20 Games Like Virtua Tennis 2009()
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is a game which was released in Autumn 2009. Many improvements have been made including the licensing of the Europa League (the new name for the UEFA Cup).
Many other changes include a new penalty system, improved visuals, individual characteristics, new animations and the return of community mode. Lag-free matches are also included for network mode, so long as the connection is adequate. The game released on the PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, PSP and Windows.
It also features Lionel Messi and Fernando Torres on the cover and is the successor to PES 2009. This new edition is seen by the majority of the fans as an opportunity to regain the title for the best football simulator, lost to its rival FIFA two years ago.
The demo was released on the 17th of September while the game was released on the 23rd of October, therefore competing with the FIFA Series.
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Top Spin 3 includes more than 25 of the world's top tennis superstars including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, James Blake, and many others. With all-new action-packed features including signature player animations and expressions, weather changes, situation-specific behaviors, along with revamped audio with enhanced crowd reaction, Top Spin 3 serves up a realistic and exciting tennis video game experience.
Ashes Cricket 2009, is a cricket video game developed by Transmission Games and published by Codemasters in the UK and by Atari in Australia. It has been released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. A Wii version, developed by Gusto Games, has also been released. The Wii version was released simply as Cricket in Australia. A sequel, International Cricket 2010 was released on 18 June 2010.
The game is licensed by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board), Cricket Australia and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owners of the Ashes Urn. It includes all the official players of the Australian cricket team and the England cricket team, however the other teams are not licensed.
The 2010 cricket game from Codemasters, licensed by the ECB, Cricket Australia and the MCC; International Cricket 2010 is the second cricket game to be released by Codemasters for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, following Ashes Cricket 2009.
UEFA EURO 2008 will feature stunning visual representations of the world's most famous football players, playing in a more accessible, faster paced and responsive version of the market-leading EA SPORTS football engine, and all of the teams and official stadiums that will be part of UEFA EURO 2008. The videogame will enable gamers to play as their favorite country from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the championship tournament. Take on the challenge of leading one of over 50 European national teams to glory as UEFA EURO 2008 recreates all the drama and excitement of the official tournament.
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Football Manager 2008 is the principal title of the 2008 edition of the Football Manager series of football management simulation games by Sports Interactive. The version for the United States and Canada is entitled Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008, while the South American version is Fútbol Manager 2008. There are over 5,000 playable teams from more than 50 countries. The demo for Football Manager 2008 was released on 30 September 2007.
The game was originally intended to be released on 19 October 2007, but due to early shipments by many retailers carrying their game, Sports Interactive moved the release date to 18 October 2007.
Several problems surfaced in the game, most of which had been reported to SI Games via their issues forum, and as a result a "Beta Patch" was released. This patch did not fix all problems, but was released early to fix major issues. A full patch was set to be released on 9 November 2007 but was delayed, and was finally released on 22 November 2007. The second and final patch was released on 14 February 2008 and updated on 20 February to attempt to fix three major issues that remained in the game. As with previous games, the patch updates the game's database with all the latest transfers and fixes many of the game's remaining bugs.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (officially abbreviated as PES 2011 and known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2011 in Japan) is a football video game in the PES series being developed and published by Konami with production assistance from the Blue Sky Team.
The game was announced on 9 February 2010 and is set to be released on the 30 September 2010 on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, to once again, compete with the FIFA series. However the UK version of the game will be released on 8 October 2010.
Both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League will feature within the game, like last year; and for the first time Copa Libertadores will be fully licensed.
The first trailer was released on 4 May 2010 (found here).
As of 18 August 2010, the game was announced as 80% complete. For the first time, the demo will be based on the final code (100% game complete).
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Feel the true excitement and emotion of championship tennis with EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis 2. For the first time in HD and on the next generation platforms, experience the thrill of winning at Wimbledon and capturing all four Grand Slam tournaments. Rise to stardom with the revolutionary Total Racket Control as you challenge a deep roster of elite players, including Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Sharapova, Borg, and McEnroe. With immersive PlayStation Move support, authentic gameplay, ESPN broadcast integration, a deep 10-year career mode and so much more, get ready to Swing the racket like a Grand Slam champion with Grand Slam Tennis 2.
