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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  1. DougG.
    Oct 16, 2008
    9
    While FIFA on PS2 doesn't have the sheen of PS3 or X360, it shines for being the most polished, feature-filled and complete version of the game on any system. By this point, EA is maximizing the system with great textures and animations, wonderful touches of realism and (most importantly) great gameplay. FIFA 09 has a few new tweaks to the game engine, but it's mostly a fresh While FIFA on PS2 doesn't have the sheen of PS3 or X360, it shines for being the most polished, feature-filled and complete version of the game on any system. By this point, EA is maximizing the system with great textures and animations, wonderful touches of realism and (most importantly) great gameplay. FIFA 09 has a few new tweaks to the game engine, but it's mostly a fresh coat of polish on a formula that's gotten better every year. Current-gen soccer games are still catching up to the playability and fun factor of FIFA on PS2. Expand
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82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Typically polished and enjoyable, FIFA 09 on PS2 is aging gracefully. [Nov 2008, p.61]
  2. A truly spectacular soccer title with exceptional player animations, ball handling and gameplay to boot. The AI will provide a significant challenge, but the implementation of one of the most advanced and complete online modes will mean that this game will truly last you a long time.
  3. There's no question that FIFA on PS2 is starting to show its age. It looks good for a PS2 game and the new animations are excellent, but the frame rate isn't as smooth as we'd like it to be. It's also a big disappointment that online play is nowhere to be seen in FIFA 09 on PS2.