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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

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Overall 8

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: For now, PES 2009 only just eclipses FIFA 09 by a hair’s breadth. If you’re after the definitive, TV-style representation of the sport, then FIFA’s undoubtedly your game. But, if you’re all about the purist’s choice, then PES for our money still represents the pinnacle of videogame football. Whichever title you opt for though, you’ll be getting a brilliant football game either way.
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Overall 7

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 PS3 Review

Console Obsession
29 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Perhaps its complacency to blame as to why some fans of Konami’s annual football series have jumped ship and now have a new first choice of football games, that being the always improving FIFA. In comparison, the Pro Evolution Soccer series is now looking grey and wrinkly and in need of a makeover, although as a standalone game, it’s still the kind of fast paced fun that loyalists should be very comfortable with.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PS3)

Digital Sportspage
22 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Oh how the mighty have fallen....and fallen quickly. Just a few years ago I would have been chomping at the bit in anticipation of a new Konami soccer game. However, after the utter garbage that was Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, I approached PES 2009 with a great deal of trepidation. In fact, this was the first year in quite some time that I didn’t bother importing the Japanese version – I’ve been more than happy spending my soccer gaming time between FIFA 09 and the most...
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Overall 8

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

Playstation Illustrated
30 March 2009
  • Excerpt: For the last few years, Pro Evolution Soccer (formerly Winning Eleven ) was the soccer game to beat. Although EA's offering managed to top the series when it came to presentation, Pro Evolution always managed to come out on top when it came to gameplay. That is, until last year when EA suddenly stepped up its game while Konami tripped. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 doesn't do much to reverse last year's trend, though it does turn back the clock just a bit.
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PES 2009: Pro Evolution Soccer (PS3)

Crispy Gamer
1 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Football. It's the world's game. No, not the game played with a pigskin -- the real football, otherwise known as soccer. Konami's been producing videogames based on this most popular sport in the world for three console generations, and they've often been the very best. But in early 2008, Pro Evolution Soccer fell behind the rival FIFA series from Electronic Arts on high-definition home consoles.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

20 November 2008

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 Review

12 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Pro Evolution Soccer has become an established franchise on the PSP, and the 2009 version is the fifth for the console. This year's edition makes a few new additions, including the new Become a Legend mode, online play, and a soundtrack that doesn't make you cringe. But with outdated visuals, as well as an absence of licensed clubs and leagues, there's still plenty of room for improvement.
  • Pros: Fun, easy-to-pick-up gameplay, Online play is mostly lag-free
  • Cons: Lack of improvement to core gameplay, Player animations look stilted, Lacks many official licences, Poor presentation and commentary
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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Gameplay 9
Graphics 7
Sound 7

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (X360 & PS3)

hardware heaven
15 October 2008
  • Conclusion: A great football game and very enjoyable, unfortunately it was released the same year as FIFA09, which is superior in most areas.
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Expert Review

12 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Writing a Pro Evolution Soccer review has become quite repetitive over the years. It has been a case of unparalleled game play, lack of licenses, likely to lose the more casual gamer to FIFA, etc, etc. However, there was a slight scent of change in air for the 2008 editions. Whilst PES made the usual subtle changes to its game play in an attempt to slowly but surely get it exactly right, it neglected the other elements of the game.
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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Gameplay 8
Graphics 8
Sound 8

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

23 December 2008
  • Summary: PES 09 is close to being a great game, but some control and AI issues really hold it back. There's plenty to build on for next year, so hopefully Konami gets it right then.
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