2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa - Wii

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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (Wii)
Also for: PS3, Xbox 360, PSP
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Sport: Football - Soccer
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: EA Canada Soft. Co.: Electronic Arts
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 30 Apr 2010 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Accessories: Nunchuck, Classic Controller


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National league football games come and go every year, but the World Cup is a rarer, more exciting occasion. Cheering for your country, mimicking the action on screen, exploring the culture of the host nation... what could be better?

How about experiencing all of those things in a playable form? With 2010 FIFA World Cup, you not only get to see the delights of South African presentation, but the chance to play the most honed football gameplay yet. Although the team behind the annual FIFA games are behind this title, the vivid colours, improved modelling and shadowing techniques and other graphical nuances ensure that this looks a world apart from pitting Manchester United against Chelsea.

There are over 100 improvements to 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in total, which covers gameplay tweaks as well. Chest passes have been introduced, so you no longer have to wait for your player to react to receiving the ball – you can simply pass it along. Better ball physics and accuracy also makes each match feel more fluid compared to FIFA 10. Different stadia will offer varying levels of altitude effects as well, making the ball launch faster and higher for example.

This is a title that aims to introduce the world of FIFA games to those who normally wouldn't play football games too. The unique functions of the Wii Remote breaks down complex control configurations and leaves it all to intuition – shake the remote to shoot and tackle, and press the A button to pass.

And the various modes available will allow you to replay all the matches from the World Cup qualifiers – and a Dream Team mode lets you play as an unqualified team that has been given the chance to start all over again. Play teams that have already qualified, pinch players from losing sides and build your own group of international ball-shooting machines, and take them online against other Dream Teams for ultimate victory.