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  • Summary: (Also known as "Real Football 2009") Feel as close as possible to being a real professional soccer player. Real Soccer 2009 is the definitive soccer title designed specifically for the Nintendo DS and its unique capabilities. The game offers a never-before-seen soccer experience with revolutionary yet accessible Touch Screen controls (e.g. fake opponents by drawing a circle to perform a roulette). It includes 198 teams using real players' names, dynamic AI opponents and 3D graphics that push the DS to the max. Real Soccer 2009 is the true benchmark that this platform deserves for soccer games. Take your best shot on the DS. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Real Soccer 2009 is a surprisingly good game considering the stiff competition.
  2. 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. 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.
  4. 70
    Real Football 2009 delivers a fun football experience, which holds up surprisingly well on the DS.
  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. 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.
  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.