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  • Summary: Create your own player and join the new World Tour where you are trained by a real-life legend of tennis to compete for the #1 ranking against the biggest stars. Then take your character online and prove you're the best with the new online ranking system! With brand new courts, a new rollCreate your own player and join the new World Tour where you are trained by a real-life legend of tennis to compete for the #1 ranking against the biggest stars. Then take your character online and prove you're the best with the new online ranking system! With brand new courts, a new roll call of tennis stars to compete against and even more court mini-games, Virtua Tennis 2009 is set to be the #1 tennis title once again! New Players / Courts - Play as or against over 20 of the world’s top players, including seven new to Virtua Tennis and three legends. All-new arenas and the officially licensed Davis Cup provide the most realistic tennis competition to date. New Player Creation System - You now have full control over facial, body and clothing customization, as well as the depth to populate the game world with hundreds of unknown opponents. More Court Games. Playing alone or with up to three friends compete in 12 mini-games, five completely new, and upload your hi-scores on the worldwide rankings in games such as Zoo Feeder and Pirate War. Improved Gameplay - Courtside action is better than ever, with extensive updates to the famous arcade-style Virtua Tennis match engine, as well as 3D crowds and a more realistic courtside experience. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Virtua Tennis hasn't changed much since 1999 and is still the leader of its genre. Whoever likes arcade sports games should consider getting this game.
  2. They took a long time for the development of Virtua Tennis 2009. Why? There’s actually nothing new around.
  3. Two friends, two game pads and Virtua Tennis 2009 and you'll have ten minutes of maximum multi-player fun. But the career mode is boring, because it’s too easy for far too long and the game suffers from a sloppy conversion. It's a great multi-player game, but could have been much more.
  4. It's best for occasional two-player knockabouts...but anyone wanting serious solo action or a lasting challenge will be disappointed. [Sept 2009, p.89]
  5. Put modest tendency to realism together with some new mini-games and you get a shiny new game. Or don’t you? New tennis sim is slightly above average – but only for those with quite powerful hardware. [July 2009]
  6. Truly, Virtua Tennis 2009 is little more than a lazily rehashed and less than polished iteration of what was offered in Virtua Tennis 3.
  7. A disappointing and flat experience that's only really any fun when played with a friend, who may make an occasional error. [Nov 2009, p.75]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. JohnR
    Jul 19, 2009
    10
    Great game for a family to play on a local PC. Internet connection not needed. We have 4 xbox360 wireless controllers that work well with our Great game for a family to play on a local PC. Internet connection not needed. We have 4 xbox360 wireless controllers that work well with our Vista64 bit PC. I play with my wife and 2 children. We love this game. The graphics and sound effects are superb. I turn off the music though, as it is repetitive. For local multiplayer gaming, you can't go past this one! Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2011
    10
    its good game. i cant understand, why your scores are very low. you lost all of matches right :) respect to labor guys
  3. GeneW
    Dec 19, 2009
    8
    Coming from my favorite tennis game ever, Mario Tennis on the N64 (don't laugh...underneath the cute graphics is a game with incredible Coming from my favorite tennis game ever, Mario Tennis on the N64 (don't laugh...underneath the cute graphics is a game with incredible depth), I actually found Virtua Tennis 2009 extremely enjoyable as a multi-player game. As someone who plays tennis 3+ times a week, I find it refreshing to be able to concentrate on strategy, and not on whether my knees are going to hold up! The blend of arcade feel + simulation control is near-perfect. I'd like to have some control over how my player is facing, and perhaps have some customization options on how the players actually execute certain shots, but that seems to be out of scope of games of this nature. Expand
  4. Scree
    Jul 18, 2009
    6
    Virtua Tennis is still the ultimate "arcade" tennis game with the 2009 edition, being very easy to jump into and play. But it's really Virtua Tennis is still the ultimate "arcade" tennis game with the 2009 edition, being very easy to jump into and play. But it's really no major improvement over version 3, except for maybe a bit better realism and ball control in gameplay - however, a dropshot never really seems like one; it's 99% impossible for you to hit the ball out; it's 99.8% impossible for the AI to hit the ball out; and the AI never faults!!! Unless it gets more realistic as you approach the top 10 in pro mode??). The graphics are nice but not much improved over ver 3 in my opinion, e.g. the character models are just damn ugly and have completely lifeless faces (save the mouth but even they are usually black inside!), have unmoving eyes that look like a hypnotized robot, pretty much unrealistic skin tones/texture, and simply the ugliest man-hands ever on the female characters (luckily the trophy cutscenes are skippable). Not exactly the next-gen title I was hoping for; I still find Top Spin 2 from 2006 to be the king of PC tennis games, even with its flaws. Major flaw in this day and age: No online mode!!! And when is any tennis game going to finally implement the challenge system?! That would be so cool! But anyway, since I am a big tennis fan, Virtua Tennis is still fun which keeps it above average for me. Expand
  5. DorinB.
    Jul 10, 2009
    5
    Very well, I don't know what's new in this game. The gameplay is exactly the same, the career is very boring, and the games Very well, I don't know what's new in this game. The gameplay is exactly the same, the career is very boring, and the games aren't so funny like in the third. After all i will play the third, because i like it more. Expand
  6. PierreD.
    Jul 10, 2009
    2
    Incredible boring. Single player is a joke. I miss the old arcade style.
  7. Oct 17, 2014
    2
    Lopta ne može u out niti u mrežu.
    Osvajaš turnire, a ne napreduješ.
    Loše, loše,
    Lopta ne može u out niti u mrežu.
    Osvajaš turnire, a ne napreduješ.
    Loše, loše, loše..................................................................
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