Sep 25, 2013Playing 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...)
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...
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...… Expand
Sep 20, 2013Worst PES I've played. As others have stated, the graphics and the new engine is somewhat interesting, but the rest of the game is just awful. Player movement/control is horrible, AI is dumb, game modes are the same as ever but with even less features, etc.. It's a shame really.
Oct 9, 2013Huge improvement compare to PES 2013 thanks to new engine! Absolutely amazing gameplay and realistic animation gives it the potential to become THE BEST football simulator in history (with PESEDIT help)! DO NOT complain about low amount of club licenses and absence of EPL (it will be fixed by fan patches). PS also players faces will be fixed by Konami soon!
Oct 13, 2013I 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.… Expand
Oct 5, 2013Good graphics and worst games play ever. In gameplay, while playing in professional mode (in other modes the Com AI players are too supid that its get boring after playing 2,3 games), you will try your best to reach the opposition goal but when you try to hit the shoot button the player will comply after 3,4 seconds. Also the uncontrolled player of your team are very stupid and in most cases run away from the ball. The other main issue and the most frustrating is the worst passing technique, the player happily pass the ball to the opposition player and I throw my new gamepad. If you love your gamepad and you are a little bit impatient, please don't buy this game. Even fifa98 is better than this in gameplay.… Expand
Oct 3, 2013waste of money, pes 2014 is complete rubbish clumsy player controls, not fast enough on default Just rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. so disappointed. Looks like another year of fifa as it is the best game on the market, that's regardless if your a hard core pes fan crap wrapped in gold imagination is still crap, pes14 crap, devs needs shooting or watch the prem laliga, bundesliga they will have a clue what football looks like then. this is like virtual soccer, its that bad.… Expand
Nov 12, 2013good graphics, nice engine (definitely a step forward), good animations, best football game imho, but when u see a keeper refusing to stop a slow ball going inside, or watching how the ball's out for corner instead of taking it, u wanna die. They removed a lot of good features, the passing is lame, and dont make me get started with the refree..., really, japanese have no f****** idea about football, why they keep making footbal games?… Expand
Nov 12, 2013Such a step back for the franchise. Graphics are poor even on high settings. Faces are not looking nearly like in reality. They were better on the last incarnation of PES. Gameplay improved,but full of unnecessary changes to control system. Good feature is the intro of simple feints by two button combo. Worst feature by far is the Angry birds like targeting system when executing set pieces. It can be turned off,but nevertheless show that KONAMI has lost it's touch with football,since it's introducing these dumb features.… Expand
Sep 30, 2013Wow. I have been a PES fan for as long as I remember, back to the ISS days on SNES.
Konami has made mistakes on many of its games, and few are completely perfect. But there was always the magic there. A new game was always a joy to play, even in Free Practice mode.
So the dissapointment could not be greater. Especially after all the promises, the new engine, the heart feature, etc. Really Konami?
The magis is gone. PES has gone the FIFA route, but is years behind their formula. Sure the animations are better than ever, but it means the game is sluggish, waiting for the animation to run before a change in direction, shot, pass, etc. Very different to the crisp, immediate response of the ISS and PES games of the past. So, so far, from the great games like PES6.
The new engine novelty wears off very quickly, as it is a prettier game but by no means jaw dropping. Only a slight improvement. And football games are about gameplay, who cares about facial hair and more accurate lighting, when shooting feels unreal and manouvering in the penalty box is so sluggish.
Man covering is terrible. I cannot get my team to pressure or hold the formation I desire.
Konami have tried to make defending possible by implementing some ridiculous turbo gimmick. Your player slowly accelerates and then decelerates. Very very unrealistic. There is no player explosion, you have to wait for the players to slowly accelerate. Also running a 20m sprint is now impossible, as your player will decelerate and be caught by any defender like Vidic, etc.
It is a complete gimick and unlike real football.
In the end, this game is like a blow to the stomach. We knew Konami had problems with PES and going back to a new engine, with all their promises, would bring back the glory days.
Now, PES is even further away from the original formula. Looking withouth personality. It is a bland FIFA experience, sluggish, gimicky, licenseless.
