Yesterday, Gameloft's Real Soccer 2009 [App Store] appeared in the App Store and delivered the first 3D soccer sports game for the iPhone.

At $9.99, Real Soccer 2009 is priced amongst the premium App Store game offerings and, at first glance, appears to fit the bill. With great 3D animation and FIFPRO licensed players, soccer fans will likely be pleased by this ambitious offering.

The gaming controls are accomplished with an on screen directional pad and two on-screen buttons (A and B). Controls definitely take some getting used to and we're still exploring the subtleties of the game. There is a limited training mode that gets you started, but some of the game you figure out as you go.

We've put together this early gameplay video to give you a taste of the game. (It starts off well, with an early red card) An exhibition game is shown, but Cup, League and Penalty Kick modes of play are also available.

Note, we were still learning the controls when recording this video:

  • Oliver

    Most interesting thing for me is the inline-advertisement. What's happening with these if you are offline?

  • Oliver

    Most interesting thing for me is the inline-advertisement. What's happening with these if you are offline?

  • arn

    I actually was playing with Airplane mode on so I wouldn't get SMS messages interrupting while video taping. So that's what it looks like without a net connection.

    arn

  • arn

    I actually was playing with Airplane mode on so I wouldn't get SMS messages interrupting while video taping. So that's what it looks like without a net connection.

    arn

  • http://www.freshclickmedia.com Shane

    "Controls definitely take some getting used to and we’re still exploring the subtleties of the game."

    I think that says it all. For all the pretty presentation the iPhone's capable of, fine control is not really possible in a game like football.

    Therefore, I rather abruptly predict this game will be shocking.

  • http://www.freshclickmedia.com Shane

    "Controls definitely take some getting used to and we’re still exploring the subtleties of the game."

    I think that says it all. For all the pretty presentation the iPhone's capable of, fine control is not really possible in a game like football.

    Therefore, I rather abruptly predict this game will be shocking.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    @Shane: Too abrupt my friend, the controls are excellent! I especially like the use of the motion sensor and touch gestures. Over the air multiplayer would make this footy game almost perfect.

    I've just this minute found the reply option... great stuff!

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    @Shane: Too abrupt my friend, the controls are excellent! I especially like the use of the motion sensor and touch gestures. Over the air multiplayer would make this footy game almost perfect.

    I've just this minute found the reply option... great stuff!

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    Sorry, I meant to say "replay option".

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    Sorry, I meant to say "replay option".

  • Ryan

    color me impressed. That actually looks good. I'd really like to see an NFL game as well seeing as we're starting the season at the moment.

  • Ryan

    color me impressed. That actually looks good. I'd really like to see an NFL game as well seeing as we're starting the season at the moment.

  • T

    Technically it looks great but in terms of gameplay it seems very shallow. Taking a page out of EA's book and foregoing the need for a passing game doesn't make it fun. Too easy, too arcadey in my opinion.

  • T

    Technically it looks great but in terms of gameplay it seems very shallow. Taking a page out of EA's book and foregoing the need for a passing game doesn't make it fun. Too easy, too arcadey in my opinion.

  • http://www.karlroos.se Karl Roos

    Very impressive.
    Go Sweden! :P

  • http://www.karlroos.se Karl Roos

    Very impressive.
    Go Sweden! :P

  • Stonerpimp

    I have to say that looks bloodly great, it looks very smooth and the onscreen controls don't look as bad as i thougt they would be, it's a shame there isn't a tilt control setting to move the players aswell then you could just make the left side of the screen A and the right B.

    Gonna buy it now, the video sold me, dam you touch arcade!!!

  • Stonerpimp

    I have to say that looks bloodly great, it looks very smooth and the onscreen controls don't look as bad as i thougt they would be, it's a shame there isn't a tilt control setting to move the players aswell then you could just make the left side of the screen A and the right B.

    Gonna buy it now, the video sold me, dam you touch arcade!!!

  • http://www.bashers.nl Bartig

    That looks incredible smooth and well animated! Too bad the football in itself isn't very realistic. The defenders still have to know their job. Overall, it looks very promising. I hope EA or rather, Konami, will have their own iPhone versions of their footies just as good looking as this.

    Anyone know about those games coming up?

  • http://www.bashers.nl Bartig

    That looks incredible smooth and well animated! Too bad the football in itself isn't very realistic. The defenders still have to know their job. Overall, it looks very promising. I hope EA or rather, Konami, will have their own iPhone versions of their footies just as good looking as this.

