Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. games(TM)
    60
    A smaller game than FIFA 10. [Issue#96, p.111]
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    It absolutely nails the atmosphere. [July 2010, p.81]
  4. A feeling of deja vu is constant in Electronic Arts World Cup title, but that doesn't make it a bad game. If you liked FIFA 10 you are going to like this, but it's hard to shake the feeling that this is the same game in a new package. The graphics are nice though, and the game engine is not seldom total brilliance.
  5. An excellent World Cup atmosphere with polished FIFA 10 gameplay - it's just a shame that 2010 FIFA World Cup is so shallow. It's got the looks, but not the longevity.
  6. 2010 FIFA World Cup does very little new from the excellent FIFA 10, but it's still a solid soccer game with a natural focus on international teams. Guiding your own nation to the world's biggest tournament actually feels pretty good.
  7. With its polished gameplay and outstanding graphics, 2010 FIFA World Cup is truly brilliant […] but its price tag, 70€, is a bitter pill to swallow.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 30, 2013
    10
    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 has2010 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! Full Review »
  2. Nov 30, 2010
    9
    Brilliant, perfectly captures the excitement and drama of the World Cup. Extremely well polished presentation and a host of optionsBrilliant, 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. Full Review »
  3. Sep 8, 2010
    10
    This game is incredible. The atmosphere is perfect, the randomness of the shots, the excitement of the game is all there. If FIFA11 is anThis 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. Full Review »