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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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  1. Positive: 43 out of 76
  2. Negative: 20 out of 76
  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. Sep 14, 2017
    10
    Amazing gameplay!!! the 3 vs 3 modes is fantastic...they imporved the faces the graphics and the keepers....if you install the patch for theAmazing gameplay!!! the 3 vs 3 modes is fantastic...they imporved the faces the graphics and the keepers....if you install the patch for the teams without licence is the best football game Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2017
    9
    PES sigue creciendo, durante los últimos años Konami está haciendo un gran trabajo. Igual que PES17 son dos grandes juegos, jugablementePES sigue creciendo, durante los últimos años Konami está haciendo un gran trabajo. Igual que PES17 son dos grandes juegos, jugablemente sobresalientes, en PES18 han mejorado los porteros enormemente, y visualmente han estilizado los jugadores. Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2018
    8
    A série Pro Evolution Soccer vem sofrendo para entrar nos eixos desde o catastrófico PES 2014.
    Com a mudança de engine, e grande dificuldade
    A série Pro Evolution Soccer vem sofrendo para entrar nos eixos desde o catastrófico PES 2014.
    Com a mudança de engine, e grande dificuldade de adaptação a nova tecnologia, a Konami viu seu maior concorrente FIFA dominar o posto de melhor jogo de futebol.
    Porém, esse domínio está seriamente ameaçado com o lançamento do PES 2018.
    Esse jogo da a sensação de que estávamos presos desde 2014, e agora finalmente fomos libertados.
    Os dribles finalmente funcionam.
    As críticas podem ter elogiado PES 2017, porém, sabemos o quanto era triste toda vez que se acertava um drible, ficar uma sensação de que aquilo mais se parecia com um bug dentro do game tamanha a lentidão e feiura dos movimentos ( problema que repito, vem desde PES 2014 ).
    Hoje isso acabou. Os dribles ( apesar de alguns ainda serem lentos como a pedalada por exemplo ) ocorrem de maneira fluída, realista e divertida. O que antes estava no jogo apenas por ter que estar, agora pode de fato ser usado como recurso, o que dá uma dimensão nunca antes vista na série PES.
    Somado a isso temos novidades e situações ainda mais realistas dentro de campo como:

    - expressões faciais cada vez melhores de raiva, alegria e dor por parte dos jogadores;
    - sistema apurado de chutes, passes, e cobranças de bola parada ( você realmente percebe nesse jogo a diferença entre o bom jogador e o grande craque );
    - goleiros mais realistas com diversas animações novas ( ainda precisando de ajustes na hora de encaixar as defesas mais fáceis onde erram inexplicavelmente podendo estragar uma partida por causa disso )
    - movimentação e corpos dos jogadores completamente reformulados;

    Infelizmente o jogo utiliza da mecânica do Handcap em diversos momentos, não sendo tão absurdo quanto o seu rival FIFA, mas ainda assim manchando negativamente o game.

    Na parte estética do jogo, a ausência de diversas licenças pesa a favor do concorrente FIFA, porém com o uso de um bom option file pode-se brevemente resolver esse problema.
    Podemos também criar o uniforme do nosso time para encarar os clássicos modos my club e master league ( onde infelizmente não temos tantas novidades assim ) utilizando de diversas opções de personalização oferecidas dentro do próprio jogo, ou com a ajuda de sites especializados em personalização de uniformes, criar um arquivo de imagem onde não há nenhum limite para sua imaginação.

    A conexão dos jogos online também está muito melhor, e com a adição do modo Coop, a diversão está garantida também nesse quesito.

    PES 2018 é sem sombra de dúvidas o melhor jogo da série.
    Ainda que não seja perfeito por alguns motivos técnicos e de polimento, merece um 9, tendo em vista de que a sensação que ele proporciona supera qualquer um desses problemas.

    Os amantes de futebol só tem a comemorar.
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  5. Feb 24, 2019
    7
    Personally I’ve always preferred the Pro Evolution Soccer series to FIFA and I’ve certainly got my money’s worth from this 2018 edition havingPersonally I’ve always preferred the Pro Evolution Soccer series to FIFA and I’ve certainly got my money’s worth from this 2018 edition having played the MyClub mode, especially the co-op, for a good couple of months. The key is of course the gameplay. Yes, it may only be a refinement of previous iterations but, as ever, it plays a more realistic and entertaining game than its main (only?) competitor from EA. The addition of online co-op is also a huge addition allowing you to play with mates even when not in the same room, and this did help to negate a few of the games flaws.

    Unfortunately however the more I’ve played the more frustrated I’ve become with these flaws. I can put up with the missing licenses but issues such as chipped through balls being far too easy to play, defenders taking an age to clear the ball and getting caught in possession and far too frequent lag in online games has eventually, worn me down to the point where I’ve all but stopped playing it now.

    This makes it a difficult game for me to review and mark really as I can’t say I haven’t had a good time with PES2018 but sat here right now the overriding emotion is disappointment at how close this title is to being outstanding. Can 2019 finally be the year when Konami get everything right?
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  6. Sep 26, 2017
    4
    Same old PES issues, such as poor AI, and worst of all scripting still prevails.
    I want to be able to win or lose based on my playing skills,
    Same old PES issues, such as poor AI, and worst of all scripting still prevails.
    I want to be able to win or lose based on my playing skills, and not based on having script in my favor or against me.

    Gameplay in PES is inconsistent. Stats often mean nothing, not to mention that the beta and demo play differently than the actual game, and one can expect that gameplay will keep on changing and not always for the better..

    While I prefer the gameplay in PES over FIFA, Konami seems to care very little about making a great, challenging football SIM. Year after year it's the same old story, with some minor changes and no fixes for the awful AI and idiotic scripting.
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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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