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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, EA2006 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. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. The Xbox 360 is technically superior with no slowdown but it does lose out some features that the current-generation versions have.
  2. The whole game plays faster than FIFA 2006, as here EA has managed to set the perfect pace for soccer.
  3. 84
    EA put together its most solid soccer gameplay experience yet and the deepest World Cup title of all time. Still, it's hard to argue that the gameplay, an obvious imitation of Winning Eleven, is better, but with star players and a nifty new shooting mechanism, it would be hard to argue it's worse.
  4. Feels more and more like "Pro Evolution Soccer." That is not entirely a good thing. [May 2006]
  5. 2006 FIFA World Cup is more robust than the typical World Cup videogame, but even then, its feature set is far below that of FIFA 06.
  6. Surely everybody knows the score by now: EA ever so slightly update FIFA. It gets new stats, new players, new kits and slightly better graphics whilst remaining pretty much the same game it always has been.
  7. 45
    The problem is the stupidity of your defence - the number on their shirts apparently representing their IQ. [Issue 141, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. OmerA.
    Jun 11, 2006
    10
    this is one of the best soccer games i played. Keep on making these kind of games there are awsome to play and also fun to play.
  2. CarlosR.
    Apr 26, 2006
    10
    this games is one of the best sports game ever made. keep making soccer games.
  3. KeeganH.
    May 23, 2006
    9
    This game is awesome, just like all other soccer games, as long as they keep making them i will keep buying them!
  4. Jul 20, 2014
    9
    Awesome game play,Nice graphics,excellent player animation and incredible cinematic cut-scenes what else do you want?If you want the feelingAwesome game play,Nice graphics,excellent player animation and incredible cinematic cut-scenes what else do you want?If you want the feeling of world-cup play this game...... Expand
  5. ChuyD.
    Apr 28, 2006
    8
    Winning 11 plays better still. you would think that since they have all the fifa rights for this games they would put more emphasis on Winning 11 plays better still. you would think that since they have all the fifa rights for this games they would put more emphasis on matching or become better than the game play of winning 11. come on EA get your people together and do top quality soccer games it's time already! Expand
  6. NikolaiC.
    May 12, 2006
    3
    Great graphics as usual; EA still has the licenses to seem like they control the world; but they just don't get it. Winning Eleven still Great graphics as usual; EA still has the licenses to seem like they control the world; but they just don't get it. Winning Eleven still holds the edge on realistic gameplay (although no licenses) while FIFA has stayed in the same stagnant place as they were four years ago. What starts out with a lot of flash ends with a whimper. Their choices for classic players is limited at most (no Beckenbauer) as well as classic all-time squads. They still have the most in-depth managerial system but that doesn't make up for the poor, redundant game play where you can figure out the patterns in five minutes. I scored with a player 9 times from the same spot just inside of the penalty area. Fix the game guys, or at least contact me so I can help you figure out what to do correctly. Expand