Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. 91
    2010 FIFA World Cup is one of the best sporting simulations I've ever played
  2. Better than FIFA 10. World Cup manages to strike a balance between the substance of simulation and elaborate frenzies to appreciate with friends.
  3. I’m happy for you Pro Evo, and I’mma let you finish, but FIFA World Cup 2010 is the greatest Soccer-Simulation of all time. Excellent atmosphere and lots of improvements make FIFA the champion.
  4. 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.
  5. This is not just a cash cow for Electronic Arts. 2010 FIFA World Cup adds some interesting ideas and its purchase just depends on how much you like this competition.
  6. World Cup FIFA South Africa 2010 is a further step in front of FIFA 10. The team has tweaked the gameplay boosting reactivity of the players, normalizing the proportions between the field and the athletes and adjusting some CPU routines (like pressing). A game football fans cannot miss.
  7. This is by far the most appealing football game this generation, as EA finally hit the nail on the head. Attack minded, dramatic, and a hell of a lot of fun, this title is the perfect warm-up for the summer's festival.
  8. For some, 2010 FIFA World Cup might be viewed as nothing more than a stop-gap between the yearly series. In truth, there is a lot of enhanced content available here and at no-point will you feel like your being cheated out of your hard-earned cash.
  9. The jump from FIFA 10 to EA 2010 FIFA World Cup might not be a big one, but the refinements presented makes the entire experience worthwhile.
  10. While it falls short of FIFA 10 in many respects, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa rewards players with an accessible and ultimately rewarding game. There are plenty of elements to improve for Brazil 2014, but, as it stands, this title is a must-have for sports fans.
  11. New home and away tactics ensure that underdog teams hold their own by playing defensively on the road and adjusting strategies to capitalize on a home field advantage.
  12. 87
    This is a better game than FIFA 10 and while it'll inevitably be outstripped by FIFA 11 later this year it still stands as the best take on the sport that's currently available. It's also the perfect accompaniment to the summer of football that awaits.
  13. 90
    With the inclusion of the two button gameplay for beginners, World Cup is a safe buy for soccer fans, casual and hardcore alike.
  14. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is FIFA 2010 on steroids.
  15. FIFA World Cup 2010 isn't a revolution but the developers managed to make it very interesting evolution on the already great FIFA 10, making it a must buy for every soccer lover.
  16. 88
    2010 FIFA World Cup is a brilliant football game and a perfect example of how to build a proper game around a one-off tournament. It's hands-down the best football game out there at the moment until FIFA 11 at least.
  17. The true essence of the World Cup mixed with some interesting improvements in FIFA's gameplay. An amazing starter while waiting for FIFA 11.
  18. A great buy for a football fan, provided he doesn't already own FIFA 10.
  19. There's something about World Cup's appeal, though, that works on psychological levels. We all feel compelled to play it not because of a game mode we can play, or improved graphics we can see, but because there's something very special about the World Cup, and playing the official World Cup game taps into it.
  20. A purer football game than FIFA 10 and the perfect companion to this year's World Cup. [June 2010, p.86]
  21. By adjusting the control scheme and difficulty to suit your skill and experience FIFA World Cup South Africa is capable of simulating an extremely realistic and entertaining game of soccer.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 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
    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 6, 2011
    Like all FIFA games, this is boring and exactly the same as it's previous installments.
  3. Nov 30, 2010
    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 »