Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Oct 15, 2012
    74
    As good as PES can be, and the moments of magic are arguably better than those on FIFA, it has fallen so far behind the competition in so many aspects that it's difficult to make a serious comparison. I know I've come across as a FIFA fanboy here, and PES 2013 isn't without its merits, but if you can only play one soccer game this year, I'd go with the former rather than the latter.
  2. Oct 4, 2012
    70
    This simulation arcade game is mostly for those who have had a liking for the game in past years, or maybe have become bored with FIFA and want something different. If the price went down a bit, I'd say it's worth buying outright. If not, save your time and dimes for the glitz and glamor of FIFA.
  3. Sep 17, 2012
    70
    We do sometimes, even if it is briefly, get the feeling we're playing a classic PES game from the series. Still rough around the edges though.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    0
    This game is trying to be like fifa when konami realized that everybody was migrating to fifa, but the game still terrible like the otherThis game is trying to be like fifa when konami realized that everybody was migrating to fifa, but the game still terrible like the other version. The gameplay is terrible, like the phisics Full Review »
  2. Oct 12, 2012
    10
    this is easily the best pro evo since pes 6 a much welcome return to the good old days. the graphics are superb as ever and the game play isthis is easily the best pro evo since pes 6 a much welcome return to the good old days. the graphics are superb as ever and the game play is drastically slowed down but it makes the game so much more compelling to play Full Review »
  3. Oct 7, 2012
    6
    If you are new to the game, don't take it too seriously, and don't play online, then this might seem like a sublime football game. I howeverIf you are new to the game, don't take it too seriously, and don't play online, then this might seem like a sublime football game. I however am not new to the game, I do tend to take it seriously, and I do play online. So whilst Pro Evo 2013 does indeed offer blistering good playability with a pace of action that can have your heart jumping out of your chest, all this is meaningless when Konami yet again have proved inept at balancing the AI engine. Whilst they have seen fit to make crossed balls and heading totally pointless this year, they have totally overpowered the dribbling ability in the game which once again, just like the old days, means that competitve PES is basically a rat fight between penalty boxes as the two opposition robotically and unrelentlessly push to score as many easy tap ins as they can within a 10 minute game. Sure, PES can play a stunning game of football, but if you are interested in winning, it is totally necessary to bypass the game engine and exploit exploit exploit. Konami fail once again. Full Review »