Reviews for Pro Evolution Soccer 2014

40

Disappointing...

lizardspenguin | Oct. 2, 2014 | See all lizardspenguin's reviews »

I've played Pro Evolution/Winning Eleven for years. I grabbed this one when it was on sale for $16 here. I wish I could get that money back now. I'm not sure what Konami was trying to do, but they completely ruined this game for me. To start off with, everything feels slow in this game. If you play a perfect through ball to your star player, he will get run down every time by a defender. It doesn't matter who you are, if the ball is at your players feet, they run like they are pulling a bag of bricks. The game also lack the great gameplay control I've come to expect from Pro Evolution over the years. It felt like they took everything that has worked for the game for the past 10 years and scrapped it. Puts me in a tough spot now, because I'm not too much of a FIFA fan either. I hope Pro Evo gets back to it's roots when they release the next game because this one is just flatout painful...

80

it gets better, but still has space up

h3man91 | June 16, 2014 | See all h3man91's reviews »

in my opinion best pes since pes 6 (gameplay)

sadly the content at all is bit poor. i can live with the unlicensed teams and player - modding community ftw :) - but the modes has such a small content, the masterleague is very castradet in comparison to its predecessors.

but its fun to play :)

50

Alfa version of football game

Gosen | June 15, 2014 | See all Gosen's reviews »

Konami promises a lot every year, yet every year there is huge disappointment. This time they've fixed lack of league mode and added Europe League mode, even they've had license for it for a years. Number of stadiums is huge disappointment, not to mention some genius made San Siro and Giuseppe Meazza as two different arenas. Konami can't never beat EA in terms of license, but this year they've also lost rain. Having that all in mind I can't treat this game as a serious rival for FIFA. Even if animations and graphics are huge improvement, unfortunately gameplay itself is horrible as always. Konami has lost it, since PES6 they've made ton of bad Pro Evos and there is no sign of hope for a better times. You can't get into a game with few stadiums, few licensed teams and only one option of weather, maybe if this game was made in 90ties, but nowadays it's misunderstanding, more like alfa version than a full game. It's definitely bad times for a football games, there is no Sensible World of Soccer, there is no Kick-Off, there is no oldschool FIFA, there is no oldschool Winning Eleven, it's just same thing every year and Konami is not our hero to change that.

90

PES 2014, Best Football.... on the field

jkstokes22 | Jan. 18, 2014 | See all jkstokes22's reviews »

Once you get past the retro interface and the unlicensced sometimes bland playstation 1 era esque music, there lies a deep and rewarding football game waiting to be played. PES 2014 offers the best experience on the field, and this coming from someone who enjoys Fifa quite a bit. Where the two differ is in the fact that while playing Pes I feel like I am playing a soccer match, each math. Some times its a shoot out, 3 and 4 goal games per side. Some times it is a possession battle and as soon as a goal is scored that team must go on the defensive to ensure it's lead is sustained. And other times it's a slow paced game that hits a spurt of goals and slows back down to end 2-1. This is the biggest difference from Fifa, where too often the game falls into a shootout and becomes less about soccer and more about lofts down the field, holding turbo, doing trick stick moves, and shooting. Too many goals kills the anticipation of actually being in range to score a goal.

Where PES can learn from Fifa is in the menus, the music, and the depth of career and myplayer type modes. These seem basic, and while they get the job done, one is right to expect much more in this day and age of sports games.

EA has bought out most of the teams and leagues rights so Pes features a bland set of teams with fake players. Though teams like Man U, Barcelona, and Real Madrid are present, not much else is. Pes also has the rights to the UEFA league, so that is a plus.

This is where PesEdit comes into play... I played over half a season using the default bland base rosters. I put in 25 hours using that base. I just recently added pesedit with a fresh new and most importantly real roster of teams, leagues and players, and this game looks beautiful. It now arguably features better kits, stadiums, and balls than Fifa.

While the interface may throw you off, as will the bland base roster, this game offers a lot and most importantly offers it on the field, where most of your time will be spent.

75

PES is back....

juxtaposed_j | Dec. 21, 2013 | See all juxtaposed_j's reviews »

While after a long absence of playing Pro Evolution Soccer I felt right back at home with this, the new Fox Engine graphics makes animation smooth and the graphics like-like from the authenticity of the players down to certain designs of football stadiums.

Matches are very realistic form the players movements and the ball physics, while possession play is built up- it is usually hard to score lots of goal in a game.

Definitely worth checking out if you want another realistic football game instead of FIFA.