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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, 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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The whole game plays faster than FIFA 2006, as here EA has managed to set the perfect pace for soccer.
  2. This newer game is by far the more impressive choice, with fully fleshed out features, excellent animation, solid soccer gameplay, and an exciting presentation, replete with another batch of great music from around the world. [Jun 2006, p.112]
  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. 80
    If you're looking for a full dose of FIFA action, replete with glorious presentation, exciting gameplay, and plenty of online challenge, 2006 FIFA World Cup should be at the top of your playlist.
  5. 2006 FIFA World Cup does a good job of re-creating the carnival atmosphere that surrounds the competition, but it suffers from frequent and obnoxious slowdown.
  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. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. rdgd
    May 26, 2006
    10
    Close to Fifa 2006 but better in graphics and gameplay.
  2. HapC.
    May 30, 2006
    10
    World Cup mode is great.
  3. 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 another team...Other than that the Graphics are better than Fifa 06 and it is def worth getting. Collapse
  4. JasonS.
    Apr 30, 2006
    9
    Very impressive! But don't buy it if u already have fifa 06, it's very similar to it. It's a hard game, but very addictive and very fun to play alone or with a friend. Expand