FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006 GameCube

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 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. Game Informer
    85
    This newer game is by far the more impressive choice, with fully fleshed out features, excellent animation, solid soccer gameplay, and an exciting presentation, replete with another batch of great music from around the world. [Jun 2006, p.112]
  3. 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.
  4. 80
    The Cube doesn't feature the stadium tour video extras of the German venues or the nifty stadium fly-ins that the other platforms feature, but on the field you won't notice much of a difference in terms of gameplay.
  5. 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.
  6. The lack of an online tournament mode did not go unnoticed and it's something that needs to be addressed in next year's version - and considering how good this game is, you can be rest assured the series will continue.
  7. 80
    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.
  8. 79
    As a standalone football game without all the World Cup-related fluff and filling, EA have provided something which is actually good fun to play (both off and online), certainly not like their frustratingly average efforts over recent years.
  9. Nintendo Power
    75
    Despite the perennial AI issues, 2006 FIFA World Cup is far from disappointing. [Jun 2006, p.86]
  10. 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.
  11. Priced to sell, World Cup supplies just enough vicarious excitement to bridge the gap between now and early June.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DennisB.
    May 30, 2006
    9
    Very good game! IT'S AWESOME!