What will you get:
You will get Pro Evolution Soccer - PES 2011 CD Key (scan of the cd key from original DVD box). You need to have already installed fully functional game on your computer. This key can be entered in the game. This game can not be activated on Steam platform.
About the game:
"Engineered for freedom". No, it's not another eye-rolling tagline for the latest car TV ad, but the back-of-the-box headline for the 10th outing of Konami's annual feast of football. You might be forgiven for thinking that this is the usual marketing bulls**t. After all, did we not have the full 360 freedom to manually pass last year? Well, yeah, but let's not ruin a good slogan. A less punchy tagline, but closer to the mark, would have been more freedom, more often. Konami loves boasting about this stuff, but it bears repeating - if only because it's actually true for the most part. The chief boast is the 'freedom to play', and this is definitely where PES impresses most this year. Passing feels crisp, responsive and intuitive, and if you can get that right in a football game, you're halfway to greatness. Even if you're one of those players who completely overlooks left-trigger-enhanced manual passing, it's easy to see that Seabass and co. have completely nailed the fundamentals this time around. Simply knocking the ball around to feet, there's a satisfying zip to it, and fewer passes go limply astray. Likewise, AI players are more alive to the situation, and more likely to read your intentions and run towards misplaced passes or try and break into space. The system builds on the flow and excitement of last year's PES, albeit with added conviction.
But even when you're trying to win the ball back, the tweaks to the defensive system make the dogged art of jostling for possession feel less irritatingly bobbly and random. In PES 2011, positioning and timing is absolutely critical, and if you can get the right side of your man, the chances are you'll reap rewards. Call another player into the fray to close the player down and tackle, and it's a game where you're less likely to get punished for arbitrary, basic mistakes, but one where you can be passed into oblivion if you give opponent too much space. But while you can generally rely on your defenders getting tighter to the man and generally being less suicidal than previously, keepers can still pull a Robert Green when they want to. They'll probably blame the new balls... The vast improvements to the animation across the board make the whole spectacle a great deal more convincing, too, meaning that a well-timed sliding or block tackle can be as game-saving as it would be in real-life. If you get it wrong, the slow-motion replay will generally reveal why, though it's fair to say that referees are still pretty intolerant creatures when you deign to lunge in. On top of that, the improvements to the possession system make it much more rewarding to try and patiently build attacks with hold-up play. The unpredictability of the outcomes make it the sort of game where you'll try new things, whipping in a cross after stealing possession, only for an onrushing forward to score a spectacularly opportunistic diving header. The outcomes are rarely the same, and you'll find yourself taking a punt from all angles - only to miss as many sitters as you'll score improbable net busters.