Pro Evolution Soccer 2

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2.jpg
Developer(s) Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Michiru Yamane
Sota Fujimori
Series Pro Evolution Soccer
Platform(s) PlayStation, PlayStation 2
Release PlayStation 2
  • JP: April 25, 2002
  • EU: October 25, 2002
  • NA: March 11, 2003
PlayStation
  • EU: October 25, 2002
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 6 in Japan and World Soccer: Winning Eleven 6 International in North America) is the second installment of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer football video game series. The Japanese and North American versions were succeeded by two updates: Winning Eleven 6 International and Winning Eleven 6 Final Evolution. It was the last game of the series released in Europe for PlayStation and the unique of the series released for the Nintendo GameCube, though it was the Final Evolution update, and in Japan only. Opening theme for this game is We Will Rock You by Queen. This opening theme also featured in Pro Evolution Soccer 2016.

Licenses[edit]

Japan national football team is the only fully licensed team in game, though some teams have real player names. Also there are Japanese commentators: Jon Kabira and Tetsuo Nakanishi

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (EU) 93/100[1]
(US) 93/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 4.5/5 stars[3]
Edge 9/10[4]
EGM 9/10[5]
Eurogamer 9/10[6]
Famitsu 36/40[7][8]
(J.League) 34/40[9]
Game Informer 9/10[10]
GamePro 5/5 stars[11]
Game Revolution B+[12]
GameSpot 9/10[13]
GameSpy 4.5/5 stars[14]
GameZone 8.5/10[15]
IGN 9/10[16]
OPM (US) 5/5 stars[17]
BBC Sport 90%[18]
The Village Voice 8/10[19]

The PlayStation 2 version received "universal acclaim" in both regions according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[1][2] In Japan, Famitsu gave both the original and Final Evolution versions a score of 36 out of 40,[7][8] and the J.League version 34 out of 40, all for the same console version.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (ps2: 2002): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ House, Michael L. "World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International (PS2) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on December 10, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ Edge staff (December 25, 2002). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (PS2)". Edge (118). 
  5. ^ "World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 116. April 2003. Archived from the original on May 13, 2004. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ Reed, Kristan (October 28, 2002). "FIFA Football 2003 versus Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (PS2)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on November 19, 2002. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "プレイステーション2 - ワールドサッカーウイニングイレブン6". Famitsu. 915: 76. June 30, 2006. 
  8. ^ a b "プレイステーション2 - ワールドサッカーウイニングイレブン6 ファイナルエヴォリューション". Famitsu. 915: 84. June 30, 2006. 
  9. ^ a b "プレイステーション2 - Jリーグウイニングイレブン6". Famitsu. 915: 80. June 30, 2006. 
  10. ^ Kato, Matthew (April 2003). "World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 [International]". Game Informer (120): 85. Archived from the original on March 3, 2004. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  11. ^ Tokyo Drifter (March 21, 2003). "World Soccer: Winning Eleven 6 International Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  12. ^ Dodson, Joe (April 2003). "[World Soccer] Winning Eleven 6 [International] Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  13. ^ Calvert, Justin (March 7, 2003). "[World Soccer] Winning Eleven 6 International Review". GameSpot. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  14. ^ Steinberg, Steve (March 10, 2003). "GameSpy: [World Soccer] Winning Eleven 6 [International]". GameSpy. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  15. ^ Lafferty, Michael (March 27, 2003). "[World Soccer] Winning Eleven 6 [International] - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 17, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  16. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (March 10, 2003). "Winning Eleven Six International [sic]". IGN. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  17. ^ "World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 100. April 2003. Archived from the original on June 16, 2004. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  18. ^ Waters, Darren (October 21, 2002). "Let's play: Pro Evolution Soccer 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  19. ^ Catucci, Nick (April 15, 2003). "Special Forces". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 

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