Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. There are enough countries, enough modes and good enough graphics and sound to make you forget you’re playing a handheld, and the controls should feel very natural (especially if you played on the PS2).
  2. Taking a page from the Winning Eleven games, 2006 FIFA World Cup feels slightly like a realistic soccer simulator without losing its arcade game style, giving gamers the best of both worlds.
  3. Faithful to its console counterparts in almost every way, and while the game isn't without a few quirks, there's plenty of enjoyable, fast-paced soccer to be had here.
  4. Stacked with licenses and serving up a great game of footy, this is PSP's best football offering yet. Over to you, Konami. [July 2006, p.85]
  5. The best PSP football sim to date.
  6. It's another very good, but not great, FIFA. Did you really expect anything else? [July 2006, p.104]
  7. 78
    It's chock-full of World Cup atmosphere, from the roar of the crowd to a rainstorm of confetti to actual video-tours of each German stadium to 127 national anthems. Its multiplayer is a little glitchy, but it's still fun.
  8. When it comes to soccer on the PSP it's either this or World Tour Soccer 06. Only 2006 FIFA World Cup manages to capture all of that magic and recreate the pageantry of the World Cup better than any World Cup game before it, and it puts it in the palm of your hand.
  9. A stellar kickabout, but lacks that razzmatazz that made the other versions so memorable. [July 2006, p.66]
  10. The gameplay is tight and entertaining, working perfectly with the anallog control, and rewards quick passing, through balls, and low shots on the goal. [Sep 2006, p.87]
  11. Think of it as a dumbed-down edition of the console game, providing an on-the-go fix for fanatics.
  12. 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.
  13. 60
    The controls don't feel like they're adequate enough to stand up to the fast-paced action that the CPU or a multiplayer opponent can deliver.
  14. Overall, it's just a great pick-up-and-play game, but I don't want to give up depth just because a game is portable. [July 2006, p.84]
  15. With PSP PES proving just a tad disappointing, this was the perfect opportunity for FIFA to mount a serious challenge. While the commentary and visuals are fantastic, the gameplay is far too shallow and imprecise to please those who take their digital football seriously.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. CarltonC.
    Jun 2, 2006
    0
    it is really bad and has very bad graphics.
  2. RicardoK.
    May 22, 2006
    8
    The game is quite ok and the visual is much improved than Fifa 06. Should include the countries stadium involved in the World Cup.