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== About FIFA for the Xbox 360 ==
FIFA is a top quality football game thats been around since late 1993 and is published and developed by EA Sports. FIFA 2010 brings a whole new dimension into the world of football gaming. From the very first FIFA to the very latest, there are so many different and better things and you can tell its a majorly big step up. FIFA 2010 on the Xbox 360 console is simply one of my best games ever made, all this because of the gameplay and realism to real football. EA have made this game, what it is today and thats the biggest selling football game franchise. FIFA 2010 isn't just on the Xbox 360 its also on other consoles and even on mobiles.
FIFA 2010 on the Xbox has numerous qualities and some of these qualities are, the gameplay, which can be at times really breathtaking, with the one touch passing system and the vibar controls that make you feel the full throttle of taking people on with amazingly good skills and moves. In my opinion FIFA 2010 has all the right moves and potential to be the best there is and the best there ever will be. FIFA 2010 compared to previous FIFA games has a lot more modes to play and a lot more features. FIFA also introduces new real life lookalike footballers with there proper face and image, and also how they actually control the ball and stuff.
FIFA 2010 has a lot more teams to pick from and a lot more stadiums to play at. Also there are hundreds more players than previous FIFA games. With all new and updated squad roster what more can you ask for? Also every game has its long loading screens and with FIFA this is no different, however when the game is loading, you can play an arena based one on one with a goalie and try scoring or even practice tricks, so you cant really get fed up of the loading screens for FIFA 2010.
=== Gameplay and Graphics ===
The gameplay to FIFA 2010 is almost real life like, just like real life football. Its almost like watching actual matches. An example of this is something like, Fernando Torres has amazing skills and in the game he moves and does exactly what he does in the real world of football, where as other players that don't have a big reputation, like a player from the Championship or lower leagues, have hardly any skills and don't really look like the real life players. The stadiums almost look real, like the actual stadiums in real life. The gameplay runs really smooth and at a fairly fast pace, which football nowadays has gradually picked up the pace and is rather fast. Also the gameplay is in my opinion absolutely perfect and couldn't get any better, but no doubt when 2011 is out it will be. All in all the gameplay is awesome, especially the online gameplay (read further for online info).
The graphics are amazingly lush and really well designed. When I first laid eyes on the graphics I was literally blwon away by the realism in the graphics and the effort EA has put in to make FIFA 2010 come to life with realism and stunning graphics and effects. The graphics are part the reason why I still play the game today, with amazingly designed pitches and stadiums, fantastically designed players to look real life like, stunning change of weather effects and other little bits like that. I was really impressed when I first seen the graphics to FIFA 2010 for the Xbox 360.
=== Game Modes ===
Now in FIFA 2010 for the Xbox 360, there are numerous game modes that will keep you playing for days on end. There is Exhibition mode, which basically is just one match and is only worth doing if you are playing with friends or just fancy a quick bash on the Xbox 360. But you can still have quite a lot of fun with this mode, even tho its no biggy, it still has bags of potential and if you fancy a challenge try beating the computer on legendary skill, you could be there for hours.
Then there is Manager Mode which in my opinion is probably the best offline mode. You pick one team out of hundreds, it can be from any, such as Grimsby Town to Barcelona and you take control as the manager, you buy players upgrade your stadium and staff and many other things whilst your at the club. Also the team you pick, you can play up to 15 seasons with that club. Or if you've had enough you can leave your current club and go to a much bigger club or even a smaller one, the choice is yours. Whilst this mode is called Manager Mode, you don't actually have to just manage as you can play every game you want. In my opinion this mode is great and it does soak a lot of time up, so I hope you enjoy as I really enjoyed this mode.
