Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Jan 10, 2012
    85
    Whether PES 2012 can win the eternal struggle with this year's FIFA title is a close call and will eventually be decided by your subjective preferences. Me, I liked PES a tick better.
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Jan 23, 2012
    83
    The best football game currently on 3DS. [Feb 2012, p.104]
  3. Nintendo Gamer
    Jan 23, 2012
    80
    By far and away the best football sim on a handheld - but the things that make the 3DS hardware so different are the things that make PES 2012 worse. [Jan 2012, p.116]
  4. Jan 20, 2012
    75
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 3D has many game modes that give the player some hours of fun. The game also features an online mode and allows the player to use the touch screen for a variety of gameplay options.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 20, 2012
    8
    The best football game on 3DS by far. Forget the awful Fifa 3DS and get this one if you want a real football experience on the go. GraphicsThe best football game on 3DS by far. Forget the awful Fifa 3DS and get this one if you want a real football experience on the go. Graphics are very good, game modes numerous, and gameplay is pretty efficient. It's equivalent to an improve PS2 version. Full Review »
  2. Feb 20, 2012
    8
    I've played PES 11 and FIFA 11. Both descent soccer games. PES 12 is certainly an improvement over the PES 11 by expanding such features asI've played PES 11 and FIFA 11. Both descent soccer games. PES 12 is certainly an improvement over the PES 11 by expanding such features as league play. You can now play for a league championship and you can also take on the role of a footballer and make your way up the professional ranks.The graphics in both PES games are definetly a cut above FIFA 11. It's biggest draw back is still the lack of licensing of teams though. PES 12 has all of the top tiers for the Italian, Dutch, French, and Spanish Leagues to name a few; no authentic English Premier league or German league. It also has a few individual teams such as Man U. But if you want to play for the Barclays Premiership, you might have to compete against the likes of North London and West Midlands Village. If that doesn't bother you, then this game is a good time waster. Game play is pretty solid. Full Review »