Taste the tension and take the big hits as EA SPORTS™ Rugby 06 slams you back into the scrum for the most realistic and intense rugby experience yet!
Keep the match flowing with new off-load passing and quick set plays and get as close as you can get to the mud, sweat and tears of the real thing with faster, more realistic and responsive gameplay.
Drive your team to victory with effective use of your impact players whose innovation, inspiration and discipline can mean the difference between a humiliating defeat and a spectacular win.
When the pressure is really on and the game is on the line, resort to tough tactics to neutralise your opposition’s impact players.
Used at the right time, laying a high hit on an opponent can turn the game in your favour.
But remember, it’s just as likely to hand the advantage to your rivals – and land your player in the dreaded sin bin.
With authentic teams and players, more expansive gameplay and all-new hard-hitting action, EA SPORTS™ Rugby 06 lays bare the heart and soul of the greatest game on earth.
Impact Players: Rugby 06 captures the abilities of world's finest Rugby stars. Users can utilize these abilities and if called upon in the right situation, the star player can have a key "Impact" on the outcome of the match.
Increased Tactical Plays: Over 25 tactical set plays can be mapped to the controller. This allows the user the option of choosing/changing the plays in accordance to what they believe to be the most effective or that which best suits their playing style.
Off-Loading Passing: Players can pass out of a tackle. By being able to off load the ball once the defender has been drawn into the tackle, users can exploit the gaps that will be left by those defenders. This feature will also allow for a more flowing game.
Comprehensive Commentary: Legendary former All Black's star Grant Fox provides all new commentary along with updated commentary by Ian Robertson. A combination of the two creates an authentic and realistic sounding in-game commentary.
Enhanced Stadiums and Conditions: Improved stadium visuals include rolling banners, improved textures, 3D grass accompanied by different pitch patterns and team specific animated flags. The stadiums are complimented by new weather conditions such as snow and fog, with visible player breath and steam off the packs in cold weather conditions.
World League Mode: Rugby 06 incorporates a number of career mode enhancements to give a more compelling world league experience. Users can try to build a super team by making use of the in depth transfer market at their disposal. With all new club objectives and performance based offers from rival clubs, only the best managers will survive.
Quick Penalties & Lineouts: Users can now execute quick penalties immediately after it has been called. This feature if used in right situations is designed to continue the games objective on improved and freer flowing gameplay. The same principle has been applied to the all new quick lineouts which users can utilize, in order to maintain the pace or flow of an attack.
OS: Windows 2000/XP
CPU: 1GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent
DirectX: Version 9.0c
HDD: 1.2GB free space for saved games and DirectX 9 installation
Disc Drive: 32x CD/DVD-ROM
Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Players: 1-4 on 1 PC