Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. A fun football simulation for newcomers and the best FIFA of recent years. Even so, competitor "Pro Evolution" still has the virtual World Cup firmly in its grasp.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    FIFA multiplayer matches have always been great fun and this new instalment is, thankfully, no exception.
  4. The biggest disappointment is the sheer lack of innovation in the game engine and graphics. Yes, the shooting mechanic is a little different, but for the most part the gameplay is the same as the last few FIFA games.
  5. Gameplay still lags behind the mighty "Pro Evolution Soccer" in a few areas, but the 'first touch' and 'off the ball' systems continue to impress. Presentation is great as expected.
  6. It's like video gaming's very own Rio Ferdinand: it looks the part, but aside from one or two promising moments, the way it plays is totally unremarkable.
  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.

Awards & Rankings

#88 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 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...... Full Review »
  2. 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.
  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!