Summary: I played FIFA 2009 for months and it is a great game but Pro Evolution has the edge on FIFA. The Master league is a lot more fun to play then Manager mode on FIFA. Scoring is difficult but very rewarding buying players is a challange which it should be. There are more players that look like they do in real life than there was in FIFA. You can score from crosses into the box which seamed to be an impossible way to score in FIFA. The become a legend mode is hard but fun.
Summary: I fully admit I have long been a Pro Evolution fan over the FIFA series, but I also must admit that I came very close to making the switch after last year's PES and having read all the great reviews for the new FIFA. However, I went with my gut and gave PES 2009 a shot, in part b/c the price of $39.99 for a new copy of the game is tough to beat. Boy, amd I glad I did.
PES 2009 the most real life football experience on any console!!
30 September 2010
Excerpt: "I have played the Pro Evolution games for the last 4 years after finally getting converted from FIFA and I have to say I am glad I changed! In my opinion the game play is as real as it can get however I expect this to be even more improved in the next release (whch is next week). I think the set up of the menu has much improved from the last version and is alot easier to use. The master league format now runs and plays alot smoother which has contributed ...
Pros: Good league set up, good game play
Cons: no real club names and some false player names
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Xbox 360): PES 2009 - Highly Underrated
29 July 2009
Summary: OCTOBER 2008, The eagerly awaited release of both PES and FIFA, the ongoing debate of which game is better and which will exceed or disappoint our expectations. Pro Evolution Soccer had previously had a horrendous year with with thousands of disappointed fans complaining furiously and converting to the "dark side" otherwise known as FIFA.