Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 73
    Multi-tasking is of great importance in PES 2009, so the game requires some training and time before you get the grip of it. Once you master the controls, the many game modes will offer soccer fans a lot of fun.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. SamB
    Jun 2, 2009
    9
    It's the controls that make this one of the best football games ever. The way you can tell your players exactly where to run and pass It's the controls that make this one of the best football games ever. The way you can tell your players exactly where to run and pass gives you amazing control of how your team performs and is incredibly satisfying. I would rate the single player game as the best ever football game EVAR, and this is despite the AI not being quite up to the standards of recent fifa games. The Champions road mode is great fun, and being able to develop and play you miis is cool. Where it suffers, and the reason I'm not giving it 10 is in the multiplayer, and by mulitplayer I mean playing with other friends in the same room as you. This is something the old pro evos on the ps2 used to be fantastic for, and I still measure against player with 3 friends on a multi tap, and the problem is here it doesn't quite work. Player using the wiimote means you can see the opposition arrows and runs. Playing with the classic controller makes it just another football game, where it suffer in comparison to fifa. So, a fantastic single player game, which all football fans should at least give a go, slightly let down by the multiplayer. Full Review »