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  • Summary: The upgraded feint moves allow for sudden directional changes that can cause defenders to lose their balance. But the developers have added a new system to the defenders arsenal. With Perfect Defence, players who time their tackles perfectly are able to powerfully shove their opponent out ofThe upgraded feint moves allow for sudden directional changes that can cause defenders to lose their balance. But the developers have added a new system to the defenders arsenal. With Perfect Defence, players who time their tackles perfectly are able to powerfully shove their opponent out of the way and instantly secure the ball, allowing to create direct turnarounds and counter opportunities. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    100
    The football here is unpredictable and undefinable. Matches take on their own personality, depending on who is playing, both on the pitch and behind the controller. You are given enough control and room for expression that you don’t need to conform to best practice. Instead you need to play to your and your team’s strengths, negating the opponent’s and managing the tempo of a game.
  2. Sep 24, 2015
    90
    With individualized players, explosive tactical potential and unparalleled realism, PES 2016 redefines what a soccer game can be.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 16, 2015
    90
    So it’s official, last year’s game wasn’t a fluke. PES really is back to where it belongs: at the top of the league. [December 2015, p68]
  4. Sep 16, 2015
    85
    With PES 2016, Konami makes a statement: they are back in the game. And at the heart of this final mutation is finely carved gameplay, based on the traditionally precise construction phases of the series and enhanced by new animations and collisions. The result is a game which is, at last, very nice to play.
  5. Nov 9, 2015
    85
    This years PES reminded us of the great PS2 era titles. Gameplay absolutely shins this time around. Football fans should not miss PES 2016.
  6. Oct 14, 2015
    83
    It might not be the most fully featured game or the most polished. And the list of things to fix for 2017 is pretty obvious. But, PES 2016 feels right. And for me, fun beats features every single time.
  7. Sep 24, 2015
    64
    PES 2016 stumbles under the weight of all its divergent modes and duties

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 165
  1. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    Um jogo histórico, assim como Superstar soccer e os primeiros winning eleven. Trouxe de volta elementos clássicos da série e incluiu muitasUm jogo histórico, assim como Superstar soccer e os primeiros winning eleven. Trouxe de volta elementos clássicos da série e incluiu muitas novidades, tornando o game de futebol mais completo já feito. Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. "Best game of football '' Gameplay is the same good. The graphics are beautiful. This year's champion is only jeden.PES 2016. The Return of the King. Well done KONAMI. Expand
  3. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    PES has huge improvements comparing to fifa 16 demo which fifa not showing any improving or changes only some fixes and adding woman teams IPES has huge improvements comparing to fifa 16 demo which fifa not showing any improving or changes only some fixes and adding woman teams I consider as add on not new game
    really this year I am on PES side
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  4. Sep 28, 2015
    9
    Every games have be enjoy... This PES is absolutely addict, not is a perfect game but, is too better than rival (FIFA) a game too slow andEvery games have be enjoy... This PES is absolutely addict, not is a perfect game but, is too better than rival (FIFA) a game too slow and bored. I think that every people that want play a real football game should choose PES2016 Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2015
    8
    PROS
    Fluid, organic and responsive game-play.
    Game-play feels non-scripted and so many different scenarios can occur giving user
    PROS
    Fluid, organic and responsive game-play.
    Game-play feels non-scripted and so many different scenarios can occur giving user satisfaction.
    Editing available to import authentic strips, emblems & competition logos, although I was not expecting so much manual input into this process.
    Improved commentary.
    Graphics upgraded. Some of the scanned faces look amazingly realistic i.e Pogba, Neymar, Tevez
    Champions League presentation is great.
    Master League more user friendly.

    CONS
    Poor goalkeeping stands out.
    User Interfaces / Menus still behind the times.
    MyClub is a poor mans FIFA Ultimate team.
    Squad rosters are out of date - A massive oversight by Konami & should have been advised.
    Game Plan editing is a convoluted process.
    Online play is not up to scratch almost unplayable.

    Will I still be playing it in 6 months? Probably with the time it takes to be editing and importing of images.

    Still a lot of work to be done but a big step in the right direction. PES 2017-2020 will be an interesting time ahead.
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  6. Sep 21, 2015
    6
    My review is from the perspective of someone who played all the PS2 version of Pro Evo, but switched to FIFA 09 until FIFA 15.

    FIFA 15 was
    My review is from the perspective of someone who played all the PS2 version of Pro Evo, but switched to FIFA 09 until FIFA 15.

    FIFA 15 was a massive let down for me, someone who loved the previous FIFA games. It felt as thoug they were not making enough progress and I wasn't having fun playing it anymore. I decided to give Pro Evo 2016 a chance after reading all the positive reviews and I was really excited to play it when I received it last week. Since then I've found that the game, while almost brilliant, is massively flawed by one or two very important failures by Konami.

    I've now played around 15-20 matches across offline and online modes so I feel as though my initial impressions are based on enough time in the game.

    Shooting is ridiculous. Every game is a 7+ goal thriller and this is by far the worst aspect of the game. There is no realism to it, it's out of hand and this is the number one reason why I'm not inclined to continue playing the game. Shots fly in from all angles, rarely missing the target even with low-rated players.

    Tackling, in particular slide tackles, are almost always perfectly executed, even by players who have low rated tackling. I don't find this to be a gamebreaker but it isn't particularly realistic and it's not much fun either.

    I could go on about the positive things because there are a number of them, as seen by the generally high scoring reviews, but I can't give this game a higher score until the shooting is fixed. It's a real shame because the game is almost there, so I hope Konami listen to feedback and address this as necessary.
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  7. Feb 8, 2016
    0
    There are a few things that make this game unplayable. First of all, this looks like an UFC game, everything is valid and nothing is a fault.There are a few things that make this game unplayable. First of all, this looks like an UFC game, everything is valid and nothing is a fault. The AI for the defenders that are not selected is terrible, they literally stay still doing nothing, and even the switching the players using "L1" is terrible.
    No one said this here, and that is probably my fault then, but i don't know how to receive a pass in this game, i tried everything and every single time the receiver just advances the ball to much i don't know how is that possible.
    Lastly, and one of the most annoying things is the fact that an action stays for ever in memory. I never reviewed a game before but i felt an urgent necessity to review this game. Don't know how people can rate this game higher than 5.
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