Rugby 2005

Developer(s): HB Studios Multimedia
Publisher(s): EA Sports
Genre: Sports
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic71/100
Game description: EA Sports Rugby 2005 incorporates all the major Rugby teams, players, and tournaments, including the Tri-Nations, Super 12 and many more authentic and prestigious events from the world of Rugby. The game incorporates a completely upgraded graphical engine with individually differentiated players, realistic motion-captured player animations, dramatic lighting and cameras, and stadiums that are accurate with details such as crowd reactions, songs, and chants. EA SPORTS Rugby 2005 plays realistically with on-the-fly play-calling, right analog stick controls for fakes and crushing hits and improved kicking control. The game also features a "Rugby 101" training mode outlining the rules, controls, and tactics of the sport through videos and interactive challenges.

Rugby 2005
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Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E (Mild Language)
PEGI rating: 3+
Game supports multi-tap
Supports up to four local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53094 & SLUS-21158
French: SLES-53095
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21158
Release date: March 8, 2005
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53095
SLED-53198 (Demo)
Release date: March 18, 2005
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5-6300HQ @ 2.30 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
1.4.0 GSdx SSE41
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
GSdx Renderer: OpenGL (Hardware). Has significant graphical distortion, however game still plays very well. ChristmasMeat