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!

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
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!