Rugby 2004

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Developer(s) HB Studios
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA: September 16, 2003 (PS2)
  • EU: September 19, 2003
  • NA: November 4, 2003 (PC)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Rugby 2004 is the 2003 installment of Electronic Arts' Rugby video game series. The game was developed by HB Studios, published by EA Sports, and released in 2003. The game is a follow-up to 2000's Rugby 2001, and is succeeded by Rugby 2005, Rugby 06 and Rugby 08. Rugby 2004 features over 60 teams, over 1500 players and over 65 stadiums. The game's commentators are BBC's John Inverdale, and Channel 7's Gordon Bray. The game's soundtrack is provided by INXS.[1] It supports up to 4 players playing on the PlayStation 2 via Multitap, and also utilises the console's online multiplayer function.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2
Eurogamer N/A 4/10[2]
Game Informer N/A 6/10[3]
GameSpot 4.2/10[4] 5/10[1]
GameSpy 1/5 stars[5] 2/5 stars[6]
GameZone 5.2/10[7] 5.5/10[8]
IGN 7/10[9] 7.3/10[10]
OPM (US) N/A 3/5 stars[11]
PALGN N/A 7/10[12]
PC Gamer (US) 68%[13] N/A
PSM N/A 7/10[14]
BBC Sport 65%[15] 65%[15]
Maxim N/A 8/10[16]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 55/100[17] 61/100[18]

The game received "mixed" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacDonald, Ryan (September 22, 2003). "Rugby 2004 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ Bramwell, Tom (November 5, 2003). "Rugby 2004 (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rugby 2004 (PS2)". Game Informer (126): 123. October 2003. 
  4. ^ Goble, Gord (October 21, 2003). "Rugby 2004 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ Durham Jr., Joel (December 22, 2003). "GameSpy: Rugby 2004 (PC)". GameSpy. Retrieved September 1, 2009. 
  6. ^ Meston, Zach (September 29, 2003). "GameSpy: Rugby 2004 (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved September 1, 2009. 
  7. ^ Tha Wiz (November 18, 2003). "EA SPORTS Rugby 2004 - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on July 9, 2008. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ Bedigian, Louis (September 27, 2003). "EA SPORTS Rugby 2004 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ Carle, Chris (November 20, 2003). "Rugby 2004 (PC)". IGN. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ Carle, Chris (September 17, 2003). "Rugby 2004 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Rugby 2004". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 126. October 2003. 
  12. ^ Keller, Matt (September 29, 2003). "Rugby 2004 Review - PlayStation 2 Video Game Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  13. ^ Smith, Rob (February 2004). "Rugby 2004". PC Gamer: 84. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Review: Rugby 2004". PSM: 48. November 2003. 
  15. ^ a b Moore, Jonathon (September 25, 2003). "EA's Rugby 2004 knocks on". BBC Sport. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  16. ^ Porter, Alex (September 8, 2003). "Rugby 2004 (PS2)". Maxim. Archived from the original on September 21, 2003. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Rugby 2004 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Rugby 2004 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 

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