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FIFA Soccer 09

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
...
0.0
Windows
81
2.9
Xbox 360
89
1.7
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Description

One of EAs best selling franchises sees another yearly update, just months after the release of UEFA Euro 2008. However, continuing with the improvements seen in previous games, the developers tweaked the game further, such as adding a new physics model, which brings more realism to collisions, but also increased responsiveness and goalkeeper AI and animations.

Featuring thirty leagues and passing the half-thousand team mark, the game includes the usual modes seen in previous games, with enhancements to the Be a Pro mode, now allowing up to 20 people on 20 different consoles to connect by the Internet and join a 10 vs. single match. There's also a new paid premium mode, named «Adidas Live Season», which tracks the real results of six of the biggest leagues (Barclay’s Premier League, La Liga BBVA, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A and Mexican Primera Division) to dynamically update players statistics up-to-the-week according to their form and performances. A new online mode, FIFA 09 Clubs*, reserved to PS3 and X360 users, enables gamers to form or join user-controlled football teams of up to 50 friends and field their strongest team when competing in Be A Pro. As FIFA 09 Clubs* will determine the best virtual team in the world teams will be relegated or achieve promotion to different divisions depending on their results.

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Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 09" -- European title

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The Press Says

Play.tm Xbox 360 Oct 10, 2008 96 out of 100 96
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Oct 06, 2008 90 out of 100 90
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Windows Oct 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN UK PlayStation 3 Sep 26, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 2008 4.4 out of 5 88
IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 14, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN Xbox 360 Oct 14, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Oct 08, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Game Shark PlayStation 3 Nov 10, 2008 B+ 83

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Online Servers

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360, PC and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.

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