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  • Summary: EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa features all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world’s biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers can play as their home nation from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the FIFA World Cup Final and feel what it is like to score the goal that lifts a nation. Everything fans love about the World Cup comes to life in spectacular detail, including confetti rain, streamers, & fireworks - just like the official tournament. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. This is a fantastic title that not only all Wii owners, but every fan of the sport will find something to enjoy. This might be a strictly arcade affair, but once you accept that and just focus on trying to score as many goals as possible, you will find it difficult to put down.
  2. This is the most fun I've had with a soccer title in quite a while, so 2010 FIFA World Cup is definitely worth checking out.
  3. Slightly more than a re-skin of FIFA 10, but not quite enough to make this definitive. [May 2010, p.84]
  4. This accessible arcade-style soccer game eschews realism in favor of fast-paced fun and features some great multiplayer options.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Despite the many disappointments, undoubtedly the thing that disappointed me the most with FIFA World Cup 2010 is that it has no identity. It doesn’t know whether it’s a simulation or a simplistic arcade game.

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  1. Oct 3, 2010
    Old 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. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2010
    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't been in previous soccer games. Still, a nice enough game. Collapse