FIFA Soccer 10

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How Big Can Football Get?

On the heels of winning 25 international gaming awards with FIFA Soccer 09, the top-selling soccer franchise from EA SPORTS is surpassed with FIFA Soccer 10. Responding to consumer feedback from more than 275 million online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 refines an already potent game engine, focusing on what matter most to fans.

An advanced FIFA Soccer 10 features core gameplay refinements based on responsiveness and intelligence, plus a completely overhauled Manager Mode that includes more than 50 major improvements. These enhancements and more deliver a new standard for authenticity, as FIFA Soccer 10 continues to set the benchmark in both innovations and gameplay as the most complete simulation of soccer.

On the pitch, critical gameplay fundamentals have been enhanced to ensure that FIFA Soccer 10 mirrors real-world soccer, providing more sophisticated ball control, and physical interaction. On attack, players now analyze space more effectively, curve their runs in an attempt to stay onside, create passing lanes naturally, and drive for more variety in attacking options. On defense, new concepts like position priority enable defenders to multitask so dangerous spaces left open by teammates out of position are covered. Plus, slide tackle targeting, press marking, and better urgency clearance logic provide new options that make defending a tactical skill in FIFA Soccer 10.

Three new innovations change the player control experience in FIFA Soccer 10. The first-ever true 360° dribbling system gives players finer control of the ball, enabling them to find spaces between defenders that previously were not possible. Using an all-new animation technology, skilled dribblers now have the ability to face the defender and use highly responsive lateral dribbling to skip past him. An innovative concept called Freedom in Physical Play enables players to perform wider dribble touches and new collision sharing creates a varied, less predictable, and extended fight for possession between the dribbler and a defender.

A deeper iteration of the ever-popular Manager Mode features more than 50 major improvements, including new match realism, ultra-realistic player transfers based on multiple decision points, and true-to-life player growth curves.

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Features
  • Overview
    • 360º Dribbling - The first-ever true 360° dribbling system in a football game gives you precise control to skillfully play spaces between defenders that previously were not possible.
    • Skilled Dribbling - Advanced animation warping technology lets skilled players face defenders and maneuver around them with highly-responsive lateral dribbling, just like the game's legends.
    • Behavioral Intelligence Improvements - Players are more intelligent with more authentic behavior. Players now avoid passes not intended for them, avoid blocking teammate shots, and throw themselves in the way of attacker's shots in defense.
    • New Practice Arena - Work on individual skills in a fully featured practice mode before stepping on the pitch. Select exactly how many attackers and defenders you want in play, and practice set pieces.
    • Customizable Set Pieces - Design and record your very own dead ball moves on the training ground for use on match day to outwit your opponent. You have complete control over your players, with the ability to assign a specific role and movement to every outfield player on your team one at a time, and then combine them for the perfect set piece.
    • New Practice Arena - Work on individual skills in a fully featured practice mode before stepping on the pitch. Select exactly how many attackers and defenders you want in play, and practice set pieces.
    • Player Urgency - Improved Urgency AI logic, with over 50 new movement cycles, delivers more responsive positioning so your players stay focused on the ball and move at a speed appropriate to the action.
    • Improved Trapping Intelligence - Players now have a better awareness of where the easiest, most natural trapping position is so they can get the ball on the ground and under control easier and earlier.
    • Advanced Positioning - Defenders multi-task and play the pitch more intelligently by covering dangerous spaces left by out-of-position teammates. In attack, players analyze space more effectively, curve their runs to stay onside, create
    • More Accurate Passing - Players better analyze space, resulting in pinpoint passes that give their receivers more options and time to outrun defensive pressure.
    • Authentic Shooting - Refinements to the shooting system and tweaks to the ball physics create a wider, more realistic variety of shots that enhance the exhilaration of scoring.
    • Varied Defending Options - Slide tackle targeting has been improved so good players have more reach and avoid tackling through the dribbler. Better effort clearance logic gives defenders more options when attempting to get a foot on the ball before an attacker. Effort, such as sliding to block crosses and overhead kick clearances, will give the defenders more tools in order to prevent goal scoring opportunities. Balanced by less forgiving standing tackles, defending is now a more tactical skill in FIFA 10.
    • Refined Goalkeeping Intelligence - Various improvements mean that goalkeepers now have a better perception of where to intercept loose balls and how urgently to do so, resulting in a more responsive and powerful rushing system. New animation warping technology provides game-realistic goalkeeper positioning and momentum, allowing for more variety in scoring. Refinements to the current goalkeeper behaviors, adding some new behaviors (like swatting the ball from the goal line) and general AI enhancements will improve his effectiveness across the board.
    • Responding to Gamer Feedback - With over 250 million games played by the FIFA community, listening to the feedback and addressing gamer frustration has become a key part of the FIFA strategy. Better balance on lofted through balls; improved goalkeeper intelligence; more realistic shooting physics with less shots hitting woodwork; realistic sprinting and movement animation; refined off-side and advantage rules; and a more immersive football experience through continuous play and quick free kicks are just a few of the issues raised and addressed in FIFA 10.
    • Authentic Manager Mode - With over 50 improvements, FIFA 10's new Manager Mode is as close as you can get to running a team without actually being named to the job.
    • Match Realism - Calculated minute-by-minute, Manager Mode lets you make decisions based on your team's strengths and weaknesses including player performance, strengths of lines and strategic formations.
    • Authentic Transfers - Truly realistic transfers are made using logic based on multiple decision factors including finance, prestige, career prospects, other players' involvement and competition from AI clubs.
    • Believable Player Development - Just like on an actual team, the growth curve of your star players is based on multiple factors such as their playing environment and the demands placed on them.
    • Immersive Football World - Manager Mode takes you deep inside the world of football with formations and squads determined by match importance, real-time week-by-week transfers and transfer event summaries that promote bidding wars.
  • Nintendo DS

