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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.


Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 When playing in a tournament the venue is fixed. When playing a 'normal' game the player can choose any venue and conditions. Each half can be from 5 min to 40 min long
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 Prior to kickoff there's a warm up period during which the announcer identifies key players from both teams
Rugby 2004 Windows Where is the ball?
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 Before the game starts the player can change the team's tactics, line-up, and the team's kicker. <br>This is the tactics screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 17, 2003 7.3 out of 10 73
PC Gamer Windows Feb, 2004 68 out of 100 68 PlayStation 2 Oct 03, 2003 66 out of 100 66
GameZone PlayStation 2 Sep 28, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Windows Oct 21, 2003 4.2 out of 10 42 Windows Dec 22, 2003 8 out of 20 40 (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 05, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Absolute Games ( Windows Jun 28, 2004 30 out of 100 30
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Sep 23, 2003 D 25
Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 2003 2 out of 10 20


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