FIFA Soccer 09 PC

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. PC Zone UK
    74
    Not PC friendly. [Dec 2008, p.75]
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    New control system, player animations and defense play make this game feel more real but it’s still far behind all other console versions. Mouse controls are surprisingly cool. [Nov 2008]
  3. PC Gamer UK
    61
    It's Product Football. And in that order. Maybe next year, eh? [Christmas 2008, p.70]
  4. PC PowerPlay
    60
    Where it all falls down is in the core game. The reality is that this is more or less the same FIFA we've had for the last couple of years. While all of PC FIFA's console brethren have married and moved into nice engines, our favourite platform is left with the gaming equivalent of a washed out, beaten up trailer. [Christmas 2008, p.81]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PeterN
    Oct 22, 2008
    7
    I have been playing fifa for a few years now and this is by far the best version yet for the PC. It finally has a "next-gen" graphics I have been playing fifa for a few years now and this is by far the best version yet for the PC. It finally has a "next-gen" graphics engine--which makes a huge difference. The new EA Live feature is finally a system that updates player stats in relation to their real-life form--something that should have been implemented easily in all sports titles 3 years ago. That being said, there are plenty of bugs to make the gameplay clunky at times. The keeper is still super vulnerable at the close post and godly at the back post, there is still plenty of randomness involved in many aspects of field play, and (possibly worst of all) the game shipped without full support for almost ANY game pad controller. Everyone will have to go into the game files themselves and edit some of the code to force the game to use your gamepad/joystick correctly (see the fifa forums for the complicated instructions on how to do this). That being said, the game is very good and probably the best soccer title to date. You will just have to look at its good side, fix the support for your controllers, and get over the rest of the smaller bugs. Full Review »
  2. FrancoisB.
    Oct 4, 2008
    8
    At first I was really pissed off because it seemed to be loaded with the same crap as FIFA08, witch was really bad. FIFA 08 was just a crappy At first I was really pissed off because it seemed to be loaded with the same crap as FIFA08, witch was really bad. FIFA 08 was just a crappy ass brush up of FIFA 07(great game), but it was made worse. It was really laggy and with choppy gameplay. Like I said at first it looked like FIFA 09 was the same, because it only utilizes one core of my Core 2 Duo Cpu, I dont know why. But then I decided I would give it a go and it growed on me. The new mouse and keyboard controls are absolutely awesome! They give very nice control and precision like never before. The close-up visuals are also very nicely done and looks great. I hope they can fix the problem with the game only running on one core, because that would make it run a lot smoother!! Full Review »