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The latest game in the EA Sports/FIFA stable is the much anticipated 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa game for the Wii. As the title says, the major difference to the normal FIFA games here is that you're trying to take the country of your choice all the way to the World Cup final. Options include playing as one of the 32 teams that qualified for the finals themselves or, as I do, installing Wales in Brazil's group culminating in a World Cup Final against Spain. Needless to say, on the easy setting Robert Earnshaw bags a hat trick and Wales have the privilege of adding a star to their shirt. One can only dream! Once one masters the beginners setting, there are two more difficulty levels. The only drawback is that the easy setting is mastered relatively quickly, with my 8 year sold often beasting New Zealand ten nil.
The game play is pretty realistic, although the ability to regularly shoot accurately from the half way line doesn't necessarily reflect real life. The game enables you to play as any country in friendly mode against any other FIFA affiliated team at a stadium of your choice (unfortunately, I couldn't find any stadia from Qatar - please take note Sepp Blatter). You are also able to play in Dream Team mode, whereby you assemble a team of stars by beating individual countries whilst at the same time completing challenges during the match itself. If you ever fancied partnering Rooney and Eto'o up front, with Lionel Messi playing just behind the front two, then this is the option for you. Finally, there is the option to play online against friends or complete strangers.