Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Sony Playstation 3)
6 January 2011
Summary: This is the game we’ve been waiting for, the “Return of the King”Â� we’ve been anticipating since the halcyon days of Pro Evolution Soccer on the PS2. While it’s not so good as to completely overshadow its rivals, we finally have a Konami title that plays a great game of footy. If Seabass and Co.
Conclusion: The amount of enjoyment that PES 2011 will give you depends on your desires. After a run-and-pass arcade footballer, then pick up PES. Anything else, then FIFA’s ahead by a long shot. PES lacks that final third of polish, but it’s a large improvement over the sorry state that was PES 2010.
Excerpt: franchise has been dropping at an alarming rate. It felt like the developers could not decide what the game wanted to be -- simulation or arcade -- and therefore the end product became a confusing smorgasbord of both.
Pros: Excellent buildup play., Goals feel realistic., Player individuality.
Cons: Defenders are unfairly quick., Dumb AI teammates., Frustrating referees.
Summary: PES 2011 is a solid soccer game that closely simulates "the beautiful game" with a focus on precise passing and shooting. While it may not offer anywhere near the number of officially licensed teams of its competition, its considerably deep strategic options and excellent controls make this a game...
Pros: A wide variety of game plan options, Game excels in precise passing and shooting, Animations bring movement to life
Cons: Steep learning curve, Lack of officially licensed teams, AI is occasionally unresponsive creating broken plays
Conclusion: Concept: The Pro Evolution series moves into the modern age. Controlling players finally feels smooth with the analog stick
Graphics: The facial models are better than FIFA’s and the player animations look good
Sound: The commentary is fine, but it’s nothing that really stands out