New to the past few FIFA games is Be A Pro mode, which is basically, you make a footballer thats supposed to be you and you take him from the slums of playing Sunday league and try make it big in the big teams and maybe even get called up by your national team. This mode is fantastic and is brand new. In this mode, this is where the realism really kicks in, as you only control the footballer you make. You do things such as, ask for the ball from your players, tell one of your players who has the ball to shoot or even ask them to play a through ball to you. In Be A Pro mode, you start in the lowest of lows and you have to work hard to become the best, whilst playing this mode you acquire skills and tricks to make your footballer better, faster and more skilled. You even get to pick what position you play, if you do well, you might even get to be captain of your favorite club and one day you may even lead your country onto the FIFA pitch.
=== Xbox Live Modes ===
On FIFA 2010 for the Xbox 360, there really are endless possibilities when you play the game online, its just so much fun with the amount of online game modes. There are modes such as, Head To Head Matches which can be really important if they are ranked matches. They're usually just one on one with someone else around the world, you pick a team and so does you opponent and you scrap for everything to try win. The more you win in ranked matches the higher you rank in the leaderboards and the better you become. There are also matches that aren't ranked, but are just for fun. If your anything like me, you will love doing tricks past people around the world, over Xbox live and hopefully leave them helpless and thinking wow!
One of the best online game modes on FIFA 2010 has to be the Pro Club Championship. In this mode its basically you controlling your pro (the footballer you made) and joining some other fellow Xbox live players in an 11 vs 11 match. This mode is hectic, but also absolutely brilliant and a definite masterclass. A good thing about playing this mode is that you can show your skills off to people and if some people like how you play and how well you fair, they may approach you about joining there club and league to take on other teams throughout the world. In this mode you can also make your own team and league and try find people who would be willing to join your team. These matches are also ranked matches and do help you shoot up the rankings and leaderboards.
Another new mode to the FIFA franchise is the great Ultimate Team, its basically identical in some ways to the Manager Mode, but you compete in tournaments and cups to earn coins to buy packs of cards which contains new players, sometimes you may get good players other times you may get the worst players, its a chance you have to take. You make a name up for your team and you challenge people online in leagues and cups, plus the team you start with isn't really capable of beating any teams because its just so rubbish. So it will take a lot of time and patience to build a squad of good quality players. However there is a slight downside to this mode, you have to buy some Microsoft points and use them to acquire the game. It only cost something like 800 points, which is about £10 but in my opinion its totally worth it. The thing I hate with a passion is, why do they make you pay for stuff like this when you have the decency to buy the game in the first place and also buy an Xbox live gold membership to play online, in my opinion its ridiculous. But it doesn't alter the fact this game is amazing and the best ever!
=== Other Bits ===
FIFA 2010 for the Xbox 360 is a top quality game with bags of talent. Its fun for all ages and can never get boring (unless you don't like football). There are well over a hundred teams on this newest installment of FIFA and there are also thousands of top notch, well known and great footballers. FIFA offers different difficulty settings such as beginner, which is good for new or young players, all the way up to legendary difficulty which is for the more advanced gamer and football fanatic. I actually didn't realize how much there was to this game until now and it really is total value for money and its rather cheap now as the next installment will arrive very soon. It will only cost roughly about £9.99 now and there are still millions of Xbox livers playing this game still and I am one of them. In FIFA 2010 the game commentary is getting ridiculously better, which I am deeply shocked by, but cant fault it either, Clive Tildsley and Andy Gray are contracted with EA and they do the commentary on the games and they do a marvelous job, but most the credit has to go to EA Sports for getting it spot on. Also other sounds in the game are spot on, such as the crowds chanting and booing when, for example a player does a bad challenge they don't like or when the ref waves away protests over something like a penalty appeal or free kick appeal. Also the sound of the ball rattling the woodwork is spot on and the sound of the players kicking the ball, is rather good as well. There really isn't much wrong with the FIFA franchise in my opinion.
