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GamePro (Australia) (Dec 22, 2005)
Simply the best - gameplay so wonderfully involved, stupendously deep and deftly controlled that the experience has no end. A must-own for sport fans.
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XBox Front (Nov 15, 2005)
Seitdem sich die Sportspielreihe ‚Pro Evolution Soccer’ im Laufe der Jahre immer stärker als König unter den Fußball-Videospielen etabliert hat, ist viel Zeit vergangen. Mittlerweile dürfen sich Zocker auf den 5. Teil der Serie stürzen, der noch mehr Realismus und Lizenzen, sowie Spieltiefe und Atmosphäre bieten soll. Ob es Konami gelungen ist, den neuen Titel im Vergleich zum Vorgänger ein weiteres Mal voran zu treiben, erfahrt ihr in unserem Test.
91
Gamesmania.de (Oct 19, 2005)
Während sich in Mehrspielerduellen schnell der gewohnte PES-Spielspaß einstellt, laufen mir die von viel Mittelfeldgeplänkel geprägten Partien gegen die KI noch zu langweilig ab. Die an sich motivierende Meisterliga werde ich jedenfalls erst in einigen Wochen erneut starten. Ansonsten bietet Pro Evolution Soccer 5 genau das, was man von dem Titel erwartet hatte, nämlich die derzeit realistische Simulation des runden Leders, die dank abwechslungsreichem Gameplay wieder Monate motivieren wird. Dazu gehören aber leider auch – fast aus Tradition – der schwache Sound, umständliche Menüs und die Lizenzproblematik - doch welchen PES-Fan stört das schon?
90
4Players.de (Oct 19, 2005)
Konami hat erneut das Meisterstück vollbracht, ein frischeres, noch spannenderes, noch authentischeres Fußballerlebnis zu präsentieren. Ihr erlebt hier kein Update mit Featurepopanz, sondern ein komplett neues Spielgefühl. Die gedrosselte Geschwindigkeit und verbesserte Gegner-KI verlangen jetzt klügere Tempowechsel, ein geschickteres Passen und eine gezieltere Verteidigung. Selbst die Ballphysik wirkt jetzt realistischer und belohnt Direktabnahmen sowie Distanzschüsse aus der Tiefe. Aber technisch ist die PS2 damit Limit: Es gibt deutliche Ruckler und der Publikumsbrei hat endlich eine Generalüberholung verdient. Und auch auf dem Platz ist nicht alles perfekt: Der Torwart zeigt ab und zu böse Aussetzer, die Schiris pfeifen zu kleinlich und der Lupfer wurde für meinen Geschmack zu drastisch entmachtet. Aber das sind bloß Kleinigkeiten im Schatten vieler Großartigkeiten.
90
GameSpy (Feb 13, 2006)
Is Winning Eleven 9 better than Winning Eleven 8? Yes. Does it improve on the last game as dramatically as 8 trumped 7. Not completely. With the addition of online gameplay to the best soccer engine in the world, Winning Eleven 9 is worth a purchase, but it still somewhat feels like the American release of last year's Winning Eleven 8: Live Wire more than its own standalone game. Still, for North American gamers who've been waiting years to go online with Winning Eleven, it's a joyous occasion. The gameplay is as complex, yet intuitive as it's ever been. The Xbox controller isn't necessarily the best for gameplay, but the Xbox Live features are significantly better than PS2's archaic online structure. Throw in some Xbox 360 backwards compatibility down the line, and there would be no reason not to pick this up. Winning Eleven 9 isn't the perfect soccer game, but it's pretty damn close.
90
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 20, 2005)
Sans surprise, PES s'impose indiscutablement comme la référence des jeux de foot cette année, écrasant plus que jamais la concurrence. On regrette cependant que Konami n'écoute pas plus les joueurs en ne réussissant pas à acquérir toutes les licences et en continuant de proposer un duo de commentateurs au bord du ridicule. Mais l'essentiel n'est pas là puisque le gameplay amélioré nous plonge dans des rencontres extrêmement réalistes où l'on prend un plaisir énorme.
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Play.tm (Oct 21, 2005)
"FIFA may have slicker presentation than Liz Hurley, all the world's top teams and their players, it even has the tricks and dazzling goals in abundance. But it's all fluff, superficial filler which can be had all too readily - like that naughty girl at the school disco you really weren't interested in in the first place... everything about EA's rival offering is so much better forgotten. Martin's comments on the state of football are certainly right on the mark, but in this reviewer's opinion the pure footballing pleasure of Pro Evo 5 serves as a reminder of what it all should be about. Some fans of past iterations may not like the tweaks made here to a formula loved by so many, but evolution is inevitable and I think we're just about heading in the right direction. This is, as Ruud Gullit might say if anyone still cared, total football. Enjoy."
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AceGamez (2005)
Another year, another Pro Evolution Soccer game, another high score. I can wholeheartedly recommend Pro Evolution Soccer 5 to the masses that will inevitably go out and buy it, regardless of my good words. I will say that casual gamers might look at the differences and not be too impressed by them - even though the differences do seem small, they really add a lot to the overall package. Big fans of the series must own this game and any casual gamers looking for the next football revolution should consider jumping on the Pro Evolution bandwagon once again.
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Gamernode (May 31, 2006)
Winning Eleven's faults, though, are minor in size and superficial by nature, so it would definitely be a mistake to let the last two paragraphs discourage you from checking out what otherwise is an excellent and well-produced game. That said, if the upcoming Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer manages to retain the same level quality present in its predecessors while accomplishing more in the graphics and licensing department, then no doubt, there will definitely be a mark on our 2007 calendars when the game is set to release.
85
All told, Winning Eleven 9 is still a very well-honed title that never fails to get my blood going, but I think a jump to next-gen for the series could be just the boost that this franchise needs.
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Extreme Gamer (Feb 22, 2006)
Winning Eleven 9 managed to include enough upgrades to triumph over last year's excellent version. The main bonus to picking up number nine is to go online, talk smack, and take on people across the continent. Not going online? Well then I'd say you could get by with Winning Eleven 8 until they announce a next-gen version. You really can't go wrong with Winning Eleven 9 it's the king of soccer games, and another smashing success for Konami.
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IC-Games (Nov 03, 2005)
There are no doubt lots of other minor tweaks that people will pick up on over the next few months, but none more initially shocking than that gameplay. I think there is a debate to be had over whether you score a game as standalone, or whether you should consider it’s ratings against the best the industry can stack against it, and on this last point I have no hesitation in saying that Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is the best console football game released this year. Unfortunately, I do not feel that it is without flaws, rather like our current crop of tabloid hogging superstars.


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