2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Wii

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
Buy On
  1. 65
    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will appease younger gamers who just want to go kick the soccer ball, hear unrealistically loud noises when players take a shot and see lots of bright colors. Those looking for a realistic soccer game won’t find it here, but then again you shouldn’t expect to.
  2. This accessible arcade-style soccer game eschews realism in favor of fast-paced fun and features some great multiplayer options.
  3. Hugely disappointing for fans of the solid FIFA 10 on the Wii, we say stick to that or pick up a much more entertaining 360/PS3 version instead.
  4. It's a decent, arcade-ish, multiplayer-oriented soccer game, but it suffers from being far too similar to FIFA 10, which definitely needed some improvements.
  5. An arcadish soccer game, sometimes funny. If you like your soccer played on the Wii, you'd still better stick with Pro Evolution Soccer, far deeper and more satisfying.
  6. FIFA World Cup 2010 is a good arcade soccer game. If you're looking for a deep simulation, try something else, but if you want to just finish a match with incredible scores and using fantastic tricks, this is your soccer game.
  7. Setpieces are simplistic and the instant appeal of the arcade style wears off after a while, but there's still enough fun here – particularly in multiplayer – to make this a decent game for fans wanting to get involved in the tournament at home.
  8. Nintendo Power
    65
    It's not terribly different from the relatively recent FIFA 10. [May 2010, p.85]
  9. FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 is a cute game for young Wii players, but for pros it is a nightmare. The missing tutorial, the gameplay problems and the missing road to the world cup are the reasons for this statement. Younger players will have a lot of fun shaking the controller and watching the funny animations.
  10. A good title… well, if you don’t own the previous one.

Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 9, 2014
    8
    This is a great game to play with friends, because of that its a game I recommend you buy. Its something I really like when I first played itThis is a great game to play with friends, because of that its a game I recommend you buy. Its something I really like when I first played it with my cousins and i think you will like it to. Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2010
    7
    The game is very arcade like. Tons of modes and game play variety make for great replay value. There however isn't much new to it that hasn'tThe game is very arcade like. Tons of modes and game play variety make for great replay value. There however isn't much new to it that hasn't been in previous soccer games. Still, a nice enough game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2010
    8
    Old school fun arcade soccer style with reasonably good gameplay and difficult. Zakumi's Dream Team and trophies can make you busy with thisOld school fun arcade soccer style with reasonably good gameplay and difficult. Zakumi's Dream Team and trophies can make you busy with this title. Not a must buy but check this if you are a football fan. Full Review »