PES 2013 is a much, much, better game.… Expand
Sep 22, 2013I'm playing the PES series since PES 3 and I've played all the ISS games before PES but with the PES Games which where released on the currentgen consoles it went downhill with PES, so I switched to FIFA. I had no fun with all the PES games from PES 2008 to PES 2012 and the Fifa games felt so much better and more realistisc until I played PES 2013 at that point I switched back to Konami's PES series. And now I bought PES 2014 for the PC and I have to say that there are a lot of changes. First the graphics look really stunning on the PC at max. settings and there is less lagg than on the console versions. The gameplay feels really smooth and realistic. The ball physics is also really great. But there are also some points which i have to criticise like the licenses. There are less licensed teams and stadiums in contrast to PES 2013. All in all I'm really happy with the new PES and I hope they can optimize the Fox Engine till PES 2015 so that it won't lag at the opening scenes and so on. Graphics: 9.5/10, Sound 8.5/10, Controls 8/10, Gameplay 9/10… Expand
Sep 22, 2013Yes, the game looks like it's dated 5 years ago and I certainly think Konami released it too soon!
First the menu looks bad and it is unintuitive. Then the settings.exe isn't able to deal with many graphic cards properly (I have to play with a 800x600 Resolution with a Geforce GTX 670m). In some ways the commentary is funny because it makes so many weird mistakes but after only 5,6 matches basically you've heard it all and it gets really annoying (and yes, you can turn it off... fortunately). Another thing: Reinstall the game and you lose all saves. Apart from that releasing a patch on the day of the official release is never a good sign (and you have to do a bit Internet research to get this patch so the start may be a bit confusing). I don't mind that they almost have no known teams but I don't like playing against teams that sound like badly made up with a random name generator. And yes, you can change it yourself or wait for an unofficial patch but I game should depend so much on stuff like that...
After all what makes PES 2014 still good for me is the game play. It's not an arcade approach and it's not that fast. It's a lot more tactical and the controls are actually challenging and really something to get used to. Probably not for everyone but I like it. So I'm giving an 8, even though Konami messed up a lot of things this time.… Expand
Sep 26, 2013With a big changes this year, especially in gameplay and visual terms, expectations were big. PES 2014 should have been a fresh, new start for PES franchise. But unfortunately, it failed.
Let's start with positive things:
-> Visuals (except there is no grass, again), presentation and atmosphere are way ahead of it's predecessor. Now, you really have the felling you are playing at a real life stadium. A big improvement for the franchise, no doubt.
-> Full scale control over passing and shooting. PES 2014 offers the most precise passing in terms of controller input, when the "advanced" mode of passing is turned ON. When it comes to "advanced" shooting, some time is needed to get used to it, even for PES veterans like me.
-> Dribbling. I am sure that PES veterans are not that thrilled with it because it is heavily simplified. But I am pointing this out as the overall improvement for a larger community of players. Less skill is needed to perform dribble moves.
-> More licensed teams from other continents besides Europe.
Now, the bad things and it is pretty bad:
-> Performance because of the new FOX engine. There is no replay or any break in the game that will not cause a frame rate drop. It is maybe for a second, but it shows that the game was not optimised as it should have been. And because of the new engine, there is no rain or snow. I mean, really? And no grass again, as I pointed out already.
-> AI (talking from the "superstar" difficulty perspective). Opponent players are pretty clever, maybe too much (magical defending), but the goalkeepers are not impressive at all. Another year and the same problem remained. Also, while playing BAL (Become a Legend), no matter what difficulty you choose, your teammates are braindead. It is a frustrating experience, more than enjoyable and I'm sure that is not the way.
-> Passing. It is the most precise ever, but it demands hours and hours of practicing to be able to pass the ball correctly in the match. Most of the players will not have the patience for it, so they will switch to standard passing system which has another big problem. Pass target marking took one step backwards. In the match, you will pass several balls in the way you did not select at all. Tweeking pass support option does not help. "The game knows better" passes, I call it.
-> Dribbling. As I have pointed out above, experienced PES players will not like it at all.
-> So, with all this said, it is time to point out THE MOST ANNOYING thing in the game. LAG, LAG and LAG. When you press a button, you would expect that the game will perform selected action immediately. But that is not the case here. Game needs a whole second and the most saddest thing is the gameplay was made this way, it is not a performance issue. That leads to a slow and sluggish movement of players which eventually breaks the overall pace of the game.
-> Stadiums. PES 2013 had 37 stadiums and this year we have only 18 if I'm correct. I know there has been some issues with licensing and EA, but common, they could at least add more generic stadiums.
-> Soundtrack. Or the lack of it, better said.
-> Stadium creator. Not existent in PES 2014.
-> Fewer modes.
-> No WE and PES United.
