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  • Summary: Master a renewed array of dribbling techniques and use your speed, runs and responsive sprints to outdo your opponents. Accost defenders using each player’s dribbling skills, as opposed to relying on gimmick moves. Gamers now have full control over when to close down, tackle, or hold upMaster a renewed array of dribbling techniques and use your speed, runs and responsive sprints to outdo your opponents. Accost defenders using each player’s dribbling skills, as opposed to relying on gimmick moves. Gamers now have full control over when to close down, tackle, or hold up play. Successful defending is based solely on the decisions the gamer makes. PES 2015 now reflects the atmosphere of a top-tier match. Fan animations have been enhanced, and the ebb and flow of a match is met with context-sensitive crowd effects and movements. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 14, 2014
    90
    If it’s impossible to dismiss the allure of authentic chants, stadia, team names, and kits, it’s telling that PES 2015 is intrinsically rewarding enough not to require those hooks. Strip away the fripperies and there’s a clear winner – and this year, for once, it isn’t EA Sports.
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    85
    A triumphant return for PES this year, after spending many years rotting away in the lower leagues. While PES 2015 might not match EA and FIFA’s spending power in terms of licenses and what not, where it matters, on the pitch, this ageing superstar is getting a recall to the first eleven.
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    80
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is the best football simulation experience that Konami has delivered in years, and next year the series might actually be a challenge that EA Sports needs to take into account as it develops its own FIFA series.
  4. Mar 2, 2016
    80
    Soccer supporters have a difficult choice to make this fall between the two, and I’d argue that Pro Evolution offers a more compelling experience in a number of ways.
  5. Nov 11, 2014
    78
    Are you looking for an entertaining, arcade-like, sometimes even caricatural presentation of the noble 11 vs 11? Then you could consider a season ticket for PES 2015. Do you want your soccer to be more dynamic, realistic and, in the end, just plain better? In that case FIFA 15 is your game.
  6. Nov 15, 2014
    70
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is a massive improvement on last year’s edition of the game. The general off-pitch interface is still pretty amateurish and clunky in places and desperately needs a full overhaul.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 3, 2014
    70
    A rich sim that better captures football's unheralded midfield play. [Xmas 2014, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Nov 14, 2014
    10
    @Herman_777...Dave Rutter, is that you? You gave fifa15 a 10, despite the enormous problems it has and lack of control. Clearly you are an EA@Herman_777...Dave Rutter, is that you? You gave fifa15 a 10, despite the enormous problems it has and lack of control. Clearly you are an EA employee. Emergent behaviours...oh don't make us laugh. Is that the latest gimmick name for scripting. Let's call it what it is which is a lame attempt to code difficulty and randomness into the game, a fail anyway because the numerous exploits (aka "the hoof") mean it's still possible to beat the game on legendary. As has been said, PES has real AI coded into it whereas FIFA has none...EA simply takes control away from the player when it wants the CPU to score or makes the players skills superhuman and you're left with little else but to press x to advance the script. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    10
    So much better than scripted fifa...pes15 is incredibly fun to play. Players are responsive and konami have coded real intelligence into theSo much better than scripted fifa...pes15 is incredibly fun to play. Players are responsive and konami have coded real intelligence into the CPU play to make it challenging instead of the scripted nonsense that is EAs preferred (lazy) modus operandi. Anyone that knows anything about footy will see the shallow experience that is fifa and recognise that PES is the only true footy game out there. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    10
    Great game, it is so good to play a football game that is not extremely frustrating to play, no more of those ridiculous 90 minute + goalsGreat game, it is so good to play a football game that is not extremely frustrating to play, no more of those ridiculous 90 minute + goals nearly every game(unlike FIFA) Expand
  4. Jan 10, 2015
    8
    The tagline the king is back is very close to being true been a pes fan for many yrs suffered true the **** since pes 6 but this yr was veryThe tagline the king is back is very close to being true been a pes fan for many yrs suffered true the **** since pes 6 but this yr was very happy with it feels like an old pes game handles smooth its like being with an old lover its been sometime but you still remember all her best bits theres things that they need back next yr like a full edit mode so people can design there favourite teams and they need to get more fully licenced teams and leagues i know ea holds the cash but pes should look at other leagues and try get them and sort out a proper button to defend not just use pressure to win the ball back this yrs pes has laid down the ground work for a truly great football sim
    pros:great speed to match long rangers are great the graphics look amazing
    cons:still missing the perfect defence balance and the licences and stadiums and a very average edit mode
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  5. Nov 15, 2014
    8
    I had been part of the Pro Evo faithful until around Pro Evo 6 on Xbox 360, which was an absolutely horrible game and the shooting was all butI had been part of the Pro Evo faithful until around Pro Evo 6 on Xbox 360, which was an absolutely horrible game and the shooting was all but completely broken.

    Step in Fifa, the only viable option... and so the Fifa addiction begins, along with the countless £££ spent on the cash cow that is ultimate team. A game which few would argue has firmly planted itself on its throne and refused to be moved, until now.

    Whilst Pro Evo still has its flaws and can never match FIFA in terms of licensing and presentation - Konami have finally produced another game worthy of that Pro Evolution Soccer title. It is a solid, accurate representation of the game and most of the past flaws have been fixed.

    I'm not saying it's perfect but focussing on Gameplay only it is the best football game i've played in ages. A bold statement when you consider the amount of time i've pumped into FIFA over the last few years.

    FIFA 14, many will agree, played out better than the newer release of FIFA 15. It had a slower more methodical approach which felt more like a real game. The problem with EVERY release of FIFA which is made completely evident in Ultimate team, where teams are built on the likes of Aubameryang and Ibarbo - the games biggest flaw, the focus on Pace. In FIFA, its usually a case of the fastest team wins. The defensive AI is so flawed that a quick winger can exploit the game almost every time.
    This approach in Pro Evo can be made to work but the defenders will make an active effort to win back the ball and if a quick player does get through on goal you feel a sense of achievement, not just a sensation that you have exploited the game (again...)

    Now a lot of people will read this and think i'm Anti Fifa which i'm not, I scored FIFA at a very respectable 8 also - which I do believe is a score of which it is worthy. Certainly from a presentation perspective. Pro Evo just highlights FIFAs flaws, once you have played it and realise that you have to work with the ball and there are countless ways to approach a game, without focussing on chipped through ball.

    On a final note - The difficult decision now is whether to stick with it, as most of my mates play FIFA and I want to remain the best on that! Or to bite the bullet and master what is the better game, at least for now.
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  6. Nov 13, 2014
    6
    @Hangar18 - do you even know what you are talking about? I think it's quite clear that FIFA uses emergent behaviors (read up on that!). But as@Hangar18 - do you even know what you are talking about? I think it's quite clear that FIFA uses emergent behaviors (read up on that!). But as for PES, it is a pretty good entry this year and if 2 companies battle the user - hopefully - wins. FIFA - the ball is in your half. Expand
  7. Jun 13, 2015
    0
    Played FIFA on XBOX One and thought it was atrocious, I figured i'd purchase this instead. Boy what a mistake. It was apparently 'Going backPlayed FIFA on XBOX One and thought it was atrocious, I figured i'd purchase this instead. Boy what a mistake. It was apparently 'Going back to its roots', it sounded great but that's a lie. There is nothing old school about this. The passing is a joke, counter attacking is impossible, it takes forever to shoot. How hard can it be to make a football game these days??? If you want to go old school, just re-enhance PES 6. PES 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of the series and no doubt you'll get the same crap. There is absolutely nothing old school about these games, don't advertise that they are!!! This is what's killing Konami. Expand

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