PES 2011 for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone now in the Marketplace

We've known about Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 for sometime now, even that it was going to be $4.99 and sure enough, it has landed.  The application is quite hefty in size (74MB), requiring a WiFi connection to download, so best to grab it at home before heading out. From the app description (note: we removed their spelling errors, nice)

The unrivaled and award-winning football simulation is entering its first season on Windows Phone 7! Immerse yourself in unprecedented football atmosphere and the true PES experience with PES 2011. Features:

  • Unrivaled realism: Experience incredible gameplay and focus on tactics, goals and winning trophies while competing against the most advanced team and player AI on the market. Striking animations such as referee cut-scenes or goal celebrations and technical moves (diving header, bicycle kick, and more) will make you feel the beauty of the game.
  • Exclusive UEFA Club Competitions: PES 2011 includes many of the best European club teams in the officially licensed UEFA Champions League™ and UEFA Europa League™ modes.
  • Online connectivity: Prove your skills and unlock the various Xbox LIVE achievements, compare yourself to your friends, make it to the top of the leaderboards and become the world’s greatest PES player
  • Outstanding Accessibility for Beginners and Experts: The uniquely designed true flowTM control system provides instant access for players of all levels by utilizing the accelerometer and AI-supported touch controls. More advanced players are presented with unlimited freedom of play by being able to master classic console-style controls with virtual pad and buttons.
  • Stunning graphics: Detailed stadiums, pitches and weather effects provide the perfect visual environment for exciting matches

First impression: massive game with huge initial load time (even with 'NoDo'), the game is nonetheless impressive. Must for soccer fans. Grab it here in the Marketplace.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Well wish I could actually get this game that I have been looking forward to ever since it was announced. Unfortunately due to the negligence of Microsoft and Dell ignoring known bugs, firstly in the OS with MP crashing and with wifi causing the hardware to crash respectively I am now left with a MP entry that prompts me to Check install but no install of the game is actually present. With the only known fix for issues like this being a hard reset, after putting up with the crashing issue of the Dell for months I am now firmly of the opinion that WP7 should be recalled and Microsoft exit the smartphone space and Dell focus on producing their shoddy computers they have been for years. The operating system is alpha at best and the hardware no better than the result of a high school students school project. For 2 companies to continue to sell a product that obviously needs massive attention for months is disgraceful, and to top it all off there is absolutely NO support for the end user in such a situation. Its an absolutely abysmal customer experience and far from the so called "always delightful" BS that was claimed it would be at launch.
  • @theefman:Get another phone and stop complaining. There are many of us who have working devices. My Samsung Focus is working fine, although I did need to get a new phone under warrenty exchange. I have no real issues but I sure would like some features that are missing.I believe your rant is childish at bestIf you believe that another platform is nirvana, you can have my LG Optimus Andriod phone and you can go to the Android forums to see the issues of the constant loss of 3G and Wifi and host of other problems. If you are an AT&T customer, they could not care about you as a customer unless you have an iPhone....customer service as a general rule died a long time ago.So, you are an early adoptor and with some early pains, fine, change devices or move on. The platform will get better but I would not say it was alpha. As far as Dell, they want to be like HP but do not know how.
  • lol, mGarcia?