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Eurogamer.it (Apr 23, 2010)
Ciò che vi aspetta è infatti un'esperienza ancor più intensa e coinvolgente di quella offerta da FIFA 10, impreziosita da un comparto grafico di prim'ordine, capace di ricreare, in tutto e per tutto, la magica atmosfera della Coppa del Mondo. Gli sviluppatori sono dunque riusciti in una missione apparentemente impossibile, ovvero quella di migliorarsi nell'arco di soli 7 mesi, rendendo questo titolo un "must buy" assoluto anche per chiunque fosse già in possesso di una copia di FIFA 10. Insomma, il calcio digitale non è mai stato così bello da vedere e divertente da giocare. Non lasciatevelo scappare!
1UP (Apr 28, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup is one of the best sporting simulations I've ever played -- particularly for passionate fans of international soccer. But it's also clear that the franchise has reached a kind of sporting Uncanny Valley: It tries to be so authentic that when something's off, it's horribly, noticeably off. For the first time in a soccer game, though, you can take every team eligible for the 2010 World Cup to the finals -- and if that means I have to put up with North Korean fans chanting in Spanish, well, it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
Game Revolution (Apr 30, 2010)
As an update to the FIFA franchise, this title signals a lot to look forward to for FIFA 11. The online World Cup section continues the trend of putting many players in a tournament together, and we want to see it further explored next time round. 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.
Darkstation (May 11, 2010)
It’s not hard for me to say that I was a big fan of FIFA Soccer 10 and am an even bigger fan of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The game nailed the atmosphere and the intensity of the World Cup in a way that sports games have tried but never succeeded in doing. And for that I would say if your counting down the days until the World Cup to start like I am this is a great way to help ease the wait.
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) (May 19, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is FIFA 2010 on steroids, and it could have easily been a simple expansion download for FIFA 2010. But EA Sports has a tradition to continue here, I still remember playing the very old World Cup games and this year was not going to be different. Causal gamers that already played FIFA 2010 should stay away from this one. Football fans – you already have it, don’t you?
GamingXP (Apr 26, 2010)
Ich befürchte fast, dass meine Zusammenfassung zu einer Empfehlung ausartet. Jedoch muss man einfach sagen, dass die Entwickler sehr gute Arbeit geleistet haben. Jeder, der ein bisschen was für Fußball übrig hat, sollte dieses Spiel zu Hause haben. Es macht einfach viel Spaß und bringt ein Stück Weltmeisterschaft zu Ihnen nachhause.
TheSixthAxis (Apr 29, 2010)
FIFA 2010 World Cup brings with it a number of improvements over the previous version of FIFA, these range from small tweaks to the gameplay as well as significant changes to graphics, penalties and even the controls. EA haven’t stopped there though as they have also introduced a number of other additions which help to make the overall package a worthwhile addition to any football fans collection. In short if you love football in any way then this game is an essential purchase.
Multiplayer.it (Apr 23, 2010)
Mondiali FIFA Sud Africa 2010 è una perfetta edizione di mezzo, con un bel lavoro di pulizia e affinamento, soprattutto tecnica, svolto per svecchiare la (ottima) base di sviluppo e con alcune nuove modalità di gioco inserite per supplire alla sua carenza più scontata, quella di un roster di squadre per forza limitato. Non è però un titolo perfetto, alcuni difetti rimangono, limitati e corretti per fortuna, ma ancora presenti, che non pregiudicano comunque il divertimento pad alla mano. In definitiva, bisogna tenere in considerazione quello che il gioco offre in termini prettamente numerici, se vale l'acquisto dato il prezzo pieno, compresso com'è tra la corposa e ingombrante edizione dell'inverno 2010 e quella a venire. Comunque se questa è l'alba del prossimo capitolo, aspetteremo con impazienza il prossimo autunno.
videogamer.com (Apr 23, 2010)
If you don't own FIFA 10, and are looking for a football video game to help fuel your World Cup fever, then you should absolutely buy this game. If you own FIFA 10, and are considering buying World Cup, then you need to work out just how big a football fan you are, and whether you can see yourself sneaking in a quick game during half time, or hosting a tournament when you get home from the pub after a boozy night spent celebrating/drowning your sorrows with your mates. If World Cup sounds like it should have been downloadable content to you, then it's probably not for you. If, while reading this review, you felt your hairs on the back of your neck stand on end and you dared to believe that this year may be the year, then make like Nike and do it.
