FIFA Soccer 09 DS

User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. PaulK
    Jan 2, 2009
    4
    Pretty bad to be honest. I was hoping for a big improvement on 08 but unfortunatley I was let down. Defending a corner is pointless, as your men on the post stand there and do nothing. Slide tackling is a waste of time as you get sent off for nearly every tackle. Strangely, the computer doesnt. When your keeper saves a shot he pushes it out to the opposing striker EVERY time. You can Pretty bad to be honest. I was hoping for a big improvement on 08 but unfortunatley I was let down. Defending a corner is pointless, as your men on the post stand there and do nothing. Slide tackling is a waste of time as you get sent off for nearly every tackle. Strangely, the computer doesnt. When your keeper saves a shot he pushes it out to the opposing striker EVERY time. You can never select the player closest to the ball when chasing it. I could go on, but I'm getting annoyed. Expand
  4. MSmith
    Oct 25, 2008
    0
    I can't believe I wasted money on this game...I thought the DS was better than this but I was wrong. I'm glad I switched and got the PSP one, which isn't great but it is leaps and bounds ahead of this. The DS is not made for a sports simulation title.
  5. JohnathanS
    Oct 25, 2008
    1
    I tested this game at EA - how in the world did it get the reviews it did?? This game is terrible! The graphics are horrid, there are numerous bugs (and obviously no patch), the gameplay is horrendous. Do not buy this game, get FIFA for 360, ps3, or even ps2!
  6. VinP
    Apr 21, 2009
    2
    PROS: Lots of real leagues with real teams and real players, on-field gameplay is great, trainings are challenging yet passable, sound is great. CONS: manager mode is too buggy to play: stats aren't given to correct players, your lineup gets changed after every match, training mode is inaccessible when it says it should be, simulated games are just a coin-flip no matter how much more PROS: Lots of real leagues with real teams and real players, on-field gameplay is great, trainings are challenging yet passable, sound is great. CONS: manager mode is too buggy to play: stats aren't given to correct players, your lineup gets changed after every match, training mode is inaccessible when it says it should be, simulated games are just a coin-flip no matter how much more dominant one team is, etc... THOUGHTS: Maybe EAsports got 2nd-rate intern programmers to code this game then decided not to test it before selling it. BOTTOMLINE: Don't buy it if you want to play through manager mode because you'll be too frustrated and distracted to enjoy the game. Expand
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. 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.
  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.