One step forward and two steps back. That sentence would, pretty much, describe what PES 2014 is all about. I will stick to PES 2013 for one more year and hope that 2015 will bring overall improvement to the game. Until then, a mediocre 5.… Expand
Oct 1, 2013i have never played a pes so bad like this one i am choked and frustated to even talk abaout the dam game the ai is just bad, the player movement and wight is all wrong, the passing sistem is bad, players reaction is delayed alot, the framerate is crap, the goalkeeper is a mess im gona describe my last game, playing with fcp against psg the game was 0/0, at minute 58 lavezzi cross the ball and my player alex sandro on the area dominates the ball with chest and puts the ball inside my won goal line
at minute 65 i cross the ball and jackson misses, thiago silva instead of cutting out the ball just stops in front of it, varela dash and goal, its like thiago silva had a strock and sttod there watching the ball
against man utd i am winning superstar 1/0, at minute 42 rooney shots from the middle of nowere the balls hits helton and he defends up, but inside the net!
and theres palyers movements and control i spend the entire game struggling against the controls because they are just bad
pes tries to be fifa and does a bad job, i dislike fifa but i dislike this pes and for me its just the worst pes ever!… Expand
Oct 26, 2013PES game I've play ever. And I've been playing PES for 9 years. The control was horrible, positioning by the players is like they never play football before, and dribbling does not make sense at all. It's so unrealistic, so that a fast player like Walcott can be outrun by the likes of Hummels and Pepe just because he's on the ball? Perhaps the developers should try going out and actually see people playing football before making such a stupid mistake. Shooting take a massive toll too. The long shot almost always of target, doesn't matter if you are playing C.Ronaldo or S.Gerrard. Also man marking and tackling doesn't work, as it's very easy to turn your back out and shield the ball. The only bright side is the addition of the one-two play, and better graphic. Also, don't try to pass the ball when you have goal kick, just pump it up field. Half of the time the opponent striker will get it from your defenders or before your defenders and smash it home. It's extremely easy to intercept balls passing to someone, because of the slow reaction speed. Interaction with the ball seem realistic, until you try to pass it in a high speed combination (like tiki-taka and 1-2 plays)
That was on gameplay. Now what most interesting about the PES series imho is the Master League. If you like this, then don't even bother to buy this game. Stick to PES 2013 instead. Not only the menu is shrink to tiny size of not that many options, the development of players is horrible as well. No more the ability for you to get a focus trainer for a particular player. No longer you can rely on finding a good gem out of your youth team. No easy way out of striking a deal to buy your favourite players. And it's so easy to manage your team revenue, it's sickening (I'm playing AC Milan with 32 players, with like 9 star players with salary above £10m, yet there is no trouble keeping my budget high up). Also you can't renew the contract of anyone you want to secure on your team, until his contract is about to run out.
Bottom line is, KONAMI, please at lease finish making the game before it's released. It has potentials to claim back the rightful throne from FIFA, but if you keep choosing to ignore your fan reactions, you will never get back in the first place of football games… Expand
Nov 13, 2013Subpar gameplay. Outrageous price on Brazil's Steam store (180 reais, or $80 US dollars). Go buy FIFA for less than half of what Konami expects you to pay on this piece of overpriced crap. Avoid any product from a company that has no respect whatsoever for you.
Oct 21, 2013I haven't touched a soccer game since PES 2006, and seeing i bought a new gamepad for my pc, i wanted to try this one after the FIFA 14 demo, i am amazed how the menu's still look just as horrible as they did in 2006! The graphics are ok, they do, the animations are good, but the thing that bugs the hell out of me in the game is these terrible controls, it just doesn't work, you really dont have the feeling you got control over you players, and they also added some pressure system, to put pressure on the player with the ball, this basically is just your players rushing towards the dude with the ball, most of the time this ends up you kicking the crap out of the guy and you got the ball, its that simple to get the ball. The difficulty is also very very strange, at one moment i'm absolutely destroying a A+ team with 8-1, and the next i can't even beat the lowest rated team there is... Looks like i will stick to Fifa this year to restock my interest for a soccer game.… Expand
Dec 6, 2013The worst PES ever i hope Konami change mind about this game. Pes is my favourite game ever since ps1. Everybody i know says the same and its not 2-3 guys.. Please just bring back 2013 style with only 2 improvements of 2014(live throw ins and lomb shot style) and just better graphics.
Bad things: stupid AI. Defenders and attackers off the ball movements have completelly destroyed.