GameFocus (Apr 27, 2010)
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. It’s still a solid sports title from head to toe and the new additions will keep you occupied for a long time (or until FIFA 11 launches).
Spazio Games (Apr 23, 2010)
Mondiali FIFA Sud Africa 2010 ci ha sorpreso sin dalla sua prima apparizione per la freschezza della formula proposta, capace di catturare l’atmosfera Sud Africana e tradurla in un titolo tremendamente divertente da giocare, facile da padroneggiare, ma al contempo molto profondo e personalizzabile. Il lavoro svolto dagli sviluppatori per migliorare FIFA 10 si nota sia sotto il profilo meramente grafico sia pad alla mano, dove un approccio più veloce e dinamico alla partita rende gli scontri molto più intensi e spettacolari, trovando un ottimo connubio tra simulazione e videogioco.
Vandal Online (Apr 28, 2010)
En resumen, Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2010 es una gran compra para un aficionado a los juegos de fútbol, siempre y cuando no tenga FIFA 10. Es demasiado parecido a éste y, aunque lo mejora, las novedades no son tantas y la compra del juego solo está justificada si el usuario es un verdadero forofo de los juegos de fútbol y la inminencia del Mundial hace que se "caliente" y se haga con él. Pero precisamente por esto, FIFA 11 está a la vuelta de la esquina y eso puede jugar en contra de que eso ocurra. En cambio, los jugadores más generales, aquellos que juegan de vez en cuando a un juego de fútbol, o los fans de Pro Evolution Soccer, tienen una compra muy interesante en este juego del Mundial, un gran simulador de fútbol que refleja muy bien la competición, pese a no incluir mucho más que ésta. En cualquier caso, da gusto ver, por fin, un juego del Mundial que sea el mejor juego de fútbol del momento. Y un gran aperitivo para el futuro FIFA 11.
IGN UK (Apr 22, 2010)
But the big question remains – does 2010 FIFA World Cup do enough to justify a purchase for owners of the already brilliant FIFA 2010? Yes, there are no club teams here and the improvements it makes are incremental at best. But improvements they are – 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, capturing so brilliantly the colour and excitement of the tournament itself and resulting in a product that's near essential for lovers of the beautiful game.
In the end, 2010 FIFA World Cup provides a little something for everyone. More of the great FIFA action fans of the series have come to expect wrapped up in the pageantry of the World Cup. It also provides a great jumping off point for newcomers to the sport with the two button control scheme option. If you're wrapped up in World Cup fever and don't already own FIFA 2010 then this game makes for a great purchase. If you do own FIFA already and are looking for a way to expand your experience the Captain your Country mode and Story of Qualifying modes add a great deal to the existing framework and are worth the price of admission. It's the closest you can get to the action without a ticket and a trip to South Africa.
Game Over Online (May 05, 2010)
The 2010 World Cup is going to be an amazing World Cup. Nothing will get you prepared and excited like playing with your favorite countries in the tournament with 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. There are some great new additions to 2010 FIFA World Cup and, even though it doesn’t provide the same amount of depth or online options as FIFA 10, this is definitely a game worth having in your collection.
AusGamers (May 04, 2010)
Before playing FIFA 10 World Cup, I was a little doubtful as to it's worthiness as a stand alone game, believing there would be little enough new content that it would be better off as a downloadable add-on to FIFA 10. However, I was mistaken, there is plenty of new content and improvements from its forerunner and it is an excellent stepping stone for FIFA 11. Risking hyperbole, I would say it is the best virtual football game currently on the market.
