Step onto the pitch and play professional football your way in FIFA 09. Experience the most authentic football simulation EA SPORTS has delivered as you live the fantasy of playing as a professional player and customize the game to suit your style and ability.
Live the fantasy of a professional football player through the popular feature innovation Be A Pro now expanded to include a career mode. In Be A Pro: Seasons you pick or create a professional player and then develop his skills at a single outfield position with the ultimate goal of becoming a national legend.
FIFA 09 delivers a new level of authenticity. The matchday experience is now true to life with a referee and assistants. Plus, crowds, stadium atmosphere, and commentary have all been regionalized in exacting detail and 15 new stadiums added.
FIFA 09 features more than 250 core gameplay additions and enhancements that deliver the most responsive, intelligent and realistic action ever for the series. Enjoy turning defenders with more controlled dribbling and ball control, snapping off precision shots with improved first time shooting mechanics and firing beautifully timed passes with greater accuracy, placing the ball exactly where you want it. With new player momentum physics the speed and weight of the player determines everything from the distance of a slide tackle and the power of a header to the severity of player collisions and the height of a player’s jump. Plus, players now behave according to their physical attributes with larger, stronger players dominating collisions, battles for control of the ball, and position in challenges for two player headers.
FIFA 09 features new Custom Team Tactics that gives you all the tools to become a first team coach. For the first time, go inside the game engine to customize the positioning and support play of your teammates and decide exactly how your team will play in any situation. Now you are the player, coach and manager! You have the power to adjust and customize tactical settings so CPU players and your team perform just like the real world team plays or how you think it should play. Save your tactics and then make strategic decisions to exploit your opponent’s weaknesses, all on the fly.
- New Animation Sequences: The largest overhaul of the football animation system delivers more responsive, intelligent and realistic physical action and adds depth to gameplay. Players move more fluidly around the pitch. Smaller, nimble players possess quicker first steps and have the advantage in sprints. Skillful players have the ability to fake the first touch before the ball reaches the pass receiver.
- New Collision Detection System: With 360 degree coverage players behave according to their physical attributes. Stronger players now possess the strength to knock down smaller players during collisions or use their body and arms to shield the ball in challenges.
- Pro Skill Moves: Four new skills give you a total of 32 tricks in your arsenal, making it easier to recreate signature moves of the real-world superstars. Now perform scoop turns, rainbow flicks, heel-to-heel knocks and ball rolls just like Ronaldinho.
- Enhanced Shooting Mechanics: Ball striking enhancements create more responsive and more accurate first-time shots.
- Be A Pro: Seasons: Pick a professional player and test your ability at one position over four seasons. Master positioning, improve your attributes and develop into an elite player. Master your position, inspire confidence in your teammates and influence the level of their play. All performances are tracked through detailed statistics.
- Be A Pro Camera: The unique player focused Be A Pro camera debuts on the PSP system to immerse you into the action. The new camera tracks your player, recreating the excitement as if you were on the pitch yourself.
- Total Football Progress Tracker: Track your progress in all game modes to see how much of the game you have completed.
- New Controls: Pass, shoot, and score using a graduated control system. Start with the simplified two-button control system and then learn more controls at your own pace. Now even players new to the game can challenge the best.
- Interactive Leagues On The Go!: Play for your club online against your biggest rivals throughout the season in the Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, Italian League, French League or Mexican 1st Division and Mexican 1st Division.
- Football IQ 2.0: Test your football knowledge in Quiz mode to earn unlockable content.
- Custom Formations: Design your own unique strategy to create the perfect formation and tactics. Set each player’s exact position in the formation, and assign specific attacking and defensive runs.
- Complete Authenticity: Over 500 licensed teams and 30 leagues accurately represented with correct kits and badges.
 PC Hardware Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2.4 GHz or Equivalent Memory: 512 MB (1 GB for Vista) Video Memory: 128 MB (Shader Model 2.0 Required) Sound Card: DirectX Compatible DirectX: 9.0c Keyboard & Mouse DVD Rom Drive (8X)
This game is also known as:
- FIFA 09: World Class Soccer in Japan
- FIFA 09 in Europe / Australia