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Pro Evolution Soccer (also known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 5 in Japan and North America and often abbreviates as PES)[1] is the first installment of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer football video game series that was released in 2001.

Pro Evolution Soccer
Pro Evolution Soccer.jpg
Developer(s)Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Publisher(s)Konami
Composer(s)Michiru Yamane
Norikazu Miura
SeriesPro Evolution Soccer
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, PlayStation
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • JP: March 15, 2001
  • EU: November 23, 2001
  • EU: April 11, 2003 (Platinum)
PlayStation
  • EU: February 15, 2002
Genre(s)Sports game
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

World Soccer: Winning Eleven 5 Final Evolution was also released in Japan after the release of Pro Evolution Soccer in Europe.[2]

Contents

In-game contentEdit

In the English version of the game, Chris James and Terry Butcher provide commentary on the matches,[3][4] while in the Japanese version the commentators are Jon Kabira and Katsuyoshi Shinto.[5]

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings91.69/100[7]
Metacritic93/100[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
CVG9/10[8][9]
Edge9/10[10]
Eurogamer9/10[4]
Famitsu34/40[11][12]
(F. Evo.) 33/40[13]
PSM395%[14]
BBC Sport95%[3]
FHM     [15]
PSW9/10[16]

The PlayStation 2 version received "universal acclaim" according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[6] In Japan, Famitsu gave both the original and J.League versions a score of 34 out of 40,[11][12] and the Final Evolution version 33 out of 40, all on the same console version.[13]

The PlayStation 2 version of Pro Evolution Soccer received a "Gold" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA),[17] indicating sales of at least 200,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pro Evolution Soccer for PlayStation 2". GameFAQs. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "World Soccer Winning Eleven 5 Final Evolution". GameSpy. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Gibbon, David (December 24, 2001). "Let's play: Pro Evolution Soccer". BBC Sport. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Bramwell, Tom (November 30, 2001). "Pro Evolution Soccer". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Import Review: Winning Eleven 5". IGN. April 4, 2001. Archived from the original on April 20, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Pro Evolution Soccer for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Scott, Dean (November 11, 2001). "Pro Evolution Soccer". Computer and Video Games. Archived from the original on June 5, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  9. ^ Scott, Dean (October 25, 2001). "Pro Evolution Soccer". Computer and Video Games). Archived from the original on July 17, 2007. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  10. ^ Edge staff (June 2001). "Winning Eleven 5 (PS2)". Edge (98).
  11. ^ 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5". Famitsu. 915: 60. June 30, 2006.
  12. ^ 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5". Famitsu. 915: 66. June 30, 2006.
  13. ^ 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5 ファイナルエヴォリューション". Famitsu. 915: 69. June 30, 2006.
  14. ^ "Pro Evolution Soccer (PS2)". PSM2. 2001. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "Pro Evolution Soccer (PS2)". FHM. November 25, 2001. Archived from the original on April 4, 2002. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  16. ^ "PS2 Top 10". PlayStation World. No. 27. April 2002. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "ELSPA Sales Awards: Gold". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on March 19, 2009.
  18. ^ Caoili, Eric (November 26, 2008). "ELSPA: Wii Fit, Mario Kart Reach Diamond Status In UK". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017.

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