Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Xbox 360

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. Sep 18, 2013
    90
    Crucially, though, that intangible PES magic remains and expands with the potential of the new engine; matches take on their own personalities (helped by new player emotions – perform well and your play will visibly improve during the game) and you’ll discuss great goals for years, especially now that shooting and heading are weightier, more natural feeling. Even Master League is better.
  2. Sep 18, 2013
    90
    In many ways it's the same message as last year, then, despite sea-change in a lot of areas: PES 2014 is a methodical sports game with deep systems that reward practice and experimentation; the sort of game that will appeal to people who read Zonal Marking rather than Sun Sport.
  3. Sep 30, 2013
    87
    While the new engine, based on Kojima Production's FOX Engine, allowed a visual improvement, it also helped us realize that the game's physics are in need of a little renovation. The game modes are basically the same as in previous editions, but the real improvements were made in its core mechanics. Obsessive players are going to be able to control every detail of the game, but newcomers might feel overwhelmed by all the new possibilities that the complex control scheme allows.
  4. Sep 20, 2013
    85
    The new Fox Engine was able to give new life to Konami's franchise. PES 2014 has deeper and more challenging gameplay than his predecessor, but the lack of licenses, both teams and stadiums, remains its biggest problem.
  5. Sep 18, 2013
    85
    This is a good restart for the series and we're sure all the fans will appreciate this chapter.
  6. Sep 18, 2013
    85
    Even with the powerful Fox Engine to sustain this new PES, Konami manages to get to the podium. The gameplay feels great but the constant lack of licenses is an even greater pain this year.
  7. Sep 18, 2013
    84
    A step forward for the series on the pitch, and provides a great foundation for it to build on going forward. But it feels like it’s only taken one step forward rather than a huge leap.
  8. Sep 18, 2013
    83
    PES 2014 is a new era in Konami's franchise. Fox Engine offers new options, more realistic visuals and better mechanics, but not polished at all. This is the first step to return to the top of the genre.
  9. Dec 12, 2013
    80
    The new game engine makes the field play feel infinitely better in this edition of PES. It's a welcome and well needed change for the series. There is also a fair amount of bugs and some strange a.i but in the end PES 2014 is a sports game that is well done.
  10. 80
    Smart advances on pitch make the game skillful and extremely rewarding. It's just a shame that a few small niggles haven't been fixed from last year. [Issue#104, p.76]
  11. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 5, 2013
    80
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 lacks polish but still has that good, familiar PES feeling. A true football game. [Oct 2013]
  12. Oct 2, 2013
    80
    PES 2014 is a huge improvement in a franchise with a new engine, which will provide football fans with countless hours of fun. Sadly for everything good Konami has done, if they don’t change their after sales administration, PES will never be top of the League again.
  13. Sep 26, 2013
    80
    The King is back, as Pro Evo produces the best offline football game to date. It still lacks online, but this was never a game about playing faceless people across the world. Get your mates round and remember the good old days. There is room for improvement, but at long last the future looks bright for the former great.
  14. 80
    PES 2014 shows its strengths in the most important places, but ultimately could be more appealing to a wider audience with some polish in the right places. Even so, it's a strong entry in the series that proves there's definitely room for two on the pitch.
  15. Sep 24, 2013
    80
    True, its slower pace may mean it’s more fun to play as Pirlo than Messi these days, but if PES has lost a little of its former flamboyance, it’s a more robust, complete game as a result.
  16. 80
    Its also frustrating that a game that can give so much on the pitch has very little to offer beyond it.
  17. Oct 25, 2013
    77
    If played locally, PES 2014 is a great soccer game showing that Konami took the right path for its series rebirth. But as you try getting online, countless problems arise making it hardly playable.
  18. Sep 30, 2013
    75
    It brings a sense of passion and build-up to a football match which EA Sports haven’t captured as of late.
User Score
4.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Sep 24, 2013
    8
    Pes has finally overtaken fifa. Gameplay is very realistic and despite a few player face issues the graphics are good. If you are worriedPes has finally overtaken fifa. Gameplay is very realistic and despite a few player face issues the graphics are good. If you are worried about licensing just download an option file onto a usb, dont get an inferior game just because it has licensed teams. Full Review »
  2. Nov 13, 2013
    1
    I would like to meet the Lead Designer of KONAMI and slap his Face for destroying a franchise beein so good.!!. its a shamefulI would like to meet the Lead Designer of KONAMI and slap his Face for destroying a franchise beein so good.!!. its a shameful display.. i even think the guys/girls who worked on this game have never played on a football pitch its a disaster.. the same menu same online problems.. samo game modes.. nothing new.. expect the fox engine.. Full Review »
  3. Sep 27, 2013
    8
    Bought it for the Xbox 360 instead of the PS3. Worth buying!! The game's much improved now, much better. The graphics are better. The gameBought it for the Xbox 360 instead of the PS3. Worth buying!! The game's much improved now, much better. The graphics are better. The game runs smoothly no glitches like PES 2013. Sorry to say this though, its good but not good as FIFA 14. Its something new by Konami. Anyways good work Full Review »