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  • Summary: EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa features all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world’s biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers can play as their home nation from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the FIFA World Cup Final and feel what it is like to score the goal that lifts a nation. Everything fans love about the World Cup comes to life in spectacular detail, including confetti rain, streamers, & fireworks - just like the official tournament. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. An excellent game, fully capable of recreating the intense and engaging atmosphere of the World Cup, as well as improving on its predecessor in many ways. If you love football, and look forward to the ultimate gaming experience in that sense, this is surely the game for you.
  2. The game nailed the atmosphere and the intensity of the World Cup in a way that sports games have tried but never succeeded in doing.
  3. The best FIFA yet, but a post width shy of vital for solo players. [June 2010, p.94]
  4. 83
    The advent of things like Two Button controls for all of our mothers and fathers to play with is cool for the casual players, but the lack of customization for hardcore soccer fans is a real disappointment.
  5. A quality game, but one lacking in longevity and incentive for those already invested. It would be difficult to justify a purchase for existing FIFA 10 owners.
  6. A slightly cringe-worthy 'Two-Button Control' system will no doubt help to attract the uninitiated to 2010 FIFA World Cup, but this isn't just a game for 'prawn sandwich' footie fans (to quote the affable Roy Keane). It's a game that'll appeal just as much to hardened FIFA veterans who've just about squeezed everything they can out of FIFA 10 and need something to tide them over until FIFA 11.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 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 a really fun game to play. Expand
  2. YasheenD.
    Apr 28, 2010
    10
    Awesome game, they have captured the new stadiums in South Africa superbly. Fluid controls, very polished. Just a really fun game.
  3. Aug 18, 2010
    10
    This is the first FIFA game I have ever played, and I gotta say...EXCELLENT!! This is an obsessing game and love to play again and again!! Many teams to play for and many chances to win!! This game, for me, is the best sport game ever! Expand
  4. 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 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 Expand
  5. 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 sports simulation. Stadium feeling of pure. Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2013
    7
    Un juego tipico de Fifa, pero que teniendo el fifa 10 o incluso el 09 no deberias comprartelo, ya que es solo para el mundial 2010, por eso, el juego deja mucho que desear, de todos modos esta bien anbientado para el mundial, si quieres jugar el mundial 2010, si lo recomiendo, pero si quieres un buen juego de futbol...no, para eso estan los fifas 09, 10, 11 y 12 y el PES2012 eso es todo, saludos!! Expand
  7. Oct 15, 2012
    0
    Say all you want. But for penalty shootouts, there hasn't been a key binded to save the ball with the goalkeeper. And you can actually score against the AI every time just like on FIFA 10. No skill involved. Expand

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