Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (often shortened to PES 2009, or simply PES 09) is the latest game in the series after its release in Autumn 2008. Before the game was released it was revealed that creator Shingo Takatsuka had given the game a complete overhaul following the serious criticism of the previous title.
One of the first screenshots of PES 2009 displaying the improved graphics
The game supports network play with a reduction in lag compared to PES 2008 although there are still many criticisms as it is far from lag-free. Lionel Messi is featured as the cover although Andres Guardado features on some versions. A new game mode called Become A Legend has been brought in which involves creating a player and taking him through a career. The Master League mode now has two-tier negotiations which involve negotiating with the club first and then the player separately. Also the edit mode was notably improved with badges and kits now being as intuitive as they were on PS2 versions.
Although the game is generally viewed as an improvement, the Online Mode and the omission of players such as Danny Alves, Tomas Zapotocny and Walter Lopez drew plenty of criticism.
The game will be followed by PES 2010.
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||Intel Pentium IV 1.4GHz or equivalent processor||Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz / AMD Athlon XP 3000+|
|RAM||1GB RAM||2 GB|
|OS||Windows XP SP2, Vista||Windows XP SP2, Vista|
|Graphics Card||DirectX 9.0c compatible video card. 128MB Pixel Shader 2.0 (NVIDIA GeForce FX or ATI Radeon 9700 video card)||nVidia GeForce 6800 XT / AMD Radeon X1600|
|Direct X||DirectX 9.0c compatible||DX 9|
|SOUND CARD||DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card||DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card|
|HDD Space||6GB free hard disk space||6 GB|
|Game Analysis||Gameplay has been improved for Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, with key additions as an improved Teamvision system, tactics change according to situation, better off-the-ball movement such as running to receive passes and the AI recognizing strategies that works accumulating data on an ongoing basis within Master League and League modes. Another new addition is the readjustments for ball movements. PES 2009 has new air resistance calculations for the trajectory of the ball. The heaviness of the ground also impacts the gameplay.|
|High FPS||200+ FPS ( GTX 1060 )|
|Note||SUPPORTED CHIPSETS: NVIDIA - GeForce 9600, 8800, 8600, 8500, 7900, 7800, 7600, 7300, 7100, 6800, 6600, GeForce FX (5950, 5900, 5800, 5600, 5200) ATI - Radeon HD3870, HD3800, HD2900, HD2400, X1950, X1900, X1800, X1900, X1600, X1050, X1550, X850, X800, X700, X300, 9800, 9700|