Pro Evolution Soccer 5
|Pro Evolution Soccer 5|
European cover art featuring John Terry and Thierry Henry
|Series||Pro Evolution Soccer|
|Distribution||Optical disc, UMD|
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (known as Winning Eleven 9 in Japan and World Soccer: Winning Eleven 9 in the North America) is a football video game developed and produced by Konami as part of the Pro Evolution Soccer series. The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions were released on 21 October 2005 with the PC version released a week later on the 28 October.
With featuring Arsenal and Chelsea it is the first release of the series which offered fully licensed clubs from the Premier League, which is one of the 3 unlicensed leagues of the game. There are also 3 licensed leagues just like in the predecessor Pro Evolution Soccer 4. The game also includes 3 fully licensed leagues, which are the Spanish Liga Española, the Dutch Eredivisie and the Italian Serie A.
As with previous versions, the game features an edit mode allowing the player to edit certain elements of the game. It was the last release to feature the German Bundesliga (in the game as German League) before it was replaced by a generic league because of losing the licence for the following releases.
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 marked the series' first appearance on the PSP. The game was also the first in the series to feature online play for the PlayStation 2. Within online play, statistics and league points are stored on the server for each game played. These points determine a team's (player's) position within the five online divisions.
Changes made for this version included:
- More realistic Preset Faces
- The ability to customize kits by overlaying patterns and combine 1st and 2nd kits
- The introduction of snow
- More Edit appearance options such as untucked shirts and under-shorts
- More realistic player interaction (such as cold air being visible out of the players mouth)
- Online play
- New positions such as Second Striker (SS)
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 received very positive reviews from most game critics, achieving a Metacritic score of 89%.
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