Console Monster (May 07, 2010)
It may be only a slight improvement over FIFA 10, however it is hard to ignore the magic that an event like the World Cup can bring to the title. You will feel all giddy with patriotism when you take your countries national team into historic battle, waving your flag and possibly shouting abuse at your virtual players. None of that matters though as FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa strives to push your dedication to its maximum and succeeds where other games have fallen short of the crowning achievement. If you, like many football fans around the world love to be encapsulated with World Cup fever, then look no further as this title shines in every department. FIFA 11 may be only months away from appearing on store shelves, but can you really put off the chance to show the world your football skills and play for your country? Tough decision isn't it!
GameZone (May 10, 2010)
The World Cup attracts the biggest crowds of any sporting event in the world. You won’t buy it for that reason, either, though. Here’s what makes this game stand out – 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is the game that EA Sports should have been turning out, and it is the foundation upon which all future iterations of the franchise should be built.
Game Watcher (May 06, 2010)
But even with the plethora of changes listed above, the value that hardcore FIFA players will gain from World Cup 2010 can be called into question. As you would expect, there is no long-term manager mode or in-depth 'be a pro' functionality (outside of the brief 'captain your country' role), and although the 'battle of the nations' style online mode is fun in sporadic bursts, seasoned players will quickly return to their persistent online clubs in 10. It's like taking a holiday in that respect, and tantalising glimpse of a very, very rosey future. As for everybody else, if you want the very best football simulation that money can buy and a well-developed accompaniment to the summer festivities, then World Cup 2010 is undoubtedly recommended. But get ready to lay down another £40 this coming October. You will want to.
Game Informer Magazine (Apr 26, 2010)
There’s no doubt that World Cup 2010 delivers a great performance on the pitch, but this game fails to give you the full qualifying experience elsewhere. Thus, it doesn’t really tell the full tale of the World Cup. 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.
PlayStation Universe (Apr 26, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup captures the excitement of World Cup play through its enhanced presentation of the stadiums, players, and crowds. Playing through the tournament sure gets us excited for June.
XGN (Apr 29, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup bevat een aantal nieuwe dingen en verbeteringen ten opzichte van FIFA 10. Echter ligt deze titel als volwaardige game in de winkel, wat het eigenlijk niet helemaal is. Maar de grote vraag blijft natuurlijk of 2010 FIFA World Cup het kopen waard is? Als je FIFA 10 hebt overgeslagen is dat het zeker. Als je die game al hebt, vraag jezelf dan even af of je een groot genoeg WK-fan bent, want anders kun je beter even wachten op het komende FIFA 11. Hoe dan ook, 2010 FIFA World Cup is een prima voetbalgame geworden.
AceGamez (May 02, 2010)
2010 World Cup’s final new feature is an optional, simplified control system that allows FIFA novices to play alongside seasoned veterans. It may be a little rough around the edges but its debut here is very appropriate considering the tournament’s emphasis on inclusivity. Of course, it’s impossible to avoid the fact that the omission of all the domestic club sides and competitions that form the spine of normal FIFA titles will mean that interest in the game is sure to wane once the Soccer City stadium has emptied for the last time. But the fact that 2010 World Cup is better on the pitch than FIFA 10, combined with the diversity of its modes and its host of official content mean it’s the finest piece of tournament merchandise you’ll buy this side of Brazil 2014. Forget the TV, the best advert for this summer’s World Cup is on your PS3.
GameSpot (Apr 28, 2010)
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.
3D Juegos (Apr 26, 2010)
Es difícil recomendar Copa Mundial de la FIFA Sudáfrica 2010 si ya poseemos FIFA 10 puesto que, en esencia, se trata de dos juegos muy similares. No obstante todas las novedades introducidas por Electronic Arts en el juego merecen atención, y es que conforman un título deportivo francamente notable.
