This latest edition of Pro Evolution Soccer falls flat on the most important part of the game -- the action on the pitch. Sure, snappier passing and more strategic buildup help the game's realism, but teammates often overrun their position (or don't run at all), leaving your strategy stuck. The new gaming engine allows for more impressive graphics, but with recycled commentary like the stuff spewed here, you may just want to opt for listening to the radio rather than hear the same in-game opinions nonstop.

RATING E for Everyone

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PLOT Everyone on the field.

DETAILS PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, $59.99

BOTTOM LINE The old soccer ball has been kickin' around too long.