Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 90
    It's certainly very enjoyable, it's incredibly slick, and packed with features, but it still loses out a little to Konami's game on that difficult-to-quantify quality; feel.
  2. Absolutely positively one of the best football games ever made and shows that EA is serious about competing with "Pro Evo Soccer."
  3. The gameplay is extremely solid, the managerial mode is surprisingly deep and the additional features make FIFA 06 a great sports addition for fans of the sport.
  4. FIFA 06 is particularly unusual in that it ditches some of the series' recent innovations in favor of tried-and-tested gameplay mechanics. However, it also adds plenty of new features that help make it the most realistic and accessible (and best) FIFA game to date.
  5. To the diehard fans, those who love soccer and/or can't go through a year without playing the latest FIFA, this is a must-buy.
  6. A true upgrade to the previous years, and as I mentioned before, is possibly the best version of the series since its inception.
  7. FIFA 06 is a great game for both soccer novices and enthusiastic players alike, and is a worthy investment to a soccer fan’s entertainment library.
  8. 87
    It still hasn't struck the balance of intuitive play and depth of control that you get from Winning Eleven but the power of authentic players, teams and leagues still carries a lot of weight.
  9. 06 has also improved on last years manager mode. Here you get to take charge of any team in the world during a 15-year career. You’ll have eight staff members you can upgrade as you make more money, a management board to answer to, sponsors to deal with and even newspaper interviews to give. Sheer class.
  10. Play on the field or in the management office - both work surprisingly well. [Nov 2005, p.114]
  11. The redeveloped manager mode will occupy you for hours and hours, while you oversee your franchise, and the new online mode will let you test your skills against real opposition from around the world.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. zoemoore
    Dec 30, 2007
    theres only one word fit for this game "fantastic" football game out on the market ea never fail on the fifa games and they always bring entertainment into the family. One thing that is annoying with th game is it takes a while to get the hang of it but once you have grasped the concept of playing you cant stop playing it,. Full Review »
  2. CarlosL.
    Jun 15, 2007
    Best FIFA Game ever. There are some problems though. THe freestyle control is not relly needed at all like all you have to do to score is get in the wings cross into the box and header into the net but if you don't put enough power its saved. The players look like there real life person (look at Ronaldinho) the rosters are perfect with only small adjustments. Manager mode keeps you playing FOREVER i'm not kidding I've been playing FIFA for a while and I tend to just stop on the others but this game I Just keep coming back. Multiplayer on one system lets you set up tournaments which I Like to get all my buddies and see who is the King of Fifa. Full Review »
  3. BobBob
    Oct 4, 2006
    After playing Winning Eleven Nine it left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Luckily FIFA 06 turned out to be everything Winning eleven tries to be (fun) This is the only sports game I play and it lays all with the masters at EA Canada. Full Review »