=== My Opinion ===
What more can I say? I love these games always have. FIFA 2010 for the Xbox 360 is a world class game that any fan can play for hours (baring they have strong thumbs) and can feel the full power of the Xbox 360 console. FIFA 2010 has always had fierce competition with another well known football game called Pro Evolution Soccer but in my opinion I believe FIFA is the dominant football game and is more enjoyable, don't get me wrong I love Pro Evolution Soccer but there is more to FIFA 2010 than any other sport game ever released. I would seriously recommend FIFA 2010 to any football fan and to any Xbox fan, its a top game and a really enjoyable game. The only fault i have with this game is that time absolutely zooms by, but trust me its worth it. My opinion of the game is rather high but its because I love EA and I grew up playing their games. FIFA 2010 brings realism to games for a first time in my opinion, as I believe there aren't ny real life like games other than the sports games and FIFA is just simply fantastic. My advice is go out and buy the game, its cheap and you wont be disappointed, trust me!
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The FIFA domination of the football gaming world has been in action for
almost 17-years. Having sold over 68-million copies in 51 countries, and
now just recently claiming the 'fastest selling sports game' trophy with
the new and improved FIFA 11, this is a game most have played or will
play in the near future. So what's it all about?
The general idea behind the game is for you to control your team of
eleven players by individually selecting them for tackling, dribbling,
passing and shooting purposes. And the thing I really love about this
game is the fluency which occurs between those actions, it makes the
game flow from one event to another, and this is something EA
Sports (designers) have spent the entire 17-years attempting to evolve.
For such things as corners, throwings, fouling tackles and off-sides, exact
rules and regulations have been followed. The referee and lines-men
will aid in decisions made, though the game is extremely exact (perhaps
too much so) in giving decisions. Also, advantages are given as in
real-life football, where a team is given the chance to continue for a
try at goal instead of being instantly given a free-kick which can hinder
-GRAPHICS AND SOUND-
This is an area which really has improved as the 17-years have
progressed. Early FIFA games are very much unrecognisable to the
newer (what I consider 09, 10 and 11) evolutions.
Player physics are considered more so now than ever, and the
surrounding environment (stands, pitch and weather) have been vastly
altered for the better. Much of this is to do with advancements made
in console technology for obvious reasons.
The sound in this game can let it down a little. Repetative sounds can
be distinguished throughout the croud, players mumblings and most
predominantly in the commentators who can repeat the same phrase
three times in a minute on occasion!
Manager mode allows you to pick your team and progress it through
what ever league it belongs, gaining promotions, buying and selling
players, and even scouting for new unheard-of players throughout
This is very fun and addictive. You can get so attached to your team
that you make yourself play every game of the season to ensure good
stats and achievements.
Another good thing about this mode though is that you can at the end
of each season change teams, therefore progressing you as a
manager through each success/failure.
There are 15 seasons in a campaign, and by the end many players
you would recognise today have aged and retired, adding to the
insane realism of manager mode.
FIFA 10 involves several multiplayer aspects:
There's the exhibition matches which allow you play against mates
in the same room for your own enjoyment.
There's the option to play matches online against another opponent.
But as a recent addition, there's the ability to play as a single player in
a squadron of 11 separate online players against another team -
please be aware this doesn't usual turn out as planned.
A fantastic game which can be enjoyed by all ages. If you haven't
tried it then please do, you will have lots and lot of fun!
So every year they release a fifa game. Think of this game as fifa 09 on steroids. Lets start with Virtual Pro, this is the best feature in this game and I believe that if they are to keep reeling out Fifa games every year then they should all not only include this feature but improve on it.
Virtual Pro allows you to create you're own player, you can even add your own face to your character so they look like you with EA GameFace. You can then use your pro in different game modes and leagues. I usually make a virtual pro and then play the game mode 'Play as a Pro' and then pick the player I just made. The customization of the attributes your player can have is just sensational.
The graphics in this game seem to be just a little better than fifa 09. The general gameplay is very good, in my opinion much better than the Pro Evolution Soccer games. The achievements are good. There are quite a few and some are very easy to get, some are quite challenging and require a lot of skill, patience and endurance. Manager mode I would say is the best mode in this game. But then that's my opinion and I have always loved the coaching games. There are some negative things about this game however, the commentary gets very boring very quickly, the stands and crowd look terrible and lounge mode is boring and too challenging. The worst part of this game would have to be the cover. I am an Arsenal fan and Walcott is in Arsenals 2nd kit and to the side as Rooney and Lampard are more prevalent and in their home kits. It's called a top three for a reason EA, not top 2 and a half.
