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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Most likely the best football game on the handheld, it's like a miniature package of the other versions.
  5. 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!
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. 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.