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  • Summary: PES 2010 focuses on enhancing the excitement of matches between players, making for a truly challenging experience that constantly tests the player. Intuitive zonal defending covers spaces and players need to look constantly for new ways to attack. PES 2010 focuses on being a real soccer simulation, as it requires both strategic play and quick reactions, as in real life. In addition to key out-field elements, goalkeepers are more versatile and with abilities matching those of modern shot-stoppers. The game's referees have also been reworked, with smarter AI elements allowing them to make more balanced calls during matches. PES 2010 has undergone a major visual revamp, with its celebrated player likenesses and animations now even closer to those of real-life players - including live player expressions to be depicted with an improved lighting system which differentiates between various conditions! [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. 93
    While a true sense of 'evolution' may be in short supply, Pro Evolution 2010 remains nothing short of a convincing return to form for Konami thanks to streamlined presentation, unpredictable gameplay, intuitive tactical planning, consistently variable challenge and a much-improved online service.
  2. Only the missing licenses and the commentator will let you take notice in a negative way. Great graphics, great game!
  3. 83
    Last year Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 wasn’t really good. This year Pro Evolution Soccer is back as it’s meant to be. Nice gameplay in the great Master League and a lot of other playable options. One point that’s still missing, are all of the official licenses.
  4. Though the mode on hand are all old hat, they've been greatly refined. The online experience in particular is vastly improved.
  5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is not the turning point everyone’s been waiting for over the past year. Yet again. The scarce number of novelties, and the low level of innovation and realism, opposite to a gameplay engine in desperate need for a rethinking, eventually have turned THE soccer simulation into something closer to an arcade game. Strangely enough, a game we may still like, though.
  6. 72
    PES diehards will defend the strangely robotic take on the beautiful game, but those wanting a flowing, realistic game should eye up the old adversary. [Issue#185, p.76]
  7. Five years on from what was arguably the series' peak there has been no substantial development and no willingness to reflect the ambition of its own title - something we cannot abide. [Dec 2009, p.105]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    6
    Aunque supera a su antecesor (Pro Evolution Soccer 2009) se queda muy atrás de su senda y de su lucha contra Fifa, perdiendo claramente este año, decepcionante tanto para seguidores poco fieles, como para los mas fieles de la saga, un juego para olvidar, Konami dejaba asi claramente que su reinado en Playstation 3 quedaba lejos, no como en Playstation 2, una lastima, porque el juego prometía incluso a los menos optimistas...pero no valía lo suficiente... Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2012
    6
    PES 2010 was showing its age when it just came out. Very outdated and poor animations, poor AI, but it still feels like the real thing. Menus and modes are great. Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2010
    4
    Pro Evo 2010 is awful for many reasons. Its only saving grace is the moderately simple menus, quality graphics and the soundtrack. The game play itself is nothing short of dreadful. The through balls are inaccurate, the player positioning doesn't make sense, your own players run into each other and cause you to lose the ball, players at times will not come to a high ball to contest it (particularly goal kicks) instead standing back and allowing the opposition to assume possession, the overly complicated button requirements to take free kicks, the fact that you cant move on a 360 angle rather there is only a rigid 8 angle axis. the slow nature in which goalkeepers release the ball from their hands, the apparent lack of control professional player have of the ball, the fact that it at time will deliver the ball in the opposite direction that you are pushing and on and on. The point is, although Fifa has its faults, it is in every way superior to this game. Expand

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