- 21 Oct 16
Since the dawn of time – well, the start of the century – FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer have clashed like Old Firm rivals. Until recent years, PES was first in the back of the net, but can the Asian sports simulator keep up the pace in 2017?
The game does not lack for modes. Dip into UEFA Europa League, Asian Champions League, Become A Legend, in which you play through the career of a single footballer, Quick Match, and more.
PES was always the connoisseur’s footie game of choice and 2017 does not disappoint. Dribbling, passing, chipping, and instructing team mates to pass balls, is more seamless than an Egyptian quilt. On occasion, though, the AI players pack together like angry ants. And when it comes to licensed material, PES simply can’t keep up with EA’s mega budget. Sorry PES, but FIFA wins this year’s trophy.
7 out of 10