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  • Summary: Real Touch+ adds a new dimension to ball control, with full body touch allowing various parts of the body to control the ball based on the unpredictability of the ball movement. Set pieces have been reworked with a new Free Kick and Penalty Kick system, alongside the option to choose the newReal Touch+ adds a new dimension to ball control, with full body touch allowing various parts of the body to control the ball based on the unpredictability of the ball movement. Set pieces have been reworked with a new Free Kick and Penalty Kick system, alongside the option to choose the new one player kick off. A new mode dedicated to 2v2 and 3v3 co-op play, with support for local guests. Play together with friends, take your team to the top or simply have some fun via one-off casual matches. Compete in PES League in new modes including myClub, Random Selection Match and Online co-op. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Oct 23, 2017
    92
    Overall, what PES 2018 lacks in authenticity, it more than makes up for in gameplay. Bettering its predecessor on the pitch, PES 2018 is another fantastic entry in the series.
  2. Sep 22, 2017
    90
    The new edition of PES does not offer a revolution. But you need to remember that Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 doesn't need one - it's a great sporting game that just got a little better. Ball control improvement and additions in Master League are welcome, but the small number of licenses is not (as usual). But all in all it's still a very good game.
  3. Sep 19, 2017
    87
    PES 2018 almost reaches perfection in gameplay, but its offer of licenses and game modes is still not enough for an outstanding experience overall.
  4. Sep 15, 2017
    82
    While it profits from a few small improvements that make the action on the pitch that much more intriguing, the standstill in terms of mode selection and presentation are a concern.
  5. Sep 28, 2017
    80
    A lot has gone into changing how the game is played in PES 2018. The more measured approach is wonderful, as is Real Touch+. That's why the parts that need an upgrade stick out more than they have in years.
  6. Sep 19, 2017
    80
    On the pitch, PES 2018 is almost as good as it gets. Fluid mechanics, jaw-dropping goalscoring and real precision in the controls make for thrilling matches and spinning highlight reels. Too bad the old flaws are still there – licenses are sparse and the commentary horrendous. If you can look past the errors, this is a must-buy for football fanatics.
  7. Sep 26, 2017
    60
    I came into PES 2018 ready to be won over, and converted into a PES fan. Unfortunately, I came away being disappointed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 74
  2. Negative: 20 out of 74
  1. Sep 12, 2017
    10
    The best football simulator in the world...the best sport game in the word. PES 2018 became perfect for the new animation, play rhythm, playThe best football simulator in the world...the best sport game in the word. PES 2018 became perfect for the new animation, play rhythm, play mode, online mode, goalkeeper, cpu IA.. The problem of license is a not real problem: with a simple file and a usb key is solved in 5 minutes. fifa fan boy is a insecure peopl. they want a game ...we want football..and we plays PES Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2017
    10
    It may not have the look or unrealistic style of high scoring matches it's competitor has. But on the pitch, it matches what real football isIt may not have the look or unrealistic style of high scoring matches it's competitor has. But on the pitch, it matches what real football is played like. Not what arm chair opinions think Expand
  3. Sep 19, 2017
    9
    FIFA will be a great game this year, and the solution would be to play both Football games. But if you can't do that, and you really loveFIFA will be a great game this year, and the solution would be to play both Football games. But if you can't do that, and you really love Football (in its essence), you will certainly enjoy Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 a lot more. Expand
  4. Oct 3, 2017
    8
    the gameplay is amazing and the graphics are very good. the 3v3 mode is AWESOME! PES should beat FIFA this year. i give it a 8/10. You need tothe gameplay is amazing and the graphics are very good. the 3v3 mode is AWESOME! PES should beat FIFA this year. i give it a 8/10. You need to BUY this game. Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2017
    6
    fifa has been frustrating me for 2 years or more.. i read about pes and i finally decided to make the switch to enjoy the "best footballfifa has been frustrating me for 2 years or more.. i read about pes and i finally decided to make the switch to enjoy the "best football gameplay available"..i was hugely disappointed.. every match is similar to the one before...pass pass pass cross header GOAL..every single attack (either me, AI or an online opponent)...serie B teams play the same way as barcelona and i get the same results playing both on the same difficulty... all of this and more plus the licensing issue.. PES is not anywhere the answer to football crazy players who pay attention to every little thing in every match Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2017
    4
    So...Another year,another PES game and another time that KONAMI tries to persuade us that the King is back.Is it though?In one word.NO.HellSo...Another year,another PES game and another time that KONAMI tries to persuade us that the King is back.Is it though?In one word.NO.Hell NO.And here is why:
    Presentation:If you dont play as Barca or BVB or Liverpool or any other licenced team there is none.Nothing.Just the same generic stadium atmosphere,no nice camera angles,not a hint of a stadium sense,not a clue of the drama that governs our beloved sport,not a cool choreo from the fans (except the first and last game of the season) no nothing.The commentary is still at PS2 levels.Repeating lines of dialog over and over again,screaming players names two sometimes three times in a row,no analysis of the game from a tactical standpoint.Nothing.We get a commentary that it would be just "OK" for a game that was released 10 years ago.The sound?Non existent.All the player can hear is a constant stadium noise that gets louder if you score and you are at your home ground or non at all if you are away.The menus are still childish and still incredibly complicated.You need to see 5 different widnows just to check who has the most assists in the league for example.A total unimersive experience.As for the stadiums...Just..ok.At least they are not only eleven like two years ago.
