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The official game of the 2003 Rugby Wold Cup in Australia, Rugby 2004 is the sequel to Rugby 2001 with HB Studios replacing The Creative Assembly as the developers.

Fully licensed by the IRB, Rugby 2004 features 75 stadiums from around the world, including all the World Cup venues, 95 teams including the British Lions and world champion Australian Wallabies and more than 2000 players each with individual names called by the BBC's John Inverdale and Channel 7's Gordon Bray.

Major additions to the game include Super 12 and European Cup provincial tournaments, a player editor, custom teams, skill challenges like those found in other EA Sports games and an exclusive soundtrack by INXS.


Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 The game starts with an optional animated introduction showing all the teams in action, this precedes the title screen
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 The 'Hall of Fame' records the player's achievements in tournaments and in special in-game achievements
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 The player creation screen
Rugby 2004 PlayStation 2 Prior to a match the team is presented to the crowd. An announcer runs through the players names while the scene is shown from different angles

Promo Images

Rugby 2004 Screenshot
Rugby 2004 Render Re-saved from available TIF file
Rugby 2004 Screenshot
Rugby 2004 Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2004" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 17, 2003 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN Windows Nov 20, 2003 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 2 Oct 03, 2003 66 out of 100 66
PC Jeux Windows Nov, 2003 49 out of 100 49
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Sep 29, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40 (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 05, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Factornews PlayStation 2 Oct 02, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Clubic Windows Oct 07, 2003 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Sep 23, 2003 D 25
GameSpy Windows Dec 22, 2003 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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