Michael Lafferty of GameZone writes:
"As someone who has been involved with the game of soccer for most of my life, when it comes to the game represented in video-game form, I tend to look at it a bit more critically. EA Sports, though, really did a great job with FIFA 08. So, with the first PS3 foray into high-def gaming for the franchise, how would the company pick up the ball and advance it.
FIFA 09 is on the way in, with a release date of mid-October, it is easy to say that EA has taken some new steps forward with this game in terms of basic game mechanics. The look is still solid, but there is a new game mode that might just take over the whole idea of playing the game as a single player."