|Pro Evolution Soccer 5|
European cover art featuring John Terry and Thierry Henry
|Series||Pro Evolution Soccer|
|Media/distribution||Optical disc, UMD|
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (known as Winning Eleven 9 in Japan and World Soccer: Winning Eleven 9 in the North America) is a football video game developed and produced by Konami as part of the Pro Evolution Soccer series. The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions were released on 21 October 2005 with the PC version released a week later on the 28 October.
The game is the first in the series to include officially licensed British teams—Arsenal and Chelsea of England, as well as Celtic and Rangers of Scotland. The game also includes fully licensed leagues— La Liga of Spain, Eredivisie of the Netherlands, and Serie A of Italy. It was also the first in the series to include fully licensed national teams - Japan and South Korea. As with previous versions, the game features an edit mode allowing the player to edit certain elements of the game. It was the last game to feature the Bundesliga (in the game as German league) before it would be replaced by a generic league.
The PlayStation 2 version was the first to feature online play (currently free of charge). Within online play, statistics and league points are stored on the server for each game played. These points determine a team's (player's) position within the five online divisions.
PES5 was also the first Pro Evolution to appear on the PSP and despite it being slowed down, it is considered by many players the best Pro Evolution game due to its realism and amazing step up from PES 4, these included:
■ More realistic Preset Faces
■ The ability to customize kits by overlaying patterns and combine 1st and 2nd kits
■ The introduction of snow
■ More Edit appearance options such as untucked shirts and under-shorts
■ More realistic player interaction (such as cold air being visible out of the players mouth)
■ Online play
■ New positions such as Second Striker (SS)
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