FIFA 09 is jam-packed with new content, from clan-based player support to real-world stat updates. Although it feels more like an incremental update than a revolutionary overhaul, EA doesn't need to reinvent the wheel so much as smooth out its edges. Be a Pro has finally been mostly realized, through both an expansive season mode and 10-on-10 multiplayer matches. Custom tactics are a cool new approach to gameplay that let you adapt your club around your style.
Gameplay and camera angles have been refined from last year's title, and for once, all of the hyperbole about more animations adds up to something you can tangibly see within your first few matches. FIFA 09 is again the champ, for another year in a row. If it keeps performing like this, will EA add a star above the logo?