Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 18, 2013
    90
    A great playable, fun and always challenging football simulation.
  2. Sep 18, 2013
    84
    PES 2014 looks better than ever and the gameplay's a lot of fun, but nostalgia stops it from being a huge leap forward.
  3. Sep 18, 2013
    80
    It's not always easy to develop a game with a new physics engine but Konami did well. Unfortunately PES 2014 still has some issues with the collisions system, but it's a great start for the new era of this brand.
  4. Oct 24, 2013
    70
    The PES series has definitely left the grey zone, and with its new face and trained muscles it gets again into a fight to win the football cup. This is going to be a hell of a fight with the well started FIFA series, however, it has to start somewhere.
  5. Oct 4, 2013
    70
    PES 2014 is a solid title whose lively presentation and animation improvements are offset by slower, heavier gameplay. Not a bad game by any measure, it nonetheless counteracts some of the improvements made in last year's excellent PES 2013.
  6. Sep 25, 2013
    70
    I was looking forward to the new Fox-Engine as a foundation, but the next big step for the series is just not there. Instead of reaching a new level the gameplay is hindered by the teams’ problems with the engine, resulting in bugs and loads of minor flaws. That’s a shame, because the core mechanics are better than ever.
  7. Sep 24, 2013
    70
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 is a little disappointing - we were expecting a huge revolution, and what we got is just a beginning of a revolution (and not that perfect, to be honest). The game offers lots of fun, is difficult enough and stays on the simulation side, but lots of technical issues truly test the player's patience. There are many steps in the right direction, but at the same time there are lots of steps back.
  8. Nov 18, 2013
    66
    PES 2014 is rife with frustrating flaws, but still, underneath all these layers of disappointment, there is a powerful core. In rare instances, when you are in control of the game, and there no bugs to spoil the fun, PES is more natural and alive than any FIFA.
  9. 60
    New engine brought freshness to the series and if it wasn't for shoddy online support and a bunch of nasty bugs, FIFA 14 would be trembling. [Nov 2013]
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 220 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 68
  2. Negative: 41 out of 68
  1. Sep 25, 2013
    0
    Playing this Series since Snes (ISS) Ps1 Days...but PES 2014 is just horrible (while i think the Graphics are fine, unlike "elkranio"....but this is the only positive thing i have to say...)

    Gameplay:

    It plays unbelievable slow and sluggish. You dont feel that you have control over your Team. A good example would be hmmm imagine an online Match with a horrible Connection and you get an impression how PES 2014 feels! Every Action is soooo delayed...its actually painful to think about all the moves you could have made in a Match, if only the Guys on Pitch would respond to the commands on your Joypad in proper time... -_-

    In Matches (not only myself, Friends as well...) You find yourself cramping the controller and pressing buttons harder and harder, hoping to get quicker responses from your player...but nope.

    Gone are quick shots, passes (Manual of course) and exciting gameplay...it feels like a game of chance for the most part. Goalkeeper AI is awful as well...but that would be something a Patch could fix (if the game would be fun, this Point wouldnt even bother me that much at this moment)

    If you liked PES 2011+12+13...skip this one...its a different Beast in a worse way...sure every Year a lot of people are moaning, ranting etc....this time....they seem to be right...

    P.S.

    Played many many Matches the last days. They improved on how sensitive you can direct passes&shots with the analoguestick (compared to prev. Editions) but the delayed, slow Gameplay still ruins a fun experience, it feels like Work...the Fox-Engine seems to be capable of something great, if they only speed it up (setting Gamespeed to +2 actually gives you a hunch of how good this game could be...) this PES could/would/should take the crown of Soccergames...
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  2. Oct 13, 2013
    1
    I used be a great fan of PES and was really disheartened when FIFA overtook them in gameplay terms a few years back. This new season had so much promise with a new engine, updates all round and Konami seemingly could take the lead again.

    How wrong I was as this is the worst sports game ever, period.

    The sluggish controls, dimwitted AI (have played XBLA sports games with better AI than this), an interface that gives litterally no information about what stats your players have so picking a team is impossible and other stupidity that makes everything just feel like it´s put together by a group of 11 year olds.

    I can honestly say that if a reviewer has given this pile higher than a 1, you are either a blind EA hater or haven´t play´d this game at all.

    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.
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  3. Nov 12, 2013
    0
    R$179,00 sendo que o jogo custa U$59,90, sem falar que FIFA muito superior. Não pago isso nem a pau e PES 2013 foi meu último, de agora em diante passo essa porcaria. Full Review »