Summary: Parents need to know that PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 is online enabled soccer simulation game, but players can also play offline alone or against another human opponent using another controller. This is briskly paced soccer action that has a nice range of difficulty settings so that players can tailor the game to their skills. The games will take time to play. Up to eight players can participate in an online match.
Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Microsoft Xbox 360)
6 January 2011
Summary: It’s good to have my girl back. After a few years of missteps, Konami finally found their smile, and put one back on my face. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 isn’t for everyone, but that’s not really a problem because it never really has been for everyone. The people that like this series will come back in droves for the gameplay changes, for the little touches, and simply for the fact that it’s Not FIFA .
Excerpt: Another year, another soccer game. Enter Konami’s soccer franchise Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, the other 2011 soccer game that is not by FIFA and Electronic Arts. This franchise should have a decent following among soccer game fans here in the United States as it has been running since 2001 under the name of World Soccer Winning Eleven and is now known as Pro Evolution Soccer since 2008.
Summary: All in all though, Pro Evolution 2011 is a massive improvement over the last few games in the series. While by no means perfect, Konami have finally shown a glimpse of the capabilities that made the brand famous in the first place. For the first time in a long time, I'm actually looking forward to where they take the series next. Hopefully Pro Evolution 2011 is a sign of things to come as Konami finally gain a little ground on the FIFA series.
Conclusion: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is a huge achievement over previous years. Konami's developers have seemed to have locked down a solid method to make a really good soccer game. Geared towards soccer purists Pro Evolution Soccer brings the goods with improved controls, tons of gameplay options and gorgeous presentation, but requires a bit more effort and patience.
Excerpt: It’s a telling sign when every time we popped in Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, we found ourselves constantly grinning even as we were yelling and screaming during every tense play. For example, during one of our game sessions, a normal shot on goal led to a Ruud van Nistelrooy garbage-rebound strike into the old onion bag. Spontaneous moments like this made us realize just how much fun we were having.
Pros: + Playing through the UEFA Champions League is awesome., + Goofy unlockable content.
Cons: - Authenticity cripples having a true soccer experience., ? Maybe PES can get the same licensing as FIFA one day?
Excerpt: Football (soccer to the Americans) is considered to be the greatest sport of all time. The goal is simple: put that ball in that net. Newcomers always believe it can’t be that difficult to score, but veterans know it’s how the goal is made that is the most important aspect. The game is made of a series of intricate passes and stylish, individual skill.