EA Sports celebrates the world's largest sporting event with the only official and exclusive licensed videogame for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany. 2006 FIFA World Cup perfectly captures the emotion and passion of the world's fiercest national rivalries by giving users the opportunity to play with their heroes and the chance to win the FIFA World Cup. Play as your home nation and control your favorite players as you battle from qualification right through to a virtual re-creation of the final tournament in Germany. EA Sports has brought to life close to 100 superstars by emulating the real-life abilities of the world's most recognizable players. Signature moves, playing styles, and flair moves have all been authentically captured in this game. Gameplay advancements in passing and shooting, including improved penalty kicks, make this the most realistic and playable soccer game yet. 2006 FIFA World Cup introduces a new game mode called Global Challenge that will test even the most hardcore gamer. Global Challenge re-creates classic moments in FIFA World Cup history for fans to tackle. Compare your results with history and measure yourself against the world's best. Take control of 1 of 125 national teams and play against friends in up to eight-way multiplayer matches. Track your results in The Lounge to create your own rankings and earn rewards. As the only officially licensed videogame of 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, EA Sports has included a plethora of in-game unlockable content such as legendary players and exclusive apparel that will make this game a coveted collectable for soccer fans. Play with some of the game's greatest legends and outfit your squad in exclusive team apparel. Play with your heroes and win the FIFA World Cup with 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Play with your heroes: The world's superstars look and play like their real-life counterparts. Player attributes like ball skills and playing style have been uniquely re-created for each player to mirror real life.
Win the 2006 FIFA World Cup: Compete as 1 of 125 teams from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the FIFA World Cup Final in Germany. Play in any of the 12 official stadiums that come to life with the pageantry and festivity of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Global Challenge mode: Introducing a new mode called Global Challenge that recreates 125 classic moments in FIFA World Cup history. Earn rewards to unlock legendary players and classic apparel.
Exclusive to the Nintendo DS: Experience greater control during gameplay with touch-screen controls that let you take control during set pieces for added speed and precision, and touch-screen tactics, that let you alter formations and tactics during a game. There are five new skill challenges to perfect your ball skills or test your trivia knowledge about the FIFA World Cup. Also included are 3-D, user-controlled replays.