Pro Evolution Soccer 5

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 cover.jpg
European cover art featuring John Terry and Thierry Henry
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Pro Evolution Soccer
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • JP August 4, 2005
  • EU October 21, 2005
  • NA February 7, 2006
Windows
  • JP August 4, 2005
  • EU October 28, 2005
  • NA April 28, 2006
PlayStation Portable
  • JP September 15, 2005
  • EU November 25, 2005
  • NA February 7, 2006
Xbox
  • EU October 21, 2005
  • NA February 7, 2006
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (known as Winning Eleven 9 in Japan and World Soccer: Winning Eleven 9 in North America, sometimes mislabeled as World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 International) is a football video game developed and produced by Konami as part of the Pro Evolution Soccer series.

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[edit]

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)

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2: EU) 91.5%[2]
(PC: US) 91.3%[3]
(PC: EU) 90.25%[4]
(Xbox: EU) 88.3%[5]
(Xbox: US) 88.25%[6]
(PS2: US) 88.25%[7]
(PSP: EU) 83.3%[8]
(PSP: US) 77.77%[9]
Metacritic (PS2: EU) 92/100[10]
(PC: US) 90/100[11]
(PC: EU) 89/100[12]
(PS2: US) 89/100[13]
(Xbox: US) 89/100[14]
(Xbox: EU) 87/100[15]
(PSP: EU) 79/100[16]
(PSP: US) 78/100[17]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 8/10[18]
(PSP) 6.5/10[19]
Eurogamer (PS2) 9/10[20]
(PSP) 8/10[21]
Game Informer 8.5/10[22]
(PSP) 7.5/10[23]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[24]
Game Revolution A−[25]
GameSpot 9.1/10[26][27]
(PSP) 8.8/10[28]
GameSpy 4.5/5 stars[29][30]
(PSP) 4/5 stars[31]
GameZone (Xbox) 9.3/10[32]
(PS2) 9/10[33]
IGN 8.8/10[34]
(PSP) 7.8/10[35]
OPM (US) (PS2) 4.5/5 stars[36]
(PSP) 4/5 stars[37]
Detroit Free Press 2/4 stars[39]
USA Today 9.5/10 stars
(PSP) 8.5/10 stars[40]

The game was met with universal acclaim to positive reception. For the U.S. port, GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 91.3% and 90 out of 100 for the PC version;[3][11] 88.25% and 89 out of 100 for both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions;[7][13][6][14] and 77.77% and 78 out of 100 for the PSP version.[9][17] For the European port, GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of around 92% and 92 out of 100 for the PS2 version;[2][10] 90.25% and 89 out of 100 for the PC version;[4][12] 88.3% and 87 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[5][15] and 83.3% and 79 out of 100 for the PSP version.[8][16]

USA Today gave the PS2, Xbox and PC versions a score of nine-and-a-half stars out of ten and said it was "not only the ideal soccer simulation, but perhaps one of the top sports game out there. Accessibility and authentic play will attract both old and new fans alike."[40] However, it gave the PSP version a score of eight-and-a-half stars and said that it "loses a few key features, but retains the fun play and the sport’s overall spirit."[40] The Sydney Morning Herald gave the game four-and-a-half stars out of five and said that the AI "is a harder nut to crack, requiring more thoughtful passing to open up your opponent before you strike. So long as you're thinking like a footballer, you're going to score goals."[41] Maxim also gave it a score of nine out of ten and said that it "returns to the field to affirm its ball-kicking dominance. And thanks to its new online mode, your ears will be ringing 'goooal!' for days."[42] However, Detroit Free Press gave the PSP version a score of two stars out of four and said that "with fewer buttons on the PSP than on a standard console game pad and only one analog stick to play with, the game's hallmark -- its deep, precise controls -- feels a bit muted."[39]

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