A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What 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.
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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?
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.
Talk to your kids 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?
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