FIFA Soccer 10 Wii

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Nice look and few interesting ideas, but the hellhound penalties system ruins the whole experience.
  6. 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.
  7. Nintendo Power
    60
    FIFA 10 is definitely snappier than previous installments as a result, but it doesn't go far enough. [Dec 2009, p.84]
  8. Not as good as the versions for the “big” consoles, but at least funny enough for a quick match against a buddy.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#63 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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 »