Let's start with Virtual Pro which, in my opinion, should make its way into every EA Sports game in the coming year or two. It starts similarly to the standard Be A Pro modes (which are also included). You create a player, design his attributes to fit your play style and sculpt his look to match your own - or some disgusting alternative rendition. You can even use GameFace to upload a photo of yourself into the game. It works better in FIFA 10 than it ever has prior. It isn't perfect, but it's better than the previous iteration that made its way into Fight Night Round 4.
After you're done sculpting your future footie star, it's time to take to the pitch. Here's where Virtual Pro differentiates itself from the Be A Pro modes of the past. Instead of being confined to a Be A Pro game where you can only play as your fledging baller, you can use your created player in any mode in the game. You can take him into the new practice arena and work on drills, you can hop into a Play Now match, you can play in Manager Mode or you can hop online and play in the Pro Club Championship mode with a galley of other Virtual Pros. All of these modes can be used to improve your soccer star, which is done by completing a laundry list of accomplishments that are perfectly crafted to range from the short-term to things that will take you your entire career.
One of my biggest issues with the Be A Pro model of building a soccer superstar was the tedium that set in after several games. Playing as only one player is fun for a time, but eventually I'd like to be able to build my player while also progressing with a full soccer club. Virtual Pro lets you do exactly that and it's great fun every step of the way.
The latest installment in the FIFA franchise is as expected, better than last years yet again. In an every improving game series, FIFA is running away with the simulation football genre, above and beyond the arguably static progression of the Pro Evo series.
This year has seen a vast improvement in dribbling, in that the strength and weight of a player is taken into account when jostling, and of course the much anticipated '360' degree dribbling. I say this lightly, as although there it is pretty much 360 when not sprinting, when sprinting there are only 32 directions to go in, which although seems alot, in practice still feels very much like you are stuck on a track. This is still a vast improvement from the 16 of previous games, and the bordering on 8 of Pro Evo, which since FIFAs recent upgrades is in dire need of some updating.
Not alot has changed with the Be a Pro modes but the Manager mode has been improved somewhat, to create a more enjoyable feeling of conquest when a victory is achieved in the league.
Critisims of the game still include some erratic goalkeeping, the ease at which a chipped goal can be scored, and the nigh on impossible nature of scoring a header, but overall this is the closest thing to real football you will see on any console
FIFA 10 is the latest installment of EA Sports' long-established football franchise, and this edition clearly demonstrates just how far the series has come. Featuring leagues from across the world, improved gameplay and enjoyable game-modes, it satisfies even the most picky of football fans.
Undoubtedly, the feature of FIFA games for years now which has distinguished itself from other football titles has been the extensive licensing in the game. In FIFA 10, such licensing offers a level of realism and polish that no other football title possesses, containing official leagues including the Premier League and La Liga, official team crests and names, and an official roster of players for the 2009-10 season. The result is that there is rarely a team you would like to play with which is not in the game, offering it an advantage over its closest rival Pro Evolution Soccer.
Presentation and graphics
FIFA has always been famed for its clear, modern presentation and the 2010 iteration is no exception. Featuring slick, easy-access menus and even tutorial videos for beginners, FIFA 10 immediately immerses the player in the game. To aid this, a unique arena feature runs in tandem with the main menu, allowing the player to take shots in a 1 on 1 situation until they are ready to play a full game. This neat touch is no mere add-on too, featuring realistic ball movement and a sneak-peak into the 'Be a Pro' feature (addressed later in this review).
