Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Can it improve on last year's version? The answer is most definitely yes, but like any successful team, you're going to have to work hard to achieve results.
  2. Despite average presentation and dire commentary, the ever-compelling Master League progression mode, training, unlockables and online play combine with moreish, realistic action to complete the winning line-up. PES just keeps getting better. [PC Gamer UK]
  3. It's simple, Pro Evo IS football and the latest version makes enough enhancements to continue the series onward march to perfection. If you're a footie fan you need this, casual fans however might not necessarily appreciate the subtle modifications compared to previous titles.
  4. 90
    The pure footballing pleasure of Pro Evo 5 serves as a reminder of what it all should be about. Some fans of past iterations may not like the tweaks made here to a formula loved by so many, but evolution is inevitable and I think we're just about heading in the right direction.
  5. This time 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.
  6. The PES series has always been about realistic football simulation rather then hi-octane arcade action. [Dec 2005 p.85]
  7. There are far more offsides than I was used to (negating the through ball), the foul count is horrendous – a whistle every few seconds till you wise up, and passes go astray from even the best of your talent.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Jul 15, 2011
    I played this game on the PS2. And I'll admit, they definitely simulate soccer better than FIFA but trying to play can complicated and the menu looks like it was from 2000, but it's a good game. Just that I prefer FIFA. Full Review »