Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 PlayStation 3

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 76
  2. Negative: 12 out of 76
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  1. WillR.
    Oct 20, 2008
    6
    My allegiance has been Pro-Evo since ISS Soccer many moons ago, but I found myself torn this time around. Loyalty made me choose this again, but I'm disappointed. Beome a legend is quite boring for too long and the computer's AI is awful e.g. players turn and run back into their own half, with the ball, when in good attacking positions. Commentary is dreadful! The crowd My allegiance has been Pro-Evo since ISS Soccer many moons ago, but I found myself torn this time around. Loyalty made me choose this again, but I'm disappointed. Beome a legend is quite boring for too long and the computer's AI is awful e.g. players turn and run back into their own half, with the ball, when in good attacking positions. Commentary is dreadful! The crowd (especially with Liverpool matches) sounds a cross between drunk and demented. The whole feel is arcadey and too fast and erraatic. For a game that came out 2 months into the season, i'm shocked that transfers are so outdated. Konami have slightly improved graphics, but otherwise... all in all, i'm thinking of selling and reinvesting in Fifa. Expand
  2. BarryP.
    Oct 6, 2008
    7
    It's a very ordinary game of football. Every thing that is performed feels the same as the previous action. Dribbling, passing etc...it's just not up to the standards of Fifa 09 and never has been since 2008. Seriously Konami you need to change everything completely and start again because EA are peeing on you at the moment.
  3. zainzaid
    Oct 17, 2008
    5
    Reasons to be happy 1) Cool intro 2) Better graphics 3) More realistic playability (almost) Reasons to be miserable: 1) Horrible music 2 The ball travels to slow 3) A number of players are not playing for the right team. 4) Playability will not suit everyone, since it involves more concentration and patients (those who struggled with pes 8, will no doubtedly find PES 9 to be difficult to Reasons to be happy 1) Cool intro 2) Better graphics 3) More realistic playability (almost) Reasons to be miserable: 1) Horrible music 2 The ball travels to slow 3) A number of players are not playing for the right team. 4) Playability will not suit everyone, since it involves more concentration and patients (those who struggled with pes 8, will no doubtedly find PES 9 to be difficult to play). 5)Choosing teams are no longer simplified 6)Networking: If you have a individual reference e.g. playing 5min or 10min games, you will have to host the match (PES 8, you were able to narrow down your game search, to play only 5 min or 10min games). Expand
  4. CBoy
    Nov 24, 2008
    7
    This game is definitely better than 08 but it still has too many things wrong to count: referees are still too strict, the player you control has a mind of his own, the keeper cant hold the ball, players frequently fall over for no reason whatsoever and its one of the most infuriating games in the world! Your probably wondering why I gave this horrible, terrible and catastrophic game a 7, This game is definitely better than 08 but it still has too many things wrong to count: referees are still too strict, the player you control has a mind of his own, the keeper cant hold the ball, players frequently fall over for no reason whatsoever and its one of the most infuriating games in the world! Your probably wondering why I gave this horrible, terrible and catastrophic game a 7, theres only one reason: Become A Ledgend mode. It is very realistic and so much fun to rise through the ranks of football from your living room. If you play well it will go quickly and if you play badly you wont get anywhere!!! There is only one slight problem with it: you can go for most of a game without touching the ball more than twice because the other players don't pass it to you. In conclusion, pretend the exhibition and champions league modes don't exist and you will have a very good game! Expand
  5. SteveGroom
    Dec 23, 2008
    5
    A poor outing and not what was hoped for after the terrible 08. Lack of control, poor ref, still some online lags. There are no tricks on the right stick....all the things we loved from previos games gone...sriously thinking of getting pes 6 back! Looks like i will have to move to FIFA which is shocking as always been a big defender of pes, first time ever felt compleeled to write review oo!
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Sterling footy action but the lack of new ideas is starting to grate. [Nov 2008, p.62]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    90
    "FIFA 09" feels like the better representation of actual football, while PES is the more fun, accessible game. And the end result is a score draw. [Nov 2008, p.100]
  3. If you want to play with your friends offline or love playing master league without any changes - this is the football game for you. But if you want to play online or look forward to the new game modes Champions League and Become a Legend - prepare to be dissapointed. It's a great game on the pitch and a lot of small improvements has been made, but everything outside the pitch is far behind the competition.