Rugby 2005 Xbox

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. AlexK.
    Sep 7, 2005
    Great for ne rugby fan, and to turn up the difficulty and u find some of the smartest rugby played ever!
  2. GiovanniG.
    Mar 20, 2005
    At last a pretty decent rugby game! maybe it has its faults....e.g. kicking the ball is a bit clumsy, a bit more of tactics such as offensive and defensive plays would have been highly welcome....but let's face's the best rugby game around since the times when I played with Subbuteo Rugby on the floor!

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Cheat Code Central
    The controls are responsive and the animation has been smoothed out with motion-captured animations and virtually seamless transitions. The Xbox version is much better looking than the PS2 although there are some traces of slowdown, flicker and online lag.
  2. Clearly the best rugby title every made and a vast improvement on what was seen in the series' two previous outings. Sure there are still some frustrations and plenty of room for growth, but Rugby 2005 stands as a worthy virtual alternative to the stud-happy reality.
  3. Despite the fact that the developers still quite haven't managed to replicate the bounce of a rugby ball entirely satisfactorily, kicking now forms a vital part of the gameplay and every kick imaginable can be used to your advantage, including the good old 'Garry Owen' and grubber.