FIFA 09 is the 16th installment of the FIFA series of soccer/football games released by EA Sports in October 2008 for the 2008/09 season. The game features many improvements (250 as quoted by EA Games) to the game, including many to gameplay physics and animations, as well as improvement to the online experience. A notable new features is the "Be a Pro" (BAP) mode that allows you to play as a single player throughout the course of a game or even entire career. Also, new to the game is the addition of adidas Live Season, a feature that will automatically update player form based on how they are doing in the real world. FIFA 09 has been very well received by critics and is speculated to be the best soccer game every made, ousting Pro Evolution Soccer/Winning Eleven of its title.
- "Be a Pro" mode allowing up to 10 players to play at once
- adidas Live Season automatically updated players form data based on real world results
- improved collision system that takes player's strength, and size into consideration in player contact