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N-Zone (Jun 18, 2006)
FIFA Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft sorgt von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute für tolle WM-Stimmung und ist auch spielerisch das beste FIFA, das es je gab. Man muss aber dennoch kritisch anmerken, dass die Nutzung der Lizenz und die Konzentration auf nur dieses eine Turnier den Umfang stark schmälern.
83 (May 07, 2006)
Mit dem FIFA zur WM 2006 ist EA ein durchaus gutes Spiel gelungen. Trotz der genannten Schwächen ist das neue FIFA aufgrund der gelungenen Präsentation und der akribischen Annäherung an den tatsächlichen WM Ablauf ein Muss für alle Fußballfans. Überrascht haben uns auch Details wie die interessanten Informationen zu allen teilnehmenden Nationen oder die Videos zu allen WM Stadien und Austragungsorte. Insgesamt sprechen wir diesem Spiel eine Kaufempfehlung aus. Danke an EA, dass die WM in unserem Lande schon jetzt auf dem heimischen Bildschirm beginnen kann!
GameSpy (May 04, 2006)
Perhaps the final determining factor when deciding on the purchase of FIFA is this question: What kind of soccer to you prefer? While some argue that Winning Eleven's pace and feel is artistic and fluid, there's no denying that it can be a bit off-putting to the non-soccer hardcore. FIFA is the Americanized version of soccer. It's up-tempo, physical, and direct. Advance the ball into open space, use your speed to beat the defender, and blast that sucker at the goal. EA has successfully bridged the gap between realism and videogame fun. Again, not to be reckless with our comparisons, but if WE is Gran Turismo, this is the Need For Speed equivalent. Both titles are fun, and each offers a lot of elements common to both. In the end, it comes down to gamer preference. If you're looking for a full dose of FIFA action, replete with glorious presentation, exciting gameplay, and plenty of online challenge, 2006 FIFA World Cup should be at the top of your playlist.
Cheat Code Central (May 05, 2006)
2006 FIFA World Cup will rival any video soccer game on the market. It's been inspired by Winning Eleven, which until now, was the game to beat. By incorporating some of the best of Winning Eleven's features, along with some classic EA elements, 2006 FIFA World Cup is a hybrid soccer game that definitely raises the bar for EA.
IGN (Apr 18, 2006)
Go down the list of things you would want in a World Cup soccer game. Besides gameplay, graphics and sound, obviously, think about the aspects of the World Cup that would make a soccer videogame special. There's the atmosphere and pageantry of the Cup. There are star players that shine on soccer's grandest stage. There are qualifying rounds, the official stadiums of the host country and classic players and teams. In 2006 FIFA World, EA puts a checkmark next to almost every aspect that you would want in a World Cup title, making this year's game the most complete World Cup soccer game to date.
GameSpot (May 18, 2006)
2006 FIFA World Cup does a good job of re-creating the carnival atmosphere that surrounds the competition, and it plays a good, fast-paced game of football to boot.
NintendoWorldReport (Jun 04, 2006)
So, has EA done FIFA justice? Well, if you skipped to this paragraph, the answer is a qualified yes. FIFA World Cup 2006 is a darned fun game. Unless you’re a hardcore soccer nut, though, it probably won’t beckon you while you’re away. However, it's an excellent experience, particularly while playing with friends. It’s definitely worth a rental, at least.
71 (May 05, 2006)
Das offizielle Spiel zur WM punktet in erster Linie mit einer grandiosen Präsentation, dank offizieller Lizenz akkuraten Stadien sowie Original-Spielernamen. [...]Doch so gut die allgemeine Präsentation auch ist, vermisst man eine emotionale Steigerung der Atmosphäre. Ein Quali-Spiel oder auch die Vorrunden-Begegnungen zeigen sich genauso stark bzw. schwach wie das Finale. Hier wäre mehr drin gewesen. Und spielerisch? Trotz propagierter Änderungen fühlt sich die WM-Edition 2006 (mit Ausnahme der deutlich verbesserten 360-Variante) nicht wesentlich anders an als das normale FIFA 2006 – schwache KI, fehlendes Pressing und viele ähnliche Tore zeigen die Unterschiede zur Konkurrenz auf. Technisch stark, spielerisch nicht schlecht, aber wahrlich nicht berauschend hinterlässt die virtuelle WM angesichts des nicht ausgeschöpften Potenzials ein „Nicht-Fisch-Nicht-Fleisch“-Gefühl.
70 (2006)
Moins exhaustif que FIFA Football 2006, Coupe du Monde 2006 est un dérivé intéressant et qui devrait intéresser les amateurs de foot, qui vont pouvoir concevoir leur propre équipe nationale, et la mêner à la consécration.
Club Skill (May 21, 2006)
To conclude, this game is not as bad as it could’ve been, but if EA had tried its hardest it could’ve been so much more. However, it is still enjoyable all the same, and with the world cup coming up, there’s no excuse to give it a bash, just bring your England tinted spectacles with you.
Cubed3 (May 04, 2006)
2006 FIFA World Cup Germany is a nice game for its purpose, and whilst we don’t like its blatant cash-cowing ways, it is good fun. The controls are tight, the gameplay has a nice quick arcade feel and the sense of spectacle is second to none. It got us even more excited about the World Cup than we already were. Finally, best of luck to England (with or without Shrek) and of course to all the other nations taking part.
Lawrence (Apr 28, 2006)
At first glance, FIFA will suck you in with all the bells and whistles of excitement. But the more you play it, the more it feels the same. This isn't a swan song by any means and if you didn't pick up FIFA 2006 during the regular season, this might be worth checking out, especially due to the extra Global Challenge mode that allows you to replay certain historical matches. But don't expect the attempt to emulate the Winning Eleven series to knock your socks off.
1UP (May 03, 2006)
All of the things EA did right with FIFA World Cup 2006 are overshadowed by the simple truth that what should be the most fun part of the game -- having exciting scoring chances -- is completely negated by shoddy game performance near the nets.