Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
Buy On
  1. This game's weak. This is essentially the movie tie-in of sports titles; about as interesting and worthwhile as games fashioned after the Olympics or the X-Games. There is no reason why this shouldn't have been relegated to a premium add-on through the FIFA Store.
  2. With its polished gameplay and outstanding graphics, 2010 FIFA World Cup is truly brilliant […] but its price tag, 70€, is a bitter pill to swallow.
  3. 2010 FIFA World Cup does very little new from the excellent FIFA 10, but it's still a solid soccer game with a natural focus on international teams. Guiding your own nation to the world's biggest tournament actually feels pretty good.
  4. A feeling of deja vu is constant in Electronic Arts World Cup title, but that doesn't make it a bad game. If you liked FIFA 10 you are going to like this, but it's hard to shake the feeling that this is the same game in a new package. The graphics are nice though, and the game engine is not seldom total brilliance.
  5. Whether it deserves the hefty price tag is certainly questionable, but if you feel that FIFA 10 doesn’t satisfy your World Cup cravings, you you’ll be more than happy with the offerings available through 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    Playing 2010 FIFA World Cup is similar to watching a replayed football match. No matter its quality it can't beat the live game. [Issue#190]
  7. Play UK
    70
    Excellent gameplay and presentation can't make up for the fact that the package isn't substantial enough to justify the asking price. [Issue#192, p.80]
  8. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    70
    Less about providing an expansive footballing buffet of content and more about being authentic Cup paraphernalia, it features no club leagues but instead focuses on guiding one’s preferred international squad through qualification to a virtual World Cup Final. [June 2010 p76]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    8
    this is the only football game i played and still play as this game did create the world cup atmosphere and had some very awesome celebrationsthis is the only football game i played and still play as this game did create the world cup atmosphere and had some very awesome celebrations and controls wasn't messed up. i'm not a huge fan of football or football games but this game has something special apart from other football games. i spend over a month playing with friends didn't enjoy the single player content much so an 8 is perfect from a non-football fan :D Full Review »
  2. Oct 6, 2012
    8
    The game is fun, both in terms of presentation as well as the playful area. FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa is a first-class sportsThe game is fun, both in terms of presentation as well as the playful area. FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa is a first-class sports simulation. Stadium feeling of pure. Full Review »
  3. Oct 11, 2010
    10
    It is an awesome game has made as if you are in the world cup. The downside is that you can get through the tournament quite quickly. It is aIt is an awesome game has made as if you are in the world cup. The downside is that you can get through the tournament quite quickly. It is a really fun game to play. Full Review »