    Graphics:Cartoonish.Yes some nice lighting here and there but any player except the ones that had their faces scanned for the game,everyone else looks like a typical vintage Metal Gear Solid mook who sees the other way as Snake crawls under/over/inside him.
    And now..gameplay!!For some reason KONAMI wants us to think that this is the perfect simulation of the sport.Couldnt be further from the truth.There is a sense to some PES purists out there believe that because the game i slower and the ball is heavier then the game is realistic,It is not.You can still ping pong you way with six back heel passes to the opposing teams GK and then shoot the vintage PES missile shot regardless if you are being marked or not.Those are details in the PES universe.Your defenders would always be out of place.Your wing backs would always stick 2 yards away from your center back without midfielders covering them,giving acres of space to the wingers of the opposing team.You can still see your virtual pros clearing the ball straight into the back of their teamate and bump into each other without touching the ball.Nothing screams realism more than that.Off the ball movement is incredibly bad.Non existent.Either they will move straight deep in the box waiting for the king of the game,that is lofted through ball, or they will ask for the ball while they are being marked by 6 players.I wonder if anyone that praises this game has played a game of actual fotball.And i dont mean the occasional footy with my mates game.I mean a real game ,on a real team.If anyone did,then how can he call this arcade sim "Realistic"?And the game breaker..The cursor.You want the defensive mdfielder,you get the centre back,the left back,the striker and by the time the cursor reaches to your guy the moment and the ball are gone.You are on defence,goalie parries a shot,the ball goes close to your player,you change the cursor,you press the left analog to the direction of the ball and your player stands still..by the time he ll move the ball is now on the back of your net.You attack..you make a cross,it is to powerfull for your forward to reach,you instantly press L1 to your next player the cursor moves but your player is still lagged and even if you had pressed the next action button he will not comply because he has to trap the ball first.God.17 years the same problem.
    Game Modes:ML.Still the same.Challenge mode is a non existent feautre.Negotiations are unrealistc and scouting is all over the place.If you do play it though i suggest trying the Original ML players not the real team squad.I wont write about BAL.I wonder why it still finds its way to the game.Totally unchanged,ignored,unpolished,unrealistic.And modes like BAL,especially now with MyPlayer and The journey are incredibly important.
    Controls:Bad.Unresponsive.Too many times you will scream at your TV in vain " i didnt pass the ball to this guy",especially with through balls.Example:Ful bar in power,the analog is moved straight forward,Player has the ball to his prefered foot.Result:A weak pass with the outside of the foot to the side.
    And to wrap it all up.Dont believe the hype.Dont believe the reviews.The game has nothing new.It costs close to 60 euros and gives nothing for its value.No real innovation,a totally unimersive experiecnce..I dont care for licences,modders do good work,i dont care for the internet game ,i dont play online.Perhaps the game is king there.Perhaps not.What i know though is this.If PES 2018 is still compared to games that were published 14 and 15 years ago on a console two generations back then something is very wrong with the series.Lay it down.It is dead.Sadly.Like everything else KONAMI does.Sorry for any grammatical errors,be well.
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  7. Mar 29, 2020
    0
    the worst soccer game ever played. changing to fifa definetly...konami please shut down everything.your doing.its.terrible

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