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Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 60
    There's a good amount of content under the hood, but I would have liked to see some seriously refined gameplay, new mechanics and a few features that helped to differentiate this latest FIFA iteration on PSP from its big brothers on consoles.
  2. FIFA returns to the PSP for World Cup 2010, capturing the carnival atmosphere of the tournament but offering few improvements over its predecessor.
  3. Still, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa offers an incredibly solid game of soccer packaged in some of the best presentation yet seen on the PSP.
  4. The PSP version of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa comes with a series of flaws that undermine the gameplay both in offline (poor IA, awful corner kicks) and online (heavy lag issues) modes. There are plenty of game modes, however, and fans of the series should give it a try.
  5. If you like soccer and want to play before the real world cup begins, you make no mistake when buying this game. Although the atmosphere lacks a bit in comparison to the console versions, this title is good for playing on the go.
  6. On PSP, Fifa South Afrika is not really interesting. Without online features and the second control stick, the brand loses most of its winning characteristics.
  7. 65
    A decent effort, but once again it is belittled by the shadow of its console counterpart. [Issue#193, p.98]
  8. The additions to 2010 FIFA World Cup might not be as drastic as I would have hoped. But, the lack of improvements in the graphics department is not enough to detract from the fact that this is still a decent soccer game.
  9. With FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa on PSP, EA Sports sells a very cheap ticket for South Africa (30€). That’s really the least it can do for this copycat of FIFA 10, itself copy/pasted on the previous one.
  10. Considering it’s for the PSP, 2010 FIFA World Cup, in the end, is a decent football game. It does have its flaws–visuals are poor, gameplay is identical to past iterations in the PSP FIFA series, and you may be better off waiting for FIFA 11. However, audio is spot on, and a broad range of modes adds plenty of replayability and value to the title.
  11. As always, the PlayStation Portable version isn't able to keep up with its big next-gen-brother. The controls and the game mechanics of FIFA World Cup 2010 still feel good, but the atmosphere reminds us more of a local town meeting.

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