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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: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    Konami have upped their game again. Your move EA.
  2. Sep 20, 2017
    87
    PES 2018 is the confirmation that the franchise of Konami is evolving into the total football, with a gameplay that captures amazingly the details of this sport, and where the stars, the players, are astonishing real with a photorealistic style. It's a shame the lack of licenses, but if you really care about soccer, PES 2018 should be your bet this season.
  3. Sep 11, 2017
    85
    PES 2018 reaffirms Konami's series as a great tactical soccer sim, with further enhancements in realism and the welcome addition of online co-op. It doesn't feel like a drastic advancement compared to last year's game, and the defense lines ended up being weirdly weakened.
  4. Sep 15, 2017
    80
    PES 2018 has some failures, lack licenses or new game modes, but its gameplay is brilliant and that's the important thing. At the end, we have an excellent football game. If you are a football lover, PES 2018 is a great choice.
  5. Sep 25, 2017
    80
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018's gameplay offers an exceptional and authentic experience. It’s not a massive jump forward, but this year’s new additions and gameplay tweaks do a good job of refining what made last year’s game so good. Sadly, all the good work on the pitch is let down by tired and dated looking menus, game modes that are desperately in need of some innovation, shockingly bad commentary and the continued lack of licenses. It's a solid jumping-on point if you're new to the series, but seasoned veterans may find too few improvements to justify the price.
  6. Sep 17, 2017
    80
    PES 2018 is a solid football experience but realism on the pitch can't make up for the lack of added value, general innovation, licenses and design flaws forever. The clock is ticking and PES is evolving too slowly by today standards.
  7. Oct 6, 2017
    75
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is one of the most solid (yet least flashy) sports sims on the market. Every year, PES seems to further carve out its own identity and plant a flag for players who want a deeper, less forgiving, and yet somehow more familiar soccer-playing experience. Everything in PES 2018 is earned, and while some of it still could use some polish, it continues to take steps forward. How long it can withstand the tidal wave of FIFA’s recent successes and licensing dominance, however, remains to be seen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Dec 27, 2017
    9
    Excelente juego de fútbol, para mi gusto no alcanza el 10 debido al pobre diseño de los menús, le falta también en la ambientación, en generalExcelente juego de fútbol, para mi gusto no alcanza el 10 debido al pobre diseño de los menús, le falta también en la ambientación, en general al envoltorio, pero en cuento la pelota se pone a rodar simplemente no tiene rival. Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2017
    9
    This game win this year with most realistic football gameplay I ever seen the dribbling timings is almost perfect, the way you cut theThis game win this year with most realistic football gameplay I ever seen the dribbling timings is almost perfect, the way you cut the defender is understandable even when you fail you never put the blame on the game, you know its your timing is the perfect game for the people who play the game in real life but next year need to improve the presentation of be a legend and copy some of the journey, the only good thing from fifa. and license exclusivity should end every game should have all licences they want and they should compete with gameplay and features it would be for us. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2017
    9
    I've been playing FIFA only for the last 7-8 years every years, and finally got fed up of the same crap, so linear and never different. TheI've been playing FIFA only for the last 7-8 years every years, and finally got fed up of the same crap, so linear and never different. The community online FIFA is absolutely toxic too.
    So this year I decided to get my first PES - PES 2018.
    I have not looked back.

    I am now a HUGE fan. You feel totally involved in the game, much more dynamic, you feel totally more in control of dribbling, defending, scoring. Each player feels completely different, not like FIFA where everybody is practically Messi if you are good at the game.
    Plus the community is friendly, I always get complimented.
    I love the levelling up system in myClubs and the legends available in the single player games are amazing.
    Like any game, there's room for improvement overall, but I am 100% satisfied.

    To sum it up:
    If you drive a souped up Ford Fiesta you probably stole and ripped the license plates off - stick to FIFA.
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    If you genuinely love football and are really thirsty for a real experience, PES is for you.
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  4. Aug 27, 2018
    7
    Pro Evo 2018 is very well presented and plays about as realistically as you can get but the lack of licenses hurt its credentials and a clumsyPro Evo 2018 is very well presented and plays about as realistically as you can get but the lack of licenses hurt its credentials and a clumsy interface as well as Master League being as boring as ever means it's not as mighty and flawless as PES once was. 2018 for me personally is certainly a step in the right direction in terms of gameplay and presentation but I can't help but think of the good old days of PES when it trumped all the footie competition and it was king of the sporting world, those days are long gone though. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2018
    6
    Hikaye = 0
    Oynanış = 7
    Grafikler = 7
    Sesler = 7
    Keyif = 8
    Atmosfer = 7
    Süre = 7
  6. Jun 4, 2018
    6
    The game has lots of flaws such as not enough licences, no Xbox One option file ability for editing data, and getting black ball players inThe game has lots of flaws such as not enough licences, no Xbox One option file ability for editing data, and getting black ball players in MyClub is absolutely random/non existent. However the worse thing is the multiplayer component where other players either are not available, or if you do get paired with someone then that individual is either a lag cheater or has tricked the system to make it seem that that individual is a very low rated player but then has a team full of black ball stars! Expand
  7. May 24, 2018
    0
    lo lamentable es el diseño de los menús, siguen siendo los típicos menús de juegos japoneses, en todos los videojuegos japoneses son iguales,lo lamentable es el diseño de los menús, siguen siendo los típicos menús de juegos japoneses, en todos los videojuegos japoneses son iguales, paren hechos por las mismas personas, horribles y aburridos, cero creatividad en los menús. vuelvo el juego es lento, pero laborioso, no solo es pasar el balon y listo, debes de planear bien la jugada y los mandos correctos para que salga bien, lo malo es el lento movimiento de los jugadores y lo débil y lento de los pases y tiros, y los porteros... por dios, los porteros parecen acróbatas o el hombre araña, hacen paradas casi imposibles, a pero cuando el sistema determina que ya es tiempo que metas o te toca meter un gol con un tiro mal hecho lo metes y el portero se queda parando o apenas hace el intento de tapar el tiro. Expand