With Xbox Live and Playstation Network, online games are both fun and challenging. You can play with friends of choice or have the online network choose an opponent for you. There is a simple ranking system which you can learn more about here. However, there are more ways to get involved online than just play 1v1 matches with other players. Head to head matches and the other four online game modes available in FIFA 10 are explained below.
Head to Head Matches
These are just traditional 1v1 matches of football. This does not differ much from the offline experience. There are two types of online games, Ranked and Unranked. Ranked affects your online rank and Unranked does not. Note that custom matches can be either of the two types and you can also use the FIFA 10 Lobbies to find an opponent.
Be a Pro: Online Team Play
Be a Pro online game mode is exactly the same as the offline version, except every player on the pitch is controlled by another online player. You can see the article on Be a Pro mode here. The FIFA 10 online version of this is actually surprisingly active now, at least at the time of writing. However, if you struggle to find a match you can always invite your friends to play.
Pro Club Championship
The FIFA 10 Pro Club Championship game mode allows you to create your own club and invite your friends or other online players to join. You play with your created Virtual Pro who you can equip with a Game Face to use, and you and your teammates can also download the game faces of the members of the club. You can either join an already created team or create your own and bolster your squad with other Virtual Pros. By winning Ranked Matches and playing well with your team, you can advance up the leaderboard by accumulating points. For more on the FIFA 10 Ranking System, click here. There is also an individual Virtual Pro leaderboard to see who ranks among the top Pros.
With FIFA's returning Online Leagues game mode, you can create and customize your own leagues to play with your friends. You can specify rules for who is allowed to join and game rules and customize your league logo and trophy