Traveling to South Africa to watch the world’s biggest sporting event will cost you a boatload of cash. But you can cheer your favorite team to victory virtually for about 60 bucks, thanks to the creators at EA Sports.
2010 FIFA World Cup? [EA Sports]
Release Date: April 27?
Available for: Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii
The most widely anticipated and exciting tournament on the planet, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is just weeks away. And EA Sports has created the only officially licensed video game for the event. Between its latest gameplay improvements and careful attention to contextual details, FIFA 10 will make gamers feel like they are actually playing in all 10 World Cup stadiumswith fans cheering for their national teams, singing songs and listening to their national anthems.
All the excitement is available at your fingertips with just the push of a button. Thirty-two national teams made it to the final tournament, but only one can be crowned champ. It’s win or go home, so you’d better bring you’re A game to the virtual pitch.
STACK’s Favorite Feature: Online play has never been this intense. With 199 national teams to choose from, gamers can pick their favorites and battle against fans from rival countries, fighting through every group stage and the knockout rounds for a chance to hoist the coveted Cup. For fans of nations that failed to qualify for South Africa [sorry, Irish], this is their chance to rewrite history and the record books.
STACK’s Take: If you’re a soccer fan who rated FIFA 10 one of the best games of the year, you’re going to love what EA Sports has done to represent the World Cup. Everything is intensified. The team rosters are updated, the venues look realistic and the crowds are louder. You can feel the emotion of the players through the controller as they celebrate every goal. Addicting? Let’s just say you’ll be playing the game daily leading up to opening day on June 11.