej kupna, ponieważ zasadniczo to się różni od poprzedniczki tylko tym, że cała gra kręci się wokół jednego turnieju.
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PSPGameSpy
2006 FIFA World Cup isn't an awful PSP game by any means. It's just not a great game. The graphics are fairly decent, and the presentation feels like a nice adaptation of the PS2 game. Also, the AI is spiced up and relentless, which presents a nice challenge to franchise vets. However, the controls don't feel like they're adequate enough to stand up to the fast-paced action that the CPU or a multiplayer opponent can deliver. The multiplayer is both good and bad, at about 40/60 in favor of bad. On one hand, the games ran smoothly enough to go the entire match without dropping, but they had some occasional lag, few people seem to be playing online at all, and the EA Nation login is fairly annoying. If you've got World Cup fever, and the only prescription is a real license, then go with 2006 FIFA World Cup. Otherwise, stick to Winning Eleven 9, which is quickly becoming the standard for soccer on PSP.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
In conclusion, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a fun experience for single player or on-the-couch trash talking. While it's not the deepest game, it's got enough in the way of modes, including the fairly tough Global Challenge Mode, to keep players going until the next FIFA installment next fall. Also, it's not terrible for armchair multiplayer, and the now-muted visuals and excellent presentation lend themselves to the package. However, there is no way that this game can be recommended for Xbox Live. With stuttering performance, freezing screens, and five out of six attempted games dropping, it's an intolerably bad package. Players looking for a solid online game would be better suited picking up either the current-gen versions of this title and sacrificing graphics and better controls or going for the now-backwards compatible Winning Eleven 9.
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Xbox 360Factornews
Coupe du Monde de la FIFA 2006 est un FIFA tout ce qu’il y a de plus classique, avec sa jouabilité qui partage les joueurs, son visuel agréable et la licence officielle qui va bien. Question cœur du jeu, on ne peut qu’être déçu par le manque flagrant de nouveautés. On se prend une nouvelle fois à rêver d’un rapprochement des deux séries phares du foot sur console : le gameplay et les options tactiques de PES avec les modes de jeu et l’enrobage made in FIFA. On peut toujours courir...
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GameCubeCubed3
2006 FIFA World Cup Germany is a nice game for its purpose, and whilst we don’t like its blatant cash-cowing ways, it is good fun. The controls are tight, the gameplay has a nice quick arcade feel and the sense of spectacle is second to none. It got us even more excited about the World Cup than we already were. Finally, best of luck to England (with or without Shrek) and of course to all the other nations taking part.
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Xbox 360Lawrence
At first glance, FIFA will suck you in with all the bells and whistles of excitement. But the more you play it, the more it feels the same. This isn't a swan song by any means and if you didn't pick up FIFA 2006 during the regular season, this might be worth checking out, especially due to the extra Global Challenge mode that allows you to replay certain historical matches. But don't expect the attempt to emulate the Winning Eleven series to knock your socks off.
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XboxLawrence
At first glance, FIFA will suck you in with all the bells and whistles of excitement. But the more you play it, the more it feels the same. This isn't a swan song by any means and if you didn't pick up FIFA 2006 during the regular season, this might be worth checking out, especially due to the extra Global Challenge mode that allows you to replay certain historical matches. But don't expect the attempt to emulate the Winning Eleven series to knock your socks off.
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PlayStation 2Lawrence
At first glance, FIFA will suck you in with all the bells and whistles of excitement. But the more you play it, the more it feels the same. This isn't a swan song by any means and if you didn't pick up FIFA 2006 during the regular season, this might be worth checking out, especially due to the extra Global Challenge mode that allows you to replay certain historical matches. But don't expect the attempt to emulate the Winning Eleven series to knock your socks off.
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GameCubeLawrence
At first glance, FIFA will suck you in with all the bells and whistles of excitement. But the more you play it, the more it feels the same. This isn't a swan song by any means and if you didn't pick up FIFA 2006 during the regular season, this might be worth checking out, especially due to the extra Global Challenge mode that allows you to replay certain historical matches. But don't expect the attempt to emulate the Winning Eleven series to knock your socks off.
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PSPFOK!games
2006 FIFA World Cup op de PSP is absoluut een teleurstelling. De besturing is weliswaar te doen, maar door het waardeloze camerastandpunt wordt het plots een stuk lastiger om een goede voorzet te geven of lekker te passen. Ook kan ik adviseren om de game niet op amateur te spelen, dit gaat namelijk helemaal nergens over. Elke keer als je voor de keeper komt scoor je zo'n beetje. Totale tijdverspilling. De WK sfeer blijft wel redelijk goed behouden, alle landen zitten in de game evenals de WK stadions en de soundtrack is echt dik in orde. Deze voordelen kunnen alleen absoluut de minpunten van de game niet maskeren. Mocht je toch het WK willen naspelen, kijk dan naar één van de console versies of de PC versie. Deze zijn alledrie beter uitgewerkt en beter speelbaar. Op die manier bespaar je jezelf een hoop frustratie.
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Xbox 360FZ
Fyra år har passerat sedan Brasilien fick lyfta VM-pokalen på Yokohama-stadion i Japan, men nu är fotbolls-VM bara någon månad bort. Sjävklart kan inte en aktör som EA Sports låta ett sådant tillfälle gå dem förbi och de släpper i dagarna det officiella VM-spelet till alla tänkbara format. Efter att ha testat Xbox360-versionen går det emellertid bara att hoppas på att den verkliga turneringen blir betydligt bättre och roligare än den virtuella.
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Xbox 360RewiredMind
Sometimes, I really do wonder what goes on in people’s heads. 2006 FIFA World Cup came out just over a week before this review was written, and I purposefully held back from submitting my review, just to see if I could have a look at some of the reviews from the larger sites and to see if I was going completely crazy. It seems that I must be mad, since everyone else is running reviews praising EA for making an above-average game. In my eyes, this is a new low for the FIFA series.
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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
The default camera angle is extremely wide, giving you a good view but making the goals and players look incredibly small. The stadiums are fairly massive, and the blizzard of balloons and confetti coming from the stands looks great (I feel bad for the digitized groundskeepers who have to clean up all that stuff!). World Cup's commentary is exceptionally good, and I love it when they describe the ball as being "dispossessed". But there's really not much to like about World Cup. Whether you're a casual fan or a soccer maniac, I doubt you'll derive much enjoyment from this dull, dry soccer title.