Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. It's a game that walks the line between arcade and simulation with great ability and is tons of fun to boot. While long-time FIFA fans will likely gravitate towards the HD versions, the Wii version is an excellent addition to any soccer fan's game collection.
  2. It looks younger and is simpler to play than previous seasons but there's still plenty of challenge here. Goals galore! [Dec 2009, p.54]
  3. The arcadey approach is an interesting diversion for the series and one that just about pays off. [Nov 2009, p.80]
  4. The sleeping giant of the FIFA kingdom roars into life, but it's still an all-format minnow. [Nov 2009, p.66]
  5. 80
    It may seem to lack a few features found in other formats' versions, but FIFA 10 on Wii still manages to claim the trophy for best Wii football game so far.
  6. Once again, EA finds some solid footing to build another strong sports franchise on, and even though FIFA Soccer 10 is geared towards a more casual audience, more serious fans looking for a change of pace will have just as much fun. Though there’s a lack of depth in the game’s modes, FIFA 10 does just enough right to keep you coming back for more.
  7. FIFA 10 on the Wii is all about arcade-style. It's a simplified and more accessible soccer system.
  8. 77
    A step in the right direction that many soccer fans will be able to enjoy, even if it is a little more arcadey than the traditional soccer from EA Sports. The arcade elements that have made their way onto the Wii feel good in practice, even if some of them get a little stale after several games. The two biggest disappointments for me were the poor handling of through balls and the general lack of deep game modes.
  9. FIFA 10, like the other games on the franchise, is a fair bet on the essence of football. There are few changes in this edition - more shooting score opportunities, a better placed goalkeeper and a few more low-profile changes. It's enough to justify the buy if you like arcade football, but you should stick with last year's edition if you have it already.
  10. FIFA 10 for the Wii tries to broaden the public but takes less seriously the simulation, with a simplified and more accessible control system. But it falls short when offering extra content for the players to come back for more.
  11. If you are limited to just one console, or you plan on playing with youngsters, FIFA Soccer 10 for Wii is a quality game that does just enough to satisfy the majority of players' soccer lust.
  12. Forget real soccer, Fifa 10 on the Wii is all about arcade-style, over-the-top gameplay: it's fun and it has some nice touches, but it ends up being a sort of Mario Strikers stripped of its most exciting elements.
  13. It would have been nice to have more modes of play, but what is offered here is an improved over previous Wii iterations. Still, for a nice arcade-like take on the FIFA franchise, this Wii version does a nice job.
  14. Not as good as the versions for the “big” consoles, but at least funny enough for a quick match against a buddy.
  15. FIFA 10 goes for style over substance and delivers in parts. Yet the shallow gameplay and lack of realism go a long way to pushing this towards the kiddie market. A real shame for long-time FIFA aficionados.
  16. If you own either the Xbox 360 or Ps3 and are a keen football fan then the Wii version isn’t the right choice for you. However, if you’re more of a casual gamer, which most Wii owners tend to be then FIFA 10 on the Wii may just be what you’re looking for allowing for instantly accessible games that most will be able to simply play from the off.
  17. Want instant pick-up-and-play entertainment from a game that doesn't take itself too seriously? Then FIFA 10's Wii waggling action is the way to go, so long as you're prepared for the novelty to wane fairly quickly.
  18. This isn’t a game for the elite soccer fan, but rather those who would rather kick a ball around with some well designed motion controls. If this sounds like you, feel free to jump in with both feet. For the rest, FIFA 10 comes with a yellow warning card.
  19. While it doesn’t quite hold up to the sports titles found in more powerful consoles, the quick-placed play and the easy-to-use controls make FIFA a fun distraction for the casual crowd, and even for gamers who hear the name “Zidane” and think of the main character from Final Fantasy IX, instead of the guy who considers head-butts as compliments.
  20. Nice look and few interesting ideas, but the hellhound penalties system ruins the whole experience.
  21. FIFA 10 is definitely snappier than previous installments as a result, but it doesn't go far enough. [Dec 2009, p.84]
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. br
    Jan 24, 2010
    10
    I created an account on this site just to put these bad reviews to bed. This game is 100% fun. First, it's better than any other FIFA I created an account on this site just to put these bad reviews to bed. This game is 100% fun. First, it's better than any other FIFA for the wii as far as multiplayer. Second, it has good online options. Finally, the arcade influence is refreshing. Yes, the animated look is odd at first but its preferable to the ps2 style graphics of the previous editions. Full Review »
  2. AnuragB
    Dec 11, 2009
    8
    If i had started playing the game without knowing which game i was playing i wudn't hav recognizd this . I would have thought it was a If i had started playing the game without knowing which game i was playing i wudn't hav recognizd this . I would have thought it was a "MATRIX SOCCER" game ..... the game's kinda cool but it doesn't have the FIFA feel ..... The gameplay's resembles Fifa STREET . The controls are far more responsive than its predecessor but the graphics are cartoon like which is a BIG disapoinment . Full Review »
  3. Sierra
    Nov 15, 2009
    9
    The game is amazing, not perfect, but with simple and efficient controls and great online playing is the best Soccer game for Wii. Sound is The game is amazing, not perfect, but with simple and efficient controls and great online playing is the best Soccer game for Wii. Sound is OK and players moves also, the sound could be better but is acceptable. The great think is PLAY! Very competitive and fair, perfect for online and offline. Full Review »