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The third installment of the Pro Evolution Soccer series, with improved graphics & a bigger master league. Because the Master League is so big, it's split it into 4 zones, with 2 divisions & cup competitions in each zone. Other than most of the Italian teams, club names are fictional, as are many of the players.However, the game has an improved edit mode, so you can edit the team's name, flag, logo, the team shirts, stadium.

You can use the 'shop' system to unlock hidden features such as classic teams.The game also has a training mode, and a challenge mode, in which you have to dribble around cones has quick has you can. Replays can be fast-forwarded and rewound, and the view can be rotated. The advantage rule is now implemented, so a foul will only stop play if the fouled team suffers for it.


World Soccer: Winning Eleven 7 International Windows Team selection screen
World Soccer: Winning Eleven 7 International PlayStation 2 Selecting teams for the league mode
World Soccer: Winning Eleven 7 International Windows Raul faked this foul, but you get red card no matter the cheating, just like in real football
World Soccer: Winning Eleven 7 International Windows Selecting the right formation is a key to the victory

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Alternate Titles

  • "实况足球7" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "World Soccer: Winning Eleven 7 International" -- Updated Japanese title
  • "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7" -- Japanese title
  • "Pro Evolution Soccer 3" -- European title
  • "Pro Evo 3" -- Informal name
  • "PES 3" -- Informal name

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One of the greatest sports games ever! PlayStation 2 (1018)

Critic Reviews

Factornews PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2003 10 out of 10 100
games xtreme PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2003 9.8 out of 10 98
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2003 9 out of 10 90
PC Action Windows Nov 06, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2003 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 24, 2003 88 out of 100 88
PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2003 84 out of 100 84 Windows Nov 17, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Computer Active Windows Jan 22, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

The PS2 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


While football games usually have a famous player on the cover, Pro Evolution Soccer 3 features the characteristic head of Pierluigi Collina on the cover of some versions. Collina is probably the world's best known football referee.


  • 4Players
    • 2003 – Best PC Sports Game of the Year
  • GamePro (Germany)
    • February 13, 2004 - Best PlayStation 2 Game in 2003 (Readers' Vote)
  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2003 - Editor's Award: Game of the Year
    • 2003 - Runner-up as "Most Wanted Game for Christmas" (to Mario Kart: Double Dash‼
    • 2004 - Runner-up as PS2 Game of the Year
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