FIFA 10 is a football fan's dream. With dozens of teams from a variety of leagues across the world to pick from, you can quickly and easily get into the comprehensive gameplay and guide your squad to victory. Exploring the finer art of passing is the best way to succeed, as realism is FIFA's forte. While the dribbling is responsive, it will take the most skilful attacker to dance through an entire rival team, so you'll need to play to the strengths of all your players, not just the club superstar.
Lots of aspects are vital to how your players perform on the pitch, with weight, height, fitness, rival player pressure, ball speed and even which foot they favour changing the dynamics of a shot or pass. And weather, such as snow and rain, can also affect how you play, as does the referee who is smart enough to book a guilty player from an earlier foul after the advantage rule has been played.
Exhibition matches are available for quick single games, or you can also play in cup and league competitions, whether they're your own or based on a real-life official competition. The Manager Mode puts you in the dugout to experience the highs and lows of managing your favourite team - club sponsors, player transfers and more options are under your control, with the choice of simulating matches or playing them yourself.
Virtual Pro lets you create your own player (complete with a Game Face if you've uploaded your image online) for use across multiple game modes, while Live Season lets you download the form and statistics from real world football teams, tracking their progress on a weekly basis and reflecting it in FIFA 10. This comprehensive mode also lets you mimic your team's real-life fixture list so you can see how you compare to the real thing.