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Parents' Guide to

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

An extraordinary soccer sim that celebrates the World Cup.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Fun game that can actually be educational too

My boys, ages 10 and 7 have played this game for a couple of years. It was easy to play for even the youngest and it has kept their interest for those two years. Between games, there is information about the various countries, such as their flag and their geography - both boys are learning a little geography in a way that is interesting for them. They are also learning more about soccer,and are having a great time.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Yes. While it might be tough to justify picking up a new soccer game each year, EA Canada has done an exceptional job at capturing the emotion, excitement, gameplay, and visuals that lead up to this major sporting event. The handling of the soccer player and ball has been greatly improved, too, putting much of the emphasis on the game's dual analog sticks (as with other recent FIFA titles), but also allowing for an optional, simplified two-button control scheme. In solo matches, the computer-controlled opponents are anything but predictable, but online is where this game shines. Speaking of Internet support, adding to the game's replayability are real-time moments updated from the real 2010 FIFA World Cup, that lets players see how they'll fare in the same nail-biting scenarios. Overall, soccer fans looking to take home a piece of the World Cup magic this summer shouldn't hesitate to kick this disc into their game collection.

Online interaction: The game is packed with online modes that range from quick pick-up-and-play games to full-on tournaments to the ability to play with up to three friends on the same team. The lobby is clean and intuitive. Some online versions allow talking to strangers over a headset so what you might hear is questionable.

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