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  • Summary: Choose from 20 international, all Super 12, and other domestic teams, then take your team to victory in the World Cup, Tri nations, Super 12 Series, Domestic, Master League and Friendly matches. Strap on your boots, this is World Cup Rugby at its body-ramming, bullet-passing, try-scoring best! More than 60 Teams From Around the World: Featuring every Rugby World Cup qualifying team plus international teams that did not qualify for the tournament, and every Super 12, and European Cup team. Over 1,500 Players Ready to Scrum: All the top players in the world, from Jonah Lomu to Jonny Wilkinson. With the revamped player editor, change every element of your players including height, weight, look, and playing attributes. Make a run for the cup with a wide variety of game and tournament modes including: Training Pitch, World Cup, Tri Nations, Bledisloe Cup, Super 12, European Cup, British Lions Tour, and Master League, the flagship tournament that lets you fully trade and customize your player, team, and tournament, and play through a career-style game mode. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. After a thorough training mode on the finer points on scrums, tries, and lineouts, one (or two players cooperatively) can take the controls and realistically injure opponents on soggy, mud-rutted pitches. Think "Madden NFL Football" minus the pads, steroids, and senile announcer, mate.
  2. 70
    Sure, the graphics aren't top-notch, and there are some missing elements, but the bottom line is that fans of rugby will look past the little things and rejoice that the game provides an exciting and mostly realistic representation of the sport.
  3. A dreadful-looking but surprisingly playable simulation of a truly complex game. [Feb 2004, p.84]
  4. This is one that only the hardest of the hardcore should consider buying. Even then, wait for a used copy to surface at your game store. Casual fans will want to wait it out and see what next year brings. EA certainly has a lot of room for improvement.
  5. The game itself really doesn’t get that exciting, even during the last few minutes of a tight game, which is uncommon for a sports title these days.
  6. It is by no means authoritative, and it certainly won't convince newbies that the sport makes a worthy computer game.
  7. 30
    When a game plays this poorly, authenticity doesn't save it. Rugby 2004 stinks of repackaged horror from the dawn of 3D gaming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. TomS.
    Sep 28, 2003
    10
    Wow wot a game!
  2. TimB.
    Oct 7, 2003
    10
    This game is what every rugby fan is looking for in a game.
  3. PeterD.
    Oct 21, 2003
    10
    I think its a very good game, its very addictive and i want to play on it for hours, i think it's great.
  4. RhysC.
    Sep 24, 2003
    5
    I would prefer my money back!! You need a masters degree to play is game. Players have line comming from the ground, when has playing a game of rugby been so hard. Dont be surprised if you chuck the game out the window after is crashes on you every 10mins. Expand
  5. MarkP.
    Nov 21, 2003
    3
    This is a disapointment compared to MADDEN 2004 it is shocking... the graphics are bad the reaction time of the players is even worse and it is so bad i am a rugby player and sidesteppin in real life did not look anything like it did in the game. Expand
  6. RobW.
    Jan 18, 2005
    2
    This is an insult to the great game of rugby. I'm just glad I bought it very, very, very cheaply, and that I can offload it to the ignorant and gullible. Expand
  7. Andrew
    Nov 16, 2003
    1
    First u can now download the original game only the demo second it doesn't even have the controls for it plz send me an email of the controls and i will rate it 10. Expand

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