FIFA Soccer 10

 
Add your photo to player in nearly perfect soccer sim

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Kids will learn that if you work hard and play for the team, you can be victorious. The game promotes the fun of playing soccer.

Positive role models

There's no shortage of positive role models here. From the coaches to the refs to the announcers to the player you create, there's always incentives to do positive things and to work harder to be better as you make your way up the ladder to being the best at your sport.

Ease of play

Play is fairly simple when choosing the easiest mode, but can be very unforgiving when you choose to play the more difficult modes.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

You will see ads on everything from banners in stadiums to logos on shirts.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that FIFA Soccer 10 is an outstanding soccer simulation game that let's you personalize your experience by adding your photo to a soccer player. Any soccer fan in the family will enjoy spending many hours with FIFA 10, especially if they haven’t purchased the game before. However, this is not an arcade game. Younger players who want to see high scores may become frustrated, even on easy mode. Online play should be monitored, as you can talk trash with others who play via a microphone.

What's it about?

FIFA SOCCER 10, a soccer game as deep as Madden football, lets you live the life of a professional soccer player or manager, playing against the roughest and toughest of competitors. Almost like a role playing game, the soccer player you create becomes more and more effective as he gains essential experience. You'll then rise through the ranks as you practive hard and play through all of the game modes.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

EA has left no stone unturned in making FIFA Soccer 10, one of the most elegant and most realistic sports games available to date. Sure, you’ll be able to upload your photo and paste it on the player you create. But more, it’s the attention to detail that makes this one a winner. For instance, Manager Mode alone has been tweaked to add 50 improvements, not the least of which is a player transfer system that takes more than money into consideration. Even more important is the ability to move freely on the field in 360 degrees of motion. Like all games of this sort, there are minor audio errors from the sportscasters and occasional glitches in the quality of the video and graphics. Still, dollar for dollar, the FIFA Soccer 10 is well worth the price of play. With 600 international teams from which to choose, hours upon hours of enjoyment await the true soccer fan.

Online interaction: Online play is seamless and varied. However, if you don't play with a friend, expect trash talking, cheating, and players leaving the game if you're in the lead - before the game is done.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about soccer strategy and the varied play of the many pros they encounter from around the world. Is there a particular soccer team that you would like to play for?

  • Which of the game modes do you enjoy most? Do you like managing, or do you prefer simply to play? Why?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
Price:$30-$60
Available online?Available online
Developer:Electronic Arts
Release date:October 20, 2009
Genre:Sports
Topics:Sports and martial arts
ESRB rating:E for (No Descriptors) (Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360)

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Teen, 15 years old Written byredskull322 July 24, 2010
age 8+
 
Fifa 10 is possibly the most beautifully engineered Sports Game to date. It's graphics are superb, gameplay easy and intriguing, and commentary life-like. There is honestly nothing remotely inappropriate for children (in most sports games, there are suggestive lyrics, but in this one, all songs are completely clean).
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old October 20, 2011
age 8+
 

Best soccer game!

This game is awesome! They have such good graphics, such good teams and they have it for tons of game systems like the ps3, Xbox 360, wii, and surprisingly, the Nintendo DS!
Kid, 8 years old July 7, 2011
age 2+
 

great game

What other families should know
Too much consumerism

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