Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
Cover Art featuring Lionel Messi
Developer(s) Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Publisher(s) Konami
Producer(s) Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka (executive)
Series Pro Evolution Soccer
Platform(s) iOS, Android, Symbian, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PC, Windows Phone 7
Release date(s) EU 20101020October 20, 2010
UK 20101022October 22, 2010
NA 20101023October 23, 2010
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution DVD, Blu-ray, Nintendo Optical Disc, UMD

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (officially abbreviated as PES 2011 and known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2011 in Asia) is an association football video game in the Pro Evolution Soccer series developed and published by Konami with production assistance from the Blue Sky Team.[1][2] It was released on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 on 30 September 2010 in the European Union and 8 October 2010 in the United Kingdom. The versions for the Wii, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable were released on 28 October 2010. The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League are featured within the game, and for the first time in the series, UEFA Super Cup and CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores are fully licensed.[3][4]



With an exclusive deal with UEFA and CONMEBOL, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and, for the first time, the UEFA Super Cup and Copa Libertadores[5][6] are fully licensed. The tournaments are integrated into the Master League mode, and for the first time in the Master League Online mode. UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Europa League, however, are only available on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions.

The game contains 79 national teams.

The Copa Santander Libertadores tournament is featured for the first time, such as its teams, which are fully licensed, but cannot be selected for play in any other game modes. The following is a list of the competitors:[5][6]

Like previous versions, there is also a separate two leagues with 18 empty teams (PES League and D2 League), each of which can be edited fully. Since its introduction, it has become very popular amongst the PES community, and as a result, they are usually made into the Bundesliga or another league of one's preference by patch makers. All the teams are entirely fictional.


  • Jon Champion and ITV's Jim Beglin provide the English commentary.
  • Christian Martinoli and Luis García provide the Spanish commentary for Latin America.
  • Silvio Luiz and Mauro Betting [sic] provide the Portuguese commentary for Brazil.
  • Gregoire Margotton and Christophe Dugarry provide the French commentary.
  • Wolff-Christoph Fuss and Hansi Küpper provide the German commentary.
  • Christos Sotirakopoulos and Georgios Thanailakis provide the Greek commentary.
  • Pierluigi Pardo and José Altafini provide the Italian commentary.
  • Jon Kabira, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa and Hiroshi Nanami provide the Japanese commentary.
  • Pedro Sousa and Luís Freitas Lobo provide the Portuguese commentary for Portugal.
  • Carlos Martínez and Julio Maldonado provide the Spanish commentary for Spain.
  • Hasan Mustan and Emin Zevkler provide the Turkish commentary for Turkey.


The game was announced on 9 February 2010.[citation needed] The first trailer was released on 4 May 2010,[7] while an E3 trailer was released in June 2010, showing some of the new features of the game. The game also sees the return of Lionel Messi as its cover star. It is currently[when?] the last game to feature the Argentine footballer as its cover star. ITV's Jim Beglin has been implemented as new co-commentator to Jon Champion for PES 2011. A demo of PES 2011 was released for PC and PS3 on 15 September 2010. The demo allowed users to play ten minute games with four teams available: FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich or Copa Libertadores pair Chivas de Guadalajara and SC Internacional. A video presentation was also included after each match outlining the full game's content in readiness of the game's UK launch on 8 October 2010.[8]


PES 2011 contains 24 licensed songs.


On September 30, 2010, the first update for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 added three new features to the Online mode: Legends, Community, and Competition.

On October 12, 2010, Datapack 1.01 included changes to the England national team kits and update various team rosters. Also while clubs that qualified for the Champions League Group Stages, will be added to the game's dedicated mode. A number of team kits have also been updated in line with their current use, and four more licensed boots have been incorporated.[9] One problem that arose was that the Republic of Ireland's kit changed to De Graafschap of Netherlands. Konami then released another update on October 15 to correct this mistake.

On November 24, 2010, Version 1.02 adjusted the defender AI to allow for more consistent pressing from various situations and includes a series of alterations based on feedback from users. AI pressure more in certain situation (especially when crossing). Cursor switching improved, including when ball is crossed. Difficulty and success rate of Rainbow Flicks has been changed (more difficult). Transfer fees in Master League has been reworked. The player can turn off player names above CPU players. Shooting has been tweaked. Chants have been refined or changed.

On December 21, 2010, Version 1.03 fixed from all previous corrective patches. Online Mode connectivity issues have been improved through changes made to the disconnection process.

On December 21, 2010, Datapack 2.00 added a number of new items to the game. 12 kits have been updated within the game, including those of the Republic of Ireland national team kits, 1 Dutch club and some 10 French club teams. And 10 new boots, including of new boots Mizuno, from "Wave Ignitus" and "Supersonic Wave".

On 15 March 2011, Datapack 7.00 added the winter transfers and movements up to the end of the January transfer window have been updated for 135 Club teams, 2 national teams kits (Spain and Sweden) and 10 new boots, from Adidas, Nike, Puma and Umbro.


Review scores
Publication Score
Computer and Video Games 8.5/10[11]
Eurogamer 7/10[13]
GameSpot 8.0/10[15]
IGN 9/10[12]
PlayStation 3 Magazine 89%[10] 7/10[14]

PES 2011 received positive reviews from most game critics, achieving a Metacritic score of 77% on the PS3 and 79% on the Xbox 360.

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  1. ^ "Famitsu Reveal First PES 2011 Details". Winning Eleven Blog. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Podcast 089 – For The Blue Skies – Winning Eleven Next-Gen Blog". 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Konami Acquire Copa Libertadores License! – Winning Eleven Next-Gen Blog". 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  4. ^ "South America's No.1 Soccer Tournament First Time Ever Copa Libertadores Makes Video Game Debut Winning Eleven Doubles the Fun with Europe and S.A.'s Crowning Events". 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  5. ^ a b "The Coup that is the Libertadores – Winning Eleven Next-Gen Blog". 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  6. ^ a b "Copa Libertadores Line-Up – Winning Eleven Next-Gen Blog". 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  7. ^ Gross, Marisa (4 May 2010). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2011". Games Press (Konami Digital Entertainment). Bender/Helper Impact. Retrieved 2010-05-08. Videos: Trailer (May 4, 2010) 
  8. ^ "PES 2011 Demo now out on PSN+". PESFAN. 08-09-2010. Retrieved 08-09-2010.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "First PES 2011 DLC 1.02 Version". 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  10. ^ "PES 2011 review - 89% in PSM3". PSM3. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  11. ^ "Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Review". CVG. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  12. ^ "Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Review". IGN. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  13. ^ "Pro Evolution Soccer 2011". Eurogamer. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  14. ^ "PES 2011 Review". videogamer. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  15. ^ Guy Cocker (5 October 2010). "PES 2011 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 

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