The lack of licences for top-tier leagues remains a disheartening sticking point, but PES continues to make brilliant strides on the pitch, building on what was already an incredibly satisfying game of football to produce one of the greatest playing football games of all time. It might be lacking off the pitch, but put it on the field against the competition and a famous giant killing wouldn't be all that surprising.
Almost perfect gameplay makes PES 2019 the best football simulation ever, but due to stagnation in terms of available modes and the usual scarcity of licences it’s “merely” a good game. [11/2018, p.82]
An impressive game in terms of visuals. The game mechanics combined with almost perfect physics, results in one of the best sports simulators ever made. For the fans it will be a delight to play; however, it lacks many licenses which is something that prevents it from reaching its peak.
PES 2019 is great at really understanding soccer and making it feel like a real game. The controls are tight, the unpredictability is amazing and it feels like a very solid experience. The only thing that is bothering us are the other players and referees.
Konami will be able to appease the PES fanbase with PES 2019. The improvements to the visuals brings the game to life at times. With over 400 teams and 10,000 players, the hardcore football fan has a lot to marvel over. While losing the Premier League license hurts, Konami hopes adding some other major regional leagues will help. Lacking the licenses makes the game less appealing, but the player selection makes myClub a good mode to go with, even if it’s currency-based. PES 2019 still plays a very good game of football, but needs a bit of modernization.
The most important aspects - how it looks and the feel of play - are top-drawer, but this only makes the surrounding drabness even more disappointing, and ensures that PES will remain the preferred choice of contrarians only.
Firstly, I would like to say that PES 2019, truly looks and feels like a football game, when compared to the EA Sports franchise FIFA, the animations are fluid, the transitions when either on the ball, or off the ball feel extremely smooth and the ball physics feel remarkable.
Secondly, lets talk about the modes, well PES 2019 has always been a dominating factor, when it comes to its modes, and PES 2019, truly outperforms in this regards. The all new MyClub features in this game allows you to auction players within the Auction Market, which has received a number of major revamps this time around, allowing you to bid for those most wanted players. Master League, this year helps you to customise your managerial careers, in which is the best major overhaul this time, compared to PES 2018's game.
Finally, lets talk about the Exhibition matches, well the dynamic stamina systems feel absolutely realistic and, truly reflects on that of the real football world, for example, say if, a players like Messi or Ronaldo's stamina was particularly low, then that would make it incredibly harder to shoot to get the ball in the back of the net. Some shots will literally fiss like a rocket, others might not be so lucky and may miss or go over the goal lines. Not only that, but reduced stamina and fatigue can truly lead to passes or crosses becoming harder to execute as well, and this feels like this is a huge step up, when compared to the arcadeyness of FIFA 19. Once again Konami has truly done it again!!!
I only play PES and I have never tried FIFA. I play just online games and only few games offline. I do not care about licenses and menues but about gameplay. You need to play quite a lot to understand that gameplay has problems which experienced players start to misuse to win and increase rating and on the other side killing the game.
- Repeating precise long passes. Most of actions of lots of players are just repeating 3 or 2 long passes to the fast runner infront. Most of time with success. It is really annoying. How many such passes are really succesful in real world. Some of them yes, but most of them no.
- Tackling. Pressure on the defense players when starting attack is really unrealistic. Too fast and most of them with fauls. It is really game killing. No game creativity can develop because there is not really time to keep the ball a little look around and pass or dribble. So to avoid that, lots of players are just using insane constant (no look) passing. Terrible. Especially, because even no look passes are always precise.
- Corner kicks and side passes. How many of them in reality land exactly on the head of Messi. Few of them yes... Frustrating when Messi covered with 2 players scores with head with ball from nowhere.
- Scripting. In the game when you play against "better team" and winning, strange things start to happen at the end (overtime). To make game more tense AI starts to give opponent incredible chances which most of times results in result changes. Frustrating.
- Region lock. I really hate region lock. Most of times I play with Russians, Poles and Ukraininans and never for example with Italians. I live in Slovenia and Italiy is just 50 km away. I reallly do not understand.
So in general gameplay is dissapointment and unrealistic. AI is weak Start to observe online games and learn. Try to tackle down the AI mistakes which are misused by some high rating polayers. Compare online games with real football games.
Please unlock region lock.
The great gameplay is in there somewhere, you can sense and feel it, and very occasionally it feels spot on, a great representation of football, exactly what we **** unfortunately it's ruined by the obvious scripting, momentum and god awful netcode. It's a shame Konami chose to go the EA way rather than produce the opposite. All about MyClub now, which is so boring and limited it makes Ultimate Team look amazing but every other mode, just like FIFA, is ignored. They've killed Master League to get you to pay for coins for MyClub and I fear PES2020 will be exactly the same. More interested in Ronaldinho animations and scripting games to get you to buy coins than overall gameplay, content and improving their severs. They just don't get it anymore, greed has overruled.
when i played the game for the first 10 matches i start to like the game very much
but after i played 300+ matches then i realized that this game **** ass.
-the offside **** ****
-when you play on a high difficulty the AI will beat no matter how skillful you are
-they only focus on the big teams in the transfer
-the online matches take 999 years to join a game
-the slide tackle doesn't make sense
-players pace doesn't matter
-penltys are hard as **** to shoot
-90% of the free kick is a goal
SummaryImproved negotiation system and budget management. Added a re-sell and clean sheet options, so that strategy is needed not only on the field, but also with club management. Enjoy playing the newly added licensed leagues in Master League. All league regulations have been implemented, such as the Split System from the Scottish Premiership....