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  • Summary: FIFA Soccer 06 brings the total football experience to your fingertips. It delivers a combination of attacking gameplay, complete customization, pure authenticity and the deepest manager mode ever. Intuitive gameplay enables you to command every move of your player with pinpoint accuracy.FIFA Soccer 06 brings the total football experience to your fingertips. It delivers a combination of attacking gameplay, complete customization, pure authenticity and the deepest manager mode ever. Intuitive gameplay enables you to command every move of your player with pinpoint accuracy. Passing, shooting and tackling is now more responsive than ever and enables you to trap, shield and dribble like a world-class football player. Experience 90 minutes of heart pumping football, feel the Team Chemistry of your side and the sense of momentum shift as you battle for supremacy on the pitch. As the Midfield General you'll control the overarching strategy of the game, dictating the pace and performance of your players as you execute strategic decisions on the fly using the tactical play button configurations. [EA Sports] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. FIFA 06 is a great game for both soccer novices and enthusiastic players alike, and is a worthy investment to a soccer fan’s entertainment library.
  2. The gameplay is extremely solid, the managerial mode is surprisingly deep and the additional features make FIFA 06 a great sports addition for fans of the sport.
  3. FIFA 06 is particularly unusual in that it ditches some of the series' recent innovations in favor of tried-and-tested gameplay mechanics. However, it also adds plenty of new features that help make it the most realistic and accessible (and best) FIFA game to date.
  4. 80
    The PS2 version isn't as pretty, but it controls better, while the Xbox version is substantially more beautiful to look at. Either way, though, it's a solid game.
  5. You need to work a little more to figure out the game, but once that little epiphany happens, you’re golden.
  6. Gameplay has always been the staple of a good Soccer game, and when playing against the computer, FIFA '06 just doesn't have it like "FIFA 2005" did.
  7. The players move so sluggishly it feels as if the match is being played on a waterlogged, mud-treacle pitch. And what's with the ball still feeling like it's tethered to a player's feet by an invisible elastic band after all these years of the same complaint? [PSW]

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Apr 4, 2020
    10
    Nesse jogo que o Fifa começou a igualar com WE9/ PES 5 que é o melhor jogo da série pra mim, dentro das suas propostas os 2 são ótimos, FifaNesse jogo que o Fifa começou a igualar com WE9/ PES 5 que é o melhor jogo da série pra mim, dentro das suas propostas os 2 são ótimos, Fifa 06 foi e ainda é sensacional, muito divertido e jogabilidade viciante. Expand
  2. EM.
    Oct 4, 2005
    10
    It has perfect graphics.
  3. AaronB.
    Dec 28, 2005
    10
    only soccer game with any kind of good licensing and realistic gameplay.
  4. RickN.
    Nov 14, 2005
    8
    Anyone who slates this game is being very unfair, sure its no Pro Evo in gameplay respects, but its not a bad game and has some very good Anyone who slates this game is being very unfair, sure its no Pro Evo in gameplay respects, but its not a bad game and has some very good points, graphics/licences/career mode etc. Still, Pro Evo 5 manages to flick this game up and bicycle kick it out of the stadium. Expand
  5. FrancoK.
    Jul 18, 2006
    8
    Strength also matters. You also don't want to get pushed off the bal easilyl, but overall, good things to take into consideration.
  6. AndreiD.
    Apr 25, 2006
    6
    Well the gameplay is just ok, what happened to exiting soccer moves like bicycle kicks and others. It seems everytime you touch the freestyle Well the gameplay is just ok, what happened to exiting soccer moves like bicycle kicks and others. It seems everytime you touch the freestyle controls you end up doing the same thing again. The headers inside the box never look different NEVER!!! And please we have to bring the World Cup into the game. Expand
  7. CxG
    Oct 13, 2005
    4
    Let me just begin by telling you that this is the biggest letdown in the FIFA franchise (if you mostly play against the CPU). FIFA 2005 key Let me just begin by telling you that this is the biggest letdown in the FIFA franchise (if you mostly play against the CPU). FIFA 2005 key features such as First Touch control, and Off the Ball Control, have been inexplicably scrapped. The gameplay has been terribly downgraded. For instance, in order to regain possession of the football, you'll have mark the opponent(by holding o), block (R2), and finally nick it away (press o). I mean, it takes more buttons to get something done, while it gives you the choice of exactly how to do it. EA claims to have realistic graphics. Well, let me tell you, I've never seen a wet pitch (field) as dark as the amazon green this game portrays. Additionally, EA should've emphasized on the build-up to next year's 2006 World Cup by having a [World Cup] Qualifying mode. So unless you're a die hard FIFA gamer, this version has less of the gameplay a lot of you liked from last year and only refreshed rosters and killer playlist in compensation. At the end, there are a lot of things that bug than please me in this game. Expand

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