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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (Xbox 360)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Is it worth buying though? Yes, it is - especially if you don't already own FIFA 10. 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.
If you're excited about the World Cup, then this instalment of FIFA will definitely give you the fever. It's a brilliant football game and an improvement over FIFA 10, but this is naturally where the series should be after six months of gameplay tweaks. 2010 FIFA World Cup is the best football game you can buy... Until FIFA 11 comes along that is.
If you're excited for the tournament that's kicking off in June, you're sure to have a lot of fun with 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. There are some lengthy load times in between matches, and it doesn't offer the same breadth of content that FIFA 10 does, but it improves upon that game in enough ways that you should consider adding it to your collection even if you already own that game. The finals in South Africa last for only a month, but this game will keep you entertained at least until the inevitable release of FIFA Soccer 11.
Coupe du Monde de la FIFA : Afrique du Sud 2010 remplit parfaitement bien son rôle et rend comme il se doit hommage à la plus belle des compétitions de ballon rond au Monde. Profitant d'un background ultra soigné, de la présence de 10 nouveaux stades et d'un gameplay sérieusement amélioré, le jeu d'EA Sports s'impose comme la simulation de foot de cet été, en attendant FIFA 11. Bien que quelques failles apparaissent, notamment au niveau de l'arbitrage ou des équipes nationales limitées à une trentaine de joueurs sélectionnables, l'ensemble tient largement la route. De là à justifier le prix de 70€...
EA hat einiges richtig gut gemacht: Wenn die Kamera bunte Fangruppen in ihrer Nationalschminke oder grübelnde Trainer ins Blickfeld nimmt, kommt Stimmung auf. Und sobald der erste Ball auf diesen wunderbar filzigen Plätzen rollt und das Flutlicht glimmt, will man einfach nur kicken, zumal die Fanakustik grandios ist! Aber auf den zweiten Blick wiederholt sich dann vieles, zumal man die Dramaturgie der WM in den neuen Spielmodi nicht markant genug steigern kann. Trotzdem kann EA das zu erwartende afrikanische Fußballfest ansprechend inszenieren. Aber als Kenner des Vorgängers spüre ich hinsichtlich der Zweikämpfe, Dribblings, KI und Pässe keinen kreativen Schritt hin zu einem FIFA 11: Man bekommt kein FIFA 10.5, sondern ein FIFA 10.1. mit leichten Anpassungen hinsichtlich der Ausdauer und Schussmechanik.
Cheat Code Central
It pains me to say it, but 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. If EA wanted to charge full price, then they needed to deliver a meaningful, lovingly-crafted experienced. Both the World Cup and loyal fans like myself deserve at least that much.
The Video Game Critic
Soccer fanatics are likely to appreciate the realism of FIFA and can probably bump up the grade by a letter. The rest of us however will find it hard to get excited about this lukewarm effort.