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  • Summary: On the pitch, critical gameplay fundamentals have been enhanced to ensure that FIFA Soccer 10 mirrors real-world soccer, providing more sophisticated ball control, and physical interaction between players. In addition, players now move, behave and position themselves more realistically. OnOn the pitch, critical gameplay fundamentals have been enhanced to ensure that FIFA Soccer 10 mirrors real-world soccer, providing more sophisticated ball control, and physical interaction between players. In addition, players now move, behave and position themselves more realistically. On attack, players analyze space more effectively, curve their runs in an attempt to stay onside, create passing lanes naturally, and drive for more variety in attacking options. On defense, new concepts like position priority enable defenders to multitask so dangerous spaces left open by teammates out of position are covered. Plus, slide tackle targeting, press marking, and better-urgency clearance logic provide new options that make defending a tactical skill in FIFA Soccer 10. In goal, a myriad of improvements and refinements to goalkeeper intelligence result in a more responsive and powerful rushing system and ultra-realistic saves. Better balance on lofted through balls, improved goalkeeper intelligence, more realistic shooting mechanics with less shots hitting the goal posts, a practice arena to perfect skills, and a more immersive soccer experience through continuous play and quick free kicks are just a few of the issues raised by fans and addressed in FIFA Soccer 10. Three new innovations revealed today at E3 have been developed to change the player control experience in FIFA Soccer 10. The first-ever true 360 degree dribbling system gives players finer control of the ball, enabling them to find spaces between defenders that previously were not possible. Using an all-new animation technology, skilled dribblers now have the ability to face the defender and use highly responsive lateral dribbling to skip past him. An innovative concept called Freedom in Physical Play enables players to perform wider dribble touches and new collision sharing creates a varied, less predictable, and extended fight for possession between the dribbler and a defender.
    FIFA Soccer 10 also features a deeper iteration of the ever-popular Manager Mode with more than 50 major improvements, including new match realism, realistic player transfers based on multiple decision points, and true-to-life player growth curves. [Electronic Arts]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. FIFA 10 is all the best a football fan could imagine, you simply have to have it. The score is the right prize for a nearly perfect game that deserves the right prize for the work done in the last years that brought the average arcade game of the past, to the nearest thing to real football actually available. You'll stop playing FIFA 10 only when FIFA 11 will be on shelves. Great job EA, great job Moore, great job Rutter. You have to play it!
  2. EA has really outdone themselves. Konami's Pro Evo/Winning Eleven does provide some good competition, but only in the actual gameplay category.
  3. 93
    One of the most refined, polished and compelling takes on the beautiful game – and arguably of any given sport. While this year’s improvements might seem slight on paper, each one is perfectly pitched and works together to create an experience that’s an improvement on last year’s game in every conceivable way.
  4. FIFA 10 is an all-around winner, and one of the greatest virtual translations of association football to ever grace videogame consoles.
  5. One of the best sports simulations ever released, the on pitch action is convincing and more importantly a lot of fun. Played with friends the game is even better.
  6. The result being FIFA 10 now offers the most realistic and intense experience in the franchises history making it a must have for any football fan.
