Throughout your career you make choices as a real footballer would. You then have the choice to retire from the age of 27 or be forced to at the age of 35. Your player's age increases by one year at the end of each season.
 PES 2009 and PES 2010
The Become a Legend mode starts first by creating your player, the facial features can be done with either the Eyetoy or you can build your face from scratch. With the Eyetoy or any other compatible camera you scan your face onto a player's body. You then play your first game where you are told there are scouts watching your match, at the end of the match you are given three contract proposals by average sides in your league and you must choose one. You then have to make it to that team's bench in order to progress, this is done by impressing your coach in training matches against the first team. You can then earn transfers from bigger clubs in different leagues and even get called up for your national team (depending if the nationality of your player has a playable nation in the game).
Throughout the season you also get to hone your skills with six in particular; kicking, dribbling, balance, power, speed and stamina. It is very similar to FIFA's Be a Pro mode even though PES has had fixed cursor mode before FIFA introduced it. Another major difference is that FIFA's mode is only 4 years whilst Pro Evo's mode is from years 17-35.
Also it is known by most PES fans that Become a Legend came before Be a Pro mode as it was in the Japanese Winning Eleven beforehand under a different name and also the Fixed Player Mode was in previous games.
 PES 2011
In PES 2011 you start Become a Legend by first creating your player. You give him a name, commentary, facial features etc. You then choose the style of player that he is. These are the options:
- All rounder (create a well balanced all round player)
- The Finisher (create a clinical finisher)
- Creative midfielder (create a good passer)
- Dribbling (create a skilful dribbler)
- Shooting star (create a pacey speedster)
- Heavy tank (create a strong powerful player)
- Human dynamo (create a tenacious battler)
You then choose specific focus points out of:
You then have stats based around those. You'll normally start off with an overall of around 60. The type of player you pick then decides what cards you get.
They've also revamped the style and introduced a new menu layout. They also introduced where the manager highlights the exact team style he wants the players to play with individual instructions and target men. At the end of the game, the manager will review your performance and tell you where you went wrong or what you need to work on. At an off-chance, your captain may also talk to you, discussing your role in the team.
They've also introduced real currency into the game for the first time. Furthermore, you no longer play for Babilayna CF as the first match, but instead transfer straight to a club. Then you play training match however this time instead of against you own team, you play against fellow competitors. You then have training where you can distribute 11 focus points between different criteria. The team you play for also adds to the focus points, therefore the better the team you play for, the better your training. Training is also where you can learn a new skill card or a new position. However doing this, you have less focus points for the other criterion.
Another addition is agents, where you start with a basic agent but as you build up your wages, you're able to hire a better agent. A better agent leads to better contract negotiations and better opportunities for you. Furthermore, you can add a 'desired club' to a list where your agent will attempt to cement a deal with said team.
 PES 2012
The same start-up process applies to PES 2012, from the previous year.
 PES 2011 to PES 2013(PSP And PS2)
The PSP and PS2 version is played in the style of PES 2010 but with some features added and removed.
 Added Features
- You Can select a mentor.
- Player Model (the style of player)
- You can distribute 20 ability points.
- You can add 1 special skill star.
 Removed Features
- You can no longer play training matches with your team,but rather be a substitute.
Note: The section of Removed features are just features that had been available on PES 2010.That also means that you cannot hire an agent.etc
 Online Legends
A new mode to PES 2009 was the option for online legends where you team up with other players from around the world to play as many as 4 v the CPU. You select your Become a Legend player and then compete in matches. You're also able to save goals to show to the rest of the world due to the points scoring system. Good build up and linkage can lead to a high score. This mode was removed on PES 2013.
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