IGN (Apr 26, 2010)
There’s no question that 2010 FIFA World Cup is a very impressive game of soccer at its core. It has many of the frills that you’d expect from a World Cup presentation, even if a few of them are more annoying than not. The advent of things like Two Button controls for all of our mothers and fathers to play with is cool for the casual players, but the lack of customization for hardcore soccer fans is a real disappointment. If you enjoyed FIFA 10, I’d say that this one is certainly worth a look. If you don’t think the soccer will blow your mind, just wait until you win the World Cup. It’s something truly special.
NZGamer (Apr 24, 2010)
And that is pretty much that. You know what you’re getting here – this is a more polished FIFA 10 with some World Cup-themed gameplay modes. Considering how this game appears in the no-man's-land between FIFA 10 and 11, it could have turned out much, much worse. Even so, you should ask yourself: how much do you really need to play a World Cup tournament when you could wait another five or six months for FIFA 11? If you really want to get into the spirit of the World Cup in the lead-up to the real event, then this game is a great way to do that. If you feel paying $100+ is a small price for mostly positive (if minor) gameplay tweaks, then be my guest. More casual fans, however, can probably remain quite happy with FIFA 10 and wait for the proper sequel. At least I can say that if you do purchase FIFA World Cup 2010, you won’t be getting an inferior title in any way.
PSFocus (Apr 29, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup is in grote lijnen een prima game geworden die inderdaad weet te scoren. Het is vele malen meer dan een simpele titel om even snel te cashen. Er is met zorg aan de vele modi gewerkt en daarnaast is de gameplay op bijna elk vlak sterk te noemen. Wel is jammer dat het Nederlandse commentaar aan de belabberde kant is, maar gelukkig is het alternatief, Engels, een stuk beter. Visueel is het allemaal wat mager te noemen en we hopen dan ook dat EA dit gaat oppoetsen bij FIFA 11, want de gameplay is toch in feite al zo goed als in orde. Als je na FIFA 10 weer een nieuwe voetbal game wilt hebben, dan raden we je 2010 FIFA World Cup aan. Een prima game!
Game Shark (Apr 30, 2010)
It’s unfair to criticize the game too much for being just a Souped Up World Cup version of FIFA 10. It’s really more than that. Yes, you can make the argument that dropping 120 bucks for two similar soccer games in a six month stretch is asking a tad much, but when the actual World Cup starts play in June and you want to get in on the act you’re going to want a copy of this game—and EA Sports knows it.
Fragland.net (May 21, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is a game that breathes a great vide and immediately gets you into the World Cup atmosphere. You see coaches, enthousiastic fans, there's plenty of noise in the stadiums and it's a great setup to fight for the cup with your country. You could say this should already have been in FIFA 10 or that this should be delivered as DLC and I can follow that line of thought but the package you get is quite a large expansion. In the end this is a game that's fun for the true fans of the World Cup, for lovers of national teams, for those that don't have FIFA 10 and those that would have liked to see their non-qualified country in the World Cup!
Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 29, 2010)
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€...
Da Gameboyz (2010)
This being my first experience playing a FIFA I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed all aspects of FIFA World Cup South Africa. As mentioned before, I specifically gravitated to the Captain Your Country Mode which was definitely my favourite game mode. This game is an excellent segway for FIFA 2011 and World Cup fans who are anxiously awaiting the start of the real World Cup in South Africa can get some 'footy' satisfaction by picking this game up.
PlayStation Lifestyle (May 01, 2010)
With over 10 million copies of FIFA 10 sold, one might think that EA Sports mainly created 2010 FIFA World Cup for an easy cash-in, but it’s clear that they instead they opted to create one of the best World Cup, and indeed, FIFA games around, with a revamped engine, a plethora of modes, and visuals which truly excel. If you don’t already own FIFA 10, 2010 FIFA World Cup should help you ease into the World Cup spirits and is a must-buy for any sport fan.
