Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Simply put: do not buy Virtua Tennis 2009. There is absolutely no reason to buy this over the superior (and cheaper) VT3.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Nov 16, 2010
    5
    The game engine itself is fine but the lack of options or any 'real' career mode is unforgivable. Online is a poor experience. Why can't they make a real tennis sim where peopel start as a lowly amateur and work their way up. In virtua tennis you meet Federov after like one game.......hardly realistic. Looks pretty plays ok, better for a post pub bash with a mate. Full Review »
  2. MohanFernandez
    Oct 1, 2009
    2
    nothing new about the game really, gets boring, its too much of an arcade and doesnt allow much chance of perfecting game tecnique, its just a hit the button game, no skill required for it.
    its just like a game for time killing than really playing to enjoy.
    no improvements in the gameplay, i hate not to have a chance to hit the ball where i want to hit it, the ball might just go where the game wants it too.
    i have played games in JAVA that have better game play than this
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  3. PaulDisappointed
    Jul 8, 2009
    7
    If u had the last installment, then u may as well buy that again and have two copies. There is such minimal changes to the game. The one thing I was excited about, Online play, was so laggy its practically unplayable. The other player appears on the other side of the court just as the ball is hit. And yes I have a fast ADSL connection. I still gave the game a 7 because it still is a good game, like the last one. So if u never played the other installments it really is worth buying. I will try out the online a few more times because I might have been playing people with slow connections in other countries ? If that is the case, they should be banned (lol). Full Review »