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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-lifeThe 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
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  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. The Pro Evolution series was known as the franchise that is too old school, too hardcore, and a step behind. I think that's changed, and it's now in better position for itself and the sport as a whole.
  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. So PES steps on FIFA's toes in a massive move forward but in doing so has opened itself up to criticism it could previously dodge thanks to a different take on the game. But for PES to be able step on FIFA's toes yet again after a lengthy drop in form is a big achievement, and one that should please fans and newcomers alike.
  5. But it's the first title in years to rekindle a passion I had for the series,the one I had back when I were a lad and Pro Evolution Soccer ruled the football landscape with an iron fist and cheeky grin. Now it's finally back on track.
  6. Oct 25, 2010
    75
    After a run-and-pass arcade footballer, then pick up PES. Anything else, then FIFA's ahead by a long shot.
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    50
    The gameplay is a lot of fun-despite the slower pace-and the combination of online and off-line options will keep you busy throughout the season.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Mar 14, 2011
    10
    No need to elaborate this. Simple recipe from Konami kitchen that we consume for years. Of course there are flaws but i spent so many hoursNo need to elaborate this. Simple recipe from Konami kitchen that we consume for years. Of course there are flaws but i spent so many hours playing this that it would be at least inappropriate to comment on those. Must have for everyone who loves real soccer experience. Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2010
    10
    The game is very good. Beautiful graphics, realistic control and a lot of interesting innovations. This is soccer simulator, not beautiful tvThe game is very good. Beautiful graphics, realistic control and a lot of interesting innovations. This is soccer simulator, not beautiful tv translation control. Collapse
  3. Nov 4, 2010
    8
    80. Is difficult to review this game. I love the PES franchise. This game is more difficult than the others PES games and that's a good thing.80. Is difficult to review this game. I love the PES franchise. This game is more difficult than the others PES games and that's a good thing. The pass control is not easy but is more realistic than ever Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2010
    8
    Better than previous versions of PES. It's not great, but this is the path to go. It's more fun to play against someone this than FIFA.

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    Better than previous versions of PES. It's not great, but this is the path to go. It's more fun to play against someone this than FIFA.

    Lack of licenses.
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  5. Feb 1, 2015
    2
    Wow this game sucked balls. The players run like they have pins iin their cracks and the career mode is glitched to hell. If you're any bigWow this game sucked balls. The players run like they have pins iin their cracks and the career mode is glitched to hell. If you're any big time you'll be bankrupt within 2 months because you spend £1,000,000 a week on wages for a single player. At Barcelona I was spending 2 million a week on Messi WTF is that about? Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2012
    0
    With the new spasctic physics engine, Konami shot itself in the head. TERRIBLE game with various flaws, stupid shooting system and offering noWith the new spasctic physics engine, Konami shot itself in the head. TERRIBLE game with various flaws, stupid shooting system and offering no fun at all if you played PES 6 or PES 2010 before. Expand