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  • Summary: On the pitch, critical gameplay fundamentals have been enhanced to ensure that FIFA Soccer 10 mirrors real-world soccer, providing more sophisticated ball control, and physical interaction between players. In addition, players now move, behave and position themselves more realistically. OnOn the pitch, critical gameplay fundamentals have been enhanced to ensure that FIFA Soccer 10 mirrors real-world soccer, providing more sophisticated ball control, and physical interaction between players. In addition, players now move, behave and position themselves more realistically. On attack, players analyze space more effectively, curve their runs in an attempt to stay onside, create passing lanes naturally, and drive for more variety in attacking options. On defense, new concepts like position priority enable defenders to multitask so dangerous spaces left open by teammates out of position are covered. Plus, slide tackle targeting, press marking, and better-urgency clearance logic provide new options that make defending a tactical skill in FIFA Soccer 10. In goal, a myriad of improvements and refinements to goalkeeper intelligence result in a more responsive and powerful rushing system and ultra-realistic saves. Better balance on lofted through balls, improved goalkeeper intelligence, more realistic shooting mechanics with less shots hitting the goal posts, a practice arena to perfect skills, and a more immersive soccer experience through continuous play and quick free kicks are just a few of the issues raised by fans and addressed in FIFA Soccer 10. Three new innovations revealed today at E3 have been developed to change the player control experience in FIFA Soccer 10. The first-ever true 360 degree dribbling system gives players finer control of the ball, enabling them to find spaces between defenders that previously were not possible. Using an all-new animation technology, skilled dribblers now have the ability to face the defender and use highly responsive lateral dribbling to skip past him. An innovative concept called Freedom in Physical Play enables players to perform wider dribble touches and new collision sharing creates a varied, less predictable, and extended fight for possession between the dribbler and a defender.
    FIFA Soccer 10 also features a deeper iteration of the ever-popular Manager Mode with more than 50 major improvements, including new match realism, realistic player transfers based on multiple decision points, and true-to-life player growth curves. [Electronic Arts]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 56
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 56
  3. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. 100
    If you're a fan of the sport – real or virtual – it's a must-buy.
  2. FIFA 10 is the world's best football simulation to date.
  3. This is undoubtedly the best FIFA game ever made, and by far the most accurate virtual depiction of this magical sport.
  4. 90
    FIFA 10 is is a great game and a really good improvement on FIFA 09. Other soccer games should take an example from this game.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    90
    Football fans who go to sleep with their laces on and foam at the mouth at the prospect of creating a virtual team ... should tattoo this title’s release on their hand and sell their copy of FIFA 09 to the blind kid around the block. [Nov 2009, p.74]
  6. AceGamez
    90
    For the time being at least FIFA 10 is The Special One.
  7. 75
    In a way, the main reason I'm somewhat disappointed is that developer EA Canada has the tough part down: the gameplay and controls. But soccer is about so much more than that -- it's about patriotism, atmosphere, and passion. For the inevitable World Cup follow-up, I'd really like to see those elements shine through -- and it wouldn't hurt to not ship with so many bugs, either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. LW
    Oct 25, 2009
    10
    I have been a FIFA disliker and a Pro Evo promoter or nearly 7 yars. Last year FIFA was the better game allthough it hurt me to admit it. I have been a FIFA disliker and a Pro Evo promoter or nearly 7 yars. Last year FIFA was the better game allthough it hurt me to admit it. This time round I have to sat my favourite game (PES) has been stuffed. I will still buy and play both but FIFA is by far the best Football game I have played. Expand
  2. AllanJ
    Nov 16, 2009
    10
    i think this game is by far the best game ever made, when it comes to soccer. Fifa has a lot of licences and I like that a lot. I love the i think this game is by far the best game ever made, when it comes to soccer. Fifa has a lot of licences and I like that a lot. I love the graphics of the game and Im loving it how the gameplay has improved as well. The online gaming is amazing, too. I prefer Fifa over PES at anytime. Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2016
    10
    Ah the final year of passably fun fifa games... I loved this game. What a shame that they've decided to mar each successive title withAh the final year of passably fun fifa games... I loved this game. What a shame that they've decided to mar each successive title with slowed-down, sloppy physics and absurd momentum swings in the players nauseatingly inhuman motion. If you ever want to feel everything strain from the neck up as you apoplectically stare at the picasso-esque flailing of limbs in four different directions while your player decides to reposition himself several times around the ball before settling on the proper vector to carry out the controller's long issued command of, "move this way -->" buy a any fifa game made after 2010.

    In all seriousness they should just re release this game in 2017 with updated rosters. No need to polish the graphics. They might accidentally replace the ball with a hockey puck if they did that.

    P.S. Not that this matters or anything but since 2010, every FIFA game has been too unpredictable to build even a slight iota of skill around. On top of that, they look bad. The players move awkwardly These games are to be watched, not played. If I wanted to watch a shiny claymation retard not do what I'm expecting it to based on buttons I so pompously imagined would render a result on screen, I'd watch dispicable me and button mash for two hours- O except I might pause or rewind or something. Too much certainty. Fifa 2017 and beyond!!! MSRP INFINITY!!!!! SLEEP WELL DEVS! PS Tell me where I can get some blow because I know you have to be doing something in your offices...
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  4. Nov 9, 2013
    8
    Nothing better on the market if one's looking for a football sim. Abundant amount of leagues, superb graphics, realistic 360 degree movement,Nothing better on the market if one's looking for a football sim. Abundant amount of leagues, superb graphics, realistic 360 degree movement, just plain fun. Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2012
    7
    Same formula over and over again. Good formula although. It becomes quickly repetitive and challenging (and frustrating) in higher difficulty.Same formula over and over again. Good formula although. It becomes quickly repetitive and challenging (and frustrating) in higher difficulty. Only for those who love football. Yes football and not soccer (what a stupid name...). Expand
  6. bradp
    Nov 15, 2009
    6
    I've played the fifa series loyaly since 2002, this feels like a step back in every aspect from 09 apart from the graphics. the 360 I've played the fifa series loyaly since 2002, this feels like a step back in every aspect from 09 apart from the graphics. the 360 dribbling still feels like it's in the beta stages and is much better implemented in, dare i say it, PES. I can't believe i'd ever sell it 5 weeks after i got it, so very tempted to get pes Expand
  7. LuisP
    Nov 4, 2009
    0
    Its a good game but PES 2010 has much more to offer , Like the UEFA champions and this year they have improved the player names and teams . Its a good game but PES 2010 has much more to offer , Like the UEFA champions and this year they have improved the player names and teams . EA supports more the mls and mexican team and those are not important like the real leagues, if they have MLS and mexican they should consider putting Argentinian and brsilian league because those are better and higher level . Its good and improved many thing but its still same fifa stuff. Expand

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