Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  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. FIFA remains more pick-up-and-play for the mainstream sports gamer, but offers some depth and subtleties that will enable more experienced players to do their best Beckham impersonation.
  3. FIFA multiplayer matches have always been great fun and this new instalment is, thankfully, no exception.
  4. 70
    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.
  5. As far as gameplay goes, World Cup performs a notch better than "FIFA 06" did(although taking free kicks from midfield is an odd moment with limited options for control and strategy). [Jun 2006, p.77]
  6. 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.
  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.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Kevin
    Aug 3, 2006
    10
    This is a great game, except when you win the world cup, dont get me wrong thats awesome, but all thats left is to win the world cup with This is a great game, except when you win the world cup, dont get me wrong thats awesome, but all thats left is to win the world cup with another team...Other than that the Graphics are better than Fifa 06 and it is def worth getting. Full Review »
  2. HapC.
    May 30, 2006
    10
    World Cup mode is great.
  3. rdgd
    May 26, 2006
    10
    Close to Fifa 2006 but better in graphics and gameplay.