    Enhanced Gameplay Fundamentals
    Short corners, quick free kicks, and fewer cards from the referee will help sustain the momentum of the game and add an increased sense of fluidity to play. Smarter player runs and improved passing physics will give you the opportunity for increased attack options. More intelligent defensive positioning ensures your team will not chase the play or sink too deep into your own third of the pitch.

    Visual Improvements
    Updated player portraits, improved pitch details as well as 30 new star head models headline the visual improvement in FIFA10. Coupled with updated front end menus which align with FIFA10's menus on the WiiTM creating a distinctively unique Nintendo experience.

    Coach Feedback System
    The Coach Feedback system gives information and advice throughout the game to help you really become an expert in the game. Your coach will give you a pre-match Scouting Report to evaluate your opponents' strengths and weaknesses so you can plan accordingly. During the match, he will give you ongoing tactical suggestions as the game unfolds, such as substitutions and formation changes that can be implemented on the fly.

    Set-Piece Creator
    Adding another level of customization, the set piece creator will allow you to create, test and tweak custom set pieces, utilizing the Nintendo DSTM touch screen, that you can then save and use in real game situations. You will have the ability to save 4 different corner kick and 4 different free kick scenarios.

  • Nintendo Wii

    Action Packed Gameplay
    Non-stop, action packed football is the result of the completely redesigned game engine created specifically for the Nintendo WiiTM. Enhancements to shooting, passing, defense, goalkeeping AI as well as increased game speed have created a frenetic, exciting, unique football experience.

    "Strike it System" set pieces
    The new set piece system will utilize the Wii RemoteTM creating tense head to head battles on penalties, free-kicks and corners. Each player must time the shaking of their Wii RemoteTM perfectly in order to either score or defend free-kicks, penalties and corners adding to the excitement.

    Enhanced Social Experience
    Social play is a key to the FIFA 10 WiiTM experience. Compete against friends and family in multi-game series' that will track stats, create storylines for the matches and create a sense of competitiveness and rivalry in an easy to understand format.

