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Pro Evolution Soccer 6 enters the display of 2006/2007 with up-to-date exchange of club and national players. Some new clubs were brought to their proper names (such as Manchester United instead of Man Red), while others have lose it (such as Chelsea which is now once again London FC). However, despite the names, players are correct as Chelsea does have Ballack and Schevchenko, Real Madrid now has Van Nistelrooy which was in Manchester United and so on.

Controls are the same, but moves and strategies have changed, as they tend to do from game to game. Fouls are not as easygoing as in previous game, but players turning is now too slow unless you know how to do it properly. Moves are much more realistic and goal keepers don't catch every ball with an ease, even easy one can sometimes slip by. That said, it all makes one step closer to reality, while it loses the reality factor on some other sides. Cameras are typical broadcast, tower, and bird-perspective, and cups, league and master league are still included.

The Xbox 360 version is the only one to have hi-definition graphics and more animations, as the PC version is a conversion of the PS2 engine. The 360 version lacks a few features however, such as co-operative play, the PES shop, a replay save feature and some minor settings such as the ability to create players, rename leagues, edit kits, team names, boots and player appearances, and you cannot swap kit combinations.


Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 Windows Almost a mile offside.
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 Windows The teams are getting ready for kick off.
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 PlayStation 2 The start of a training session. There are three training options, Step-by-step, Free training and Controls. These are the options for Step-by-step
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 Windows A very pixelated audience.

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Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 Screenshot
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 Screenshot
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 Screenshot
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Winning Eleven 10" -- Japanese title
  • "Pro Evolution Soccer 6" -- European spine / in-game title
  • "PES 6: Pro Evolution Soccer" -- European title

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Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Mar 15, 2007 9.7 out of 10 97
PC Powerplay Windows Oct 25, 2006 92 out of 100 92
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
ActionTrip Windows Nov 03, 2006 86 out of 100 86 PlayStation 2 Nov 11, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Lawrence Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
GotNext Xbox 360 Mar 14, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2006 8 out of 10 80
FZ Xbox 360 Nov 24, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy PSP Feb 13, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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Konami originally intended to license the German Bundesliga, but because of the exclusive agreement between the German DFL and Electronic Arts, this plan was foiled. The only licensed German club is Bayern Munich which appears in Other Leagues A.

The complete statement of DFL regarding this matter (in German):

Die unautorisierte Nutzung bzw. Bereitstellung der Originaldaten der Bundesliga stellt eine Verletzung von Rechten der Clubs und Spieler dar, die der DFL für so genannte Gruppenvermarktungsmaßnahmen zur exklusiven Verwertung eingeräumt worden sind. Die Club- bzw. Verbandsnamen und -logos sind gegen die ungenehmigte Verwendung durch Dritte marken- und wettbewerbsrechtlich geschützt. Namen und Bildnisse der Bundesligaspieler dürfen als Teil ihrer Persönlichkeitsrechte ebenfalls nicht unautorisiert verwendet werden (ausgenommen ist jeweils die reinen Informationszwecken dienende und von Art. 5 GG geschützte Berichterstattung in den Medien). Die DFL musste daher schon im Interesse der Clubs und Spieler gegen die genannten Rechtsverletzungen vorgehen. Zugleich dienten die angesprochenen Maßnahmen aber auch unserem Vertragspartner, dem Unternehmen Electronic Arts (EA), dem wir das exklusive Recht zur Nutzung der genannten Bezeichnungen und Symbole im Rahmen interaktiver Fußball-Unterhaltungssoftware eingeräumt haben. EA unterstützt durch die Zahlung von Lizenzgebühren den Profifußball in Deutschland in besonderem Umfang - was mittelbar auch der Qualität des Bundesliga-Fußballs und dadurch auch den Zuschauern in den Stadien zu Gute kommt - und hat einen Anspruch darauf, die vertraglich eingeräumten Rechte tatsächlich zu erhalten. Da wir somit zum Schutz des partnerschaftlichen Vertragsverhältnisses mit EA und im Gesamtinteresse der Liga zwingend verpflichtet sind, jegliche Verletzung der eingeräumten Rechte zu unterbinden, gab es zu den in Rede stehenden Maßnahmen keine Alternative, selbst wenn durch sie im Einzelfall auch Fußballfans betroffen wurden.


This game has a "hidden" Nike ball in it. It is only accessible by playing Spanish League, La Liga, because La Ligas official match ball happens to be Nike's ball.

There also more league based details, such as real ad boards, when playing Hollands Eredivisie or French Ligue 1's matches.


  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Best Sports Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Best AI of the Year
  • GamePro (Germany)
    • February 01, 2007 - Best Console Sports Game in 2006 (Readers' Vote)
  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #4 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PS2 Sports Game of the Year
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
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