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FIFA Soccer 09

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
90
1.7
PlayStation 3
88
3.4
Windows
81
2.8

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 1 0.0
PlayStation 3 5 3.4
Windows 5 2.8
Xbox 360 3 1.7
Combined MobyScore 14 2.6


The Press Says

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96
Xbox 360Play.tm
FIFA 09 is more than just an update; its another huge leap forward for EA. It is the marzipan on a Battenberg, and the designer dress on a super model. How they're going to top this I don't know, so enjoy this near-perfection while you can. Yes, this is simply the best football game ever made. Do you like football games?
95
Xbox 360MS Xbox World
If you are desperately seeking football pursuits both offline and online, FIFA 09 ticks all the right boxes. No longer is FIFA considered an exclusively glossy presentational tour-de-force, but can also relish in a flowing sensation that will be incredibly hard to contest.
94
Xbox 360Console Monster
The beautiful game. That's what football is all about, and that's what FIFA is all about. With 30 fully licensed leagues, over 15000 players and a shed load of other features, FIFA 09 has really set the bar high. EA Sports, it's in the game. Next Up.... Konami.
93
Xbox 360TeamXbox
EA Canada was smart, as it used the one-per-four-year UEFA Championship to test market the features and gameplay that would ultimately go gold for the boxed copy of FIFA 09. The development team also listened to fan feedback via e-mails and forums, then tweaked from there; that’s something that EA Sports titles didn’t seem to do too often just a few years back. The result? A game for the soccer die-hards and for the general gamer looking for that breath of fresh air within the sports genre. There’s room for improvement, of course, but it’s easy recommending FIFA 09 to pretty much anyone—even those that normally summon only John Madden when they’re ready for some “football.”
91
PlayStation 3GamingXP
Man kann mit Recht behaupten, dass „FIFA 09“ zurzeit das beste Fußballspiel aller Zeiten ist und es geschafft hat, aus der negativen Kritik des Vorgängers zu lernen. Mit den vielen kleinen, aber auch großen Neuerungen hat der Titel wieder einmal das Zepter übernommen. EA präsentiert uns die Nummer 1 in Sachen Fußballspiele.
91
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
With all of its improvements FIFA Soccer 09 is by far the most impressive upgrade to any sports title this year. If you are even remotely a fan of the sport FIFA 09 is a must-buy. The improved presentation, AI and addition of Be A Pro mode and Live Season guarantee you will be playing for months to come. Combine it with the incredible online features and you possibly have the most complete sports package available on the market.
91
PlayStation 33D Juegos
FIFA continúa sus mejoras con 09, probablemente su mejor entrega. Tradicionalmente la saga futbolística de EA era conocida por su calidad en las licencias y por la cantidad de campeonatos oficiales, ahora también lo es por su desbordante jugabilidad. Gráficos impresionantes, controles ajustados y de rápida respuesta y una experiencia jugable pulida e imprescindible. FIFA 09 es fútbol. Así de simple.
90
Xbox 360GameSpy
FIFA 09 is jam-packed with new content, from clan-based player support to real-world stat updates. Although it feels more like an incremental update than a revolutionary overhaul, EA doesn't need to reinvent the wheel so much as smooth out its edges. Be a Pro has finally been mostly realized, through both an expansive season mode and 10-on-10 multiplayer matches. Custom tactics are a cool new approach to gameplay that let you adapt your club around your style. Gameplay and camera angles have been refined from last year's title, and for once, all of the hyperbole about more animations adds up to something you can tangibly see within your first few matches. FIFA 09 is again the champ, for another year in a row. If it keeps performing like this, will EA add a star above the logo?
90
PlayStation 2Gameplanet
FIFA 09 is a huge amount of game for your dollar, and any soccer fan will be exceedingly happy with it. It's not without its small bugs and annoyances, such as moments where the game appears to hang briefly on loading, but always seems to catch itself again, although these are few and far between. The progress made with this title is simply outstanding. Combined with a excellent menu system, a fantastic soundtrack as we have come to expect from EA, and gorgeous smooth graphics with no sign of slowdown, EA has exceeded expectations and made one of the most addictive and fun soccer titles to date that you really will have trouble putting down. The worst part? This game will seriously impact your social life.