  • PC Download

    Authentic gameplay experience
    FIFA 10 is packed with more authentic gameplay features, including a more realistic system for mastering long distance shots. You can also now fight for balls in the air with heading, avoid sliding tackles and enjoy quick throw-ins, free kicks and corners. More intelligent teammates have better passing and crossing skills. And details like new lighting, untucked shirts and improved net animations all combine to make the game even more realistic.

    Improved gameplay responsiveness and options
    Various gameplay elements have been enhanced for a more responsive, fluid experience. These include an improved animation system for increased responsiveness, a new collision avoidance system, and overhauled, more intelligent goalkeepers. You'll also find a new Authentic game speed, and a Legendary game difficulty setting.

    Individual Team Styles
    New Team Styles allows you to change your style of play based on your opposition. Exploit weaknesses in their game and build on your own team's strengths. You can choose from 26 Team Styles including Wingplay, Target Man, and Offside Trap. Custom Team Styles offers 14 fully customisable options that bring a new depth to the FIFA 10 tactical experience. Set your team out to play the way you like.

    Pre-match Scouting Reports
    Learning to play professional football the correct way is even easier now with insights from your manager. Scout Reports provide pre-match advice to help you plan your attack against every opponent. Learn their Team Style, key players to watch out for and receive tactical advice.

    Improved goalkeepers
    Better goalkeeper intelligence helps keepers make more authentic decisions, with improved variation in shot stopping and deflections. They also have better reflexes with the ability to make that all important last ditch save. Quicker off the line in 1 on 1 situations, keepers now take up better positions and behave in line with their overall team styles.

    Realistic Manager Mode
    An overhauled AI Engine ensures league tables are more realistic and considers the quality of the team to ensure more realistic league tables and cup competitions.

    New Russian League
    FIFA 10 has a bigger portfolio of teams - including the Russian League - to give you a richer, more authentic experience.

  • PSP

    More responsive gameplay
    Various areas of the game have been enhanced to allow for a more fluid experience. Heading and crossing have been improved, player switching is now more effective, skill moves are now easier to pull off, players now have the ability to auto-evade slide tackles in certain scenarios, and quick free kicks have been added so the user can keep the game tempo going. New collision avoidance system means that players are less likely to get in the way and collide with teammates.

    Improved goalkeepers
    Goalkeeper AI intelligence has been improved, so that keepers now make more authentic decisions, with improved variation in shot stopping and deflections. They are quicker off their line in 1 on 1 situations, and behave in line with their overall team styles.

    Individual Team Styles
    New Team Styles will allow you to change your style of play based on your opposition to create a more dynamic experience while exploiting weaknesses in their game, and building on your own team's strengths. There are 9 attacking and 5 defensive general styles, as well as 13 special case teams with their own unique style of play, based on the real world.

    Pre-match scouting reports
    Learning to play professional football the correct way is even easier now with insight from your manager. Scout Reports will provide a pre-match scouting report helping plan your attack against every opponent, highlighting their team style and key players to watch out for, giving you tactical advice on how to beat them.

  • Playstation 2

    More responsive gameplay
    Various areas of the game have been enhanced to allow for a more fluid experience. Heading and crossing have been improved, player switching is now more effective, skill moves are now easier to pull off, players now have the ability to auto-evade slide tackles in certain scenarios, and quick free kicks have been added so the user can keep the game tempo going.

    Improved teammates support
    Teammates are now more intelligent, providing a greater level of support. Support runs are now more effective, and there are increased passing and crossing options as a result.

    Improved goalkeepers
    Goalkeeper AI intelligence has been improved, so that keepers now make more authentic decisions, with improved variation in shot stopping and deflections. They are quicker off their line in 1 on 1 situations, and behave in line with their overall team styles.

  • All Platforms
    This title is rated Everyone