Pro Evolution Soccer 2 - PS2

Also known as: Winning Eleven 6

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Also for: GameCube, PlayStation
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Sport: Football - Soccer
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Konami Soft. Co.: Konami
Publishers: Konami (GB/GB)
Released: 25 Oct 2002 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Memory Card
Features: Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only


With European sales of the original Pro Evolution Soccer for PlayStation 2 now exceeding 900,000 units, Konami have returned with a vastly reworked update. Widely renowned as the definitive football game by gamers and football aficionados alike, Pro Evolution Soccer amassed thousands of loyal followers with its intuitive and realistic control system. Pro Evolution Soccer made every feint, pass and through-ball of the real thing possible, and its sequel ups the ante even further.

Every aspect of the game has been refined or reworked, with Pro Evolution Soccer 2 now benefitting from three distinct dribbling styles, while shooting, turning, close control and passing have also been tuned to make them more individual and realistic. To ensure its digital versions of the world’s top stars react and play as they should, Pro Evolution Soccer 2’s players have all been designed with over 25 skill factors taken into account. Each is rated in areas such as attacking nature, balance, stamina, strength, and shooting and passing accuracy, each of which endow the players with differing abilities and playing styles.

Similarly, Pro Evolution Soccer 2’s ‘Player Create’ option allows fans to (re)create their favourite players for use in the game, determining their appearance and performance using the aforementioned attributes, while also highlighting a further 19 specific key skills and abilities. Newly created players can then be implemented in the sequel’s Master League season.

Arguably the most popular aspect of the original game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2’s Master League competition reveals many new features. A third division has been added, while Konami has also implemented a contract system wherein players now negotiate with players regarding the terms of their contract if they want to add to their squad. Cup games now take place during the Master League season and squad rotation has become key to a successful season as players protect the fitness of their squad.

Other new additions include an extensive training mode, while the game’s huge array of options allow users to tailor every aspect of the game to their taste – even down to designing their own club badges and kits.