I made the mistake of going straight online as soon as i got this on the day of release! As i had played 500+ games on fifa 08 i thought it would be a great chance to get myself onto the leader-boards right away...... Big mistake! Took some getting used to, much quicker than 08 in my opinion and up until the patch was released a lot of people tended to use the glitches which had been found out........ Through balls, long balls over the top etc and i was getting hammered, then you learn the game, use the custom tactics!! Trust me they work! I only play online so can't speak for manager mode etc! This game is worth 40quid alone just for online play! Great graphics, great gameplay, feels great beating someone online! In a nutshell,,,, its awesome! Beats pes 2009 hands down! This is coming from me, who always used to get pes over fifa until konami's sloppy 2008, next gen effort!!! Fifa all the way!