We’re all accustomed to the annual iterations of the FIFA series, which, like other annual sports series, is often criticized for just pushing out a game every year without too many significant improvements over the last. Still, the fanatics lap up each new release, while the skeptics hold off on a purchase until they notice a significant upgrade. So what do you make of the 2010 FIFA World Cup game, which releases barely six months after FIFA 10, with FIFA 11 just another six months away? Even the aforementioned fanatics think long and hard before ponying up for a mid-year footie release. So the question to be asked here is does 2010 FIFA World Cup offer enough to justify a purchase with FIFA 11 fast approaching?

Before we get to whether or not this game is worth your money, let’s just get one thing very clear –