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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: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Its core is as exciting as ever and the new features justify trading in last year's edition.
  2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is a great soccer game. The gameplay overall is still pretty much the same, but a lot more has been added. The engine in the gameplay is excellent, and feels a more smooth gameplay. The free kick has improved and the IA of your players is better than last year's edition. Very fun and fantastic gameplay.
  3. Konami delivers an excellent game of football on Wii. Better, a more refined and complete experience than before.
  4. 81
    It doesn’t bring the same wow factor as the first go-round thanks to its general lack of innovation, but at least the soccer is still very solid and the few changes are most definitely for the better.
  5. Want a challenging, tactical experience with long-term rewards? Then PES 2010 is the game for you, though if you bought last year's version you may want to give the outlay some serious thought as this year's nuances are few and far between.
  6. Given the youthful glow of PES 2009, the 2010 offering predictably offers little broken ground. [Jan 2010, p.89]
  7. PES 2010 forgets to innovate, which is especially disappointing considering that defending is as difficult as it was in previous years due to a lack of real control. However, the game has it’s moments of brilliance when you’re on the attack, which saves it from a sub-par grade.

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  1. GavinS
    Jan 5, 2010
    10
    its most realistic game you will find the only problem is producers are needing to contact me on how to rate cartain player and especially to do research for em for what legendary players to add such as schiaffino and kubala long forgoten greats Collapse
  2. oldManPrincess
    Dec 12, 2009
    10
    Visceral Virtual Association Footballing that is at least 12 parsecs beyond traditional controller schemes. Awesome.
  3. ProEvolutionGameplay
    Dec 9, 2009
    10
    Hmm... This game is CLEARLY better, than Pes 2009(which was slighly better than 2008), and HD-business lobbying Metacritic-able reviewers "think" its worse... Someone must be worrying, that HD-bubble might burst if people notice how little soccer(and every other game for that matter) games has evolved with last gen controllers, in 20 years... This is best soccer game in this generation, until Wii Pes 2011. Where is the Gameplay over graphics discussion now? Expand
  4. RobD
    Jan 1, 2010
    10
    This is the best soccer game I've played on any platform.
  5. JamesT.
    Jan 30, 2010
    9
    Gives me the PES 6 feeling again using the new classic controller pro. The pace is perfect controls responsive and shots more refined. Blows the 360 and PS3 versions away due to the playability. It also makes Fifa feel rigid and predictable by comparison. Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2010
    9
    I Think this game is great to all soccer fans, its really fun too. Online play issuck-ish online is dead no one plays anymore.
    This game is
    for real soccer fans who know the sport woooooo!!! everyone need this one this and FiFA 11
    Fifa=Pure Fun
    PES=Realistic + a little Pure fun
    You Decide.
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  7. Oct 5, 2010
    8
    Best Pro Evolution Soccer version of any plataforms. Playing with the classic controller it keeps the same great playability from PS2 versions but with really good looking graphics and AI gives you a real challenge on single player game modes. Also enjoyable with the playmaker controls scheme. Expand