Graphically, FIFA 10 beats even its predecessor, featuring realistic representations of players and tweaked animations to lend the game a more realistic feel. You can visibly see the difference in speed between lower-league players and those in the footballing élite, with Messi darting across the field in his trademark style and Cristiano Ronaldo assuming his now-famous position to take a free-kick. The crowd animations have also been slightly tweaked, with spectators rising as a shot on goal occurs, but overall the changes here are slight. As a whole, the game is very well rendered, with players instantly recognisable, kits faithfully recreated and even the boots the players wear authentically recreated.
In FIFA 10 there is much to keep the off-line player entertained. Featuring an extensive manager mode, exhibition match mode, tournament mode, lounge match mode and a unique 'Be A Pro' mode there is little left to be desired for the avid football fan. On the pitch, the new 360-degree dribbling mode has freed up player movement, enabling more ambitious play than in '09 and lending the game a more authentic, simulation style. Added to this is an emphasis on player strength, with weaker players visibly pushed off the ball and stronger players such as Drogba standing their ground in an impressively presented addition to the series.
In an exhibition scenario, players can choose to play against the computer or a friend in a one-off match, with any teams from the game, in probably the most often used mode in the game. Another similar but interesting feature is the lounge mode, where a group of friends can challenge each other locally with their stats tracked, and a table showing the current leader. Furthermore, a tournament mode allows players to take teams through a number of cups from across the world. Sadly, this iteration still fails to show the on-field players lift the trophy after as triumph, though this is a slight inconvenience considering the other highlights of the game.
The manager mode, although not free of glitches, is more entertaining than its predecessor, with more realistic transfers available, a steeper learning curve and a bigger emphasis on club management. To progress, it is essential to manage finances not just for transfers but also for improving the club's infrastructure, lending the mode a more realistic feel than FIFA 09. The 'Be A Pro' mode has been tweaked this year too, with the option of importing your own face via the internet to create a 'Virtual Pro'. The aim is then to make this one player improve over time to evolve from a beginner to a club legend. This mode offers some of the most interesting gameplay, with a unique camera focused on your one chosen player zooming in at speed when running in a one-on-one situation. It really is impressively presented and offers the player an insight into the thrill of a football match.
The online mode is arguably the best of the entire game, offering FIFA 10 an entirely new dimension. With all stats tracked and little lag found in online matches, it has never been more fun to play your friends over the internet, with hardly any difference experienced from the off-line game. The new Ultimate Team mode (available as an add-on from Xbox Live) is a new game mode in itself, enabling the player to create their ultimate football team in a trading-card style game which is very time-consuming and incredibly fun to play. Addictive, reliable and fun to play, FIFA 10 is a blast online too.
There really is very little to say against FIFA 10. Whether it's the well-rendered graphics, the tweaked gameplay, impressive authenticity, or the multiple entertaining game-modes both on and off-line, there is something for every football fan in this game. Undoubtedly, there are some minor inconveniences and the occasional glitch, but none of them stop this game from being the current king of console football gaming.
FIFA 10 is the 2009/2010 version of the popular football game. I have been a fan of FIFA since it pretty much began, apart from a two-season deflection to the Pro Evo series in 2006. Having got my hands on the Xbox 360 version, albeit a few months after everyone else, I eagerly anticipated this latest installment. Could it live up to the hype and rise above its main rival Pro Evo 2010?
THe gameplay is only slightly tweaked from 2009. GAmers who played the 2009 version may get slightly frustrated at the newer controls but after a while anyone will be able to grasp them. Luckily, FIFA 10 is easy to play, but difficult to master. Experienced players will have an impressive selection of skill moves to try and master. The game's depth in the gameplay area cannot be faulted.
The presentation, as with all the FIFA series, is excellent. Super realistic commentary comes from Sky Sports duo Andy Gray and Martin Tyler, but after a while they might start repeating themselves, but thats only because you have been playing so much! The graphics are also very good, maybe as not as good as Pro Evo but impressing nonetheless. The majority of teams featured have their kits recreated and it is the same story with the stadiums. You can also choose what weather you want to play in which is a cool option, playing in Old Trafford on a snowy day is a sight to see!
