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  • Summary: In PES 2017, the 1st touch is calculated by player attributes, as well as the further inclusion of real ball physics directly controlled by the input ball touch. See how different players control the ball in unique and different ways based on where and how you control them, dictating theIn PES 2017, the 1st touch is calculated by player attributes, as well as the further inclusion of real ball physics directly controlled by the input ball touch. See how different players control the ball in unique and different ways based on where and how you control them, dictating the flow of the game based on how they react to the unpredictable movement of the ball. In addition, there is more control in how you receive passes, and depending on the pass, players can visually execute the exact play intended, from receiving a pass to sending the ball out again. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 58 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Sep 13, 2016
    100
    PES has refined year on year in this generation, continuing to improve, but PES 2017 is the crowning moment. With different tactics and styles that are effective, and unique players, great goal feel and lovely control, PES 2017 just feels so good to play. It may well be the greatest football game ever made.
  2. Sep 17, 2016
    90
    an excellent football game in which fun and realism are balanced. Every pass, every tackle, every goal feels like it has meaning, and Konami has done a great job of creating the ultimate matchday atmosphere. Master League, with its new improvements, is more fun than ever and oozes personality, while the myClub mode offers good competition to FIFA's behemoth Ultimate Team. The huge array of customisation and the game's excellent community prevent the lack of licensing from being a problem.
  3. Oct 21, 2016
    90
    It’s a hat-trick for Konami, as Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 continues the successful streak made by the two previous titles in the series. It manages to represent the essence of the "beautiful game", with fluid, top-notch gameplay, while introducing some new elements to the franchise. A truly great title, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a must have for hardcore and casual football fans alike.
  4. Sep 22, 2016
    86
    There's no doubt that PES 2017 is a pretty fun game. For this new episode, Konami concentrated its efforts on the playfield, introducing a lot of new stuff in terms of gameplay. Most of the flaws of the previous iteration have been corrected, making PES 2017 a robust soccer title, bound to guarantee a lot of fun, especially when played against human opponents.
  5. Sep 16, 2016
    85
    Maybe PES 2017 isn’t a revolutionary step for the series and it still shows some flaws, but beneath its mistakes we can find a very good football game.
  6. Sep 28, 2016
    80
    Pro Evolution Soccer has never looked better, and with great controls to match, Pro Evo 2017’s core gameplay is incredible. However, a lack of licenses and repetitive commentary keep the title from shining as brightly as it could have.
  7. Sep 23, 2016
    50
    Pro Evolution 2017 is not a step forward in the evolution of the series. Apart from the huge lack of licenses, Konami has not added new game modes in order to keep the franchise fresh. Besides, the online mode is a mess and gives very negative vibes.

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  1. Positive: 85 out of 110
  2. Negative: 14 out of 110
  1. Sep 15, 2016
    10
    Quite simply the best football game ever made. I have played every PES since the PS1 days and almost every FIFA and this truly blows them allQuite simply the best football game ever made. I have played every PES since the PS1 days and almost every FIFA and this truly blows them all out of the water. It really is a return to the PS2 glory days for PES. FIFA is going to have to step its game up a hell of a lot from the lackluster demo they put out if they want to out do Konamis effort!

    Absolutely superb in every way:

    -Graphics are amazing, even the community created kits look great.
    -Option files are incredibly easy to setup with the added bonus of being able to pick and choose leagues/teams to add.
    -The AI is a challenge, especially in Master League, been enjoying some battling results with the default team. The AI plays in different ways, tries different tactics, it really is a joy.
    -Goalkeepers, a huge step forward from 2016. From the start they are a million times better. Animations, intelligence, everything.
    -Gameplay, it actually plays like a football game. Its not the frenetic through ball and pace fest of FIFA thankfully. You can play in the style that you want or that best suits the players at your disposal. Glorious.
    -Online. Not tried it a lot so far, been too busy with ML, but the few games I have played have been solid connection wise with no issues. Hoping that is a sign of things to come as PES has traditionally been difficult to play online since 2013.

    Basically, if you have a PS4 and love football, this is the game to get. Go get an option file, setup the game how you want to and enjoy it. Thankfully, the option file is a barrier for all of the squeakers that populate FIFA's FUT as they don't have the attention span to do anything other than put a disc in the console :) But for the rest of us who want a proper game of football, this is about as close as you are going to get short of digging out your boots and getting down the park!

    10/10, a joy to play! If you don't buy it, you are an idiot.
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  2. Sep 14, 2016
    10
    I've only played the demo so far, but the game looks superb! Much improved from last year. It takes some effort to score a goal but that makesI've only played the demo so far, but the game looks superb! Much improved from last year. It takes some effort to score a goal but that makes it even more pleasant when it happens. Good times ahead! Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2016
    10
    Only started playing about two hours ago. Disappointing that none of the teams are up to date, but that happens every year lol! Update filesOnly started playing about two hours ago. Disappointing that none of the teams are up to date, but that happens every year lol! Update files are already available and Live Updates start on 15/9.

    Plays a lot more like 16 than the demo did. I've just started a ML so will update this review shortly....

    Cons: Music is low quality / teams not up to date - El and CL are missing a host of teams.
    Pro's: If you liked the demo / 16 you'll love it - buy it. No regrets
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  4. Oct 10, 2016
    9
    This game has almost everything a football lover may want. It gameplay is the best of the whole PES saga, even over PES 2013. Online is stillThis game has almost everything a football lover may want. It gameplay is the best of the whole PES saga, even over PES 2013. Online is still an important debt. About Licenses, Because of Playstation OF its possible to have each team uniforms and club names; thanks to the community. For me 2 steps over Fifa. Expand
  5. Sep 27, 2016
    8
    Best soccer game i´ve played since i started playing this sort of games in 2014. The animations are incredible and the fluidity of the game,Best soccer game i´ve played since i started playing this sort of games in 2014. The animations are incredible and the fluidity of the game, ball dynamics and physical game makes you feel the game like never before. Lack of licences compared to it´s main competitor is not a huge drawback as is the online experience which is the laggiest i have experienced in any game and has been so since 2014 at least, not to mention that it feels silly that is really hard to get online opponents. If it wasn´t for that it would be a resounding 10 and hopefully it will improve this year but i don´t hold high hopes for it. To sum up, perfect in every aspect but online. Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2016
    8
    One of the best football games I have ever played. One thing who I dislike is the difficulty of the AI. I usually play on the highest but itOne of the best football games I have ever played. One thing who I dislike is the difficulty of the AI. I usually play on the highest but it still feel a bit easy.
    The graphics on some of the players are just outstanding. The animations are fluid and alot better from its competitor, FIFA.
    The goalkeepers are now (FINALLY) alot better this year and well done to konami for that.

    PES 2017 offers amazing realistic gameplay. If you are a football fan, you will very much likely enjoy this game!
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  7. Feb 28, 2017
    0
    pro evolution soccer 2017 is a breathe taken game with great graphics and is realistic so that is good its on Xbox
    one PS4 PS3 and Xbox 360
    pro evolution soccer 2017 is a breathe taken game with great graphics and is realistic so that is good its on Xbox
    one PS4 PS3 and Xbox 360 in this game you can play with a lot of brilliant players but a problem in this game is the player faces dont look like the footballers in real life but i think its better then fifa because better graphics you play with famous players and is well designed i give it a 8/ 10
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