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Description

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 underperform 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 The first time the game is played the gamer is forced to enter an id, the game at least allows a decent name length
FIFA Soccer 06 PlayStation 2 Team  selection. First use left/right to select the league then swap to the team and use left/right to select the team.
FIFA Soccer 06 PlayStation 2 After all the preamble, this is where the game starts
FIFA Soccer 06 Windows During a corner

Promo Images

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

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Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 06:世界杯之路" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "FIFA 06" -- European / Australian title

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Critic Reviews

1UP Xbox Oct 11, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Over Online Xbox Nov 21, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Xbox Oct 18, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Sep, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Sep 16, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 28, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Game Revolution Xbox Oct, 2005 B 75
ActionTrip Windows Oct 06, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Games TM Xbox Oct 06, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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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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