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Virtua Tennis 2009

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Virtua Tennis 2009 features several international tennis stars like Roger Federer, Boris Becker or Maria Sharapova against which the player needs to compete against or play with in the heart of the game: The World Tour. The player creates his own character from scratch and plays to reach the number one rank on the world ranking list.

As its predecessor Virtua Tennis 3, Virtua Tennis 2009 is not a hardcore simulation of the sport and only needs three buttons to perform all possible shots. Still time needs to be invested in training the character through practice matches, specific training sessions at the Tennis Academy and 12 different kinds of mini-games. These include "Pirate Wars" which requires the player to hit and sink moving pirate ships and "Shopping Dash" where the player needs to collect items on the tennis floor while avoiding balls thrown at him. These mini-games, as well as the normal singles and double matches can also be played with/against friends.

In the World Tour mode, the player can only take one action per week. He can only play in a tournament or do one of the mini-games but not both for example. In addition he has to watch his stamina level which decreases more or less every time he plays a match or does a training session. This means form time to time it is necessary to sit out a week or two and go on a vacation, returning fully rested. By winning tournaments the player also earns money that can be invested in different sports gear and clothes.


Virtua Tennis 2009 Windows 30 - love. The AI doesn't even bother trying to get that one.
Virtua Tennis 2009 Windows Playing double is challenging and fun.
Virtua Tennis 2009 Windows Title Screen
Virtua Tennis 2009 Windows Character Creation

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4Players.de Xbox 360 May 22, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 May 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul 04, 2009 76 out of 100 76
XGN Xbox 360 Jun 06, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
NZGamer Xbox 360 Jul 07, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Aug 28, 2009 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot Wii Jun 23, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Game Arena Xbox 360 Jun 18, 2009 6 out of 10 60
4Players.de Wii Jun 19, 2009 59 out of 100 59
UOL Jogos Wii Jul 20, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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