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Get ready, set, go! Summer Athletics brings the action and excitement of the 26 most popular summer sporting disciplines right into your living room! The charming 3D comic style and varying levels of difficulty makes Summer Athletics great fun for the whole family.
Become fully immersed in the sporting atmosphere with vibrant visual effects and awe-inspiring sporting arenas. Customize your character to make them your very own with the comprehensive customization tools within Summer Athletics.
Develop your career as a professional athlete in Career Mode or challenge your friends in head-to-head competition. The intuitive controls will make Summer Athletics both a great game for beginners and a fun challenge for the more experienced player.
Exciting competitions within more than 25 summer sports events
Action-packed experience jammed full of amazing effects
Two main game modes: Arcade & Simulation
Unique career mode
Four different difficulty levels
Innovative & varied controls design
Comprehensive customization tool for unique character design
Special focus on the multiplayer experience
EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will feature all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world's biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official licensed stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers will be able to play as their home nation from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the FIFA World Cup Final and feel what it is like to score the goal that lifts a nation. Everything fans love about the World Cup will come to life in spectacular detail, including confetti rain, streamers, & fireworks--just like the official tournament.
Players choose a team from the 199 nations available and compete against the computer or against other players through online gaming services PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. All 10 official World Cup stadiums are available for play.
EA has announced that there will be gameplay improvements over FIFA 10, such as a higher rate of player fatigue for matches at higher altitudes, with an advantage to a home team who plays at a higher altitude against an away team who does not. EA has also announced that players can get injured outside of international matches.
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Virtua Tennis 4 is an action-oriented tennis game which focuses on fast matches instead of being a realistic simulation. The heart of the game is the career mode in which the player creates his own avatar. The goal is simple: reaching the top within four seasons. Here the player has various possibilities to improve his tennis player, e.g. by playing training sessions (arcade mini game like picking up eggs) to improve the statistics, buying new clothes with prize money or playing matches. The menu for this mode is made up like a board game.
Other playing odes are single matches, party mode (playing the mentioned mini games) or arcade (winning as many matches in a row as possible). Here players can choose between 19 licensed athletes (plus at release already retired athletes in the PlayStation 3 version). The standard controls for returning the ball consist of choosing the wished move, e.g. a spin, and the basic direction. When a special bar is filled up, players can unleash an especially powerful hit.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (often shortened to PES 2009, or simply PES 09) is the latest game in the series after its release in Autumn 2008. Before the game was released it was revealed that creator Shingo Takatsuka had given the game a complete overhaul following the serious criticism of the previous title.
One of the first screenshots of PES 2009 displaying the improved graphics
The game supports network play with a reduction in lag compared to PES 2008 although there are still many criticisms as it is far from lag-free. Lionel Messi is featured as the cover although Andres Guardado features on some versions. A new game mode called Become A Legend has been brought in which involves creating a player and taking him through a career. The Master League mode now has two-tier negotiations which involve negotiating with the club first and then the player separately. Also the edit mode was notably improved with badges and kits now being as intuitive as they were on PS2 versions.
Although the game is generally viewed as an improvement, the Online Mode and the omission of players such as Danny Alves, Tomas Zapotocny and Walter Lopez drew plenty of criticism.
The game will be followed by PES 2010.
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Sensible World of Soccer was designed and developed by Sensible Software as the 1994 sequel to their 1992 hit game Sensible Soccer which combined a 2D football game with a comprehensive manager mode. All the players in all of the teams from all of the professional leagues in the world from that time are included, as well as all of the national and international competitions for all club and national teams around the world. Altogether there are over 1,500 teams and 27,000 players included in the game. Although the gameplay is very simple (just eight directions and one fire button needed) a large variety of context sensitive actions can be performed easily without any predefined keys.
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FIFA 09 (titled FIFA Soccer 09 in North America) is the 2008 installment of Electronic Arts' FIFA series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label. It was released in October 2008 for Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360 and Zeebo. It was later in November 2008 released for the N-Gage 2.0 and Mobile phone.
The demo was released on 10 September 2008 for Windows and on 11 September 2008 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PS3 and Xbox 360 demos were identical with the exception of the stadium used with the PS3 featuring the FIWC Stadium and the Xbox 360 version using the new Wembley Stadium. The tagline for the game is "Let's FIFA 09."