Review: FIFA 10

LET’S FIFA 10

Developer: EA Canada
Genre: Soccer
Platform(s): PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360
Release Date: October 2, 2009
Compatability (PS3): Players 1-7 | 2422KB Mininum Space | DUALSHOCK 3 Vibration Function | HD 720p | Network Players 2-20
Compatability (Xbox 360): Players 1-4 | 172KB Mininum Space | HDTV 720p / 1080i / 1080p | Online Multiplayer 2-20 | Co-Op 2-4
Rating: 9.2

EA sports finally released FIFA 10 stating that it’s the best football game ever till now. Let’s dig into the game and check it out. The first impressions of the game are fantastic, great graphics, great sound effects and even great commentary. The first thing that really makes an impression is the 360° dribbling ability. This makes each movement counts in particular when facing the last defender of the opposing team.

But the 360° dribbling ability has a major problem for a number of gamers. It can only be performed at its perfection by the analog stick. So for all the gamers which uses the digital keys its either time for a change to the analog stick or else find another way to take some advantage of this new cool feature. Another addition to FIFA 10 is the massive AI improvement. Goalkeepers are not fooled easily with a chip shot while in-game players score more often with one-touch passing and great shots.

Physical interactions have been improved.

Another major improvement to the game is the Practice Arena. Previously the arena was only used to practice the tricks and facing the goalkeeper. Now in FIFA 10, the arena is a place to practice and save the set-pieces. These are really important because they can make the difference especially against difficult opponents. The arena has another option which is the Practice Match. This is a good way to test your formations and get confidence with your team and with the game itself.

The Manager Mode has been improved as well. Players fatigue is crucial because now players get even more tired than ever before. Matches cannot be won by the same players over and over again, so substitute players are just important as the starting eleven. The only thing missing about the Manager Mode is that there is no Champions League or something similar. When managing a team you can only take part in the league and domestic cups.

The best soccer sim around.

In FIFA 10, players tend to lose the ball more often because everything is taken into consideration. The position, fatigue and even the skill of the player are all factors for a good pass, cross or shot. Goals can be scored much more frequently from outside the box than previous versions. And finally, the referee advantage problem has been solved as well. The referee will know when to whistle for a foul or when to let play go on.

FIFA 10 really comes close to reality. In fact with their improved version of Be A Pro Mode you can create a self character which leads to scoring and celebrating with huge players like Gerrard, Messi, Kaka and many more. With all these factors taken into consideration and all these different modes, this game is really fun to play and you will not get fed up of playing this game so quickly. Simply the best FIFA to date.

Reviewed by gizmo47 – October 17, 2009

Graphics
FIFA 10 graphics are fantastic. These really get the game to life. Some occasional small glitches.
 
Sound
The sound is almost at its perfection. Each sound effect blends in at the exact moment of action. Plus the commentary is the best we’ve heard.
 
Fun
With this game the fun is massive. You will get addictive more and more each time you play this game.
 
Final Score

 

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