90
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
FIFA 09 est un titre d'exception qui s'appuie sur le jeu en ligne le plus complet qu'ait proposé une simulation sportive à ce jour. Développé par des connaisseurs, pour des connaisseurs, il tient ce réalisme qui lui colle au cuir de son gameplay inépuisable. A n'en pas douter, nous tenons là la nouvelle référence du genre sur PS3 et Xbox 360.
90
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
FIFA 09 est un titre d'exception qui s'appuie sur le jeu en ligne le plus complet qu'ait proposé une simulation sportive à ce jour. Développé par des connaisseurs, pour des connaisseurs, il tient ce réalisme qui lui colle au cuir de son gameplay inépuisable. A n'en pas douter, nous tenons là la nouvelle référence du genre sur PS3 et Xbox 360.
90
WindowsTotalVideoGames (TVG)
For a number of years it's fair to say FIFA has gradually been improving whilst PES has let its guard down a little, criticised for laggy online play and failing to really push the boundaries on its admittedly stunning portrayal of the beautiful game. This year EA has shouted from the rooftops about the numerous improvements made with FIFA 09. PES genuinely could have found its match they say, and we're inclined to believe them this time.
90
WindowsGameplanet
FIFA 09 is a huge amount of game for your dollar, and any soccer fan will be exceedingly happy with it. It's not without its small bugs and annoyances, such as moments where the game appears to hang briefly on loading, but always seems to catch itself again, although these are few and far between. The progress made with this title is simply outstanding. Combined with a excellent menu system, a fantastic soundtrack as we have come to expect from EA, and gorgeous smooth graphics with no sign of slowdown, EA has exceeded expectations and made one of the most addictive and fun soccer titles to date that you really will have trouble putting down.
90
Xbox 360Gamesmania
Die Wachablösung im Fußballgenre steht kurz bevor. Auch wenn ich zu PES 09 bisher nur Eindrücke aus der Demo und der Vorschau-Version sammeln konnte, ist für mich bereits klar, dass Konami in diesem Jahr klar ins Hintertreffen gerät. FIFA 09 spielt sich phasenweise einfach fantastisch und mit etwas mehr Übung bin ich sicher, auch endlich vernünftige Flanken schlagen zu können. Schwer enttäuscht bin ich lediglich vom Mehrspielermodus, denn ich möchte FIFA 09 nun mal am liebsten an einer Konsole gegen Freunde zocken und da sind mir ständige Freundschaftsspiele zu langweilig - das löst PES derzeit noch besser. Davon abgesehen kommt ihr als Fußballfan um FIFA 09 nicht herum, wohl gemeint die NextGen-Versionen, denn die PC-Fassung hinkt hier immer noch meilenweit hinterher. Die endgültige Meisterschaftsentscheidung fällt dann aber in Kürze beim Test von PES 09.
90
PlayStation 3Gamesmania
Die Wachablösung im Fußballgenre steht kurz bevor. Auch wenn ich zu PES 09 bisher nur Eindrücke aus der Demo und der Vorschau-Version sammeln konnte, ist für mich bereits klar, dass Konami in diesem Jahr klar ins Hintertreffen gerät. FIFA 09 spielt sich phasenweise einfach fantastisch und mit etwas mehr Übung bin ich sicher, auch endlich vernünftige Flanken schlagen zu können. Schwer enttäuscht bin ich lediglich vom Mehrspielermodus, denn ich möchte FIFA 09 nun mal am liebsten an einer Konsole gegen Freunde zocken und da sind mir ständige Freundschaftsspiele zu langweilig - das löst PES derzeit noch besser. Davon abgesehen kommt ihr als Fußballfan um FIFA 09 nicht herum, wohl gemeint die NextGen-Versionen, denn die PC-Fassung hinkt hier immer noch meilenweit hinterher. Die endgültige Meisterschaftsentscheidung fällt dann aber in Kürze beim Test von PES 09.
90
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
FIFA 09 feels like a game that’s been three or four years in a the making and yet it seems so familiar, since we’ve been able to see the progress EA have made over the last few seasons. Its refined gameplay is at the heart of a title brimming with confidence and its multiple modes will keep you playing for months. For years, FIFA has been seen as a vain but ultimately shallow reproduction of ‘the beautiful game’, but such assertions are now entirely invalid. A resurgent EA Sports has finally delivered the game we’ve been waiting for; this is the season.
