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Rugby 2005

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
74
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Windows
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3.2
Xbox
72
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Combined MobyScore 1 3.2


The Press Says

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85
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
The tutorials are well worth the investment and the gameplay is solid, although it can still be tightened. The engine might be dated in look, but it runs smoothly, and a great deal of effort has gone into the code to model physics of the egg-shaped rugby ball. For those of you familiar with the game, there is a full suite of teams and leagues that represent the most famous and popular clubs and national teams. If you are interested in learning more about this sport, or if you are looking for a new sport to get into because mainstream sports aren't doing it for you anymore, then I highly recommend Rugby 2005. It's fast, it's fun and it's new, but most importantly, it's a good game.
80
XboxIGN
In short, the game includes all the modes that rugby fans would want, with a ready-to-play engine that improves on everything that has previously been available in a rugby video game. The graphics have made a quantum leap, the soundtrack is fun, and the commentary is excellent. If you haven't dabbled in EA's rugby games before, this is the best year yet to begin.
79
PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
EA Sports Rugby 2005 is a superior game to EA Sports Rugby 2004. The graphics, sound and gameplay are all improved and while still not brilliant the series is at least heading in the right direction. If you're a rugby fan then this is a game you should certainly check out.
78
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Wer sich nur ein klein wenig für diese Sportart interessiert, kommt um diese ebenso einsteigerfreundliche wie realistische Simulation nicht herum, auch wenn Rugby 2005 in Sachen Grafik und Umfang etwas hinter dem gewohnten EA-Sports-Niveau zurückbleibt.
75
XboxGaming Age
Nevertheless, Rugby 2005 is not for everyone. Actually, Rugby 2005 is not really recommended to anyone not too keen on the sport. Give it a go on the tele first, and if you feel like this is your bag, pick it up. In the end, it's a great sport and a great game. Kudos for EA by giving this another chance as there is a small calling for it, but it may just be too unfamiliar for folks here in the States to sell enough to make a profit.
73
XboxTeamXbox
The game has shown a nice level of improvement over the last few years and is finally offering gamers as close to an authentic Rugby experience as we can expect without actually setting foot on the pitch. There’s still work to be done, a dynasty mode would offer some much needed longevity and Xbox Live play would push this game right over the top and onto the focus of the mainstream. As it stands Rugby enthusiasts or inquisitive minds who have been wondering about the sport for all these years now have the perfect reason to pick up the controller and try their hand at a new sport.
73
PlayStation 2PGNx Media
Rugby 2005 is in uncomfortable position. The sport isn’t really familiar to Americans, thus playing it requires a bit more effort than the other sport games. The unfamiliarity also doesn’t allow us to accurately judge how close it portrays the sport of rugby. If you’re a fan of the game, based purely on fun, Rugby 2005 isn’t bad, but then again, you probably already own it. Sports fans interested in giving rugby a try won’t be disappointed, either. Renting it before is wise, though.
71
XboxGameSpot
Rugby 2005 will likely appeal to that minority of gamers already familiar with the sport it portrays. For the rest, the game serves as a decent introduction to rugby that, with a little practice, offers some fun and challenge, though not much in the way of long-term appeal. If you love rugby, you probably already own this one. If this is your first time with a rugby game, you'll likely spend your first few hours wondering just what's going on.
71
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Rugby 2005 will likely appeal to that minority of gamers already familiar with the sport it portrays. For the rest, the game serves as a decent introduction to rugby that, with a little practice, offers some fun and challenge, though not much in the way of long-term appeal. If you love rugby, you probably already own this one. If this is your first time with a rugby game, you'll likely spend your first few hours wondering just what's going on.
70
XboxGameSpy
At the end of the day, rugby lovers will love how far this franchise has come since last year's version. Newcomers should consider renting first. The game is hard to master, but once the initial difficulties are overcome, Rugby 2005 is a fun, accurate game that is true to its real-life counterpart.
70
PlayStation 2GameSpy
At the end of the day, rugby lovers will love how far this franchise has come since last year's version. Newcomers should consider renting first. The game is hard to master, but once the initial difficulties are overcome, Rugby 2005 is a fun, accurate game that is true to its real-life counterpart.
70
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
De Fifa à NBA Live en passant par NHL, Madden ou encore Tiger Woods PGA Tour, les succès d’EA Sports sont multiples et pourraient laisser penser que la firme américaine est un cador indéboulonnable dans le domaine des jeux vidéo, et plus particulièrement des simulations sportives. Pourtant, au milieu de ces innombrables succès se trouve une brebis galeuse : la série des Rugby qui, il est vrai, est la seule destinée à un public majoritairement européen. Après une disparition totale de 2001 à 2003, un nouvel opus, pour le moins décevant, était sorti au mois de septembre dernier. En renouvellant l'essai cette année avec Rugby 2005, la fameuse série, désormais âgée de six ans, espère bien s’installer pour de bon dans le monde des jeux de sport. Mission, dans l’ensemble, accomplie !
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Visiblement EA a bien conscience du peu de concurrence qu'il a sur le marché du jeu de rugby et ne se foule pas trop. Du contenu maigrelet à la maniabilité à revoir en passant par une réalisation décevante, Rugby 2005 aura tout juste de quoi séduire les mordus en manque.
65
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Visiblement EA a bien conscience du peu de concurrence qu'il a sur le marché du jeu de rugby et ne se foule pas trop. Du contenu maigrelet à la maniabilité à revoir en passant par une réalisation décevante, Rugby 2005 aura tout juste de quoi séduire les mordus en manque.
65
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Ce cru 2005 du jeu de rugby d'EA Sports est un peu meilleur que son prédécesseur mais il n'arrive cependant toujours pas à nous convaincre totalement. La faute peut-être à la réalisation en demi-teinte, au contenu pas assez riche ou à la jouabilité qui souffre de petits défauts gênants. En effet, les angles de caméra ne donnent pas une vue d'ensemble de la situation. En outre, on est obligé de choisir le joueur que l'on dirige manuellement vu que l'IA le fait trop tardivement. Bref, le jeu n'est pas exempt de défauts mais il reste tout de même un titre de choix pour les amateurs vu que la concurrence est très limitée dans ce domaine.