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.
Information also contributed by
- 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