EA Sports has claimed a victory over its FIFA 08 and NHL 08 review scores, claiming that, on average, this year's scores are up.
Label boss Peter 'big scouser' Moore said that the more positive reviews were proof of the quality of this year's EA Sports line-up.
"Our laser-focus on innovation is paying off and we've gained a great deal of momentum over the past 12 months," he said, according to Edge-Online.
"We have delivered the top two highest-rated sports games of the current console generation in the past month -- NHL 09 and FIFA 09. Critics are taking notice of the innovation we're delivering to capture our core audience and captivate the masses with more approachable gameplay."
NHL 09, FIFA 09, Madden NFL 09, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 and NCAA Football 09 have all averaged over 80% this year, says Moore.
Only three days to decide for yourself if FIFA is this year's top footy game as mighty rival PES 2008 hits the streets this Friday.