Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (Winning Eleven 8 in Japan and World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 in the US) was released in 2004. This is the first Pro Evolution Soccer game to feature full English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch top divisions, though with full league licenses only for the latter three. The gameplay has improved from Pro Evolution Soccer 3, with improved AI, tweaked play-on advantages and better throughballs. Dribbling is tighter with the players (though at one-star difficulty, a player receiving the ball on either wing can dribble the ball down the length of the pitch relatively uncontested), plus free-kicks have been changed to allow lay-offs.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.