, through balls have insane gameplay i played a lot and i have saved about 70 videos with wrong things about this game... please bring back PES not FIFA
not rensponsive passes...… Expand
Nov 22, 2013If you are a standing Pro Evo fan of a certain age, chances are that you stuck with the series despite all your friends going over to FIFA with all its bells and whistles, not to mention functioning online gameplay, because: a) you have never really liked FIFA: b) You preferred the much more dynamic, fluid, and exciting gameplay in Pro Evo. Well, the bad news with PES 2014 is that it seems that Konami have been looking very closely at FIFA and how the game is constructed, and to a certain extent totally ripped it off (much like EA did with Pro Evo in order to finally get a half decent footie game out themselves). That is not too say that PES 2014 is just like FIFA, it isn't, but subjectively, it feels very similar to play. By that I mean, slow, unresponsive, over-burdened with fancy tricks, and worst of all, completely unsatisfying to score in. I have had fewer than 10 games on it so admittedly, I don't really know the game so well, but the problem is, I just don't feel any motivation to get to know it.
Konami have completely thrown the baby out with the bathwater I am afraid and I doubt that they are going to find it again.… Expand
Nov 9, 2013Este juego no me gusto mucho, tuvo un gameplay diferente y equipos nuevos.Lo que cambia en este PES es su jugabilidad, a mi me costo jugarlo en las dificultades faciles;este juego fue muy diferente al de todos los juegos de la saga.Lo bueno que puedo destacar de este juego son los graficos.
Nov 1, 2013This game is based on the Fox Engine and it's a great leap forward for the PES series by KONAMI after a good PES 13.
PES 14 has all the 3 major continental competitions from Americas, Europe and Asia, which is a big plus for me as I really like to discover new teams and players and to expand my football database.
PES 14 adds 5 more leagues to the game, thus enhancing the Football Life experience.
PES 14 has great graphics and improved gameplay.
For me, after PES 6, the king of PES series, PES 14 is second best !
Good job, KONAMI … Expand
Sep 24, 2013I think they worked very well this time.
The new engine has a future. Maybe this year they do not complete a lot of stuff but the progress is impressive.
Definitively I will buy this game and my brothers especially because they concentrate a lot of American Soccer Leagues like Brazil and Argentinian, South American cups and Leagues especially USA, Concacaf about the Europe teams we always love the most popular the rest a lot of people even didn't know European Leagues only La Liga, Premiere League and Bundesligue the most famous of Europe.
The people who knows a little of soccer feelings will understand my review without any fan boy crying… Expand
Sep 27, 2013GOOD
Again perfect visual display when u play a Champions League match looks like you are playing beside Ronaldo or Messi Liked the National Team Managing Setup......... MNL is not good and we can focus on building the best team.
Poor Controls AI Needs to be redesigned not copied from FIFA Lost the "camera angles" variations ,the true reason for PES was successful....... player movements crappy....... Automation copied from FIFA but lacked the engine to deliver the total fun..... Some Loading issues on MNL.
play PES 13 PES 14 looks good but plays badly.
My first review :p… Expand
Oct 22, 2013I have alternated between PES and FiFA for many years now (sometimes buying both also) and with the exception of PES 2008 & 2009 i always thought Pro Evo was the superior title. This year tho KONAMI delivers what to me is nothing else but a poor FIFA clone. It's PES 2008 all over again, whenever KONAMI announces a "whole new game" they deliever one with terrible AI, horrible referees and below par goalkeeper. The game flow, which has been the main reason for me liking PES more than FIFA is pretty much gone completely. I have started a Master League with Bologna on Superstar, looking for a bit of a challenge. I win pretty much of every match with ease and i'm not even happy about the goals i score, because they usually are histerical if not sad mistakes by the opposition's goalkeepers. The ones i concede are usually own goals by my GK or a case of switching to the wrong defender and not getting to the ball first because KONAMI decided, switching with the right analog stick was too convinient to have in a subpar FIFA clone....… Expand
Nov 1, 2013plz konami call jenkey
he is always genius he made atool that fix all of your bugs from pes 2010
and now at 2014 he is the king of it and without this tool game is sluggish
plz deal with him to fix the online playing 2014 is the first and the last year for me to buy the original game as online playing have bad response and alot of bugs so i hate online playing and play normal matches only with jenkey tool… Expand
Nov 1, 2013As all football games this generation it doesn't really play much like real football. But it does it better than FIFA in every single imaginable way and you will get glimpses of realism in this game. It will also give you situations that will make you want to tear your eyes out and feed them to your cat.
