Every four years, the world's favorite sport stages its ultimate competition, and publishing label EA Sports brings the play home to fans in a video game version for contemporary consoles. On Xbox 360, 2010 FIFA World Cup: South Africa presents an experience that aims to encompass the entire international event, and closely follows the format of the real-world competition. Beginning with the qualifying rounds, the game includes 199 teams that dreamed of playing in the world championships. Gamers can take a shot at leading their favorites through the entire event, from the qualifying rounds to the final series, or jump straight to the finishing rounds with the sport's biggest players in a custom, all-star match up. 2010 FIFA World Cup is built on the same game engine that drives the critically acclaimed FIFA 10, with similar features, options, and gameplay. The game's presentation celebrates the 2010 global event. Each team plays in its authentic uniforms, with distinct play styles, and home and away strategies, to match its real-life counterpart. All ten of the South African stadiums that house the tournament are re-created for the game, with details such as the effects of different altitudes on ball movement and player fatigue, as well as fireworks displays, confetti showers, and animated crowds to bring the pageantry of the event to life.