There are different game mode, including manager mode which is good fun if a bit unrealistic, and you can play all the major tournaments. One irritant though is the fact there is a limited selection of national teams to choose from and no international tournament to play. Another game mode is Be A Pro, where you control a single player and go through seasons. Its a good idea but is a bit of a gimmick, a mode that needs improvement. An online option is available which is seamless and can be great fun.
Overall I think its fair to say FIFA 10 is one of the best sports games on the XBOX 360 and for any football and video game is an essential.
Fifa 10, the latest in the much loved Fifa franchise, hits all the targets when it comes to what you want these days from a football game. The control you have over the team and player just get better and the online mode is the best yet. The ad-dons you can purchase with Microsoft points are sometimes worth it. For example, the live season mode is a waste of money but no one is forcing you to buy this so i wouldn't let it put you off buying this game. Whereas the ultimate team mode is a very nice piece of kit and is definitely worth the money but is not necessarily needed if you are not going to play this game every day. This game is a must buy for anyone who loves football or sports games in general. The only reason not to buy this is if you do not have xbox live you can run out of things to do but if you have xbox live then you have got to buy this game.
Fifa 10 is a fantastic football game and is the latest in the fifa series. in my opinion no other football game can compare to this, whether it is pro evolution soccer or fifa world cup. Compared to fifa 09 (the previous fifa) it is just superb as they have made inprovements in every area, the gameplay has improved, the game modes have been tweaked, there is a whole new segment called virtual pro which i have to say is amazing and my favourite part of the game.
The game modes in fifa 10 are:
EXHIBITOION - a no strings attached game mode, just play a game of football.
BE A PRO - you create a player and play a four year season with him, your aim is to be the top rank for both your club and your international team.
LOUNGE MODE - a game mode where many players can play, you each pic a team and compete in a table for points and cards to boost your team, this is very good for lots of people to play.
TOURNAMENT MODE - a game mode where you can play a default tournament for example the premier league, or you can create a tournament of your own and customize all the settings, from teams to final match legs.
MANAGER MODE - a game mode where you play 15 seasons as the manager of a club/s, as you can move club every season you get ranked on wins and losses and even how you spend your money and what players you buy, tthe higher your rank the more clubs will want you at there team. very realistic and my favourite game mode.
VIRTUAL PRO - you create a player who progresses when you play him, he can be used in any game mode to level up and increase his overall rating. this player can also be ued online in fifa clubs.
this is my favourite game of all time and i would recommend anybody to go out and buy it.
Fifa 10 is the best football game of its generation, you can be sure of that. This time around a lot of effort was put into the animations, player contact feels spot on and there are no real collision problems. The game interface is superb, player modelling looks good and there is a clear eradication of previous stuttering problems with game replays and commentating. The customisability is definitely a WOW feature, and by uploading a photo of yourself onto the EAs FIFA website, you can create a player who looks just like you, which is always fun. Lastly, the Live Season feature is one we've all been waiting for. It puts all the real world stats and occurrences into the action as the real season progresses. Gameplay is as strong as ever, dribbling can be done in all directions, and players generally respond better to things as they happen. Game modes have been improved, although maybe a little stat-heavy for those looking for a plain and simple fotball game.
but thats because its only competition, Pro evolution soccer, has been absent, or so it would seem, the past 2 years or so.
Having said that i am an avid Football fan and even more so for football games and therein fifa. It is my game so to speak.
This is the only game for me at this period, this game gets me off of Battlefield 2, FFXIII and even Mass Effect 2 and as any gamer would realise those games are no push overs.
Graphically fifa is top notch. Slick visuals with animations working every time and very realistic each and every time, even so for the refs. Players look a lot like real life players, notably Messi, Lampard and Torres.