A few patches and tweaks and this game will become quite good. It is already good compared to other football games. In time, maybe we will have a really good and fun football game if Konami keeps up the good work they've done on this one. In all fairness, the demo is better so let's just hope they implement the AI gameplay they used in that one and improve the keepers somewhat.
It could also use a passing style option. The team styles doesn't really work all that well, as the AI will favor long passes regardless of what you actually set them to play. How can I give an 8 after saying mostly negative stuff you ask?
Have you played FIFA? that one deserves -5... ok the two last ones maybe 0. Football games have SUCKED for a few decades and this is a HUGE step in the right direction so it deserves some credit for the effort. I have fun with it if I take it at face value.… Expand
Nov 2, 2013So unfinished, lacking so many features in comparison to it's major rival. Typical of pro in that it removes more features than it adds. Terrible licencing, awful likenesses. Slow, dated menu systems. Broken gameplay in that long range shots are near impossible to score, defending is silly, tackling is unrewarding and based on chance.
BUT...so much potential. Wish they'd spend two years on it.
Nov 14, 2013Another poor edition of PES another year for FIFA. Good: - Graphics, seems to be better than last PES. Bad: - Game play is really slow, doesn't seem to be real football, FIFA is light years from PES. - Where is the goalkeepers AI? Its PES 2014 !!!!! - Player faces, what happens here, only a couple of players are similar. - Online, most of the time really lagged. - Less features than previous PES
- No Pre purchase in steam (Thanks god haha)
- Two month to be on steam and 59USD ????
- No steam works
- No steam cloud
Always making the same errors.
Your best choice, go again with FIFA this year.… Expand
Nov 23, 2013Have been playing Pro Evo since it was ISS on the Super Nintendo in 1995 and after 18 years i can say without any doubt what so ever that this by far the worst Pro Evo Version Ever!!! I waited until I could say that I am now used to the new version before I made a comment on it so that I would be more Impartial. Now the time has come. I always went between Pro Evo and Fifa until Pro Evo came out on the PS2 and Finally decided that despite being tougher it was an Evolution in football Games. I mainly play this game with a group of friends who all but one think it is dreadful, so dont care about the AI. This version is so bad that it has almost ruined the tournaments my friends and I play in. we always start the new season with the new version of Pro Evo. This year for the first time ever we had to make the unprecedented decision to revert back to Pro Evo 2013. Despite having worse graphis, Pro Evo 2013 has far more realistic game play, response, movement, running on and off the ball, passing, crossing, etc. It is just amazing at how badly Konami have Messed Up!!!! I agree with everyone who says how bad this version is and other friends who have tried my Pro Evo 2014 are never going to buy it. Very Smart.… Expand
Nov 30, 2013My background: Played 3D football simulation games since FIFA 97. Played football in real life in a two amateur clubs. Football fan, watch games on a weekly basis. PES 2014 is probably the worst PES they made. What happens when you have two companies making games about a sport they don't understand: FIFA14 and PES14 happen. First let's keep in mind an idea, which is, when you actually play football you have insight that its impossible to simulate in a game, so what happens when you create huge delays for player actions, you actually make a double delay and add a huge random factor into the game.
So basically when they made it almost impossible to make first touch passes, they broke the game completely,it makes this game unplayable. Football is not remotely about predicting movement, its about realizing its about to happen, so you cant have a game about football that relies on the concept that you have to pass the ball to a player that is fully marked 2 seconds before you even get the ball in your feet, and hope that the AI realizes that the pass must avoid the opposing player and predict the teammate run, therefore making all actions a random action where so much can go unintentionally wrong.
I could go on and on about these completely wrong game design concepts, but now let's take a look at the game modes, they are basically the same thing they were 8 or 9 years ago, almost no evolution whatsoever, I'm not asking for a mix of football manager and football simulator, I'm asking for something with a less arcade boring concept, something that isn't made just for the player to suceed and feel good about itself, football is about challenge.
The AI... can it get any worst than this? The positioning is just crazy bad, the computer always uses the same type of gameplay, be it Barcelona or the worst team in the game, they all play alike, no difference whatsoever, how dull, how boring, this is not football. Making pressure is just damn useless because bad players behave like good players, they always know precisely what to do, to who they should pass the ball and how.
At least now players can hold the ball and not be overrun by super tacking defenders, which is the only improvement to the game.
FIFA is the same dull boring simulation, this games are years away from being considered simulations. Can we have a european company with people that actually know football to make a football game?… Expand
Nov 18, 2013PES 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.