Excerpt: Part of success -- maybe the biggest part -- is playing to strengths. Rather than try to "out EA" Electronic Arts, World Tour Soccer 06 is a nice continuation of a title that evokes solid gameplay and style. The style betrays some arcade leaning, but that isn't a bad thing. I'm probably more inclined toward this anyway, since realism ramps up the learning curve and may not add much to my experience.
Excerpt: Developer – SCEE London Studio Publisher – Sony Computer Entertainment Features: 1 Player 1-4 Players Wireless 1-2 Players Online When I first received World Tour Soccer 06 (PSP), my first thought was "great timing". With soccer fans across the world heavily immersed in World Cup fever I thought the release date of this game was perfect.
the game looks solid, and its streamlined approach allows it to load much faster
than other soccer titles we've played on PSP, making for an easily accessible
title that you can jump right in and play with little effort. While the game's
streamlined approach is bound to disappoint die-hard soccer fans, World Tour
Soccer's accessible controls, simple gameplay and innovative arcade-style modes
make it an enjoyable title that should appeal most to action and casual...
Conclusion: , I could not stop for several days. I enjoyed playing the demo, although in fairness after several days of play, it was getting redundant without the full modes of play and various achievements to strive for. Nonetheless, I enjoyed playing the demo quite a lot and it made me pine for the full version.
Continue the World Cup action on your PlayStation Portable
Consumer Electronics Net
20 July 2006
Excerpt: The World Cup games may be over but you can continue the high-kicking action on your Sony PlayStation Portable. Now there may not be any headbutting in the PSP version, there is still plenty action to fulfill your soccer fix. World Tour Soccer 06 contains 69 national teams, more than 1650 players and 10 different game modes to choose from.