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  • Summary: Step onto the pitch and play a unique football experience exclusively for the Wii. Enjoy FIFA 09 All-Play one of two ways—a Wii-specific take on the classic ‘11 vs. 11’ simulation or over-the-top arcade action with Wii versions of your favorite football superstars. FIFA 09 All-Play is perfectly balanced for gamers of any ability to enjoy fun, football action. Choose to play the style that best suits your skills from advanced controls for experienced players to new EA SPORTS All-Play that enables novice players to focus on fun using simplified controls with AI assistance. EA SPORTS All-Play makes it easier and less intimidating for new players to play at their own level of ability. One gesture and one button press performs all the actions and increases your success rate on shots, free kicks and rebounds. Trouble deciding who to pass the ball to? Let the CPU point you in the right direction with on-screen pass indicators and one-button actions. Panic over picking the corner? Don’t worry, just blast away to find the back of the net with instant shots on goal. Plus, the game provides feedback and stats to track your progress. Experienced players using advanced controls can still access all the in-depth controls, now with refined gestures and a precision passing system with point-and-play control. Plus, you can even use a Classic controller or Nintendo GameCube controller for a more traditional FIFA game experience. Play with your Mii alongside your heroes Ronaldinho, Wayne Rooney and other football stars created as customized characters in an arcade version of the beautiful game. Play 8 vs 8 Footii Match mode for addictive pick-up-and-play arcade action suitable for all levels of ability. Steal the ball and make outrageous shots by simply waving your Wii Remote. You’ve never played football like this before! Plus, Footii Party Games called Table Football and Boot It have been overhauled for more great fun with family and friends. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. As dedicated PES fans, it means a lot when we say that FIFA 09 is the best football game on the Wii at the moment. Game on, Konami.
  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. Hating football and playing football games isn’t the best thing to do. After being forced to play this genre of games for ten years, FIFA 09 All-Play is easily the best sports game I’ve ever played. With a strong single player mode for serious gamers and a light-hearted and purely fun multiplayer casual side, it makes it an all rounder and a great game to play.
  4. EA has taken many efforts to come up with a good FIFA 09-Version for the Wii. The Wii-optimized handling is okay, but there is also space for improvements.
  5. Overall FIFA 09 All-Play is a very solid FIFA game that doesn’t stretch its boundaries too far to go out of the ordinary, but makes a pretty fun game.
  6. It's all a bit spotty and unsatisfying - whatever your skill level. [Dec 2008, p.74]
  7. FIFA 09 is let down by a jack of all trades master of none approach.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Dec 28, 2011
    What makes this stand out from other FIFA games? It's got a mode where you play as bobble heads!!! I liked this simple controls on this game as a suppose to the more recent complicated controls which make me want to switch back. This is a mote casual football game as a suppose to the more realistic sims these days and I wish the they still made them like this! Expand
  2. BarnabasB.
    Oct 5, 2008
    The best football game on the wii to date. It's a fast paced football game not a real sim. Full of content, really worth the price tag. Pes on the wii has better control, with more options (like sending your teammates directly on a run), but FIFA 09 All Play features more modes, a great manager mode, totally lag-free online play, COOL minigames (8v8 footii party rulezzzzz!!!!!), better graphics and so. It's the complete package!!! If you like football don't hesitate buy it!! Expand
  3. May 24, 2011
    you can get it for 99p or cents and fifa 09 is a legendary game whith great gameplay that takes only 15 mins to get to grips whith so you can play the legendary 8 aside internatonal footy. the standard gameplay is awesome too. it actully looks like pro football.the manager mode is where it is truly amazing.the awesome felling of signing your drean team and winning major leauges is phenomanal.sure the grapics are terrible but this is still better than fifa 11 today.BUY it now. Expand
  4. ArkiQ.
    Nov 7, 2008
    overall, it's the best fifa game i've played, the only complain i have with it is the passing, that is sometimes off target but worse is that sometimes it makes a loop pass instead of a low pass when it isn't necesary. I can make players go where i want to put my passes and that is really good, but somehow there's also some lost control with the Wii remote compared to the Gamecube controller. The online is pure awesomeness and the 8 Vs 8 is sometimes even better than the normal football game. This game is GOOD. Expand
  5. AlexF.
    Oct 7, 2008
    Could have been a higher score if the makers of the game thought a little bit more to the hardcore gamers. Like the n64 en cube versions were the same with the same options etc.. as the xbox and ps2 versions. Altough, the fysics are the same, as the xbox360 version and PS3. Expand
  6. NoOne
    Nov 5, 2008
    I actually would rate this game 8.5 because the game its self is worldclass and the gameplay is superior to any other game I have played on. I rated it down a bit because of the passing on the game which most the time is off target, resulting in loosing the ball. This is really annoying. But on the whole this game is great. Expand