90
Xbox 360Gamestyle
Even with such niggles, FIFA 09 is the closest a football game has ever come to scoring the magical score of 10. An impressive variety of modes, great online play and plenty of touches make this a football fans dream. It’s going to be interesting to see what they do with the next one, after all, where do you go from here?
90
PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Vast improvements to the action on the pitch and the game in general means that FIFA 09 is certainly PES' equal this year, and we'd be inclined to suggest it makes significant strides beyond Konami's effort in many ways. Time will tell whether it has the staying power of PES, but there can be little doubt that FIFA is a definite contender for the No.1 slot this time.
90
PlayStation 3TheSixthAxis
So, with the official license, stunning graphics, a whole host of online options, 7 player local matches and a lengthy single player campaign this is the ultimate football game. Sure, it’s all zeroes and ones but they’re dressed up in a realistic simulation that has finally shed it’s Megadrive roots. The argument is over: FIFA is the new king, and unless Pro Evo comes with a free copy of Metal Gear Solid 4, this one’s in the bag, EA. Brilliant, brilliant stuff.
90
PlayStation 3NZGamer
FIFA ’09 pushes the boundaries once more and it will hopefully give Konami something to think about. Graphically this game is superb and although there are some still slight glitches, offers the most comprehensive and realistic football games on the market. Some people might complain about the offside decisions being too precise (it appears that the linesman can spot an offside within an inch). Perhaps the game could be designed with some human error in mind, but then there would be greater complaints with decisions against you when you see you are not offside in the replay. Overall this is a beautiful game… for the beautiful game.
90
PlayStation 3Gameplanet
FIFA 09 is a huge amount of game for your dollar, and any soccer fan will be exceedingly happy with it. It's not without its small bugs and annoyances, such as moments where the game appears to hang briefly on loading, but always seems to catch itself again, although these are few and far between. The progress made with this title is simply outstanding. Combined with a excellent menu system, a fantastic soundtrack as we have come to expect from EA, and gorgeous smooth graphics with no sign of slowdown, EA has exceeded expectations and made one of the most addictive and fun soccer titles to date that you really will have trouble putting down.
90
PlayStation 3videogamer.com
We had worried that FIFA 09 was going to end up like EURO 08 with a Premiership skin. Luckily for us, we were wrong. Like we said, the best FIFA game ever made. Over to you Konami.
90
PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
FIFA 09 is zonder enige twijfel de beste FIFA ooit en mag zelfs tot de betere voetbalspellen aller tijden gerekend worden. Niet alleen speelt het hemels, het oogt ook fenomenaal en het aantal beschikbare spelmodi is immens. Er is zoveel te doen dat het nog een hele klus is om alles uit de voetbalkan te halen alvorens de volgende editie alweer in de schappen ligt. Dat zelfs de redactie al wekenlang na werktijd geregeld op kantoor blijft om even een potje te kunnen spelen, zegt meer dan genoeg. FIFA 09 is alles wat je voetbalhartje begeert, en meer.
90
PlayStation 3GameSpy
FIFA 09 is jam-packed with new content, from clan-based player support to real-world stat updates. Although it feels more like an incremental update than a revolutionary overhaul, EA doesn't need to reinvent the wheel so much as smooth out its edges. Be a Pro has finally been mostly realized, through both an expansive season mode and 10-on-10 multiplayer matches. Custom tactics are a cool new approach to gameplay that let you adapt your club around your style. Gameplay and camera angles have been refined from last year's title, and for once, all of the hyperbole about more animations adds up to something you can tangibly see within your first few matches. FIFA 09 is again the champ, for another year in a row. If it keeps performing like this, will EA add a star above the logo?
90
PlayStation 3Gamervision
If last year’s FIFA title started closing the gap between EA’s franchise and Konami’s, then FIFA 09 is right on Pro Evolution’s tail. The gameplay is tighter, the franchise is deeper, and the online and Be a Pro modes more than match anything Pro Evo puts on the table. FIFA 09 is yet another worthwhile 2009 effort from EA, and while the publisher has been a sales juggernaut for years, it’s possible EA might finally be a critical juggernaut as well.
