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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: 54 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. An excellent game, fully capable of recreating the intense and engaging atmosphere of the World Cup, as well as improving on its predecessor in many ways. If you love football, and look forward to the ultimate gaming experience in that sense, this is surely the game for you.
  2. The true essence of the World Cup mixed with some interesting improvements in FIFA's gameplay. An amazing starter while waiting for FIFA 11.
  3. Better than FIFA 10. World Cup manages to strike a balance between the substance of simulation and elaborate frenzies to appreciate with friends.
  4. 85
    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is a great footie game. However it's more an update from the previous FIFA game than a whole new game.
  5. There's undeniable satisfaction in combining to undo a tough defence and seeing those points totals totting up, and in some respects this is the best mode in the game, because playing together towards a long-term goal heightens the fun and drama.
  6. It's by no means a cynical cash-in and casual gamers and rabid FIFA fans alike will probably find it decent value for money. For the rest, it's a worthwhile stop-gap between FIFA titles, provided you have the funds.
  7. This game's weak. This is essentially the movie tie-in of sports titles; about as interesting and worthwhile as games fashioned after the Olympics or the X-Games. There is no reason why this shouldn't have been relegated to a premium add-on through the FIFA Store.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 30, 2013
    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is an amazing game; it gets a 10, one up from what I gave FIFA 10 because of the advancements EA Sports has done on the game over FIFA 10 which includes; better lighting and shadows graphically which makes the stadiums that you travel to and the pitches themselves look spectacular. In addition, the crowds have been given so much more life and finally been animated to make the epic games even more so. Overall, this is a great game and any soccer fan should definitely play this! Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2010
    This game is incredible. The atmosphere is perfect, the randomness of the shots, the excitement of the game is all there. If FIFA11 is an improvement on this engine, FIFA's improvement from 2008 to 2011 will surpass that of the NHL franchise. Being able to every once in awhile take a go with Arjen Robben with his left foot from 30yds out and create something special is awesome. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2010
    Brilliant, perfectly captures the excitement and drama of the World Cup. Extremely well polished presentation and a host of options completely immerse you in the quest to qualify and ultimately win the coveted trophy. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2011
    Like all FIFA games, this is boring and exactly the same as it's previous installments.

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