  7. An overall improvement on the pitch but a game ruined by faults off of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. JakeP
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    This is easily the best soccer game ever made! First off, the gameplay is magnificent. There is now 360 degrees dribbling as opposed to the This is easily the best soccer game ever made! First off, the gameplay is magnificent. There is now 360 degrees dribbling as opposed to the old eight direction dribbling systerm. The graphics are great but could be a little better. The celebrations are great and very realistic. Second of all, the arena mode is fantastic! It allows you to work on your skills and just have a little fun with 1v1, free kick practice, practice match, and set piece creator. The manager mode is not amazing but it is definitely worth a few seasons. Finally, the virtual pro is very fun although uploading the gameface is much too difficult. EA could have made it a lot simpler. Overall, this is the best soccer game out there right now and is definitely worth the money! Expand
  2. ZeeM
    Oct 25, 2009
    10
    An Absolute must buy for any soccer fan. FIFA 10 Is taken to a whole new level and EA has done an absolute wonderful Job in putting the An Absolute must buy for any soccer fan. FIFA 10 Is taken to a whole new level and EA has done an absolute wonderful Job in putting the Worlds best sports game together like this. I bought FIFA 10 on opening day and ever since I still don't regret paying the Full price for it. What I really love Is that they've made Manager Mode even more challenging and fun than In FIFA 09. The past years of Manager mode was just to easy and when things get easy, you get bored easily too. The AI In FIFA 10 Is Incredible, and every aspect of the game Is just perfect. The game play Is near from absolute perfection with the help of 360 Dribbling. I am amazed by how realistic this game is. E.A have worked a lot on the little parts of the game which makes every game more fun and enjoyable like bringing back Kit Numbers and Practicing In the Arena. The Virtual Pro feature is really an amazing addition to FIFA 10. It's hard customizing my player to look like me In the previous FIFA's but now I can save a ton of time with the help of Virtual Pro. FIFA 10 has Improved in every way and E.A sports have done an Incredible job with this masterpiece. I definitely recommend this game to any Soccer fan and even non-soccer fans to give this game a try and I guarantee you that you'll be pleased without a doubt. A game near perfection. Best sports game ever made, Hands Down, Period. Lets FIFA 10. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2013
    9
    Fifa soccer games has always had the distinction of being technically solid, and true to the world of soccer or 'football' and Fifa 10 carriesFifa soccer games has always had the distinction of being technically solid, and true to the world of soccer or 'football' and Fifa 10 carries on that just as well as it's predecessors. I played most of my time in Manager Mode and I found it be extremely exciting and playing through multiple seasons to be rewarding. I played as Chelsea and had great pleasure crushing Manchester United over and over again! However, those who play soccer in real life might notice the unbelievable goals that you can have in this game, but I looked past that because I really like the animations of the players and the sounds when you're in the middle of the game and score goals it just really powerful. The crowd animations aren't that good, but luckily you don't have to look at them all that much. This is a really good soccer game, in fact it is one of the best. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2011
    7
    Good game play and really fun. It was my first soccer game on the XBox 360 after the move from PC (where I played every version since 1998).Good game play and really fun. It was my first soccer game on the XBox 360 after the move from PC (where I played every version since 1998).

    I liked the dribbling capabilities for the game along with control over the player but at the end of the day, our favourite mode (manager) disappointed us with the ton of bugs :(
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  5. Aug 22, 2010
    5
    Do not buy this game. The entire QA staff should be chased from the industry. Go look up the glitch reports for this game, a long list ofDo not buy this game. The entire QA staff should be chased from the industry. Go look up the glitch reports for this game, a long list of seemingly unmissable horrors makes the Manager Mode, the core of the single player game, unplayable. I have no doubt that if a game of this level of polish were made by a smaller studio, the studio would not exist today. Here's to hoping that FIFA 11 addresses the 52 documented terminal glitches and numerous other lapses in quality that render the game, well, bad. Expand
  6. Mar 7, 2011
    5
    This game in a nutshell: the more you watch actual football, the less you'll enjoy this game. While it can be enjoyable, the AI is horribleThis game in a nutshell: the more you watch actual football, the less you'll enjoy this game. While it can be enjoyable, the AI is horrible (doesn't attempt runs, doesn't follow the ball and makes no effort to defend) and most of the time it feels like the other team bought off the ref so they can play like the Netherlands in last year's World Cup. Expand
  7. Feb 21, 2022
    0
    This game is unplayable. Passes kept going in directions I wasn't aiming, shots kept going to the moon even with no power on them, teamThis game is unplayable. Passes kept going in directions I wasn't aiming, shots kept going to the moon even with no power on them, team wouldn't defend and would lose the ball if they got within 5 feet of the closest player. They would even run into themselves and both fall over. Players refused to do skill moves and when they did it would be about 5 seconds after I inputed it. In manager mode players I attempted to sign multiple players and they said they had better offers elsewhere despite getting paid less and getting a lower transfer fee. Despite being on the 360 the graphics look so jittery and low res I thought I was playing FIFA 05 while on drugs.

    After giving my best attempts at the game for over two hours, the game continued to be an unfun and unresponsive mess to the point I figured it wasn't worth mine or anyone else's time and threw it in the trash. I've gotten more fun out of older and newer titles and both have had better controls and difficulty compared to this hot garbage.
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