Released: 2005
Developer/Publisher: Konami for Konami
Platform(s): PS2, XBOX, PC

Before EA's FIFA came through and crushed the buildings, Konami's Pro Evo (a.k.a. Winning Eleven, a.k.a. World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International) was the first and last name in video-game footy. Feels like a long time ago, but people used to rank WE up there with Madden, and this edition is a good example why: peerless controls and intuitive, authentic gameplay. Damn, Pro Evo-in high school, you was the man, homie!

North London? Man Red? Merseyside Red? Any Pro Evo head recognizes these as the fake team names for Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool. Damn you, lack of team licenses!