Gamer.nl (Apr 29, 2010)
2010 World Cup South Afrika is een uitstekend voetbalspel dat op een aantal fronten zelfs beter is dan FIFA 10. Tegelijkertijd is en blijft het een uitgeklede variant op FIFA 10. Dit, samen met enkele foutjes, voorkomt dat het spel een nog hoger cijfer krijgt.
Gamereactor (Denmark) (Apr 23, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa har rigtig mange timers underholdning i sig, og som pakke fungerer det perfekt som tillæg til den rigtige VM-turnering. Hverken mere eller mindre. Det her er den gode gamle FIFA-sang om igen - på godt og ondt. Kan man leve med det, vil man her finde et rigtig velfungerende og solidt fodboldspil der er en god følgesvend til årets største sportsbegivenhed.
Armchair Empire, The (Jul 16, 2010)
Even if you’re a fan or owner of FIFA 10 there is something more here for you to enjoy and minor annoyances aside, this is a solid title that will keep you kicking into the wee hours of the morning. Now, where’s my vuvuzela?
Gamervision (Apr 27, 2010)
Surprisingly, there are very few things I don’t like about this game, though that’s in large part to how much 2010 FIFA World Cup shares in common with FIFA Soccer 10. Some little issues, like players getting hurt during training, which you have no control over, and slight frame drops during the occasional replay, crop up from time to time, but don’t really ruin the overall experience. If you already own FIFA 10, it’s tough to recommend this title as a must buy simply for how little it actually offers that’s different. Recommending a game that doesn’t give gamers nearly as many options as a virtually identical game that came out less than eight months ago is tough, but people who missed out on EA’s yearly title, or those of you who only dabble in soccer titles every few years, will find plenty of charm and great gameplay in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
Eurogamer.pt (Apr 29, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa tenta ganhar um lugar por direito próprio dentro das escolhas futebolísticas. Tem um peso nas costas chamado FIFA 10, mas com todas as afinações, a transformação cosmética para o Campeonato do Mundo, e a mais-valia de ser um ante-gosto do que virá em Junho, é certamente um jogo para todos os futebolistas de sofá. Nós aqui na redacção já temos as nossas selecções preferidas, e posso dizer que o Brasil está demasiado forte. Demasiado para as nossas ambições. Se é que compreendem.
9lives (Apr 29, 2010)
2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa is geen slecht spel, maar is het ook niet waard om voor de volle prijs verkocht te worden. De goede gameplay speelt leentje-buur bij Fifa 10 en voegt gewoon een nieuw penalty-systeem toe. Het lijkt dat men, dankzij de uitstekende basis van de vorige telg, wat op zijn lauweren heeft gerust. Gelukkig helpen spannende kwalificatiemomenten en een hervormde Fifa 10-modus de fun in deze 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa te houden. In elk geval had het eerder als goedkopere uitbreiding of stevige downloadable content moeten worden uitgebracht.
InsideGamer (Apr 29, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is een geslaagde WK-versie van FIFA. Het ziet er iets strakker uit en voelt bij passes en steekballetjes net wat lekkerder aan. Dat een aantal mankementjes uit het vorige deel niet zijn aangepast is jammer, net als dat het nieuwe penaltysysteem aanvankelijk erg onwennig aanvoelt. 2010 FIFA World Cup is echt aan te raden als je van plan bent om met een groep vrienden een leuk WK-toernooitje te spelen of voor diegenen die FIFA 10 links hebben laten liggen. Voor mensen die niet staan te springen voor een WK-modus en een kleine grafische update van FIFA is het aan te raden om lekker op FIFA 11 te wachten.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Apr 23, 2010)
A slightly cringe-worthy 'Two-Button Control' system will no doubt help to attract the uninitiated to 2010 FIFA World Cup, but this isn't just a game for 'prawn sandwich' footie fans (to quote the affable Roy Keane). It's a game that'll appeal just as much to hardened FIFA veterans who've just about squeezed everything they can out of FIFA 10 and need something to tide them over until FIFA 11.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Apr 23, 2010)
2010 FIFA World Cup isn't a cynical release, at least, but it was always doomed to be obsolete within months, and by that token it's hard to offer more than a guarded recommendation - even though those who do make the investment will probably enjoy their footballing summer more than the numpties we're sending to South Africa.
