Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. FIFA Soccer 09 is a must-have for sports fans. The simplified touch screen control system ensures that everyone will be up and running in no time with plenty of moves at their fingertips. Don't pass on this one.
  2. Football fans rejoice! FIFA 09 is EA’s best footy outing so far and with more modes than ever before there is plenty for DS football fans to get their teeth into here. FIFA shoots! FIFA scores!
  3. Most likely the best football game on the handheld, it's like a miniature package of the other versions.
  4. It's been a long hard road but DS owners finally have a football game that they can be proud of – FIFA 09 is this season's most improved player.
  5. 80
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: if you want the true soccer experience take it to the consoles and the big screen. But for on-the-go play the Nintendo DS version of FIFA Soccer is still a great diversion even with its limited capabilities.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. G.C
    Feb 24, 2009
    0
    Balls, balls, and more balls. This year's version of FIFA on DS is maybe the ballsiest version, but also is balls. Everytime a ball pops, Greg gets his wings. This game makes no sense, I don't see how this game could be played when games have balls in games. When will EA understand that balls in games are not good unless they are soccer balls in the game of balls. BALLS. Greg. Full Review »
  2. GregC.
    Oct 24, 2008
    0
    This game sucks, I hate it cuz I hate it. I'm Greg. This game makes me want to throw my DS across the room!
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    5
    The idea of "FIFA" is in the right place; its the difficult controls and sophisticated system that's not in the right place.