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Summary

The Pro Evo series is back for its eagerly anticipated fifth season in the shape of Kanomi's Pro Evolution Soccer 5. The game is set to be a hit with football fans and wide as this cult playstation classic already has a massive worldwide following. This footy favourite is renowned for having the best gameplay in the business and the developer's are promising a host of new features and crowd pleasing tricks to keep the fans happy.

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Specification for Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

Main Features
Genre Sports
Genre Sports
Multiplayer / Online Multiplayer Yes, Online Yes
Multiplayer / Online Multiplayer Yes, Online Yes
PEGI 3+
PEGI 3+
Key Features
Publisher: Konami
Genre: Sports
ESRB Rating: E - (Everyone)
PEGI Age Rating: Age 3+
Other Features
Online: Online Gaming Support / LAN Gaming Support
Control Elements: Gamepad
Max. Number Of Players: 8
Memory Support: With Memory Support
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★★★★☆
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“Great game to get lost in if you start a master league. ”

Written on: 12/05/2008 by sfdsfsfs (1 review written)

Great game to get lost in if you start a master league.
Its a great game to build a team and watch them win trophies.

Just needs the database updated really and certain tweaks like crowd graphics, referee AI and new players… Read Full Review

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

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Written on: 27/03/2007 by dblock (25 reviews written)


Every year in October we await a battle, the football season has barely got underway and two juggernauts come head to head competing for number one slot. No it's not Eastenders vs Corrie, rather it is a far more important and rather more enjoyable battle. It's Pro Evolution Soccer vs Fifa. For years now we have witnessed a one sided contest. The Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series of football games has comfortably established itself as the premier football game on all formats (be it PS2, Xbox… Read Full Review

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“I love playing this game, but I don't know the trick,...”

Written on: 05/10/2006 by MBJ1979 (1 review written)

I love playing this game, but I don't know the trick, and this problem has affected me mentally and physically. I don't want to play boring, direct football. Could you all please suggest the best web site which can show the joystick trick and help me play the Pro Evolution Soccer 5 PS2 game better? Please leave a comment if you can help. Thank you… Read Full Review

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“This is probably the best football game I've ever...”

Written on: 29/09/2006 by dantomas (2 reviews written)

This is probably the best football game I've ever played! I have been playing them since I was a kid, and they just keep getting better. Fantastic value for money and worth every penny, as it is a never ending game!! The only downside is that I am so tired in the morning after playing Pro Evolution Soccer 5, as I can't turn the game off once I start playing it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“The best football game ever. Can never wait until the...”

Written on: 26/07/2006 by davidhucks (3 reviews written)

The best football game ever. Can never wait until the next one. Much better than FIFA!… Read Full Review

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“If you are into footbll then Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is...”

Written on: 03/05/2006 by DoubleMpact (16 reviews written)

If you are into footbll then Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is the game to get. It will leave you hooked on the PS2 and is a game that you can't ever get bored on. I suggest if you have the others such as Fifa 2006 then you give this game a go. I am glad I did because in my opinion I think it is better than Fifa. Trust me on this, this is the game to get!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“Don't get me wrong, I think Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is...”

Written on: 21/02/2006 by melon252 (2 reviews written)

Don't get me wrong, I think Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is a work of art, and an absolutely brilliant game!! But, and it is only a small one, I think Konami still haven't just quite perfected it yet.

My reason's for this are some gameplay glitches, as you will see in my bad points, and here are the things, in my view, that Konami need to sort out the most in the next installment of PES:

1. The through ball glitch
2. The unlicensed leagues, teams, names, and so on
3. And last but certainly not… Read Full Review

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238836_Markie D's Response to melon252's Review

Written on: 15/04/2006

i find the ref is sooooooooooooooo annoying. every time i make a challenge on the opposing team they always go down with the slightest of nudges. But when they do it to my team the ref doesn't see a thing. IDIOT PROGRAMMING!!!

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to melon252's Review

Written on: 21/02/2007

I agree. Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is a great game, but there is still room for improvement!

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★★★★☆
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“The godfather of football games returns then, and at a...”

Written on: 21/02/2006 by Calse92 (19 reviews written)

The godfather of football games returns then, and at a glance Pro Evolution Soccer 5 seems a lot better. It has more licences, better graphics, and more tricks then ever before. Even from the first match you play, you are likely to be shocked by the games new found fluidity. The older series titles felt very solid and rigid, moving in only 8 different directions with the d-pad, but now the game feels almost liquid to the touch; layers can now twist and turn more realistically, and this may… Read Full Review

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Tomleecee's Response to Calse92's Review

Written on: 23/02/2006

yeah, i agree - the control is much more fluid than the old 8-way system. Pro Evo 5 looks and feels more like a realistic match of football and it's possible to score some brilliant goals. Good review - spot on.

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★★★★☆
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“After Pro Evolution Soccer 4 I thought Pro Evolution...”

Written on: 18/01/2006 by mberry15 (3 reviews written)

After Pro Evolution Soccer 4 I thought Pro Evolution Soccer 5 was going to be the best football game of all time, but I had mixed reactions on playing it.

I was hoping to have full branding this time, but I was disappointed to find that it's only Arsenal and Chelsea in England - maybe a bit misleading. The flip side however, is that the edit option is superb and a great improvement from PES4, so I have spent a little time customising my game, and I am more than happy.

