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FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa Review

Those that love the FIFA games from EA Sports always look forward to those licensed World Cup games that they get to offer up every four years, and 2010 is that year.  The problem is that FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa is hitting us only a few months after FIFA Soccer 10, so there isn’t really much different or extremely life-changing about it.  Of course, there are some nice improvements to the field that you’ll notice, but that’s about it.

There are some major differences that you will notice other than just the field though, especially if you’ve just played FIFA Soccer 10.  For example, FIFA Soccer 10 allows you to play international and club teams from all over the world, but FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa only gives you the option to play international teams.  But, you won’t be wishing there were more to pick from, as there are 199 of the squads that are available for play, which is really nice.  You can play friendly games between the different teams or you can go right into the finals.  If you choose to play the finals, you will have to play with only the teams that made it to the finals in South Africa this year, which cuts your choices down to 32 – still a nice number.

Another difference you will notice is that the players in FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa are extremely physical – more so than their FIFA Soccer 10 counterparts.  It’s almost funny sometimes, as you will notice that the players will intentionally get in each other’s way just to mess around, and even the referee will get into the action as well, getting hit every now and then with the ball as he tries in vain to get out of the way.

The controls are very easy to understand and learn, especially if you have been playing any of the FIFA games from EA Sports.  And, if you haven’t, don’t fret, it won’t take you long to master them.  The controls for FIFA 2010 World Cup are really superb, giving you a very responsive way to control the player and you can almost automatically switch to the player closest to the ball.  Of course, they aren’t as great as they could be, but there isn’t really much to complain about.

If you’re wondering about the graphics in FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa, you won’t be disappointed here either.  They are beyond excellent and what you would expect from EA Sports.  Everything is extremely detailed and perfectly colored, the animations are beautiful and no bugs rear their ugly heads at all.

For those that are love any of the FIFA games from EA Sports, this is definitely one that you will want to own.  It has more than enough game play to keep you playing for a very long time and the overall replay value is amazing as well.  Don’t waste time getting this one into your PS3, it’s just too good.

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