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PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer is a soccer game in which the player directly controls the athletes. In various playing modes the player takes control over a team to dominate the match. This includes a mode where a single athlete is controlled, the league in which additional management jobs are undertaken and a training mode. New in this version is the club boss mode with even more tasks to take care of.

The direct pass system, introduced in a former installment of the series, has now five settings so new players can slowly accustom to them. Besides a few new graphical effects, the main improvements are regarding AI and controls, most notably the possibility to manually control a second athlete of the own team. The license package is mostly the same as in the predecessor with a few additional teams.


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Alternate Titles

  • "World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2012" -- Asian title
  • "PES 2012" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews Sep 27, 2011 86 out of 100 86
IGN Oct 12, 2011 8 out of 10 80
XboxAchievements Oct 17, 2011 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 28, 2011 75 out of 100 75 Nov 08, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65


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Cover stars

The cover star for most releases is Cristiano Ronaldo, while certain variants also feature Neymar da Silva Santos JĂșnior.

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Patrick Bregger (159431) added PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer (Xbox 360) on Dec 03, 2011
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