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  • Summary: World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 is the latest version of Konami's soccer simulator series. Added this year are more clubs from the Italian Series A, Spanish La Liga, and Dutch Eredivisie Leagues, as well as a number of other individual clubs. One hundred thirty-six clubs in six different leagues are available for play to get to the various cups featured in the game. Incrementally improved graphics and AI are also included. The game is online compatible, so you can play out rivalries across the globe. Collapse
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  1. It's so realistic it makes me want to drivearound my block blasting the horn til' midnight.
  2. This is as close to a complete package you can get.
  3. It has that feeling of being more realistic and a wider range of controls.
  4. 90
    With the addition of online gameplay to the best soccer engine in the world, Winning Eleven 9 is worth a purchase, but it still somewhat feels like the American release of last year's "Winning Eleven 8: Live Wire" more than its own standalone game.
  5. The controls are more responsive and as a result you will actually use less combinations of buttons and the sticks to make your moves.
  6. 88
    A gem of a soccer title, but it feels like "Winning Eleven 8 Online"...WE9 is still the undisputed champ of videogame soccer. You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll scream "GOAL" until you go blue in the face. It's that fun.
  7. You know a soccer title is doing it right when a match can end in a scoreless tie and you've had as much fun as when you've lit up the scoreboard. And this is in large part due to WE9's A.I., which plays such a smart brand of footy that it continually keeps you on your toes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. B.Jones
    Apr 1, 2007
    My friends who are devout Madden fans, don't even like soccer, and love football dropped everything after a few games of Winning Eleven. It was so hard to get them to try it, and now they rate it lightyears ahead of Madden. Absolutely the best sport sim I have ever played. Winning Eleven 8 is great too. Expand
  2. JohnJ.
    Feb 8, 2006
    Great control. Great feel. Great game.
  3. Mav
    Feb 7, 2006
    Best soccer game I've ever played!! Only thing wrong with it is not enough licensed teams, but I spent bet. 1-2 hrs and was able to change all teams names, jerseys, player names, stadium names... everything to their real names, (like fifa has them), and now its perfect. So out of the box I give it a 9/10, with about an hours work in the option files, I give it 10/10. By the way, if you want a European opinion on soccer games (they know more about soccer than an Americans...) go to I truly believe they have better judgement over soccer games, just like I'd trust an American site with rating NFL and MLB games. Expand
  4. JavierF.
    Feb 24, 2006
    Been From a country where soccer is the only important sport I can say that, anyone that can believe that fifa is better that WE, well they don't have a clue WE9 online play is the top of the cake in a very franchise that is running since 1992. Expand
  5. JR
    Dec 6, 2006
    This game could be so much better, I swear if this game teams up with EA. This game could be the leading soccer game, but WE10 is suppose to be for PS3 so now they gunna have them kick ass graphics. Expand
  6. DaveR.
    Feb 9, 2006
    WWE9 still needs considerable work. Konami certainly hasn't changed much since last year's game. The graphics and commentary is subpar. The gameplay is fairly realistic, still the movements seem staggered and broken. It certainly isn't smooth. In addition, the menus are clunky and controls need revision. Online play simply doesn't make up for a subpar effort. In my opinion, FIFA 06 literally blows WWE9 away. FIFA 06 only needs a few minor tweaks in the gameplay area to guarantee a crown in 2007. Expand