90
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
FIFA has definitely caught up in the title race, and I would imagine many Pro Evolution Soccer players are converting over to EA’s franchise. It’s going to be interesting to see who winds up the winner of this hardly contested match-up.
90
PlayStation 3AceGamez
It would be remiss when talking of FIFA not to refer to it in regard to its main rival, Pro Evolution Soccer – and while, at the time of writing, this year’s PES remains an unknown quantity, developers Konami are going to have to bring the house if their game is going to be a contender, because FIFA 09 comes as close as anything before it, and possibly closest, to balancing realism with enjoyment. Just like Chelsea circa 2005, all that huge investment is really paying dividends and FIFA’s stock just continues to rise.
90
PlayStation 3Cynamite
Realistischer, schöner und atmosphärischer als je zuvor - ohne Zweifel das bisher beste FIFA-Spiel!
90
PlayStation 3DarkZero
Ultimately, FIFA have improved on their previous effort, perhaps knowing fully that the ball is in Konami’s court to improve this year. If Pro Evo was still at its best, then FIFA 09 would be a genuine alternative. As it is right now, FIFA is the new home of the hardcore football gamer. The changes are just enough to warrant a slightly higher score from last year, but based on this form, it’d be a shame to see FIFA rest on its laurels again, especially if Konami come out all guns blazing for the second half. The match isn’t over by a long shot, but EA are currently in the lead and cruising to the final whistle.
89
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
While you may not notice any dramatic changes immediately, the more you play FIFA 09 the more you notice that it is definitely a step up from last year's game. The mechanics of the game have been fine tuned and better balanced, allowing for a more intuitive experience. The physics have been touched up, again, to increase the game's realism, which greatly diminished the frustration found in FIFA 08. Thanks to the fixed passing mechanics, collision physics, 20 player online, enhanced Be A Pro features, and the fantastic commentary, FIFA continues to be the football game you'll want in your library. Brilliant effort, EA Canada.
89
PlayStation 3IGN UK
FIFA 09 returns to the pitch full of swagger, and it does it’s very best to deliver on EA Sport’s promise of creating the definitive football title. An exacting game on the pitch and an overwhelmingly comprehensive one off of it, it’s still got a number of minor niggles that blight the play. But when the package is so vast and offers so much, it’s hard not to be impressed. Is it better than PES? It’s certainly different, and which game you go for this season ultimately depends on what you want from your annual dose of football.
89
Xbox 360IGN UK
FIFA 09 returns to the pitch full of swagger, and it does its very best to deliver on EA Sport’s promise of creating the definitive football title. An exacting game on the pitch and an overwhelmingly comprehensive one off of it, it’s still got a number of minor niggles that blight the play. But when the package is so vast and offers so much, it’s hard not to be impressed. Is it better than PES? It’s certainly different, and which game you go for this season ultimately depends on what you want from your annual dose of football.
88
WindowsRealGamer
FIFA 09 like EA Sports other games has added a host of new and worthwhile features to its line-up and whilst it doesn’t get everything right it still offers one of the best football games around packed with more teams, players and competitions then you can blow a whistle at.
88
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
As is usually the case, FIFA 09 is yet another sterling entry in their line of footie titles. Tweaks to gameplay and the silky smooth HD visuals do make for the most convincing offering yet. Nevertheless, the old mantra still applies: There aren’t enough new features to make this game substantially different from last year’s effort. If one were to apply transitive logic, it would mean this year’s title is essentially the same as that from two years ago. Thankfully, transitive logic doesn’t exactly hold, as the cumulative effect of the minor gameplay tweaks does result in a more refined experience. If you haven’t played FIFA in a while, now’s the time to jump back in; this is a great game of soccer. But, if you’re an old hat to the series, the most compelling reason to purchase FIFA 09 may only be the roster update.
88
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Without a doubt, FIFA '09 is the most fun soccer title I've ever played. There are tons of options for how to play the game, from the ridiculous number of teams to a large amount of modes that really deliver. The only rough spots come from occasional buggy animations and physics, and the biggest new addition ? the solo Be a Pro mode ? is just not that compelling to play. FIFA '09 is a wonderful game that any soccer fan should pick up, and the series has finally overtaken Winning Eleven as the best soccer game on the market.
