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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 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 There are five tutorials, Pace Control, Dummying the Ball, First Touch, Skill Stick Moves and Tactics. Each shows a short animation but has no opportunity for the gamer to practice the moves
FIFA Soccer 06 PlayStation 2 It should be obvious but a network account is needed for network play
FIFA Soccer 06 Windows Kick off
FIFA Soccer 06 Windows During a corner

Promo Images

FIFA Soccer 06 Magazine Advertisement
FIFA Soccer 06 Screenshot
FIFA Soccer 06 Screenshot
FIFA Soccer 06 Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Over Online GameCube Nov 21, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Windows Oct 12, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 30, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Powerplay Windows Sep, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Windows Sep 16, 2005 83 out of 100 83
UOL Jogos Windows Aug 30, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 28, 2005 80 out of 100 80
ActionTrip Windows Oct 06, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Difference GameCube Nov 13, 2005 12 out of 20 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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