FIFA 09 was released on 3 October 2008 in Europe and 14 October 2008 in North America. It features a revamped collision system and an option for 10 versus 10 "Be a Pro" online matches, and the new "Adidas Live Season" feature, which updates all the players' stats in a particular league based on the player's form in real life. Although the feature is activated through microtransactions, gamers have access to one free league of their choice from the moment they activate the service to the end of the 2008-09 season.
Online play has also been improved in FIFA 09, with a feature called "FIFA 09 Clubs" allowing players to form or join clubs and field their strongest team online. The game has met with generally positive reception from reviewers.
FIFA 09 requires a Radeon HD 2900 GT graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3600+ processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. The RAM requirements are at least a 2 GB memory. Minimum RAM requirements are 1 GB system memory. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 9 or FIFA 09 won’t run. Finally, FIFA 09 will need hardware that is a 14 year old PC or younger to run recommended.