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  • Summary: The upgraded feint moves allow for sudden directional changes that can cause defenders to lose their balance. But the developers have added a new system to the defenders arsenal. With Perfect Defence, players who time their tackles perfectly are able to powerfully shove their opponent out ofThe upgraded feint moves allow for sudden directional changes that can cause defenders to lose their balance. But the developers have added a new system to the defenders arsenal. With Perfect Defence, players who time their tackles perfectly are able to powerfully shove their opponent out of the way and instantly secure the ball, allowing to create direct turnarounds and counter opportunities. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    100
    The football here is unpredictable and undefinable. Matches take on their own personality, depending on who is playing, both on the pitch and behind the controller. You are given enough control and room for expression that you don’t need to conform to best practice. Instead you need to play to your and your team’s strengths, negating the opponent’s and managing the tempo of a game.
  2. Sep 24, 2015
    90
    With individualized players, explosive tactical potential and unparalleled realism, PES 2016 redefines what a soccer game can be.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 16, 2015
    90
    So it’s official, last year’s game wasn’t a fluke. PES really is back to where it belongs: at the top of the league. [December 2015, p68]
  4. Sep 16, 2015
    85
    With PES 2016, Konami makes a statement: they are back in the game. And at the heart of this final mutation is finely carved gameplay, based on the traditionally precise construction phases of the series and enhanced by new animations and collisions. The result is a game which is, at last, very nice to play.
  5. Nov 9, 2015
    85
    This years PES reminded us of the great PS2 era titles. Gameplay absolutely shins this time around. Football fans should not miss PES 2016.
  6. Oct 14, 2015
    83
    It might not be the most fully featured game or the most polished. And the list of things to fix for 2017 is pretty obvious. But, PES 2016 feels right. And for me, fun beats features every single time.
  7. Sep 24, 2015
    64
    PES 2016 stumbles under the weight of all its divergent modes and duties

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 163
  1. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    Um jogo histórico, assim como Superstar soccer e os primeiros winning eleven. Trouxe de volta elementos clássicos da série e incluiu muitasUm jogo histórico, assim como Superstar soccer e os primeiros winning eleven. Trouxe de volta elementos clássicos da série e incluiu muitas novidades, tornando o game de futebol mais completo já feito. Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. "Best game of football '' Gameplay is the same good. The graphics are beautiful. This year's champion is only jeden.PES 2016. The Return of the King. Well done KONAMI. Expand
  3. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    PES has huge improvements comparing to fifa 16 demo which fifa not showing any improving or changes only some fixes and adding woman teams IPES has huge improvements comparing to fifa 16 demo which fifa not showing any improving or changes only some fixes and adding woman teams I consider as add on not new game
    really this year I am on PES side
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  4. Sep 30, 2015
    9
    Playing full manual in PES 2016 is such an enjoyable experience. With some fixes this game can the best football everPlaying full manual in PES 2016 is such an enjoyable experience. With some fixes this game can the best football ever made............................. Expand
  5. Jan 16, 2016
    8
    Great game overall, We can say this year PES2016 is much better than FIFA16 in terms of gameplay . The gameplay in PES2016 is miles ahead ofGreat game overall, We can say this year PES2016 is much better than FIFA16 in terms of gameplay . The gameplay in PES2016 is miles ahead of FIFA16 but its not perfect. The game still lacks of licenses and leagues, online games can sometimes be frustrating because of the lag and you can notice at times a 1 second delay, goalkeepers give weak goals and allow way too many rebounds, high scoring games are pretty frequent because of inconsistent goalkeepers,Myclub mode missing transfer market and I am not a fan of spending money to get random players

    Not all is bad I like the graphics and the fact that we are able to import kits for unlicensed teams which makes them look better than in FIFA
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  6. Sep 10, 2016
    6
    For me was the referee, this is the worst part, you can not do a nothing because is yellow card, if you see the scene again it is not, butFor me was the referee, this is the worst part, you can not do a nothing because is yellow card, if you see the scene again it is not, but always yellow card. Also why if someone takes the ball the other player does not react, it takes some delay because players are slow to know he is not with the ball.... so stupid gameplay Expand
  7. Feb 8, 2016
    0
    There are a few things that make this game unplayable. First of all, this looks like an UFC game, everything is valid and nothing is a fault.There are a few things that make this game unplayable. First of all, this looks like an UFC game, everything is valid and nothing is a fault. The AI for the defenders that are not selected is terrible, they literally stay still doing nothing, and even the switching the players using "L1" is terrible.
    No one said this here, and that is probably my fault then, but i don't know how to receive a pass in this game, i tried everything and every single time the receiver just advances the ball to much i don't know how is that possible.
    Lastly, and one of the most annoying things is the fact that an action stays for ever in memory. I never reviewed a game before but i felt an urgent necessity to review this game. Don't know how people can rate this game higher than 5.
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