User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51

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  1. 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 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.
  2. Nov 30, 2010
    9
    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.
  3. 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 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
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. The different online options and new penalty taking system are welcome, but aren't enough to let this title stand on its own two feet. [May 2010, p.98]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.