Gameplay wise fifa is again ahead of the game with the 360 degree dribbling working an absolute treat and again is very realistic in movement etc. Shooting works well although after a few hundred games or so you will realise that, like with Fifa 09, that there become certain points from which you can score from, having played easily over 700 games online i can comfortably say that it is apparent. Other than that it works well the shooting mechanics. Another feature is jostling although as far as i can tell all one has to do is hold the LT when in contact with the opposition which is not as complicated as first thought, albeit a bit too simple.
The main problem for me is that of the AI of goalkeepers and the Refs. With the goalkeepers they have a real love for charging the striker when he is clear on goal, which then makes the way-too-easy-chipping an option and inevitably a goal, this is a huge problem and becomes more prominent after many many games. Now with that of the ref. It appears that the ref gives a foul for ANY tackle from behind no matter whether it is a slide tackle or not also the whole jostling idea can lead to a foul and it is hard to determine whether to make that last ditch tackle as it is possible that you could give away a penalty.
In short the game is very very good, easily my favourite game for the 360 at the moment, however you as the buyer may want to know that Fifa 2010 World Cup is out at the end of the month ( April) which will be a mid-point between Fifa 10 and Fifa 11 so it may be worth waiting for that game. Hope this helps!
As someone who played Pro Evolution since PES1, changing back to FIFA was heartbreaking! I was admitting defeat in switching back I felt; but I'm glad I did. FIFA10 is, quite simply, a brilliant football game. That's not to say it does not have it's flaws, because there are one or two, however I can overlook those thanks to the glorious gameplay, aided hugely by the 360 degree dribbling which is implemented incredibly well and something I held doubts over when I first heard about the feature. It's smooth to play and feels realistic, and each team and player has an individuality about it. Try playing carpet football with Bolton, and you're in trouble. Launch it up to Kevin Davies and before you know it you've scraped a Bolton-esque draw. Fantastic!
As for Manager mode, it's endless (almost) fun I find, battling your way through the divisions to try and get to the elusive Premiership on a budget of about the same proportions as your local chip shop. A sense of achievement is overcoming when you score a last minute winner in the cup to seal an unlikely win against all the odds. You could almost make a film of the magic moments created in manager mode!
Annoyingly, whilst the game is indeed the most comprehensive football simulation game, it's frustrating that some teams are not on there, such as the Argentinian league teams (bar River and Boca) and around a quarter of the teams who have qualified for this years world cup. I dare-say the latter is a clever marketing ploy from EA to release the official world cup game with even more teams on, and which I will end up no doubt forking out for.
Overall brilliant, one or two design flaws, but I love the beautiful game too much to really care.
Not as great as a lot of people make out.
In a straight fight between this and Pro Evo 10 there really isnt as much to separate them as a lot of people think. Graphically Fifa 10 does win but that doesent help a lot of the problems the game still has. The modes on offer are the same as 09 but so are a lot of the problems from last years version. Manager mode is as buggy as ever with very unrealistic transfers and squad selection, also the new assistant manager option is less than impressive with his knack of putting full backs in midfield and so on for no real reason. Be a Pro returns and unfortunatly the same thick as mince team mates do too . On the pitch itself the game plays a so so game and the controls are pretty intuative but there are a few strange moments involving goalkeepers and defenders falling asleep midgame that threaten to spil things.
I must add that im not on xbox live and any patches or updates may or may not improve the game
So, which is better, FIFA or Pro Evo?
With FIFA 10, EA Sports have answered this question - FIFA 10 is undeniably, absolutely the best football game available on a next generation console, or ever produced.
I couldn't recommend this game highly enough, i'm a huge football fan and this game is an extremely impressive and immersive simulation of the sport. The level of detail and representation is unbelievable, the graphics are amazing (particularly on a HD screen, seeing Wayne Rooney celebrate a hat trick against America is almost as enjoyable as it will be in this Summer's World Cup), the gameplay is astounding and the sound is spot-on.
