Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. PES fans may get a lot from this as they’ll selectively ignore some of the glaring issues, but if you’re only going to buy one football game this year, make sure it’s FIFA.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. SamL
    Jul 15, 2009
    3
    Despite being vastly superior to any previous PES, it's still dreadful! Goalkeepers can't catch, no one can control the ball Despite being vastly superior to any previous PES, it's still dreadful! Goalkeepers can't catch, no one can control the ball (especially under pressure!), shooting is terrible and often completely random (especially under pressure!), free kicks are pointless, there's no power bar for penalty kicks and yet you can still miss the goal (completely random unless you kick it straight down the middle), referees will send you off for getting the ball and on top of all else it's just so poorly designed, it's like the creators gave it about 5 minutes of testing and thought that was it seeing as the ball can often go through people's faces. On top of this, it's simply unplayable on Xbox Live due to issues with lag. Full Review »
  2. bobmy
    Apr 15, 2009
    10
    All the hype over Fifa and everyone is forgetting what football is meant to be about, its clearly about the gameplay. This is where pro evo All the hype over Fifa and everyone is forgetting what football is meant to be about, its clearly about the gameplay. This is where pro evo is still the more dominant driving force. 08 was a clear dissapointment only because of the frame rate issues but this year konami have fixed the problems and allowed the free flowing football to occur. Ive played fifa a number of times and still i dont get the satisfaction of scoring a weel worked goal then i do in pro evo. If you like better reprsentation and all the correct licences then playe fifa by all means but for me it is about the actualy gameplay, and i dont see the problem with pro evo licences anyway, personaly i look foward to edting on pro evo as this year they have even upgraded the edit mode to a large extent. Full Review »
  3. SteveGroom
    Dec 23, 2008
    5
    A poor outing and not what was hoped for after the terrible 08. Lack of control, poor ref, still some online lags. There are no tricks on theA poor outing and not what was hoped for after the terrible 08. Lack of control, poor ref, still some online lags. There are no tricks on the right stick....all the things we loved from previos games gone...sriously thinking of getting pes 6 back! Looks like i will have to move to FIFA which is shocking as always been a big defender of pes, first time ever felt compleeled to write review oo! Full Review »