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Retrobot presents: Hardcore games

Winning Eleven6 (PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, DS, PC)
If you don't play WE with soccer in mind, you won't win. FIFA may be perfectly passable (no pun intended) as a pick-up-and-play videogame, but WE is a hardcore gamer'ssoccer game. With passing and shooting all obeying the limits of a real soccer player's skills, you can't expect to tap shoot with your back to goal and find the back of the net. Unless your player is Van Nistelrooy or the like, in which case there's always a chance.

With every player obeying his statistics whenever you ask something of him, no other soccer game comes as close toWE at making you feel like you're really controlling actual soccer players. Add the Master League for months of single-player gameplay and you've got a massive videogame, not to mention the multiplayer mode that keeps the GamesRadar crew occupied every lunchtime.

It's not perfect - defensive AI is still suspect and players often seem to run on rails as they chase through-balls, but thesenigglesonly stand out because the rest of the game is so perfect.

Justin Towell
Justin worked on the GamesRadar+ staff for 10 whole years. Imagine that. Now he is a contributor, specialising in racing games, retro, and Sanic.