The debate on which football game is best has been going on for the last decade but i always explain the difference between the major two (FIFA and Pro Evo) like this: Pro Evo is an arcade game, with emphasis on game. It's not realistic and it's chief aim is to give you a fun and enjoyable gaming experience which is heightened by playing with other people. FIFA is a true and realisitic simulation of the sport, whilst still retaining the enjoyable gaming experience. If you want to take a full back, go on a run, beat 7 players and score a wonder solo goal in a game that you win 8-0, buy Pro Evo. If you're a true football fan and you're looking to play a game that plays and feels like the sport you love, buy FIFA 10.
The gameplay is brilliant and works on as many levels as you want - there's a phenomenal first touch system, the skills are smooth and realistic (on the whole), the passing can be basic or extremely in-depth (you can use basic passing and long balls the whole time, or you can perform one-twos, one-two's with a chipped return, through balls, give and go, chipped through balls, whipped crosses, grasscutter crosses, hanging crosses, backheels, headed passes, it goes on and on), there are four speeds you can move at (walking, running, skill dribble and sprinting), you can knock the ball ahead of you, you can stop dead and shield it while you wait for support. It's so in-depth it's crazy, you can fight for the ball, bussle, push, the shooting is amazing, you can hit it with the laces, the outer foot, by side footing it, chipping it, heading it, I could literally go on and on here.
The sounds are amazing, the crowd noises are spot on and change brilliantly with the way the game is moving.
The career mode is exceptional and allows you to take control of the team, the tactics, the training, the set pieces, the staff, the stadium, your ticket prices, transfers. I can't stop thinking of features this game has.
The loading screen is a game in itself where you play one on one with the keeper with a view from behind the player. What other game gives you an extra mini game instead of a static loading screen?
The game is nearly perfect, once they figure out how to make commentary that is more specific to what's happening and the season around the game and doesn't get repetetive after a month, you'll be able to remove the word 'nearly'.
Don't hesitate, go and buy this game now. The only time you'll want to get rid of it is when FIFA 11 comes out.
Fifa 10 on Xbox 360 is a football game where you can play with your favourite team against and with world-class players and teams in all the major leagues. In my opinion, Fifa 10 is a brilliant game and completely worth your money. From my point of view, the makers of this game, EA Sports, have put a great amount of effort into making this game what it is - amazing!
One thing that makes this game really good is the gameplay and the graphics. Not many people wouldn't of heard about the Fifa football games and this one, the latest game, is the very best. It boasts amazing graphics and for the first time in a football game, it has displayed 360 degree dribbling. The graphics in this game are very good.
One thing that makes this game so good is what you can do with it. Yes, you can play with your favourite football team but there's also so many more modes like manager mode. In manager mode, you become the manager of a team of your choice and you play other teams in the league that the team you've selected plays in and you get to play with their players and sort you formation and team out. You also get to make transfers for your team, bringing players in and out. So, for example, if you chose Chelsea, you can play a match with them against another teams in the league or cups Chelsea are in. There is also other modes such as 'Be A Pro' mode where you don't control every player on the pitch but only one. This works by you choosing a player to play with and you spend a career with them. You play with them and the way you play and events off the pitch effects your player, good or bad. There are many more modes and gameplays you can explore like training with your team and others. You can never get bored with this game.
The controls and easiness to play of this game is quite easy to get used to aswell. You press different buttons to shoot, pass or dribble and the many other commandments and the controls are very easy to get used to. You can select the difficulty of the match you play in and that will make the game easier or harder, depending on what you choose.
If you're thinking about if the game's worth the money, don't think twice. The game, as I've hopefully told you above, is brilliant. However, as I am a fan of the game, I might be coming across a bit biased. Maybe if you are not a fan of sports and football, you probably won't enjoy this game.
Overall, my view on this game is that everything about it is very good but if I had to pick out one criticism, it is that when playing a match, the commentating isnt very good and says things over and over again but this does not effect the gameplay or anything else and I rate this game highly. As of any game, Fifa 10 has got competition, in Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 10 but I would choose Fifa over PES any day. Fifa 10 is one of the best football games ever and will be a very good buy.
I hope this review helps. Thank you.