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  • Summary: PES 6 once again features the graphical and gameplay tweaks that enable each new title to play completely differently from previous incarnations. The shooting system has been the subject of extensive retouching, now enabling players to pull off much more accurate snap shots as well as being able to exert a much larger feeling of control when going for quick half volleys or difficult full volleys. The intelligence of players has seen a marked improvement. For example, players now make more realistic runs into space, often pointing where they would like the ball played. The physical aspect has also been beefed up, with strikers using their sheer presence to turn defenders and likewise, the defenders stepping a yard away to enable them to force players away from goal and not letting them spin into dangerous positions. PES 6 also has a number of new teams licensed for inclusion, with the International roster now featuring the official kits for Argentina, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Sweden. New gameplay modes have been added and features like the much loved Master League mode also returns, together with a host of new tricks, feints and animations that can be used to bamboozle your opposition. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. In PES6 you can make a sliding tackle and come up with the ball, and the AI has been greatly improved. The passing and shooting have been made harder to master and the players’ movement off the ball is better.
  2. For the single player, though, Master League is where it's at and, personally speaking, it remains the greatest game mode of all time in any game ever. [Dec 2006, p.84]
  3. Remains teh best 'arcade' football game around. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer still beats FIFA hands down. It may not be able to compete in terms of next-gen polish, but this is a case of matter over style. In terms of evolution, the new game might not be so pro, but it still offers a more rewarding football experience.
  5. If you want slick, beautifully presented footie, controlling your local first division side, stick with "FIFA," but if you're after a visceral, accurately modelled game then look no further than PES6. [Dec 2006, p.107]
  6. It’s the best damn football game ever made, but only by a gnat’s whisker, and if anything that whisker is merely the updated seasonal player data which separates it from Pro "Evolution Soccer 5."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. ChristianS.
    Jan 28, 2007
    Awesome! the best soccer game ever created. If u havent play winning eleven series, you dont know what a real soccer games feels and looks like.
  2. TimurK.
    Mar 14, 2007
    Another season starts here... Best football simulator, better then ever before! But still there is some things to be improved: 1. More licensed teams and leagues will make challenge more realistic. 2. AI! Even at "Top Player" difficulty scores up to 12-0 can take place and some seasons in ML ends with more then 170 goals scored(213 - best) and less then 30 conceded (9 - best) after 30 matches! So it NEEDS TO BE MASSIVELY IMPROVED IN NEXT GAMES IN SERIES! Expand
  3. DurH.
    Nov 13, 2006
    PES6 is, without a doubt, the finest football game to date. It is better than its predessor by a margin that's worth paying for. If, like my friends and I, you have mastered PES5 to the point where you are scoring 4-0 against opponents on the six-star setting (which was stragely easier than three-star) then get this game. Many of the shortcomings of PES5 have been fixed in version 6. For example, the ref will not call every niggling little foul anymore, a source of much frustration in the previous title. Also, passing and scoring have been noticeably fine tuned; hitting and hoping doesn't really get you anywhere now. At first the passing can seem slow and laboured, but after a bit of practice you'll notice that a lot of that comes down to the individual player's skill. The same rule applies to goal scoring. Blasting the ball from the edge of the area with a defender is more than likely going to send the ball sailing into the stands. As far as the Master League goes, there aren't a huge number of differences to note. The menus are tidier and slightly prettier, but will be familar to players of PES5. It does seem to be a bit more difficult to attract those star players if you're in the lower league, no matter how much you offer them, but that's the way it should be. As the years roll by you'll also notice that some famous players from the days of old begin to crop up; only they're 17 years old. Whilst it's great to sign a young, star player knowing that he'll develop into a god; therin lies the problem. You already know that he's great. So any sense of discovering a hidden gem is lost. Still, this is just a minor gripe and not one that detracts from the game in any way. Overall PES6 lives up to it's name; this is an evolution, not a revolution, of the series. If you're just a casual player of the game, who already owns PES5, then there may not be a good enough reason for you to fork out the cash for PES6. However, if your are an experienced player of the old version, and are looking to add a bit more challenge back to the game, then go ahead a pick up a copy. Even if it doesn't blow your socks off, you will apprecaite that it is a better game. Expand
  4. DusanS.
    Jan 29, 2007
    This is probably the best sport simulation right now and it cannot be even compared to FIFA because of all the possibilities, different style of goals, dribling actions which pes6 now posses, and with improved graphics and sound with commentators on 6 languages makes pes6 the champion. The only thing that pes6 need is a full license for teams and players and then it will be inevitable for any player. Expand
  5. MartijnV.
    Nov 5, 2006
    How can those idiot reviewers say that it has improved so much?! It hasn
  6. InsanelySane
    Nov 10, 2006
    The reviewers are paid to keep their business running - and PES is the sort of product that seems to sell on updates, not on any real changes. So what if there are a few tweaks here and there? the game is virtually the same. If you have played PES 5 there is no reason to shell out more for the same. Unless you want to feel updated.. Same issue is happening with other great games like Rome Total War which had such impact but now they milk its formula and release expansions and now Medieval II which gets such great reviews but really is just like Rome with different clothes and a few thin bones. PES 6 is still a solid experience for newcomers so it deserves a positive rating. Expand
  7. BurakK.
    Nov 20, 2006
    I don't understand how all these magazines find the 2 recent PES so perfect! (PES 5 & PES 6) Okay it's true that the AI has improved much with real player speeds incorporated and those "better runs into empty spaces" offering much realistic and efficient counterattacks. But that's all. It's nearly impossible to score an organized foot goal with an average team : only headers or penalties! I could be able to score my first "real" goals with through passes when I chose Barcelona as a final chance! The reasoning behind the strength of teams is also very disappointing : all players run faster. And that's why you aren't able to play with average teams because you lose the ball somewhere as your players are unable to pass quickly after they received one. Really ingenious! I was playing PES4 for hours, but now I can't stand either PES 5 or 6 more than half an hour. A game must now to satisfy its user at a minimum degree, and for the majority of people I've spoken to, PES6 fails at it as did PES5. Expand

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