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. Oct 21, 2010
    90
    PES 2011 continues the Pro Evolution Soccer revolution that started with last years instalment and delivers a playing experience that long term fans of the franchise are more accustomed to. With all the improvements it easy to say this is the best PES game in years.
  2. Konami has finally found what they were missing during the last years - the magnificent gameplay. This year the players are smarter, the passes have more freedom and a lot of the game modes has been tweaked to the better. PES is back.
  3. Although PES 2011 can't yet be defined as the best football game on the market, Konami has done a great job in laying the foundations for what seems to be a new course for the franchise.
  4. 90
    Some may prefer FIFA's more studied approach to football realism, but when it comes to pick-up-and-play fun and intensity, PES 2011 gets my vote this year.
  5. The Pro Evolution series was known as the franchise that is too old school, too hardcore, and a step behind. I think that's changed, and it's now in better position for itself and the sport as a whole.
  6. PES 2011 marks the beginning of a serious comeback for Konami's soccer with many play modes, an improved gameplay and at last a flawless online multiplayer.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  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.

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    of licenses. Full Review »
  2. 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 no fun at all if you played PES 6 or PES 2010 before. Full Review »
  3. Mar 14, 2011
    10
    No need to elaborate this. Simple recipe from Konami kitchen that we consume for years. Of course there are flaws but i spent so many hours playing this that it would be at least inappropriate to comment on those. Must have for everyone who loves real soccer experience. Full Review »