Critic & User Reviews
good game, not great though
posted by k12stabler (SUISUN CITY, CA) Jan 5, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Doesn't quite make it into the goal
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) May 9, 2010
Member since Jan 2008
4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This would make F 2010 FIFA World Cup South America a hard sell in the US; if not many people want to play soccer with a real ball on a real field, why would they want to play it on a gaming console?
Well, maybe because the player can get the soccer fielder to handle the soccer ball in ways that the player can’t; making the perfect pass, getting the bicycle kick to send the ball into the net or making that sliding tackle to stop the attacking fielder is much easier here than in a real game.
The controls are easy enough to pick up and play; pass with A, shoot by shaking the Wiimote, and use the thumbstick to move player about. At certain parts, the controls change (as in corner kicks, free kicks and penalty kicks). The game will tell you what to do in those situations. It wasn’t long before I got into the flow of playing the game.
This game also has several modes to explore; compete in the World Cup tournament with any of the 100+ countries, play a game against a specific country, create your own dream soccer team, go online to play against other players, or practice the many aspects of soccer.
But after playing several matches, I found the game to be missing some fire, some thrills. Every team played very much like every other team.
The graphics and presentation are also lacking; the players look a lot alike (even from vastly different countries), and the overall view of the game is bland and basic. Even the goal celebrations were lackluster. The announcers try their best to make up for these deficiencies.
The bottom line is this: if you love soccer, get this game, if you do not, then you might want to give it a pass. So I’ll split the difference for 2010 FIFA World Cup South America. RENT IT.
a great game for fifa fans
posted by DeathXXX4 (HAWTHORNE, CA) Jul 24, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Fifa World Cup Review
posted by brooks (VENICE, CA) Nov 27, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
posted by chelseafc9 (PRINCETON, NJ) Aug 29, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
Great game, tough to master though.
posted by deanerbean (CHANHASSEN, MN) Aug 2, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
FIFA WORLD CUP DIMINISHES EXPECTATIONS
posted by rickcall1 (UNIONTOWN, OH) Jun 18, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
This game is horrible!!!!!!!!!
posted by christian (WALKER, LA) Jun 13, 2010
Member since Mar 2007
very, very dissapointing
posted by johnsrevie (CUPERTINO, CA) May 28, 2010
Member since Dec 2009
Fifa south africa for the wii is horrible
posted by Guyute619 (BOULDER, CO) May 10, 2010
Member since May 2010