Fundamentally, FIFA on PS2 hit its peak somewhere around FIFA 06 or FIFA 07. With FIFA 09, there are a few new features designed for hardcore players, but hardly the many bells and whistles of years past. Instead, this year's household-friendly approach with Casual Control succeeds where last year's Wii debut of the concept failed. It implements simple controls and melds them with a natural-feeling learning curve. If you're a soccer fan with a PS2, you'll be glad to know that FIFA 09 has something for you, whether you've been playing it since FIFA 2001 or you're just thinking about dabbling.