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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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  1. FIFA 10 on PSP really has set a high bar for others to follow, its packed with features and great fun to play.
  2. With more than enough teams, game modes and a solid multiplayer experience, this year’s game is the one you don’t have to buy but rather this is the game you need to buy.
  3. Another year, another FIFA, another great game. This time the series is back with more gameplay and mode improvements which EA hope will help the title remain the number one football game on PSP.
  4. FIFA 10 feels like the old days - it‘s remarkable without giving reasons to hype about the game. Graphics are nice, sounds and comments are pretty bad, and if it weren't for a great Be A Pro and Manager Mode, it‘d just be another average soccer game.
  5. It's exhaustive. [Dec 2009, p.102]
  6. 80
    FIFA 10 is a solid game of soccer on PSP, even if it doesn’t reinvent the wheel in the same way as its console brethren.
  7. FIFA 10 is still a great soccer game like its predecessors, but the problem is that it's just not different enough. There's a lot to do in the game, and tons of licensed teams and players, but series veterans will feel like they've been here before.

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  1. J.C.
    Nov 22, 2009
    8
    Very clever sport game. A lot of teams, a lot of modes, a lot of improvements. It is really quick and very easy to learn. Recommended.