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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: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36
  1. GregS
    Oct 20, 2009
    10
    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, 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
  2. AliJ.
    Nov 16, 2009
    10
    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 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
  3. Nov 5, 2011
    10
    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 areBought 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
  4. TomA
    Nov 4, 2009
    8
    fifa 10 improves on 09 mainly with the new 360 dribbling which is very good and EA have fixed the annoying way that teams like Man U and fifa 10 improves on 09 mainly with the new 360 dribbling which is very good and EA have fixed the annoying way that teams like Man U and Liverpool are at the bottom of the table and teams like Fulham are at the top. now the top 4 are actually the top 4. the online is very good at matching you with someone of a similar ability. what stops this from being a top game for the PS3, is things like the manager reputation is stupid because winning the league in your first year doesn't even get you up from half a star. this stops alot of players from joining your club. also, it seems that the computer makes the opposition suddenly amazing in the last few minutes so if you have worked really hard to get a 1 goal lead it could be quickly taken away in the dieing minutes. the last thing is that once again the be a pro camera is stupid and when you sprint it is impossible to see any defenders near you. apart from these few things, it is a good game and worth your money unless you have 09 and want to wait for a bigger improvment. Expand
  5. dans
    Nov 2, 2009
    7
    Plays a decent game of football but for me the inability to dribble more than a few yards without the ball being stolen ruins it a bit and Plays a decent game of football but for me the inability to dribble more than a few yards without the ball being stolen ruins it a bit and stops the flow of the game. Its better with a human opponent but having to do a trick just to beat one defender rather than relying skill if disappointing. Sadly its still better than this year's PES though. Expand
  6. IainH
    Nov 2, 2009
    6
    The gameplay is flawed with a bug ridden manager mode and very hit or miss online mode. A major miss from EA.
  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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