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.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Not long ago I was the biggest PES fan around. Not by size, but rather by my love for this series. Some of the best sports games during the Super NES and PS1 era were winning eleven/PES related, so my love should come as no surprise.
Conclusion: In all PES 2011 is a very solid contender against its rival FIFA11. There is a fantastic sense of realism and the way the players go about there business on screen is smooth and glitch free. In terms of pick-up-and-play PES 2011 ticks the right boxes, definitely worth a look.
Excerpt: Writing a review for one of the two big football/soccer franchises is often a thankless task. Both are packed with features to a point where it’s difficult to cover everything in the detail it may deserve.
Pros: Looks great with fantastic character models and visual effects., Faster, smoother and more free-flowing than ever before., Still has the depth that won such a following.
Cons: Physics and animations often collude to frustrate., Lack of licences could be distracting., Goalkeeper, and referee decisions are often dubious.