World Soccer: Winning Eleven 9

aka: PES 5, Pro Evo 5, Pro Evolution Soccer 5, WE9LE, World Soccer: Winning Eleven 9 - Liveware Evolution, World Soccer: Winning Eleven 9 - Ubiquitous Evolution
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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 pushes the franchise one level up towards realism by expanding and improving character moves and control. Now, the match feels more real to the actual play as players make mistakes more often and passes don't go too well if the player is on the wrong foot, or makes a bad turn. The new gameplay may require slight adjustment for players to switch from older versions to this one. The standard modes are here, match mode (with newly added memorial match), various leagues, and cups. Some more teams now have their proper names (like "Arsenal" and "Chelsea"), and are having up to date players in the teams. Also, new weather condition has been added, snow.


  • ワールドサッカー ウイニングイレブン9 ユビキタスエボリューション - Japanese PSP spelling
  • 实况足球9 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 90% (based on 60 ratings)


Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 37 ratings with 1 reviews)

Most Realistic Football Game Ever

The Good
You can't just win the ball by dramatic sliding tackles by an inferior player, you have to use your team to press the opposition as you would in a real football match. Players of lesser skill have less chance of flying past an average full back and makes this much more realistic than the previous incarnation. Scoring takes genuine skill and a bit of game intelligence and realistic knowledge of the game of football really does help. The management mode allows you to take a lowly team, and make them world beaters. Although however many times you play John Terry is still going to be outpaced by almost any player in the game.

The Bad
Too often it is easier to beat a superior team due to their tactics, than a lesser team. Lesser teams just pack their defences with basically just 2 attacking players and this does get very frustrating. The only way to score is a lucky set piece which is a rarity.

The fact that there is no licence for most of the top european leagues is a pain, although all of the top players are recognisable by their appearance. Patches are available to make the names match the appearances, or if you have a spare decade you could rename them yourself.

The game does have a very consoley feel in the menus, but most games do nowadays, but still annoying.

The Bottom Line
If you have played football, watch football and want a pure gameplay experience then this is the game for you.

Windows · by Neepie Lantern (524) · 2006



This is the first version of PES for the PlayStation 2 to feature on-line play.


  • 4Players
    • 2005 – Best Sports Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #4 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Best Backwards Compatible Addition for 360 of the Year
    • 2006 – Best Cross-Compatability With PS2 (PSP)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2006 - #1 Sports/Racing Game in 2005
    • Issue 02/2006 - #3 Best Game in 2005
    • Issue 04/2006 - #5 Sports/Racing Game in 2005 (Readers' Vote)

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Game added by MAT.

Windows, Xbox added by Sciere. PSP added by Xoleras.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Sciere, Silverblade, Patrick Bregger, Plok, Rik Hideto.

Game added November 5th, 2005. Last modified July 20th, 2023.