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  • Summary: PES 2014 centers everything on the ball including how it moves and how players use it. Trueball Tech allows the player to trap or knock on a pass using the analogue stick with detailed bar-centric physics determining the weight shift of the player and the height and speed of the pass, as to how the player's body will automatically shape to receive it. Trueball Tech adds more freedom, with full 360-degree control within several yards around the player and the ability to shield the ball from opposing players, use deft controls to wrong-foot them, and intuitive methods to master close control. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    90
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 is very much what its name implies, an evolution. Konami have taken off the gloves and issued a very strong challenge to EA; whether or not this will translate to actual sales is yet to be seen as this battle will be fought over the coming year.
  2. Sep 20, 2013
    85
    Even though some long lasting problems -like the poor AI- are still here, the new edition of PES is one of the best representations of the "beautiful game".
  3. Sep 24, 2013
    83
    It sacrifices little of the feel while introducing some new concepts that I hope stick around. While aspects like the bid to introduce emotion to players remains inconclusive and I'd like the developer refine its control scheme, for the first time in a while the future of the franchise is more exciting than its past.
  4. Sep 18, 2013
    80
    The best Pro Evo has been all generation and, for players looking for a more in-depth and grounded game of football, a genuine alternative to FIFA.
  5. Sep 20, 2013
    80
    Calling it a simulation doesn't quite feel right, but this captures the look and action of a football match better than anything else I've played.
  6. Oct 2, 2013
    75
    On the field we run into a more complex and deeper game, in which it’s all about patience and steel nerves. This is partly because PES 2014 is more a soccer simulator than a game and partly because the game part of it still has many flaws. It’s a promising step for the next generation of PES-games though, that much is obvious.
  7. Sep 19, 2013
    50
    This new PES 2014 has made efforts in its gameplay, offering freer and more realistic actions, but it disappoints on the technical side. Slowdowns in front of goal are annoying, most of the players (except the stars) are unrecognizable, the public is poorly done... In short, we are still far, far away from catching the ogre FIFA.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 79
  2. Negative: 45 out of 79
  1. Oct 8, 2013
    10
    Anyone who despises this game is either deluded or plain stupid...though we're all entitled to our opinions. PES' gameplay is far better than FIFA, it just needs that final off-field mode to fully surpass Fifa. The current sales are already in PES' favour and that shows that people are truly acknowledging PES Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    8
    Gostei do jogo... Tem vários bugs e muitas coisas irritantes. Mas me dá vontade de jogar, ao contrário do 2013 que só era legar jogar com os amigos. Espero que os futuros "patchs" corrijam alguns desses erros. Por enquanto minha nota 8, mas com melhorias pode virar até um 9. Expand
  3. Apr 2, 2014
    6
    Okay, where to start. PES 2014 is still PES, I've been playing PES since it was ISS (getting on for 20 years ago) and it hasn't changed all that much in that time, the core gameplay remains recognisable.

    This version however, has quite a few downsides.

    The framerate is shocking, when you're actually in play it's fine but the pre match cutscenes and replays look like .gif files.

    The crowd moves and it looks terrible, they probably have 15 frames of animation, and they're very low res.

    The English commentary is nowhere near as good as it should be, it's possibly the worst of all the sports games that have commentary, it's getting to the point where I just don't think they should include it.

    It is constantly loading something.

    It's still pretty fun though, if you can get it cheap and despise FIFA, go for it. And personally I don't mind the lack of official licenses, I enjoy the editing. I spent many an hour on PES 4 and 5 editing all the premier league teams, but all in all the technical issues this game has disappoint me. I don't think old gen consoles like the PS3 and 360 can handle the new Fox game engine, and it suffers.
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  4. Mar 29, 2014
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 4 / 10

    I owned Pes 2011, which i bought for 29.99 after waiting for the price to come down, I waited to buy pes 2014 until it dropped to 29.99 as well. I have played Fifa since world cup 06 for 360. I bought and sold Fifa 14 for PS4 which was the straw that broke the soccer fan's back. I generally enjoyed fifa in the past, despite it having real shortcomings from a footballing standpoint. I decided that it was going to be PES 2015 for PS4 or nothing, and picked up this sorry excuse of a game to get me up to speed.

    I really wanted to like this game, and give it a real chance, and frankly I am disgusted and I feel like i have been ripped off. It's bizarre since Konami has gotten a lot of flack over Lords of Shadow 2 and Ground Zeroes, the former people saying it's a junk game and the latter a rippoff demo. The truth is, I wish I bought Ground Zeroes instead of PES 2014, at least that Paid Demo runs properly and has good gameplay.

    Presentation, while slightly better than 2011, the framerate is terrible, and frankly whoever decided to put the match presentation in and the cutplay / replays should hand in their resignation as it's embarrassing. It runs at sub 10 frames, it is hard to watch I feel like i'm going to have a seizure. I don't understand why the replays are so hard to skip, it's bad enough people on fifa make your watch their offsides, this game punishes me for playing single player.

    There is really poor licencing. How can you claim to have the champion's league licence etc when you don't even have all the teams participating licenced?

    Netherlands does not have proper players etc? WTF????

    I scrounged an edit file pack online and figured out the arcane process of using it, it is still embarrassing.

