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Description

Released one month before the actual World Cup 2006, this game lets players play all the matches before they even started. Featuring 12 official German stadiums and all the teams that qualified for the World Cup 2006 in Germany, plus additional teams and unlockable classic players. The playable modes let you try any of the qualifying stages or skip right to the world cup mode assuming as one of the qualified teams. Additional modes include Global Challenge where you can replay 40 historical moments in football history to change the outcome and various multiplayer matches.

Screenshots

FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 This ball was no trouble for Edwin van der Sar.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 The fans are there to cheer on for their players.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 Germany vs England<br>Germany have a corner. I liked the attention given to the background characters, their positioning and movement looked very realistic
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The final whistle blows and the German team celebrate.
In the game this actually looks very good, better than the screen shot indicates

Promo Images

FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Screenshot
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Screenshot
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Screenshot
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Mistrzostwa Świata FIFA 2006" -- Polish title
  • "FIFA WM 2006" -- Common German abbreviation
  • "FIFA Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft Deutschland 2006" -- German title
  • "Coupe Du Monde De La FIFA 2006" -- French title
  • "Copa do Mundo FIFA 2006" -- Brazilian title
  • "2006 FIFA 世界杯" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "2006 FIFA World Cup Germany" -- Alternate title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Xbox 360 May 03, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 May 07, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Cheat Code Central Windows May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
Kombo.com Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot GameCube May 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero PlayStation 2 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
FOK!games Xbox 360 May 09, 2006 66 out of 100 66
Cubed3 GameCube May 04, 2006 6 out of 10 60
1UP Xbox May 02, 2006 C 50

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Trivia

Cover

The cover design has been localized with different athletes portrayed for specific release countries:
  • England: Frank Lampard (England)
  • China: Zhi Zhen (China)
  • Germany: Lukas Podolski (Germany)
  • Italy: Alessandro Del Piero (Italy)
  • USA, Canada and Mexico: Jamie Lozano (Mexico) and Claudio Reyna (USA)
  • Portugal: Simao (Portugal)
  • The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg: Arjen Robben (The Netherlands)
  • Switzerland: Ricardo Cabanas (Switzerland)
  • Spain: Xavi (Spain)
  • All other countries: the FIFA World Cup trophy and the official emblem

Flag inaccuracy

The country Serbia and Montenegro ceased to exist on 3 June 2006, when Montenegro voted for independence in a referendum. However, since the 2006 FIFA World Cup was scheduled to start just six days later, it was decided that the national selection of Serbia and Montenegro remained as it was for the duration of the competition. However, on the cover art variants of this licensed game which show multiple flags, the flag of separate Serbia is used instead of the accurate Serbia and Montenegro flag.

Online servers

On 1st September 2007, EA closed their servers for multiplayer games, for the Xbox, Windows, PS2 and PSP versions.

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