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FIFA World Cup™ Review

By Andrew Nesvadba, on May 4, 2010


FIFA World Cup™
Rating

PROS

  • Three varied modes to keep you busy.
  • Comprehensive announcer audio.
  • Local wifi/bluetooth multiplayer.

CONS

  • Simplified Manager mode.
  • Captain mode camera can be confusing.

VERDICT

FIFA World Cup features a few minor necessary changes from FIFA 10 and while they may not be enough for fans to jump from the console version to the handheld one it's still a great football game for your iPhone.


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It's that time of the season again and FIFA World Cup has finally made its debut on the App Store thanks to Electronic Arts. With so many successful high-quality football titles to their name it goes without saying that this high-quality standard has been passed down to the iPhone, making this a solid game for any football enthusiast to enjoy.

Players are controlled with a basic analogue stick and virtual button setup that's easy to get used to. Movement is smooth and fine control of your player is possible by controlling how far you move the analogue stick, however virtual buttons do take some time to get used to as they perform multiple functions depending on the situation.

The game's 3D is fairly average and each player from the 105 International teams represented is given an appropriate, if not exacting appearance. The World Cup mode uses a traditional angled top-down view to give you a clear view of the field, while playing in 'Captain' mode uses a camera that follows your player dynamically. A penalty shoot-out mode is also available that makes use of the iPhone's touch controls to kick or defend a goal.

FIFA World Cup is more or less a polished upgrade of FIFA 10 from late last year, but while the changes may be minor they're a step in the right direction for a comprehensive football game on the iPhone. If you already own the game on a major console, you'll have very little to look forward to on the iPhone version, but for everyone else this is definitely worth checking out.

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