    Anyone know about those games coming up?

  • http://www.beglitt.se Tommy

    Hi!

    Purchased the game, but when i try to start it i see the gameloft logo then it pops back to the homescreen? I have tried to restore the phone and installed the game again but it still pops back to the homescreen?

  • http://www.beglitt.se Tommy

    Hi!

    Purchased the game, but when i try to start it i see the gameloft logo then it pops back to the homescreen? I have tried to restore the phone and installed the game again but it still pops back to the homescreen?

  • zebrum

    yeh this happens with all apps, you need to install it using itunes instead. Direct buy and install using just the app store app on the phone is going to be fixed in 2.1 I think.

  • zebrum

    yeh this happens with all apps, you need to install it using itunes instead. Direct buy and install using just the app store app on the phone is going to be fixed in 2.1 I think.

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  • Gregz0r

    I thought EASports had the exclusive right to an NFL game, but I see on Gameloft's website, there's an NFL football game already there for other mobile devices.
    I guess the EA exclusivity doesn't apply to mobiles.

  • Gregz0r

    I thought EASports had the exclusive right to an NFL game, but I see on Gameloft's website, there's an NFL football game already there for other mobile devices.
    I guess the EA exclusivity doesn't apply to mobiles.

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  • Steve

    Why are your videos always "not available"?

  • Steve

    Why are your videos always "not available"?

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  • bloc party

    Wow, looks amazing! Anyone know how many teamsleagues?

  • bloc party

    Wow, looks amazing! Anyone know how many teams\leagues?

  • Jamal

    This game is great, but missing some small features.

    * I want to be able to change the active player when the opponent have the ball.
    * I want to be able to cancel any pass ball before my player receive the ball and play pass again because I clicked twice "B" button.

    PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEND ON THE NEXT UPDATE gameloft!

  • Jamal

    This game is great, but missing some small features.

    * I want to be able to change the active player when the opponent have the ball.
    * I want to be able to cancel any pass ball before my player receive the ball and play pass again because I clicked twice "B" button.

    PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEND ON THE NEXT UPDATE gameloft!

  • @Jamal

    you CAN change player to another by tapping the screen (meaning anywhere but the assigned spaces for buttons)

  • @Jamal

    you CAN change player to another by tapping the screen (meaning anywhere but the assigned spaces for buttons)

  • Bob

    this is a really great game

    plenty of teams
    plenty of cups
    plenty of leagues
    controls are at first a bit "awkward" but once you master the pass, lob and shot you will love the game. not to mention that after you practice the basics, you can begin practicing your dribbling moves and ball control. even 1 2 passes
    decent graphics
    extremly fun gameplay
    the ball has its own set of physics
    goalkeepers are not to good or not too bad. thus realistic.
    same goes with players.
    this game is best played on hard mode, where enemy AI really shines and you must play just as well versus them

  • Bob

    this is a really great game

    plenty of teams
    plenty of cups
    plenty of leagues
    controls are at first a bit \"awkward\" but once you master the pass, lob and shot you will love the game. not to mention that after you practice the basics, you can begin practicing your dribbling moves and ball control. even 1 2 passes
    decent graphics
    extremly fun gameplay
    the ball has its own set of physics
    goalkeepers are not to good or not too bad. thus realistic.
    same goes with players.
    this game is best played on hard mode, where enemy AI really shines and you must play just as well versus them

  • http://toucharcade.com elich

    hey this Gabriel im from chile and i thought chile was going to be at the game and is really fac.. ed up that they didnt put chile on it and put Peru wow hello... !! is anyway that i can get chile or more countrys ??? if someone know would yah help me out how to do that.. anyways here is my email incase someone want to help me out = elich_n@hotmail.com thankz.. bye bye chaoo!!!

  • http://toucharcade.com elich

    hey this Gabriel im from chile and i thought chile was going to be at the game and is really fac.. ed up that they didnt put chile on it and put Peru wow hello... !! is anyway that i can get chile or more countrys ??? if someone know would yah help me out how to do that.. anyways here is my email incase someone want to help me out = elich_n@hotmail.com thankz.. bye bye chaoo!!!

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  • drili

    HELP! i cant play multiplayer... why?

    pleas help me. :)

  • drili

    HELP! i cant play multiplayer... why?

    pleas help me. :)