Summary: Admittedly, I didn't get the 2005 edition of this series. I simply played 2003 and enjoyed it, even with the few bad quirks (absurd load times, horrendous goalkeeping & after some seasons in career mode, the stats would fail to accurately accumulate with players). My 2003 version was accidentally destroyed, so it was time to check out a 'new' one, so I checked out 2006. It's not a horrible game. But it's not my 'ideal' football simulator either.