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  • Summary: The PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER franchise has long been regarded as offering incredible realism and control, however PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 will reinvigorate the series with the most advanced set of improved gameplay additions, control options and to catch up with the evolution of the real-life soccer. Central to its total freedom of play, PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 introduces a power bar for each player that allows the user to determine the exact strength and placement of every pass and shot. Balls can now be spread absolutely anywhere with surgical precision, with long balls into space, short passes to feet, and intricate one-twos allowing the player to dictate play and control the tempo of a match. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Oct 21, 2010
    90
    PES 2011 continues the Pro Evolution Soccer revolution that started with last years instalment and delivers a playing experience that long term fans of the franchise are more accustomed to. With all the improvements it easy to say this is the best PES game in years.
  2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is definitely an interesting sports game, and even though there are a few minor problems, it's just exciting.
  3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is a reboot of the series: pace and reactions had toned down for a boost in realism and the "360 degrees pass" system does a great job in involving the player on the pitch. Unfortunately there's a consistent lack in animation quality that spoils the experience.
  4. Putting some difficult years behind, the 2011 edition of PES has become attractive again. But if it's been able to catch up in any way, its more with what was expected from previous editions than with its competitor FIFA. On almost all fronts, except its interface, formation menus, and ball physics, EA's title seems superior. PES remains an excellent football game, and will be loved by many, but like the "Oranje" team of Holland, its latest performance isn't the best ever, especially when compared the other team.
  5. Just like that, PES is a contender again. There's still a way to go before it gets back to the levels of addictive playability that kept us hooked half a decade ago but the series finally seems to be finding itself on the current-gen consoles. The identity crisis is over and now PES is well positioned to bring its trademark originality back to footie gaming.
  6. 73
    It's getting harder each year to cling onto the memory of PES being the best footballing game out there... It's not as good as FIFA. [Issue#197, p.84]
  7. The same old issues like awkward ball physics, unnatural interaction between players, sloppy animations and a ridiculous menu system makes most changes irrelevant. Pro Evolution Soccer is in dire need of a round with the defibrillator before next year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Oct 9, 2010
    10
    Simply brilliant, although very difficuilt to master. This years pro evolution represents a reallistic alternative to the real thing. The new freedom opens up new avenues and new playing styles, passing has taken on a new dimension with the measure and timing becoming instrumental to success. The new angles available on the ball allows you to use the full size of the pitch, use your team mates as decoy options and increase or decrease the tempo of play. Expand
  2. Oct 11, 2010
    10
    Best Pro Evo yet. FIFA might have done too much good work in the past few years to capture the attention of 'floating voters' but the PES faithful have been rewarded with the best iteration of their game to finally put the ghosts of the PS2 glory days to rest. The game has FINALLY evolved into a modern package worthy of any footie fan's attention. The online mode actually, properly works too. Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    The best soccer game !!!
    FIFA 11 & FIFA 12 & PES2012 are far to be better than PES2011.
    PES2011 is inovative (new pass management, new shoot
    management, game options, ...)
    The best game ever
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  4. Nov 19, 2013
    7
    Un año mas Pro Evolution Soccer se queda por detrás de Fifa...y sin ser tan vistoso como en las consolas de la ps2, una lastima, porque su prometía mas que el 2010, aun así, corrigieron muchos fallos del juego, lo mejoraron bastante, Konami iba por buen camino, poco a poco se van integrando bien en ps3, pero a este paso...lograran asentarse con un PES decente cuando salga la siguiente generación.... Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2011
    6
    Having played both Fifa 11 and PES 11, i find this year's installment of PES to be a significantly improved game compared to last year's. I still find the fifa series more realistic, everything about it seems like real football (soccer) , as with pes, the way players move seem very robotic and awkward, the ball physics aren't quite right and half the players in the game don't looks anything like there real life counterparts. All in all, its a decent football game that is fun for a while but im afraid fifa is still the better of the two. Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2011
    5
    I was disappointed for this game. I am a huge fifa gamer and ditch pes for fifa everytime. but i pick this game as i heard about good reviews for this pes2011. you know what. don't trust the reviews . It is bad. I dislike the the passing,shooting although the crosses is outrageously interesting. However, it is still playable and champions league campaign is decent. Still, whatever it is, I am going to stick to fifa from now happens...Fifa the better game Expand
  7. Apr 29, 2011
    0
    I don't care what 'renowned' critics say! The bare fact is that this game sucks and it's definitely one of the worst (if not the worst) entries in the series! Those who say otherwise are either fools or paid to do so! Chriscolman, mike1586, arziankorpen and the rest of the KONAMI employees below who awarded 10s to this game are just trying to make people buy their lame product using the oldest trick in the book! No one in the right mind could rate this game with 10 or even 9! Expand

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