One of Real Soccer's most notable achievements was landing the license to use real player's names for its 198 available teams. A dozen stadiums are also available in which to play. There are multiple game modes in which you can compete. You can play a one-and-done exhibition match, enter into cup or league play, enjoy a penalty kick shootout, or practice your skills in training mode. There is even an available multiplayer mode. The settings menu allows you to set real-time game duration (between 5 and 15 minutes), difficulty (easy, normal, or hard), stadium, weather, time of day, and special rules (no extra time, golden goal, etc.). The options menu also has a listing of all of the different control options. It is these control options that most people either love or hate about Real Soccer 2009.