Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    Definitely, the best soccer game for Wii, although it doesn't offer any remarkable innovations compared to last year's edition.
  2. Nov 3, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Dec 17, 2011
    Plays a slightly better match than FIFA Wii. [Jan 2012, p.98]
  4. Nov 18, 2011
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 comes unchanged from last year. The classic PES gameplay still works great and you'll have a lot of fun, especially with the most intense game modes, however.
  5. Nov 16, 2011
    The same game as last year, but that's not entirely a bad thing.
  6. Dec 7, 2011
    Still great, but if you have last year's game there's little reason to shell out. [Dec 2011, p.69]
  7. The best football game on the Wii, but flaws and dated features remain. [Christmas 2011, p.89]
  8. Dec 13, 2011
    PES 2012 offers the same product of last year with all the merits and defects. Who loved the previous chapter will love this too, the others can easily look elsewhere.
  9. Nov 18, 2011
    PES 2012 is again the best soccer game for the Wii, offering a comprehensive simulation of the sport, allowing any type of strategy and offering plenty of championships to compete in. However, motion controls have been favored in comparison with the traditional games, something which may not be liked by some gamers.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 27, 2011
    the best soccer game money can buy, slightly better than last years edition still lacking some licenses, german league and english team names,....... of course if you have PES 2011 think about it before buying it but if you dont this is a must buy Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2013
    totalmente descepcionante malo desechable una basura en un Cd, incomodo imposible de comparar pes 2012 es la basura mas asquerosa que hay en la consola mas piadosa del mundo el Wii Full Review »
  3. Apr 29, 2012
    Arguably the best football game from a gameplay standpoint, and personally my favourite sports game on any console. It's unfortunate that it looks so dated visually. Full Review »