87
Xbox 360Game Captain
Ich kann FIFA 09 noch nicht als Sieger des Fußballwettstreits zwischen EA und Konami erklären, aber die Japaner werden es in diesem Jahr schwer haben. Die 09-Version ist die beste, die ich je im Laufwerk hatte, hier stimmt zwar nicht alles, aber verdammt viel. Das umfangreiche Online-Gedaddel, der Be-A-Pro-Modus im Offline-Betrieb oder auch das deutlich verbesserte und realistische Gameplay sprechen hier eine deutliche Sprache. Kurzum: Es macht wieder Spaß, mit EA auf den Rasen zu gehen. Selbst diejenigen, die sich im Laufe der vergangenen Jahre von der FIFA-Serie aus verständlichen Gründen abgewandt haben, sollten dem Titel in diesem Jahr eine Chance geben. Denn EA verleiht seinem virtuellen Fußball endlich wieder spielerische Klasse – und dafür hat sich der Titel auch einen Award verdient.
87
PlayStation 3GameTrailers
FIFA 09 may or may not have 250 new additions, but it's a strong-playing game with an extensive amount of modes. Factor in the hitch-free online experience and you have a disc that won't easily find its way back to its case. There is certainly room for improvement in a few areas, but FIFA 09 is easily the best soccer game for 2008. Even if you have a casual interest in the sport, you'll become addicted with improving your skills and the gameplay supplies enough latitude to do it.
86
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Natürlich ist Grafik nicht alles. Aber es ist emotional einfach ein Riesenunterschied, ob da gerade ein undefinierter Holzklotz das Tor schießt oder ein lebensecht nachmodellierter Diego. Fifa 09 sieht jedoch nicht nur hübscher aus als die Vorgänger, sondern hat auch spielerisch überraschend fleißig trainiert. Die verbesserte Torwart-KI bringt erheblich mehr Dramatik in die Strafräume, das neue Zweikampf-System macht die Matches spürbar unberechenbarer. Pro Evolution Soccer bleibt zwar die bessere Simulation, der kurzweilige Tempofußball von Fifa 09 macht mir aber genauso viel Spaß. EA Sports ist zurück in der ersten Fußball-Liga.
86
PlayStation 3IGN
FIFA Soccer 09 is the tightest playing football on the market and has definitely raised the bar for what Pro Evolution Soccer will need to accomplish to retake the crown this year. While the Be A Pro mode is lacking in my opinion, soccer diehards are going to love the authenticity. The real star of the show is the on-the- field action. Animations look great, players behave properly and the AI has been tuned since last year’s effort. While not perfect, FIFA 09 should be a permanent fixture in anyone sports library.
86
Xbox 360IGN
FIFA Soccer 09 is the tightest playing football on the market and has definitely raised the bar for what Pro Evolution Soccer will need to accomplish to retake the crown this year. While the Be A Pro mode is lacking in my opinion, soccer diehards are going to love the authenticity. The real star of the show is the on-the- field action. Animations look great, players behave properly and the AI has been tuned since last year’s effort. While not perfect, FIFA 09 should be a permanent fixture in anyone sports library.
85
PlayStation 34Players.de
Wer hätte das gedacht? Das ist der erste Gold-Award, den FIFA bei uns seit Jahren einheimst. Und den haben sich die 360- und PS3-Entwickler redlich verdient. Ich mag die fast schon artistischen Dribblings und ich liebe diese Schlenzer: Wenn ich den Ball mit dem Innenrist elegant in den rechten Winkel zirkle, kommt Freude auf - denn dafür brauche ich zig Versuche. Es ist gerade dieses Gefühl, dass man den Fußball wieder neu meistern muss, dass man sich Chancen und Situationen erarbeiten muss, das mich immer wieder an den Bildschirm lockt. Wenn man seinen Gegner einmal mit einem Rainbow-Flick düpiert hat, dann noch erfolgreich flankt und wuchtig ins Netz köpft, macht dieses Spiel mit seinen grandiosen Fangesängen einfach Spaß. Warum dann kein Platin für PS3 und Xbox 360? Weil der Spielaufbau immer noch einen Tick zu zäh ist.
