After a rather lacklustre response to FIFA’s WeView, with many commenters instead turning to Konami’s football series – PES – and championing it as the better game this year, it makes sense that we’re moving onto PES 2015 next.
Arguably a more realistic representation of the game – albeit still without key team brandings – PES 2015 was Konami’s first attempt at a football game for the new generation of consoles, after they had made the decision to keep the previous year’s release on PS3 and Xbox 360 rather than porting it up.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to review the game when it launched back last year, and our coverage was quite thin overall. Thankfully, by jumping over to Metacritic we can see that the game has an aggregated score of 82.
There were no 10/10s, but God is a Geek thought highly of the game, stating that while it doesn’t entirely reinvent the wheel, there are some “brilliant new inclusions” which help create a “truly wonderful football simulation” which is both easy to play and hard to master. They scored it an impressive 9/10.
Scoring it four stars out of five, The Telegraph described the title as “arguably the best pure representation of the sport ever made”, compared to FIFA’s impressive presentation and selection of modes. The Guardian echoed these thoughts, stating that while FIFA 15 is better as a complete package but PES 2015 is far superior “where it matters – on the pitch”. Play magazine even compared it to the world-leading football team, in a lovely turn of phrase:
The Germany of football games – intelligent, exciting, controlled, technically impressive and a world champion with a bright future. Every game feels fresh and exciting.
Some impressive reviews then, but those aren’t everything, and what really matters is your opinion – that’s what keeps this feature going, at least! So, if you’ve played the latest version of PES, why not leave a comment below – a paragraph or so – leaving your thoughts on the game. Don’t forget to put a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It, or Avoid It rating on the end!