It's certainly… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“If you want a football game for the PS2, you won't get...”

Written on: 22/12/2005 by bartonbloomer (1 review written)

If you want a football game for the PS2, you won't get bored with Pro Evolution Soccer 5. It is definitely the game you want! The gameplay is awesome, and it's a brilliant game to play with your mates!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“Pro Evolution Soccer 5 just gets better and better,...”

Written on: 26/11/2005 by Skylined (1 review written)

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 just gets better and better, far more realistic than it's competitors! The new network play is brilliant too, great fun… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is a humdinger of a soccer...”

Written on: 22/11/2005 by The Daddy (70 reviews written)

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is a humdinger of a soccer game. I really like it and it gives Fifa a hammering every time.

I agree with some of the other reviews regarding the difficulty of this game, however I believe I have pretty much sussed it out.

The best football simulation bar none. A definite must have game… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“I have been playing on Fifa since 2003 and it came to...”

Written on: 20/11/2005 by louisevandervliet (4 reviews written)

I have been playing on Fifa since 2003 and it came to the time where I got bored, so it was the 1st time I have ever bought a Pro Evolution Soccer game. I wasn't sure at 1st to buy it but I decided what the hell! When I started to play on it I wasn't keen on the teams being called Man Red, Pompey. And the kits with no logos on. But it is still a great game to play when bored!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“I have been a Pro Evolution Soccer fan since it all...”

Written on: 10/11/2005 by short dude (1 review written)

I have been a Pro Evolution Soccer fan since it all started and now number 5 has came out the other don't seem as good. The game is so much more realistic with you can control the players control amd touchs I just can't see anyone who likes footy wouldn't be a Pro Evolution Soccer 5 fan… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“I can't believe Pro Evolution Soccer 5 has gotten such...”

Written on: 02/11/2005 by jonnyjonnyjonny (1 review written)

I can't believe Pro Evolution Soccer 5 has gotten such a good user rating here. That's got to be a joke right? I'm a Pro Evo Fan, had every single game loved them all. But this one is utterly hopeless.

You can't pass correctly, I would understand if it was just the odd pass going astray, but it's about one in three. This makes it extremely hard to keep possesion.

It's very difficult to beat an opponent when you do finally string a few passes together, due to the fact that the speed at which… Read Full Review

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Hank's Response to jonnyjonnyjonny's Review

Written on: 09/11/2005

Hi Jonny,
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<br>I've had the game a couple of weeks now and starting to get the hang of it. Totally agree with you about the free kicks and the speed factor of the players. When I'm Ronaldo I should be able to skip past the fullbacks with ease, but even when I get past them, a typical slowcoach can get back and tackle me.
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<br>However I must disagree with your comments about the 'enjoyability' of the game. I find it testing game and feel it's a good representation of the modern game. I like the fact you can't hammer it in 'FIFA-esque' from just anywhere and I think the difficulty helps make the game more enjoyability - I certainly savour my goals!
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<br>Good review by the way.

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★★★★★
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“If you want a football game get Pro Evolution Soccer 5...”

Written on: 01/11/2005 by Bilfo (3 reviews written)

If you want a football game get Pro Evolution Soccer 5 no other footy game comes near it. Don't be a FIFA slave. Choose gameplay over graphics… Read Full Review

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“As I watched John Terry walk out(along Mr. Henry)with...”

Written on: 01/11/2005 by zstack (1 review written)

As I watched John Terry walk out(along Mr. Henry)with perfectly recreated messy hair, combined with Amramovich's new Chelsea crest, I was giddy with anticipation.
But within 10 seconds I noticed it's all change with Pro Evolution Soccer 5. The passing is now much better than Pro Evo 4!!!… Read Full Review

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Jonnyjonnyjonny's Response to zstack's Review

Written on: 05/11/2005

Is this a review? Messy hair?

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★★★★★
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is the definitive football game...”

Written on: 31/10/2005 by Rocksteady (56 reviews written)

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is the definitive football game and blows Fifa out of the water - to be blunt - there is no better football game available for any console and this game should be near the top of your Christmas letters to Santa.

The player animations have been improved and they look more life like than last years game - the control system has also been tweaked and is now more satisfying than ever. With this game you have to think about every pass or tackle that you make - if you just… Read Full Review

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“I bought Pro Evolution Soccer 5 on its first day of...”

Written on: 25/10/2005 by Hank (124 reviews written)

I bought Pro Evolution Soccer 5 on its first day of release and I can tell you that it's a difficult game.

I'm a stalwart of Pro Evo 2, however when my dog scratched the disk I was left with no game. So with Pro 5 coming out I thought I would advance to the newest model and try my hand.

I was a pretty handy player with Pro Evolution Soccer 2 but I'm really struggling with number 5. It's tough, damn tough. In four games I have hit the back of the net once, and that was in the first game! So it… Read Full Review

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2)

“I would not recommend the PC version of Pro Evolution...”

Written on: 13/10/2005 by mccawpa (2 reviews written)

I would not recommend the PC version of Pro Evolution Soccer 5. Get the PS2 version when it comes out!… Read Full Review

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