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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. 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]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 56
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 56
  3. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. FIFA 10 is all the best a football fan could imagine, you simply have to have it. The score is the right prize for a nearly perfect game that deserves the right prize for the work done in the last years that brought the average arcade game of the past, to the nearest thing to real football actually available. You'll stop playing FIFA 10 only when FIFA 11 will be on shelves. Great job EA, great job Moore, great job Rutter. You have to play it!
  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
    But for all those FIFA fans who are annoyed at the dodgy AI and lack of real control in FIFA ’09 – I think it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed with this year’s edition. Whether playing single player and pushing your team through tournaments or taking your personal ‘Be a Pro’ player online and making a name for yourself – there are hours upon hours of pure football brilliance here.
  5. FIFA 10 is the reference for license-driven soccer. Intriguing gameplay, brilliant graphics and the huge amount of different modes are driving the series towards perfection.
  6. FIFA 10 is a great all around game for any soccer fan. Of course, if you aren’t a soccer fan you won’t find much of any interest here.
  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: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Nov 5, 2011
    Bought a used-version of this game for $12. And i get unlimited hours of fun. Best gaming deal of my life. Oh hell yeah... Controls are brilliant, decent graphics, many fantastic game modes. I will never forget the time and memories i had with fifa 10. To quote ea sports : "It's in the game!" Expand
  2. GregS
    Oct 20, 2009
    Awesome game! I've been playing in for the past 2 days and I have to say. This is what football is all about. Especially on the PS3, where the control is as tight as ever. Great Job this year EA! Expand
  3. AliJ.
    Nov 16, 2009
    I played FIFA 08 for 6 months, FIFA 09 for a year and I think FIFA 10 will last eternally. 3 weeks into the game, it is just that much more improved and even my friends who hated football/soccer simulations love this game. The game really feels like the real thing, you can dribble pretty much anywhere to your hearts content, create set pieces (which is a feature that has been wanted ever since my first memories), the online is accessible and simply fantastic; the result of the whole package is one of the most realistic simulations of the beautiful game. A must have for any football/soccer fan. Expand
  4. DanielF
    Oct 21, 2009
    Over Rated !!! Yep this game is sure over rated, nice realistic take on the game in certain areas but comically flawed in other area (such as heading the ball). Graphics are poor for a PS3 game, game play rather lackluster and manager mode still a mess. On the good hand the 360 control works well and so do the animations work well too. Apart from that a over rated let down that makes you feel like your being ripped off by EA. On the other hand...PES10, Yes i got a early release copy of this.... BIG BIG let down, which unfortunately makes FIFA 10 look good. Seriously people should just save their money and give both Konami and EA a smack in the gob for these poor efforts (if you can call it that) Overall FIFA 10 = 7/10 PES 10 = 6/10 P.s i own both and im not a fan boy. Expand
  5. Jan 21, 2013
    FIFA 10 is a great soccer videogame and very fun to play especially as a Virtual Pro in Pro Clubs online. The game's speed is way too high and it's very easy to pass and score but you still had full control over what's happening on the pitch and normally the best player wins and not always the luckiest. I give this game only a 7, because later there are/were many bugs and glitches that could be used online and destroyed the online experience in the last weeks until FIFA 11 came out. Also, that FIFA 10 is more an actual "Game" than a Simulation of realistic soccer and right now it's not very motivating anymore because the online servers were taken offline. And offline, FIFA 10 is almost useless. Expand
  6. BrianK
    Oct 22, 2009
    Everything looks great-the menus, presentation, font, kits etc. Everything sounds great esp. the soundtrack and commentary, everything is great until u get to the match.HOLY LORD THE GAMEPLAY IS SO SLOOOOOW.they went for reality and they got it.matches are wholly unexciting except for a few select moments and thats it!. Expand
  7. LuisP
    Nov 4, 2009
    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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