EA's officially licenced FIFA World Cup 2010 game should be the most accurate simulation of the World Cup, but how can you be sure? Simple: simulate the tournament in both of PS3's leading football games, PES and FIFA, and see which spits up the most accurate results. Of course, as we type, the World Cup is only just starting, so here's the good bit - you get to be the referee.
Over the below images, we've simulated every game at the tournament (CPU vs CPU), so you can note the real-life results as they happen, and tick off which game is the 'winner' - or at least, the closest to the real-life score. At the end of the tournament, tally up the number of wins, and you can definitively prove which game is most accurate. Still, looking at the virtual results, we don't think Alan Hansen's in any danger yet.
How it works
We set both to maximum difficulty, five min games, CPU vs CPU, reflecting the real life fixtures as close as possible. PES 2010 doesn't feature Algeria or New Zealand, so we subbed in the teams they beat in the WC qualifiers (though they're listed as Algeria and NZ in the chart). Phew. Note: don't use this to bet. You'll see...