Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 46 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Gamestyle
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 12, 2014

The pretender has had its time in the sun, its 15 minutes of fame, but the King is back, long live the King! Pro Evolution Soccer is once again the Daddy of virtual football!

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 11, 2014

Hampered by the lack of licenses but aided by a sleeker, more refined edge, PES 2015 does its talking on the pitch.

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Scored Reviews

PushStartPlay
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2014

This is the game that PES enthusiasts have been waiting for! Simply put, PES has recaptured its form with Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 and its coming to claim its genre.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2014

PES stands alone, and this year finally delivers on the next generation of consoles. A great looking, immensely satisfying kickabout.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2014

PES returns to the Premier League in its best iteration in years.

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GamesRadar+
Nov 9, 2014

Modes and presentation still need some work, but Konami has finally delivered with the gameplay. On the pitch, where it matters, PES 2015 has a clear edge over FIFA 15.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2014

After several years of seemingly going through the motions, PES 2015 absolutely nails the football side of things whilst making small advances other departments. There is still work to be done for next year, but for now, where it matters most, PES is on the up.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2014

The goal has been simple for Konami; make the beautiful game beautiful to play. On that score alone PES wins hands down and the gauntlet has truly been thrown down for next year's derby clash. It seems that those big signings haven't guaranteed FIFA the title.

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Eurogamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 9, 2014

FIFA and PES seem to have swapped shirts, with neither catering to the original audience they once set out to attract. Based on this year's offerings, though, it's PES that has the clearer direction of where it's headed. Perhaps most tellingly of all, PES 2015 is more satisfying in defeat than FIFA 15 is in victory.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 11, 2014

Konami has claimed the interactive soccer crown with Pro Evolution Soccer 2015. While last year's iteration was an obvious stepping stone, this one is the real deal, and may be the best soccer game ever made.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2014

Konami have, after a long time, brought themselves back into the fight with the FIFA series with a shout, thanks to a massive improvement over PES 2014 in every possibly way. PES 2015 is probably the best PES game till date.

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AusGamers
8.6 / 10.0
AusGamers

Top Critic

8.6 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2014

If football games are your passion, if they're something you play regularly for the love of the game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 obliterates this year's FIFA.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2014

The game is definitely better than last year and puts the series in good standing, but it's not a monument for the genre itself

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PC Gamer
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 16, 2014

A triumphant return to the top for footballing's favourite son.

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Game Debate
8.5 / 10.0
Game Debate

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2014

As ever before, the two are absolutely worlds apart. It's not something we'd necessarily say is a must, but there's no real harm in owning both footballing giants. They both offer something unique to them that makes them a worthwhile experience, but if you're after true mastery then you're best off dedicating your time to just one. The choice boils down to a few key points, and if you can overlook the licensing issues and lacklustre presentation then PES 2015 delivers an awesome game of football that could swallow you up for months to come.

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Xbox Achievements
85%
85%
Nov 12, 2014

A triumphant return for PES this year, after spending many years rotting away in the lower leagues. While PES 2015 might not match EA and FIFA's spending power in terms of licenses and what not, where it matters, on the pitch, this ageing superstar is getting a recall to the first eleven.

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Digital Chumps
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2014

A top notch soccer sim that deserves your attention this holiday.

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GameTrailers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2014

So PES 2015 isn't quite the FIFA killer that many may have hoped, as there are many things that the current iteration of EA's footie series does better. Yet the gap has narrowed significantly with PES 2015, and the hardest part of any sports game -- the gameplay and feel of the sport -- has never been better than with this year's installment. That alone makes PES 2015 worth a look for those disappointed with FIFA 15's on-field action.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 9, 2014

A significant improvement on the last generation of Pro Evo games, and for the first time in years PES is more entertaining than the new FIFA.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 26, 2014

After a few submissive years, Konami has put forth a game that caters to soccer fans with superb flexibility for creative expression, fluid gameplay and astoundingly intelligent AI. The lack of licensed clubs and presentation standards well below the competition make it appear like a sub-par package, but it won't take long on the pitch to realize the quality of the soccer PES 2015 is build around.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 20, 2014

PES 2015: Pro Evolution Soccer is yet another step in the right direction for Konami – even if it's again let down by its lack of licensing and complicated online options. Its simulation play is better than ever, and it leads to much more satisfying victories than in EA Sports' alternative. There's room for polish and improvement, of course – but this is still a great game.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 23, 2014

With the mantra 'the pitch is ours', PES 15 believes that it has done enough to usurp the title from the FIFA franchise. While PES 15 has improved on a number of features, there are some issues that dampened my experience. Pro Evolution Soccer 15 might have played well, but FIFA definitely still owns the pitch.

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Operation Sports
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2014

When it comes to action on the pitch, PES 2015 has no rival. Veterans of the series will be delighted as the familiar magic is back.

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Telegraph
Nov 19, 2014

While there are Issues with its modes and presentation, PES 2015 is arguably the best representation of video game football ever made.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 9, 2014

PES 2015 is a genuine return to form for the series, one that competes with FIFA on every step, pass, and shot.

