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  • Summary: Boasting all the latest player and club data, the game also comes with an exclusive UEFA EURO 2020™ mode, allowing you and your friends to simulate some of the sport's most heated rivalries.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 1, 2020
    78
    PES 2021 is a solid title, but on the whole, is the same as last year's game with few updates.
  2. Oct 27, 2020
    78
    For eFootball PES 2021, all of this adds up to a soccer game that feels great to play, even if it is slightly lacking in other areas. The $40 price tag makes that pill easier to swallow, though. Depending on what you're looking for on the virtual pitch, that will determine whether PES is the right option for you. If you're like me and enjoy playing through a season with some random teams that you've never heard of, then PES may be exactly what you're looking for. With solid controls and decent AI, PES 2021 is a competent alternative to FIFA from a gameplay perspective, but those who get excited about seeing their favorite teams succeed against their biggest rivals may want to pass on PES.
  3. Sep 19, 2020
    77
    eFootball PES 2021 is an update to last season's title that comes at a reduced price with very little news. A title with few incentives if you arrive since last season, but excellent if you enter the series for the first time with a more than adjusted price.
  4. Sep 16, 2020
    75
    PES 2021 retains the same qualities and defects as its predecessor while waiting for the new generation of consoles.
  5. Sep 18, 2020
    70
    Aside from a handful of updates, PES 2021 is ultimately the same as last year's game. So if you already have it, it's not worth the upgrade. But this release asks an important question of us, as gamers and as consumers: are we prepared to tide ourselves over on off-years with packages like this while developers strive for bigger innovations between major releases? Even in normal life, and without new console hardware on the horizon? It certainly seems a more honest business practice to clearly delineate season updates from true new main releases. Ultimately, an evaluation of - deep breath - eFootball PES 2021 Season Update is a review of the IP's business model as much as the football itself. And for the promise of greater leaps forward to come, I’m cautiously in favour.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 22 out of 34
  1. Sep 24, 2020
    10
    It is a really good game especially for its price. Gameplay is nearly same as last year except it is more responsive. Game mods are exactlyIt is a really good game especially for its price. Gameplay is nearly same as last year except it is more responsive. Game mods are exactly same as last year and graphically nothing new but that is what the company promised for. They announced couple of months before release that they will be working on PES 2022 for two years instead of one to adapt to the new engine to prevent another PES 2014 and there won't be nothing new for PES 2021 except new squads and kits and therefore it is half the price of what it used to be. It is more honest than doing this and asking full price like what FIFA does every year and despite anything else it is good game and it is fun to play with. Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2021
    8
    A pretty decent football game. It's my first PES, always was 'on fifa side'. Actually the (all time) negative rating of fifa 21 and theA pretty decent football game. It's my first PES, always was 'on fifa side'. Actually the (all time) negative rating of fifa 21 and the pricing brought me to test it. It has not much changes compared to PES 20 and thats why it's not declaring itself as a fully new game. To be honest thats amazing fair compared to EA, that sells every year a full price game that barely even changed since the last version. The version works although you don't own PES20, therefore I got a full game for 11€ just 4 month after release. Beat that Mr. Microtransaction: EA.

    The gameplay feels solid, there are a lot of individual things to figure out. Unfortunately some KI-blackouts appear from time to time, which can be really tilting, especially in online matches. But thats nothing fifa makes better. The myclub function appears a bit confusing at first but is nice to play. Multiplayer matches have been better than in fifa so far..

    Nevertheless some Critical Points: Since yesterday the game crashes without any error message or anything... i get kicket out of 1-2 games per day by that, the game just shuts down and there is no chance to rejoin even if you imidiately reopen... thats super annoying in ranked matches, Matchmaking (might be unfair sometimes), loong queues in myclub, active player choice/swapping feels unsmooth from time to time and the referee often stops situation instead of let the advangte run...

    Beside this another cirtque is the licenzing... it has always been a thing in PES and is for me still the biggest minus. Beside this it can easily keep up with FIFA right now, maybe even beats it. If you down't own a new fifa/pes version and you can get it cheap, get it.
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  3. Oct 16, 2020
    8
    PES 2021 - это просто обновление предыдущей части без изменений в движке, KONAMI этого не скрывают. Но и цена оказалась очень лояльной, наPES 2021 - это просто обновление предыдущей части без изменений в движке, KONAMI этого не скрывают. Но и цена оказалась очень лояльной, на предзаказе цена составила 650р, что меньше 10$ по текущему курсу. Для сравнения, FIFA 21, без изменений, стоит 3500р - 44$, дороже PES в 4 раза!

    По геймплею PES выше на голову, лицензии ставятся одним патчем (гугл в помощь, просто закинуть папку в save и все формы и эмблемы у вас будут).
    Из недостатков - онлайн значительно меньше, чем у EA, есть ивенты, там поиск соперника бодлры, но если что-то менее интереснее, то поиск оппонента на ПК достигает 5 минут! (включен фильтр на поиск только идеального подключения, если фильтр убрать, то оппонент найдется быстрее, но связь с ним будет хуже, условно из России может соединить с ЮАР), рекомендую всё равно ставить фильтр на максимальное качество связи, при игре с таким соперником отклик моментальный, как в оффлайне, без преувелечений.
    Судья стал хуже, чем в PES 2020, возможно поправят, иногда, обведя вратаря соперника (редкая ситуация), он может зацепить кончиком пальцев и срубить нападающего, а судья даже не свистнет.
    В целом, если нравится футбол, вы любите играть, смотреть, то PES для вас, геймплей однозначно лучше чем в фифа, скриптов меньше, пин понга нет, игроки ведут себя как в жизни, подскальзываются, не всегда реализуют моменты и т.д.
    Твёрдые 8 баллов.
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  4. Apr 1, 2021
    1
    Una pena, porque la jugabilidad y gráficos son bastante buenos, pero entre el handicap e intentar premiar a los que hacen micropagos...elUna pena, porque la jugabilidad y gráficos son bastante buenos, pero entre el handicap e intentar premiar a los que hacen micropagos...el juego se vuelve injugable. Intentan copiar a FIFA de una manera horrible, con un sistema de cartas repetidas que ya cansa. No es normal tener tantos jugadores repetidos, y de distintas campañas para no poder ni siquiera cambiarlos por otros....me parece una vergüenza Expand
  5. May 12, 2021
    0
    1) Graphics are absolutely atrocious. Yet people are forever saying PES looks better than FIFA. Look at their kits, not only are they1) Graphics are absolutely atrocious. Yet people are forever saying PES looks better than FIFA. Look at their kits, not only are they unlicensed but they look like bloody clay! No physics whatsoever. Sure some faces look nice (and very animated unlike Fifa that looks more realistic), but Konami literally only creates a handful of faces and every other player looks like ass. They even left out Marco Reus!? How?! Why?! 2) why does anyone even appreciate this game when there is like nothing licensed within? 3) gameplay feels nice, until the super lazy and obnoxious scripting kicks in and suddenly you have one AI player completely outplaying you. Sure both Fifa and Pes has scripting (i hate scripting), but PES scripting is a horrible experience.

    Cant even say im looking forward to next gen, especially of all they focus on is graphics. The game needs a MAJOR gameplay and “master league” overhaul, and PAY FOR LICENSING for god sake.
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  6. Apr 5, 2021
    0
    Takes a lot of time to find match and when it does it gives me some guy that played 10 matches or more while I played only 1
  7. Nov 29, 2020
    0
    Total Trash.
    2019 Version is much better than this ****
    Don't buy this ****

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