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Featuring a brand new engine (replacing the one used in five titles since FIFA 2003), FIFA 06 features new controls and gameplay, the most visible being more animations and better detailed ball and player physics and animation, the removal of the unpopular Off the Ball controls implemented in their 2004 version and remaking the free-kick interface so it's no longer obvious if the player decided for a shot on goal or a pass to a forward. Also new is the concept of "Team Chemistry" which affects how well a team plays collectively.

Featuring 26 leagues from 19 countries, 29 real stadiums and over 10'000 players with data for the 2005-06 seasons, as well as international teams, the game kept the "Create a player" feature as well as the many managing options untouched from previous versions. Career mode, the 15-year long climb to the top of the game, features new options such as sponsorships (which will only accept good results), player contracts and more weight on the player morale: a demoralized player (usually from not playing or possible influence from random events) is more likely to under-perform as well as pressuring the "Team Chemistry" values downwards and might refuse attempts to renew his contract, leaving on a free transfer.

While there are still many unlockables in the game (mostly third kits), the way to earn points changed. Instead of gaining points from completing tasks (from entering the EA Trax or creating a player to winning the Champions League or completing a career), the player has over 100 scenarios to way in five difficulty levels.

Screenshots

FIFA Soccer 06 PlayStation 2 Still part of the initial setup process. This screen allows the gamer to choose different styles of game play
FIFA Soccer 06 PlayStation 2 Unlike other games which start with a snazzy animated introduction, this game starts with a live action montage
FIFA Soccer 06 Windows Cutscene after we scored a goal
FIFA Soccer 06 Windows Tournament/Championship Screen

Promo Images

FIFA Soccer 06 Screenshot
FIFA Soccer 06 Screenshot
FIFA Soccer 06 Screenshot
FIFA Soccer 06 Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 06:世界杯之路" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "FIFA 06" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Game Over Online GameCube Nov 21, 2005 90 out of 100 90
3DAvenue PlayStation 2 Oct 22, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania.de Xbox Sep 15, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (Australia) Windows Dec 22, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Sep 29, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Nov 17, 2005 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Sep 26, 2005 76 out of 100 76
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Oct 08, 2005 71 out of 100 71
4Players.de GameCube Sep 26, 2005 59 out of 100 59

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Trivia

Multiplayer servers shutdown

On 1st September 2007, EA closed their servers for multiplayer games for the Xbox, Windows and PS2 versions.

Awards

  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 04/2006 - #2 Sports/Racing Game in 2005 (Readers' Vote)

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