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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.


FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 At the end of a match the game shows a selection of highlights<br>Unfortunately in this case that means seeing Germany score the same goals against England over and over again
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 When playing through the World Cup matches the teams take to the field and stand for the national anthems to be played.
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 PlayStation 2 The team management screen shown here at the start of a Global Challenge match is common to all matches. It follows the controller setup screen and the strip selection screen
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 Xbox 360 The ball crossed the outer line.

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" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "2006 FIFA World Cup Germany" -- Alternate title

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Critic Reviews

TeamXbox Xbox 360 Apr 24, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 26, 2006 83 out of 100 83 PSP May 31, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 May 05, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
TTGamer Xbox 360 May 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 May 25, 2006 73 out of 100 73
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Jun 01, 2006 7 out of 10 70
1UP GameCube May 03, 2006 C 50
RewiredMind Xbox 360 May 06, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2007 D 25


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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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