Let me start off by saying that I have only played only FIFA 08 and now 09 but have never played any football title before. In 08 it was fun to play other people but not so great by itself. FIFA 09 is so great that I before wasn't a football fan but now find myself wanting to look into it, the controls are great for a beginner like myself the graphics are amazing and the game play is over all fun. I've had it for about a week now and I haven't been able to put it down. Then games themselves seem short so when you start plying the time flays. This would be a great addition to anyone who enjoys competition in their game library, even if your not into football I'd recommend this game, it put in my gameQ just because, and it turned out to be the best game I've recieved from game fly, so great I don't think I'm going to send it back.