Virtua Tennis 2009 Xbox 360

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
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  1. 85
    Virtua Tennis 2009 is still a great tennis game, and it arrives at the right moment, far enough from the last installment for sports fans to want a little more of Virtua Tennis. The only thing to criticize is the few changes in comparison with the last game.
  2. SEGA has served up as a great sequel, fixing problems with Virtua Tennis 3 though going that step further with an extended SPT Tour.
  3. Sumo Digital's latest isn't the revolutionary step in the franchise we were hoping for, but its refined looks and gameplay mechanics have deemed it fit for any loungeroom Federer.
  4. Virtual 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.
  5. Only the on-line modes and the Davis Cup separate it from the previous games of the series. SEGA must think about where they want to take the saga, because the stagnation can start being dangerous.
  6. VT has always been a party game, and it pulls that off well enough to excuse the rough edges. If the more technical Top Spin 3 is posh dinner in polite company, this is a pie and a pint with friends - a little boisterous, maybe, but you don't need etiquette to have a good time.
  7. I feel any true fan of the Virtua Tennis games can be happy with Sumo Digital’s work with Virtua Tennis 2009, as they have kept the perfectly solid gameplay mechanics and modes as solid as they were, but tweaked and adapted where deemed necessary.
  8. While perhaps not moving on leaps and bounds, Virtual Tennis 09 will still offer enough to keep tennis and arcade fans alike happy.
  9. They took a long time for the development of Virtua Tennis 2009. Why? There’s actually nothing new around.
  10. There was room for improvement, but Virtua Tennis 2009 offers few changes. If you already have the last chapter of the series is hard to recommend this new one. No doubt, the game offers an enjoyable gameplay experience.
  11. 75
    Virtua Tennis 2009 plays a better, more compelling game than any other tennis game around, but it is still fundamentally more of the same. Nonetheless, if you're in the market for a new set of balls, then this is certainly a game that you'll love.
  12. 75
    Virtua Tennis 2009 is actually sort of a copy of Virtua Tennis 3 with some little improvements. But a game doesn't always have to be revolutionary to be a good and very entertaining, like Virtua Tennis 2009.
  13. Games Master UK
    75
    Sega's dated crowd-pleaser still charms, but it's arguably no longer an essential buy. [July 2009, p.70]
  14. Virtua Tennis 2009 is a well crafted game, which will remind you of the previous episodes under too many respects to feel somehow like a new title in its own. It's still a good game and one of the best tennis games out there, but the times, during which Virtua Tennis would have left you staring in awe, are definitively gone.
  15. The blurb on the back of the Virtua Tennis 2009 cover states “The World’s No.1 Tennis Series Returns” – but the big question is: Does it return with anything new? The answer is no, nothing worth making a song and dance about anyway.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. ApocalypseBrown
    Jun 9, 2009
    5
    As a party/arcade mess around game then it's a triumph, as a full retail price indepth sequel with loads of extras then it fails As a party/arcade mess around game then it's a triumph, as a full retail price indepth sequel with loads of extras then it fails miserably. Same shite game mechanics where getting in position is more to do with fortunate then skill, same dull lay out, and even worse career mode. This game is almost average, so don't waste your money on Sega's cash in attempt. Full Review »
  2. Jan 27, 2014
    10
    i for one love the games feel and fast paced action, the only thing i don't like about the game is how slow you move up the rankings buti for one love the games feel and fast paced action, the only thing i don't like about the game is how slow you move up the rankings but everything else is spot on. Full Review »
  3. MiguelSierra
    Jul 9, 2009
    3
    El juego no mejora nada del VT3, de hecho lo hace peor, los múltiples bugs encontrados, como que juegas una partida online y ya tuEl juego no mejora nada del VT3, de hecho lo hace peor, los múltiples bugs encontrados, como que juegas una partida online y ya tu jugador cambia en aspecto y forma en modo carrera. Con solo decir que la introducción del juego se queda pegada. Algunos puntos son infinitos porque el jugador rival siempre alcanza la bola, las dejadas son hechos anecdoticos y que mal lo hacen. El modo entrenamiento no te explica nada de como hacer las cosas. A veces se va la música y el sonido. La música es repetitiva y aburridora, podria escribir un montpon de errores y bugs increiblemente grandes. El modo online es de lo peor en juegos, un lag terrible, el rival se sale de la partida cuando quiere, asi estes a un puinto de ganar el partido, y lo peor es que ni la victoria te cuenta, hay muchos fallos como un let service, muchos despues de jugado un punto, mejordicho, he botaod mi dinero enun juego más que mediocre. Full Review »