85
Xbox 360games xtreme
FIFA 09 has made great strides forward and is possibly the most complete football game I've played since picking up Pro Evo 4, it's a lot of fun and will have me coming back to it until FIFA 2010 rears its head next year!
85
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
A very pleasant surprise and one that finally appeals to football fans of any ability. This game is simple to pick up and play but offers enough depth for veterans to still find something new. With plenty to do both on and offline it’s a real turnaround for a series that has had its share of criticism down the years.
85
PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
Like NHL 09, FIFA 09 may be the most accomplished title in its respective sports category to date. With improved animations, solid AI (for the most part), decent Be A Pro mode and a great online experience, it’s going to be very hard for Pro Evolution Soccer to regain its footing as king of the hill.
85
PlayStation 3GameFocus
It may seem like I did not enjoy FIFA, but that can’t be farther from the truth. EA Sports has finally gotten into gear with FIFA 09 after some very questionable releases over the past three years. The sound and graphics are among the best available in any sports game and the overall game-play has improved leaps and bounds from the past HD releases. There still is room for improvement and I am confident that the future editions of Be a Pro will be better tuned and more rewarding. If you’re not too keen on creating a player and fighting for a spot with the big boys, you’ll still have plenty of fun with everything else available.
85
PlayStation 3GameSpot
With FIFA 09, EA Sports has created the deepest, most realistic and feature-packed football game yet. The gameplay hasn't changed a lot since UEFA Euro 2008, but the tweaks and refinements have produced an incredibly rewarding game. There's an almost bewildering number of modes to play through, and the amount of online functionality means that the game should have a good deal of longevity. There's still room for improvement, considering the high amount of lag in certain online matches and some AI blunders in single-player, but if you're a football fan looking for something to last you the entire season, you can't go wrong with FIFA 09.
85
PlayStation 3Game Over Online
FIFA Soccer 09 looks the best it ever has, the controls make it user friendly, and the improvements to player movement and animations make it the most realistic soccer game on the market. With the new additions of “Be a Pro” mode and the real time updates sent to your console, its as much fun for the average fan as it is for the hardcore fanatic. FIFA 09 is a great pick up for everyone.
85
PlayStation 3GameSpot UK
With FIFA 09, EA Sports has created the deepest, most realistic and feature-packed football game yet. The gameplay hasn't changed a lot since UEFA Euro 2008, but the tweaks and refinements have produced an incredibly rewarding game. There's an almost bewildering number of modes to play through, and the amount of online functionality means that the game should have a good deal of longevity. There's still room for improvement, considering the high amount of lag in certain online matches and some AI blunders in single-player, but if you're a football fan looking for something to last you the entire season, you can't go wrong with FIFA 09.
84
PlayStation 3GameZone
This game has some great moments as well as some that are not so great. It is still, though, a first-rate soccer game that dazzles at times. The new features really give the game a boost, but there is still work to do. This is a great game and fun to play with others.
83
PlayStation 3Game Shark
Overall, FIFA Soccer 09 is a very enjoyable soccer experience. For the first time in a FIFA game I’ve encountered quite a bit of joy when scoring a goal – as it seems to be a difficult proposition this time around (no more sprinting to the corner, crossing and heading it in on every play). The game easily beats Pro Evolution Soccer 08 as my current game of choice; it will be interesting to see what Konami does to keep up with their new release. In the meantime, you can’t go wrong if you’re a soccer fan and you purchase FIFA Soccer 09.
83
Xbox 3601UP
09 isn't without a few foibles, of course. It continues the series' tradition of inept goalie A.I., which?while making for some unintentionally hilarious moments?is much more frustrating than it sounds on paper. Nothing's fun about painstakingly setting up your defensive strategy, only to be foiled by a keeper who won't move off his line. Also, while more fluid than 08, 09 doesn't quite reach the level of bing-bang-boom that a real-life soccer game has. Nevertheless, 09 is the best soccer game on the market?and fans that were put off by 08's flaws should surely give it a look.
81
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
PC-gamers hebben er lang op moeten wachten, maar dit is (eindelijk) nog eens een echte PC-FIFA, met eigen graphics en controls.
