Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. PES 2011 is a good game. It's the best version of PES I've played on the Xbox 360 and PS3, and it's a step in the right direction - but it isn't a FIFA beater.
  2. While FIFA 11 may be the better, more polished and controllable simulation of football, in many respects PES 2011 is the more charismatic of the two games. If you're only interested in the finished article then you might want to wait another year for further progress, but in the meantime PES fans can hold their heads high, and fans of the beautiful game are on the road to being spoiled for choice again in light of this encouraging instalment.
  3. After swimming with sharks, Pro Evolution Soccer has undergone a facelift with this new episode, particularly successful, although perfectible, but placed on the right track.
  4. 67
    Pro Evo feels more like real soccer, but it doesn't really look like it a lot of the time.
  5. Dec 17, 2010
    65
    Making the density of sports management accessible and fun is no meager feat, but Konami's lackadaisical approach to the nuts and bolts of sports sims -- animation, physics, controls, collision detection, feedback -- hold Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 back.
  6. Oct 22, 2010
    60
    In attempting to start over and give PES its most substantial revamp in a long time, Konami has given the franchise a much-need shot in the arm. There's a lot more to like here than previous, but PES 2011 still feels like an also-ran that's still in dire need of some additional refinement and some of that old fluid magic that once made PES sheer footballing alchemy.
  7. More generally there is much better access to tactics and strategy, with players able to manipulate their team's position and lineups to an almost Football Manager-style degree.
  8. Feels closer to a good footballing videogame than the series has for a few years now, but crucially still isn't one. [Issue#64, p.86]
  9. Dec 17, 2010
    50
    The gameplay is a lot of fun-despite the slower pace-and the combination of online and off-line options will keep you busy throughout the season.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Dec 15, 2010
    8
    Better than previous versions of PES. It's not great, but this is the path to go. It's more fun to play against someone this than FIFA.

    Lack
    Better than previous versions of PES. It's not great, but this is the path to go. It's more fun to play against someone this than FIFA.

    Lack of licenses.
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  2. Feb 1, 2015
    2
    Wow this game sucked balls. The players run like they have pins iin their cracks and the career mode is glitched to hell. If you're any bigWow this game sucked balls. The players run like they have pins iin their cracks and the career mode is glitched to hell. If you're any big time you'll be bankrupt within 2 months because you spend £1,000,000 a week on wages for a single player. At Barcelona I was spending 2 million a week on Messi WTF is that about? Full Review »
  3. Nov 16, 2012
    0
    With the new spasctic physics engine, Konami shot itself in the head. TERRIBLE game with various flaws, stupid shooting system and offering noWith the new spasctic physics engine, Konami shot itself in the head. TERRIBLE game with various flaws, stupid shooting system and offering no fun at all if you played PES 6 or PES 2010 before. Full Review »