Thunderbolt Games (May 15, 2010)
But for FIFA 10 owners, will more be enough? 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is an impressive package, refining what was so fantastic about the FIFA 10 engine and building a comprehensive World Cup experience around it. With 199 nations to choose from there are numerous teams to guide through the qualifying campaign and into the finals. The Story of Qualifying is an enjoyable new addition that still has more to offer and the online game modes are still significant, especially with the addition of online World Cups. However, the changes aren’t a considerable enough distance away from what FIFA 10 had to offer, and with the next instalment mere months away, it’s doubtful 2010 FIFA World Cup will get much playtime once the tournament is done and dusted. A quality game, but one lacking in longevity and incentive for those already invested. It would be difficult to justify a purchase for existing FIFA 10 owners.
4Players.de (Apr 28, 2010)
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.
Gamer.no (Apr 26, 2010)
Hvis du allerede har FIFA 10 i hylla er jeg ikke så sikker på om du trenger 2010 FIFA World Cup. Med unntak av noen mindre endringer er selve banespillet det samme. Forskjellen i rammene er at man kan velge mellom 199 landslag her fremfor omtrent alt av klubb- og landslag i FIFA 10. Som oppvarming til VM er det nok et kurant kjøp, og det er svært underholdende å delta i mesterskapet sammen med et knippe kompiser. Småutfordringer bidrar dessuten til å holde interessen oppe i enspillerdelen. Hvem vil vel forresten ikke forsøke å lede det norske landslaget? Da kan våre beste menn virkelig prestere på toppnivå.
Gamekult (Apr 28, 2010)
Coupe du Monde 2010 est une franche réussite, avec un habillage aussi soigné que le gameplay. Graphiquement attrayant, le jeu parvient à retranscrire l'atmosphère festive et souvent stressante de l'événement, grâce à une modélisation parfaite des meilleurs joueurs et des efforts payants en termes d'ambiance visuelle et sonore. Il bénéficie aussi du travail réalisé en amont sur les derniers FIFA pour affiner un gameplay exemplaire, d'une souplesse et d'une richesse que l'on mesure au fil des parties ; les débutants curieux mais effrayés par tant de complexité pourront néanmoins opter pour un mode de contrôle beaucoup plus adapté. Seul problème : à 70 euros le jeu d'un été, l'addition a du mal à passer, puisque le jeu sera évincé dès la rentrée par un certain FIFA 11. Cruel dilemme quand on veut vivre l'événement en troquant sa bière contre une manette...
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Apr 27, 2010)
Men vi vet hur det kommer att sluta. När hysterin väl lagt sig kommer gamers sakta men säkert återgå till FIFA 10, som trots allt har klubblagen, de bättre kommentatorerna och en identisk spelmotor. I en perfekt värld hade det här släpps som DLC istället för som ett nytt spel. För det är det inte, och att äga både detta och spelet det bygger på känns varken motiverat eller nödvändigt.
If you have already purchased FIFA 10, Gamestyle cannot recommend that you go out and buy 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. On its own, however, it’s an excellent football game, with all the pomp and circumstance that makes the tournament great. It has a good variety of game modes, and warrants attention. Whether it deserves the hefty price tag is certainly questionable, but if you feel that FIFA 10 doesn’t satisfy your World Cup cravings, you you’ll be more than happy with the offerings available through 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
Cheat Code Central (2010)
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.