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6.3 out of 10

Rugby 2005

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Rugby 2005 Review

GameSpot
19 May 2005
  • Excerpt: Besides being fun, any sports simulation has a secondary measuring stick that remains nearly as important: How accurately does it portray the sport on which it's based? For American sports fans, that secondary question can be answered easily for games based on familiar sports entities, such as the NFL, the NBA, and NASCAR, regardless of experience. After all, you don't have to know the depths of the infield fly rule to know whether a baseball game "feels" right or not.
  • Pros: Game is fast-paced, and sport translates to games., Real-life rugby teams abound., Controls reward patience.
  • Cons: Could use a more comprehensive introduction to rugby., Some suspect defensive AI., In-game commentary is boring., Controls demand patience.
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Overall 9
9.0

Rugby 2005

XboxGamers
7 April 2005
  • Excerpt: EA has listened to the fans, and has finally brought their rugby franchise onto the Xbox for the 2005 season. This game brings the fun and big hits of rugby right into your living room.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rugby 2005

Operation Sports
1 April 2005
  • Excerpt: was universally panned by most gamers and reviewers. Poor graphics, poor menus and clunky game play were cited by most. There's good news for rugby fans this year, however, because these are no longer issues.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

BigPond GameArena
1 November 2005
  • Conclusion: The good news is that from there on, things get dramatically better. Forget the indifferent past efforts, play is actually smooth here, and the visuals aren´t bad. Rugby has caught up to the stage when the likes of FIFA really kicked into graphical gear 3-4 years ago, so play is beginning to look very acceptable indeed.
  • Pros: The visuals are much improved, Play is fluid and above all – fun, Plenty of licensed competitions and teams
  • Cons: Defensive side of the game still isn’t ideal, Minor control niggles
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Overall 7
6.6
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Lastability 7
7.0

Rugby 2005

JeuxVideo.fr
20 May 2005
  • Excerpt: Votre expression favorite est "le cochon est dans le maïs", vous avez toujours préféré les formes ovales aux formes rondes, les oreilles en choux fleurs aux oreilles en pointe. Bref vous aimez le rugby et vous aimeriez pouvoir y jouer sans vous salir. Manque de chance Electronic Arts, lui, n'aime pas le ballon ovale.
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Overall 7
7.0

Rugby 2005

gamesector.dk
11 May 2005
  • Excerpt: Man kan sige mange ting om EA Sports, men man kan altså ikke anfægte den aura af kvalitet og den enorme grad af detaljer, der altid følger deres spil. Nu er rugby måske ikke den mest interessante sport for os danskere, men i det mindste har EA Sports præsenteret det på en sjov og underholdende måde.
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Overall 6
6.0

Rugby 2005

gamesector.dk
16 April 2005
  • Excerpt: Det var med stor interesse at jeg installerede dette seneste sportsspil fra skaberne af de kendte FIFA-, NBA- og NHL-serier. Ikke fordi jeg vidste noget som helst om hvad jeg gik ind til, men nye tiltag fra EA Sports, senest med FIFA på gadeplan, har der altid været store forventninger til. Det samme kan i den grad siges om Rugby 2005.
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Overall 7
7.0

Rugby 2005

gamesector.dk
16 April 2005
  • Excerpt: Man kan sige mange ting om EA Sports, men man kan altså ikke anfægte den aura af kvalitet og den enorme grad af detaljer, der altid følger deres spil. Nu er rugby måske ikke den mest interessante sport for os danskere, men i det mindste har EA Sports præsenteret det på en sjov og underholdende måde.
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