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Rugby 2005

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
74
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Windows
...
3.2
Xbox
72
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Description

Rugby 2005 is the first update to EA Sports' rugby franchise. The game is now powered by EA's FIFA engine. Features include overhauled gameplay, motion captured animation, crowd chants for major stadiums, and unique heads for famous players. The BBC's Ian Robertson and former All Black Murray Mexted provide commentary. Mexted also guides the player through extensive interactive training drills.

Rugby 2005 includes up to date listings for all the major international teams, plus options to edit squads and create new players. Players can compete in tournaments such as the 6 Nations, Tri Nations, Super 12 and European Trophy championships.

Screenshots

Rugby 2005 Windows Super 12 match between the Chiefs and the Waratahs: scrum for the Chiefs, broadcast camera angle.
Rugby 2005 Windows Fiji vs. Samoa: Caucaunibuca celebrates his try with Naevo.
Rugby 2005 Windows Selecting teams for a tournament.
Rugby 2005 Windows The All Blacks perform the haka.

Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2005" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jun 21, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Xbox Mar 07, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Gaming Age Xbox Mar 25, 2005 B 75
TeamXbox Xbox Mar 15, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Mar 22, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot Xbox Mar 22, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Sep 17, 2006 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Xbox Mar 30, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2005 13 out of 20 65

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