Rugby 2005

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Rugby 2005
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Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA March 8, 2005 (PS2, Xbox)
  • EU March 18, 2005
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Rugby 2005 is a game in the Rugby series by EA Sports. The game allows players to play as many Rugby nations, both major and minor, and includes many tournaments, such as the Rugby World Cup, the Tri Nations, the Six Nations, and the Super 12.

The newer version of this game is Rugby 06, also by EA Sports. It also includes a fictional "World League" where teams from the Guinness Premiership, Celtic League, Top 14, Super 12, and other domestic leagues compete against each other in a three-stage promotion and regulation structure with a knock out cup also contested. Commentary is provided by Ian Robertson and Murray Mexted.

Rugby 2005 is the first EA Rugby title for Xbox, while the Windows version was canceled in the US.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2 Xbox
GamePro N/A 3.5/5 stars[1] 3.5/5 stars[1]
GameSpot N/A 7.1/10[2] 7.1/10[2]
GameSpy N/A 3.5/5 stars[3] 3.5/5 stars[3]
GameZone N/A 8.3/10[4] 8.2/10[5]
IGN N/A 8/10[6] 8/10[6]
OPM (US) N/A 2.5/5 stars[7] N/A
OXM N/A N/A 7.2/10[8]
PC Gamer (UK) 49%[9] N/A N/A
PSM N/A 6.5/10[10] N/A
X-Play N/A 3/5 stars[11] 3/5 stars[11]
BBC Sport 85%[12] 85%[12] 85%[12]
The Sydney Morning Herald N/A 4/5 stars[13] N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 87/100[14] 71/100[15] 75/100[16]

The PC and Xbox versions received "generally favorable reviews", while the PlayStation 2 version received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[14][16][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Atomic Dawg (March 25, 2005). "Rugby 2005 (PS2, Xbox)". GamePro. Archived from the original on March 27, 2005. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Ekberg, Brian (March 22, 2005). "Rugby 2005 Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Zuniga, Todd (March 30, 2005). "GameSpy: Rugby 2005 (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpy. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ Lafferty, Michael (April 7, 2005). "EA SPORTS Rugby 2005 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ Valentino, Nick (March 31, 2005). "EA SPORTS Rugby 2005 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Carle, Chris (March 7, 2005). "Rugby 2005 (PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rugby 2005". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. April 2005. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rugby 2005". Official Xbox Magazine: 88. April 2005. 
  9. ^ "Rugby 2005". PC Gamer UK. April 2005. 
  10. ^ "Review: Rugby 2005". PSM: 76. April 2005. 
  11. ^ a b Fischer, Russ (April 28, 2005). "Rugby 2005 Review (PS2, Xbox) [Incomplete]". X-Play. Archived from the original on May 1, 2005. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c Moore, Jonathon (March 15, 2005). "Let's play: Rugby 2005". BBC Sport. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  13. ^ Hill, Jason (March 31, 2005). "Charming romp". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Rugby 2005 (pc: 2005): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Rugby 2005 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Rugby 2005 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 

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