• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2005
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. It may not have the intricate graphical finesse of a "Winning Eleven" title, but this is a solid title that entertains the eyes, challenges the skills and scores in terms of entertainment.
  2. A solid soccer simulation. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t have the tight controls, online play, or flashy graphics of its competition.
  3. For those people who are hardcore soccer fans, you're still going to be better off with the superior Winning Eleven Soccer series, which has more depth and details and dosen't have the problem that WTS 2006 has with the problems reading their menus.
  4. This game plays a fun game of soccer and one that anyone can enjoy… even the non-soccer freaks.
  5. Great variety & depth but still ends up being a goal short of a hat trick.
  6. 70
    Although entertaining in an arcadey sort of way, the game doesn't exactly play like soccer.
  7. 65
    This is a tough choice. On the one hand, "FIFA" does a number of arcade things equal or better than WTS06, while on the other hand, "Winning Eleven 8" shreds both games in the simulation department.
  8. Graphically, World Tour Soccer 2006 meets the mark but the commentating is probably the worst I’ve heard in some time. Basically is repeats the same phrases over and over.
  9. It's business as usual over at 989, and it must figure business is pretty good. Well, it isn't - it's pathetic. [Apr 2005, p.128]
  10. A subpar game of footie that really isn't worth worrying about. The PSP version is pretty good...this one is not.
  11. I can't bring myself to play this game more than a few times, unless I have to.
  12. The overall flow of the game is erratic and the defensive AI is dreadful. [Apr 2005, p.78]
  13. "Winning Eleven" is light years ahead of the game in every aspect, and costs the same amount of money. "FIFA" provides a better arcade-like experience and features online play – the only soccer title to do so this year.
  14. Perhaps the most disappointing (and surprising) thing about World Tour Soccer 2006 is that it's vastly inferior to the recently released PSP World Tour Soccer game, which not only plays a better game of soccer but also features a style-based challenge mode that's infinitely more enjoyable than that on the PS2.
  15. The game is no means a bad title, it just feels average, and at the near end of a system's life cycle, average just does not cut it for 40 bucks anymore.
  16. If you want the height of realistic soccer strategy and gameplay, move along. If you want to have a little fun in a slightly more arcade-like title with every team under the sun and almost any player you can imagine, give it a try.
  17. 40
    Subpar gameplay, graphics and presentation.
  18. 40
    It’s too unresponsive, there are rare fouls (outside of the ridiculous dive button), the replays are appalling, and the game just doesn’t feel enough like soccer.
  19. Scoring opportunities are too easy and mean too little, and the "wow" moments - scoring a goal, beating a defender - serve up more yawns than adrenaline. [Apr 2005, p.109]
  20. My advice to Team Soho would be brief: raze the series to the ground and start anew. This engine is long past its better days.

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