Pro Evolution Soccer 3

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Pro Evolution Soccer 3
Pro Evolution Soccer 3.jpg
Developer(s) Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Norikazu Miura
Series Pro Evolution Soccer
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
Original version
  • JP August 7, 2003
International
EU 20031017October 17, 2003
NA 20040217February 17, 2004
JP 20040219February 19, 2004
Microsoft Windows
Original version
NA 20031017October 17, 2003
EU 20040217February 17, 2004
JP 20040219February 19, 2004
International
  • EU November 21, 2003
  • NA April 9, 2004
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution DVD-ROM

Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (known as Winning Eleven 7 in Japan and World Soccer: Winning Eleven 7 in North America) is a football video game developed and produced by Konami as part of the Pro Evolution Soccer series. It is also the first in the series which was released on Microsoft Windows.

The cover features referee Pierluigi Collina.

New features[edit]

  • New graphics engine.
  • Improved gameplay, control, ball physics, animation and AI.
  • New Shop mode, where points can be traded in for hidden items.
  • Master League expanded to four divisions, with tons of new players.
  • Support for 1-4 players (multitap required for 3 or 4 players).

Licences[edit]

The game does not include any full leagues but 62 clubs from various European countries. 6 clubs are fully licensed, which are the 5 Italian Serie A clubs AC Milan, AS Roma, Juventus, Lazio and Parma and in addition Feyenoord from the Dutch Eredivisie. All other clubs have fictional team names, logos and jerseys. Also player names are fictional, but only if the player is part of an unlicensed national team. Noticeable cases are for example Dutch players (e.g. Von Mistelroum instead of Van Nistelrooy) and German players (e.g. Kalm instead of Kahn).

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2, EU) 94%[2]
(PC, US) 93.33%[3]
(PS2, US) 92.97%[4]
(PC, EU) 88.75%[5]
Metacritic (PS2, US) 93/100[6]
(PS2, EU) 92/100[7]
(PC, US) 92/100[8]
(PC, EU) 86/100[9]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 9/10[10]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 8.83/10[11]
Eurogamer (PS2, EU) 10/10[12]
(PS2, JP) 9/10[13]
(PC) 8/10[14]
Game Informer 9.25/10[15]
GamePro 5/5 stars[16]
GameSpot 9.1/10[17][18]
GameSpy 4.5/5 stars[19]
GameZone 9.4/10[20][21]
IGN 9.1/10[22]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 5/5 stars[23]
BBC Sport 90%[24]

The "International" version of World Soccer: Winning Eleven 7 was met with universal acclaim to positive reception. For the U.S. port, GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 93.33% and 92 out of 100 for the PC version,[3][8] and 92.97% and 93 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[4][6] For the European port, GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 94% and 92 out of 100 for the PS2 version,[2][7] and 88.75% and 86 out of 100 for the PC version.[5][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International Release Data for PC". GameFAQs. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 3 Reviews". GameRankings. Archived from the original on February 25, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 3 for PC". GameRankings. Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (ps2: 2003): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (pc: 2003): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ Edge staff (October 2003). "Winning Eleven 7 (PS2)". Edge (128). 
  11. ^ EGM staff (March 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 [International] (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (176): 118. Archived from the original on April 27, 2004. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ Bramwell, Tom (October 15, 2003). "Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ Bramwell, Tom (March 25, 2004). "Winning Eleven 7 International (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  14. ^ Bramwell, Tom (November 21, 2003). "Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (PC)". Eurogamer. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  15. ^ Kato, Matthew (April 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 Int'l (PS2)". Game Informer (132): 101. Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  16. ^ Tokyo Drifter (March 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro: 82. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  17. ^ Calvert, Justin (February 20, 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 [International] Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  18. ^ Goble, Gord (April 30, 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  19. ^ Meston, Zach (March 8, 2004). "GameSpy: [World Soccer] Winning Eleven 7 [International] (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  20. ^ Lafferty, Michael (March 7, 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 [International] - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  21. ^ Lafferty, Michael (July 21, 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  22. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (February 10, 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  23. ^ Hiranand, Ravi (March 2004). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 [International]". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 101. Archived from the original on March 5, 2004. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  24. ^ Waters, Darren (October 17, 2003). "Pro Evo Soccer 3 nears perfection". BBC Sport. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 

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