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Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Konami, PES Productions
Sep 15, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
69 / 100
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5
Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5
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[Official] PES 2016 Gameplay Trailer: GC 2015 thumbnail

[Official] PES 2016 Gameplay Trailer: GC 2015

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Critic Reviews for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

PES's legacy problems remain, but the football itself has never been better.

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PES finally finds the balance between stout sim and accessible arcade, but a poor port cast shadow on an otherwise great game.

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A few minor issues aside, once again, Konami has delivered when it comes to the gameplay. Not only is PES 2016 a high point for the series, it's the best football game I've ever played.

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Pro Evolution Soccer is finally back to its best, in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest sports games of all-time.

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If you like soccer, football, or whatever you want to call it, you need to get this game

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[T]here's little worth in assessing soccer sims by the weight of their game modes, or indeed, the breadth of their official licences. All that truly matters is what unfolds in those virtual ninety minutes, either against a friend, an online stranger, or the computer. On that test alone, PES 2016 represents the best game in the series since the PlayStation 2 era.

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For Pro Evolution Soccer, its 20th anniversary brings in 2016 with a bang. The improvements and expanded gameplay comes as a bit of a surprise. Konami is showing that their push to the top of football greatness is fully in effect. It is safe to say PES 2016 is one of the best sports releases to the genre in recent years.

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Side by side, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 doesn't stack up to FIFA 16 in licenses, game modes, or team selection, but Konami's annual soccer series once again positions itself as a more complex and realistic soccer experience than EA's flashy, but predictable, offering. With individualized players, explosive tactical potential and unparalleled realism, PES 2016 redefines what a soccer game can be.

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