Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 PlayStation 3

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. 67
    Yes, FIFA is the superior offering this year -- but it's a lot closer than you might initially think. If Takatsuka's team tackles the animation issues and online hiccups next year like they addressed the graphics, presentation, and Master League this year, we could have a 2010 videogame footballing derby worthy of Premier League titans Liverpool and Man United.
  2. Overall then, PES 2010 definitely makes some noticeable improvements on last year's game, but, both on and off the field it still lacks the complexity and polish of EA's rival offering.
  3. Overall Konami have upped their game in terms of bringing back the good old days of Pro Evolution Soccer. However with EA's FIFA series has been growing leaps and bounds each year, I'm not too sure if it's too late for Konami to gain the fans interest back.
  4. Robotic and methodical, and firmly in second place. [Dec 2009, p.97]
  5. 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]
  6. This year's Pro Evo improves upon its predecessor in some key areas, but it does little else to keep up with the competition.
  7. It really is a shame that all the improvements are ruined by the online aspect. This may not be a deal-breaker for many people, and the offline multiplayer is as good as previous versions.
  8. 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]
  9. PES 2010 may not have been able to topple FIFA as the leading football game but it’s clear the series is getting back on track and obvious improvements have been made over last years game.
  10. It's hard to imagine why gamers would opt for PES over FIFA this year unless they are such stubborn fans of the series that they'll never let go. FIFA betters Konami's offerings more or less across the board this time around, while PES' continued lack of substantial gameplay innovations (even without any comparisons to FIFA) is becoming quite worrying to say the least.
  11. PES 2010 is simply not good enough to challenge FIFA's dominance. It's an improvement on last year's effort, and fans of the more arcadey virtual football will find plenty to enjoy, but as a simulation it pales in comparison. PES 2010 is a return to form, but it is not a return to past glories.
  12. 70
    Unfortunately there are only a few improvements in Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. PES-fans will be happy with some improvements in the different modes, but general soccer fans are better off with EA's FIFA 10.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User 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 esteAunque 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... Full Review »
  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. MenusPES 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. Full Review »
  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 gamePro 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. Full Review »