Rugby 2004 (PlayStation 2)

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Description

The official game of the 2003 Rugby Wold Cup in Australia, Rugby 2004 is the sequel to Rugby 2001 with HB Studios replacing The Creative Assembly as the developers.

Fully licensed by the IRB, Rugby 2004 features 75 stadiums from around the world, including all the World Cup venues, 95 teams including the British Lions and world champion Australian Wallabies and more than 2000 players each with individual names called by the BBC's John Inverdale and Channel 7's Gordon Bray.

Major additions to the game include Super 12 and European Cup provincial tournaments, a player editor, custom teams, skill challenges like those found in other EA Sports games and an exclusive soundtrack by INXS.

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Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 Playing a match against an AI team. The L1/R1 buttons select the player's team and the opponents
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 The game starts with an optional animated introduction showing all the teams in action, this precedes the title screen
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 Prior to a match the team is presented to the crowd. An announcer runs through the players names while the scene is shown from different angles
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 When the player elects to play they are given the choice of tournament play, training, or loading an existing game. This is the training menu

Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2004" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

IGN Sep 17, 2003 7.3 out of 10 73
Futuregamez.net Oct 03, 2003 66 out of 100 66
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Sep 28, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Boomtown Nov 19, 2003 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Sep 22, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 05, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Factornews Oct 02, 2003 4 out of 10 40
GameSpy Sep 29, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Lawrence Sep 23, 2003 D 25

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Evil-Jim (151) added Rugby 2004 (PlayStation 2) on Sep 26, 2003
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