    I appreciate all of the updates that they tried to do, And the fair price for the "world challenge" update of only 10 dollars. I wish I could support them on that, but with the game itself being so abysmal there is no way, I have to cut my losses and call it a rental fee, plus whatever I can recoup from trade in which will likely be horrendous.

    Your players don't even jump when they are in the box on defensive duty, meanwhile you can win headers in midfield with 5'5 players, what they hell. there innovations for passing and shooting in this new game are horrible.

    It is just frustrating because some things this game does better than fifa, and others it does way worse. On the whole the gameplay itself is just bad.

    The tactics menus are aweful, having it decide irrational things for me between matches is insane. Yeah it makes perfect sense to play Vidic at RB, thanks PES. and you have to keep moving your guys around so that it recognizes where they are playing and what the rating is, then it switches it. If you need to change tactics, they game refuses to register your changes. It shows 3 slots for your tactics and you try and select one and it does nothing. It's just unnacceptable and doesn't seem to have imporved in the slightest from 2011.

    I could forgive the licenses, and the poor menus and polish, and the uneven graphics and framerate, and the lack of a good career mode that follows a specific league. The lack of stadiums etc etc.

    What is unforgivable is how poor this game is where it is supposed to have the edge on fifa, the gameplay.

    Avoid it.

    my advice to everyone that is disapointed in fifa and pes, just watch the games on tv and go and play the real sport. these games are a farce and do not capture the essence or spirit of the sport at all.

    It's sad because i like to play it in conjunction with watching the season, and despite having my team licenced (manchester united) it is pathetic and unsatisfying, it doesn't help that the ratings for most United players are ridiculously high. The only ones that should have a high rating are RVP Rooney and DeGea, the rest do not deserve their scores in the slightest, and thats after the latest updates. hahah Young with a 87 are you high? Nani with a 90 guy can't make the bench on a 7th in the league season, baffling.

    And Ronaldo is a 100, can't remeber the last time i saw that horse s h i t in a game. He and messi should be in the 95 range. but instead RVP is a 95 (yeah right more like a 90 pes wise) and they jacked themselves into a corner.

    It's just an unsatisfying substandard experience and as much as I want to support them ( I bought new despite not caring for online ) I feel like they should just pack it up.

    As for Fifa 15, it will be nothing but an Ultimate Team garbage fest, with no gameplay improvements and terrible homogenous gameplay with scripting. They will talk it up big, and ignore their customers after launch as usual. I will not support EA again when it comes to anything football related as they are shills.

    my two favorite(hockey, soccer) team sports and EA has a darth vader vicegrip on the licensing. *sigh* I wanted you to be good pes, but sadly you are not. RIP my videogame soccer obsession.
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  5. Oct 14, 2013
    2
    Looks awful and the gameplay is just ridiculously messed up. The entire look of the game is crap, starting with the main menu (it hurts my eyes) and continuing with the match preparations menu, not to mention the actual match (I got the feeling this is Super Mario). Won't talk about the gameplay, probably everyone noticed already that is worse than any other PES before... I'll keep playing PES 2013

    PS: what's with the critics's reviews? are they playing another game, cause i don't get it...
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  6. Sep 24, 2013
    1
    QUESTO GIOCO E UNA ME RDA com e possibile che peggiora sempre di piu ogni anno??
    allora nuovo motore grafico ok ma NIENTE pioggia!!! cosa????
    facce e capelli dei giocatori orrende basta guardare la chioma di emanuelson o di de jong la faccia di mexes e i suoi capelli??? una merda
    giocabilita???: lentissimo, un sacco di bug, fai gol e x un secondo spariscono tutti, collisioni orrende,papere dei difensori, gli attaccanti nn fanno i movimenti giusti nei contropiedi (ti corrono incontro) i portieri agghiaccianti con movimenti schifosi da spastici fisica del pallone che sembra pesare 2 grammi con tiri a piena barra da fuori area parati senza problemi
    e la traiettoria del pallone nelle punizioni e nei rinvii???? ma che idea di merda basta spostare la linea di traiettoria dentro la porta con un po di effetto e il tiro e servito.. mah che merd ata!!!! ma che ideee sono??
    e poi udite udite on line nn ci sono piu le coppe quei bei tornei divertenti da fare a orari prestabiliti! noooo adesso solo 1vs1 partite di classifiche
    menu schifosi rallentamenti paurosi durante la formazione e la scelta dei giocatori (mah)
    ah e ovviamente diritti e sponsor sempre di meno infatti la premier continua a fare schifo mentre rimane come sempre l'interessantissimo campionato del caz zo olandese!
    qua si va sempre peggio era dall iss pro evolution 1 e 2 che nn giocavo con dei giocatori fati cosi male e trascurati (foto realismo di sto cazz o) chissene di elsha ronaldo ecc se gli altri "meno famosi" fanno cagare (pazzini ecc...)
    mi sembra di sognare complimenti konami! bella m erda!
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  7. Jan 9, 2014
    0
    I used to play this game since winning eleven.. This year was the year that made me switch to Fifa and i am so glad that I did.. I will never EVER purchase any product from this company... I won't mind getting a game that I don't like.. but getting a half finished game for full price is a rip off.. Never buy this game. not worth half it's price Expand

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