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Pro Evolution Soccer has more than 50 international soccer sides and 16 of the best club teams from around the world - ranging from Manchester United and AC Milan to Leeds United, who were briefly a top side at this time.

The player also has a large array of options. The player can play single matches as well as league or cup tournaments, and there is also a training mode. There are 5 difficulty levels, different weather conditions, and injuries are optional, as are extra time and penalty shoot-outs. Players can be designed with a range of physical and mental attributes, as well as different appearances.

Gameplay is not as end-to-end as the contemporary FIFA titles, and finishing is more of a matter of precise timing and skill. Players and officials make mistakes on occasion as well.


Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 2 Match Start-up Screen
Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 2 Team Selection Screen
Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 2 Opening Sequence of the Match
Pro Evolution Soccer PlayStation 2 Title Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "实况足球5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "World Soccer: Winning Eleven 5 - Final Evolution" -- Japanese title (updated release)
  • "World Soccer: Winning Eleven 5" -- Japanese title
  • "Pro Evo" -- Informal title
  • "PES" -- Common abbreviation of European title

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User Reviews

THE ultimate soccer game. Goteki45 (354) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot UK Nov 16, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93 Nov 26, 2001 93 out of 100 93 Nov 23, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Gamekult Mar 28, 2001 9 out of 10 90 (UK) Nov 30, 2001 9 out of 10 90 Nov 27, 2001 18 out of 20 90
Gameplanet Feb 08, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80


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    • 2001– Best Sports Game of the Year (PlayStation 2 version)

jack rice (6) added Pro Evolution Soccer (PlayStation 2) on Jan 07, 2002
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