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Digital Spy
Nov 16, 2014

PES 2015 lacks FIFA 15's match day flair, instead letting its football do the talking. With exemplary action on the field and a much meatier online mode to get stuck into, football fans are in for a real treat.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 9, 2014

A superb football game held back by a frustrating flaw in its passing game, this is the best football title on new-gen. But it could have been the best of all-time.

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games(TM)
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 13, 2014

Find out what the PES team had to say about rival FIFA in our football rivals interview here.

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Examiner
Nov 18, 2014

The game has a steep learning curve for newbies, but long-time fans will appreciate the look and feel of the game along with the tons of modes available to play.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 13, 2014

While still suffering from a lack of licenses, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 makes up for it with some of the best simulation style soccer gameplay in gaming.

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Guardian
Nov 13, 2014

Konami's Pro Evo series has struggled to match the glitz of Fifa, but the latest instalment has the footwork to beat its rival

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Polygon
8 / 10.0
Polygon

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

I would much rather play soccer in this game than in FIFA 15.

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NZGamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2014

Overall it's a welcome return to form for loyal PES fans. The presentation and usability has been improved and the core gameplay dynamics have been finetuned. In a lot of ways it offers a more balanced and more intelligent game of football than its rival, but PES 2015 still doesn't have that depth and accessibility to lure FIFA players away just yet. Next year however, we could see a serious head-to-head for best football game

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2014

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is the best football simulation experience that Konami has delivered in years, and next year the series might actually be a challenge that EA Sports needs to take into account as it develops its own FIFA series.

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TrustedReviews
Nov 14, 2014

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 takes important strides forward on graphics, presentation and game modes, while out-performing its arch-rival FIFA on the pitch. Official team names, more accessible game modes and some tweaks to tackling would all be welcome, but it's great to see Konami's football game back on form.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 24, 2014

FIFA still has the style and the flair of bringing an authentic looking presentation, but if you want great football on the pitch, then there is only one choice this year, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015.

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Pardis Game
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2014

در نهایت PES 15 عنوانی الهام بخش ، قوی و عمیق است که بازگشتی امیدوارکننده را به ریشه های ارزشمند این سری رقم زده است . نکته ناامیدکننده PES 15 این است که این عنوان با وجود پیشرفت های بزرگ و غیر قابل انکار در زمینه شبیه سازی گیم پلی هنوز هم از مشکلات تکراری نسخه های قبل نظیر جذاب نبودن گزارش بازی ، کمبود موسیقی ، مشکلات لایسنس ها و البته صداگذاری نه چندان تهییج کننده تماشاگران ضربه خورده است . با این وجود Konami سرانجام با PES 15 توانسته است با بهره گیری از ارزش ها و ریشه های نسخه های موفق و قدیمی PES یک چارچوب و فرمول جدید را در گیم پلی بنا کند اما مطمئنا برای ارائه یک تجربه "کامل و بی نقص" این شرکت به زمان و طرفداران PES به صبر بیشتری نیاز دارند .

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2014

While still having room to grow, PES 2015 is an overall much-improved product. Now when people ask which game -- FIFA or PES -- we'll finally have to stop and think.

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GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2014

One popular view holds that EA's FIFA is for football fans while Konami's PES is for gamers. That still holds true with Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 but that's not necessarily an insult. PES is fun, challenging, and rewarding, which is what every sports game should strive to be.

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New Game Network
73 / 100
73 / 100
Nov 26, 2014

With a new console generation, now is as good time as any to rebuild a legacy, and PES 2015 looks to have taken that opportunity. While not without a share of problems, the title lays a solid foundation for the future of this football franchise.

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Pure Xbox
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 14, 2014

There's a lot to like here and the game definitely has the potential to hook you, as it has us.

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GameGrin
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2014

With stunning graphics and some of the best football gameplay you'll experience, PES is certainly a must have for any football fan, but what stops it from being a truly immersive and realistic game is the set of dull and confusing menus and sub-menus and still no licensed English teams.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2014

I'd be more than happy if you could release a product that would make me drop FIFA for PES, but I'm not seeing it

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Nov 23, 2014

I am very happy to see that PES has come onto the new generation of consoles in style, and of a quality that is competitive with a series many times its budget. The world would be worse off without this alternative to FIFA, and without an alternative that presents a different understanding of the sport of football (or soccer, depending on where you are in the world). It might be irritating that there aren't enough licensed teams, but I do think the football purists will prefer the on-the-pitch action of this game.

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GameWatcher
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2014

If you have a console, get Pro Evo 2015 on that. If you're a PC-only football fan, this is a functional if lacklustre port of a great match engine with broken online support.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 14, 2015

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 does things by halves; it is simply not polished enough, nor good enough. Konami needs to go back to basics, stop adding things to the game, and perfect the very foundation of it because, at the moment, everything seems to be flawed. For every 'Ooh that's awesome' moment, there is another, glaring 'Is that it?' moment. In the grand scheme of things, it is an average package but a decent football game.

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