80
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Vergangenes Jahr enttäuschte mich FIFA: alte Technik mit zwar überholter Lizenzausstattung, aber zum Vollpreis. In diesem Jahr kann sich die Kickerei zum Teil wieder sehen lassen. Die Spieler sehen meistens richtig gut aus und die Balltreter fühlen sich dank geschmeidiger neuer Animationen realistischer an. Ein paar Altlasten hängen der Reihe zwar noch nach, aber dennoch: Wer die vergangenen Versionen ausgelassen hat, darf in diesem Jahr mal wieder zugreifen, denn diesmal merkt man den Unterschied zwischen Budgetund Vollpreisspiel.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Fundamentally, FIFA on PS2 hit its peak somewhere around FIFA 06 or FIFA 07. With FIFA 09, there are a few new features designed for hardcore players, but hardly the many bells and whistles of years past. Instead, this year's household-friendly approach with Casual Control succeeds where last year's Wii debut of the concept failed. It implements simple controls and melds them with a natural-feeling learning curve. If you're a soccer fan with a PS2, you'll be glad to know that FIFA 09 has something for you, whether you've been playing it since FIFA 2001 or you're just thinking about dabbling.
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PlayStation 2videogamer.com
There's no question that FIFA on PS2 is starting to show its age. It looks good for a PS2 game and the new animations are excellent, but the frame rate isn't as smooth as we'd like it to be. It's also a big disappointment that online play is nowhere to be seen in FIFA 09 on PS2. We know the focus has shifted to modern consoles but the lack of online play seriously restricts multiplayer options. Still, EA has made an effort to improve a series that has been tweaked to death over the past decade, and produced a game that all FIFA fans will be pleased with. It might just be time to make the jump to a new console though.
80
PlayStation 3Eurogamer.net (UK)
On the whole though, the depth of choice on and off the pitch makes up for these things. FIFA 09 feels like a proper football game. It used to pretend to be football, dressed up in face masks and gluey boots, but these days football is exactly what it's computing. And the face masks are prettier too. Likenesses do vary in quality (Crouch looks like a tanned smurf, for one), but the animation is phenomenal, and there's so much subtle variation in the visual language EA's defined that we could swear they've even replicated stuff like Kuyt's shambling gait. But then perhaps we're just imagining it, or expecting it, because the game's otherwise very convincing. It feels like football, it rewards football, and it punishes football, for football reasons. It may not always be your brand of football, and you can ask for more, but only by degrees. The myth is dead. "Let's FIFA".
76
WindowsGame Captain
Etwas als „Zwitter“ zu bezeichnen, bedeutet, dass es eine Mischung aus zwei Dingen, meistens Gegensätzen ist. Ich könnte auch die Literatur bemühen und bei Goethes „Faust“ etwas klauen mit „Zwei Herzen wohnen, ach, in meiner Brust.“ Gemeint ist mit diesem Zwiespalt meine Einstellung zur neuen PC-Version von FIFA 09, die im Grunde genommen kein schlechtes Spiel ist, gemessen an den Möglichkeiten aber leider immer noch den Konsolenfassungen deutlich hinterher hinkt. Immerhin gibt es wieder grünen Rasen bei einem EA-Fußballspiel. Für PC-Besitzer ohne Konsole gibt es daher eine Kaufempfehlung – mit nur einer Einschränkung: Wer nicht so viel Wert auf die Lizenzen und Originalnamen legt, der findet in PES 2009 das bessere Fußballspiel. Optisch sind die beiden Titel in diesem Jahr auf Augenhöhe.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
FIFA 09 est en mesure de contenter certains joueurs puisque faute de concurrence quantitative, il demeure une alternative intéressante sur PC. Bien qu'insuffisants, les progrès de sa réalisation sont également louables. Le gameplay, quant à lui, s'adresse aux amateurs de jeu simple et plutôt orienté arcade.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
EA ne met plus vraiment de moyens à développer quoi que ce soit d'original et novateur sur PS2, concentré sur des versions bien plus prioritaires. Cette version, dotée d'une base de données très complète s'adresse donc à ceux qui n'ont pas d'autre machine et qui veulent s'offrir quelques matches seul, ou entre amis.