A triumphant return to the top for footballing's favourite son.
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.
PES returns to the Premier League in its best iteration in years.
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.
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.
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
PES 2015 is a genuine return to form for the series, one that competes with FIFA on every step, pass, and shot.
I would much rather play soccer in this game than in FIFA 15.
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.
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.
PES stands alone, and this year finally delivers on the next generation of consoles. A great looking, immensely satisfying kickabout.
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.
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
Konami's Pro Evo series has struggled to match the glitz of Fifa, but the latest instalment has the footwork to beat its rival
While there are Issues with its modes and presentation, PES 2015 is arguably the best representation of video game football ever made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.