Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Real Soccer 2009 is a surprisingly good game considering the stiff competition.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    Like watching Cristiano Ronaldo getting sent off, we enjoyed this a lot. The visuals are ropey, but it's very playable. [Feb 2009, p.68]
  3. While the lack of official licensing continues to dent the mainstream appeal of Gameloft's soccer series, this is a solid update and the intelligent inclusion of touchscreen control is genuinely engaging.
  4. Real Soccer 2009 is a fun and solid soccer game that works well within its handheld format. However, the game’s lack of an official license for real teams and it’s relatively slim presentation of game modes are marks against it.
  5. 70
    The traditional controls are solid and responsive. The AI is smart and will dominate you in a heartbeat if you don't bring your A-game.
  6. 70
    Real Football 2009 delivers a fun football experience, which holds up surprisingly well on the DS.
  7. 60
    Nevertheless, if you're looking for a soccer game, Real Soccer 09 will more than satisfy. It lacks creative modes and official teams, but the solid controls, decent presentation and real world players make it one of the DS' best sports games.

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Shared DS Game of 2008

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