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  • Summary: 2006 FIFA World Cup features 12 official stadiums used at 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers can play as their favorite team from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the tournament in Germany. With enhanced player animations, EA SPORTS has emulated close to 100 of the world's superstars, capturing their playing styles and individual likenesses. In addition to enabling gamers to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany by taking control of one of 127 national teams, the game features new compelling modes of play, including the groundbreaking Global Challenge that tests even the most hardcore soccer fan by recreating classic moments in FIFA World Cup history. Furthermore, the game supports up to eight-way multiplayer matches and features a plethora of in-game unlockable content such as legendary players and exclusive apparel. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
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  1. The whole game plays faster than "FIFA 2006," as here EA has managed to set the perfect pace for soccer.
  2. If you have FIFA from last year, and you're not worried about having the official World Cup Germany licensing and such, or the new Global Challenge mode, then there's isn't that big a reason to upgrade as the gameplay is pretty similar.
  3. 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.
  4. Priced to sell, World Cup supplies just enough vicarious excitement to bridge the gap between now and early June.
  5. Despite the perennial AI issues, 2006 FIFA World Cup is far from disappointing. [Jun 2006, p.86]
  6. A pleasure to play at first, but too many easy wins and duplicate goals mean it won't last much past the 30 days' finals. [June 2006, p.34]
  7. 50
    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.

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  1. DennisB.
    May 30, 2006
    9
    Very good game! IT'S AWESOME!