Excerpt: Proclaiming that Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is the best football game available is about as surprising as saying that Chelsea will win the league. Pro Evo has been the purist’s choice ever since its first manifestation as International Superstar Soccer way back on the SNES. It was obvious from the start – Pro Evo was the football game designed for true football fans, for those who follow their team away from home, rather than those who support Man Utd on a Saturday evening...
Excerpt: I’m betting that Electronic Arts wonder why they get so much stick. Year after year, they create an above-average sports simulation in FIFA Soccer , but yet they’re constantly being criticised for doing just that. Konami does the same thing every year, but why don’t they get the same sort of flack’ Simple. Konami makes Pro Evolution Soccer . And the gulf between the two games in terms of quality is that wide yet again.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If you still haven't decided which of this season's football games to plump for, this should make the choice easier. Yes, FIFA sells more, and is usually a fairly decent game (with the added bonus of all the player and team names being correct), but for a more realistic representation of the sport, Pro Evo completely outpaces it. If authenticity is that important, you can always input team/player names yourself.
Excerpt: Pro Evolution Soccer 5 has long been regarded as the videogamers football game, with more emphasis on gameplay and challenge than its rival FIFA . Here on Thunderbolt we’ve been constantly excited at this time of year as the new version nears completion, and nevertheless many lunch breaks were filled, deadlines over-run, controllers broken and swear words invented as the entire team (minus our Editor Phil, currently plotting world domination in his secret...
Summary: The best soccer game of all time just got even better. While graphics and sound could be improved there's no denying that Konami know how to make a fantastic title. Pro Evolution Soccer 5 should be in every single PS2 owners collection.
Conclusion: Still, aside from those minor (and they are quite minor) grumbles, and the licensing issues, PES5 is fantastic, and certainly better in every way than its predecessor or any other game out on the market today. Some people might not like PES5 – you certainly have to work for every goal, and I can see that putting some people off – but to be fair, I'd bet those people find watching a whole football match boring and prefer to tune in for the highlights on the TV instead.
Pros: Everything is superbly controllable., Excellent player animation., As good to watch as it is to play (and that's, ).
Cons: Not quite all licensed yet., Crowd noise needs improving.
Summary: Pro Evolution Soccer hat FIFA auch dieses Jahr auf Platz 2 verwiesen. Das überarbeitete, wenn auch für Anfänger etwas komplexe Gameplay ist wirklich Spitze und macht PES5 in Kombination mit der sehr vielseitigen, künstlichen Intelligenz zur aktuell besten Fussballsimulation auf dem Markt. Einzige Negativpunkte sind das kleinliche Schiedsrichterverhalten sowie das nicht komplette Lizenzpaket.
Excerpt: La référence absolue des jeux de football est de retour sur toutes les pelouses avec de nombreuses innovations à tous les niveaux : des graphismes perfectionnés, de nouveaux modes de jeu (nouvelle formule de Ligue des Masters, Match commémoratif), de nouvelles animations (gestes techniques et...