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  • Summary: Powered by a game engine built exclusively for Nintendo DS that operates at 60 frames per second, FIFA Soccer 09 delivers more responsive, intelligent and realistic physical action. Double the frame rate enables players to move more fluidly around the pitch, react more intelligently to the action and creates a much faster paced game. Players make more intelligent runs, deliver crisp, beautifully placed passes and snap off precision shots. From the moment you step onto the pitch, FIFA Soccer 09 challenges you to think and react like a real player through the popular feature innovation Be A Pro – now debuting on Nintendo DS. Gamers can play over multiple seasons and the mode features the unique Be A Pro camera that tracks your player, re-creating the excitement and rush of racing in on goal. In Be A Pro you choose a professional player or create your own player and then develop his skills in the outfield position of your choice until he becomes a national legend. Every match performance is evaluated in real-time with in-game feedback and a final rating. For the first time play with up to three friends all playing fixed to single players on your favorite club or go head-to-head with a single cart and local multiplayer . [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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  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. 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.
  5. 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.
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.

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