Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Reviews

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Oct 23, 2016

Konami hat im folgenden Jahr einiges zu tun. Das fantastische Gameplay wird vom biederen und angestaubten Rahmen leider zu sehr in Mitleidenschaft gezogen.

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games™ Team
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 20, 2016

Another big step in the right direction

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9 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2016

PES 2017 is without a doubt the best on-the-pitch football you will play, and perhaps the best in recent memory.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
7 / 10
Oct 9, 2016

From a non-footballer, here is the verdict. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a great football game and it deserves to get as much spotlight as the new FIFA. The unlicensed teams are hilariously close to puns, the customisation of players and the team management aspects are fantastic, if a little complex, and the pitch play is amazingly fun. With the multitude of modes and options available, it's worthy of this year's football game crown, and it's a must-have for those who like a bit of realism and meat to their sports games.

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4.5 / 5.0
Oct 5, 2016

In regards to gameplay, PES 2017 is easily the best in the series to date and arguably the best football game ever made. No other football game nails what makes this sport so universally loved around the world like Konami’s latest instalment. However, if this is enough to knock FIFA off its perch remains unclear. Ultimately, where PES is lacking is of course where FIFA is at its strongest – Authenticity. The distinct lack of officially licensed teams will always be a stumbling block, though, as before mentioned, there are mods available that add official kits and badges if you wish to change them.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2016

PES 2017 is not perfect, it's license-related problems are really annoying but still, it's an enjoyable soccer game. The distance between PES and FIFA isn't that much after all because of this valuable game.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
5.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2016

PES 2017 might be a giant leap for PES, but it’s a very little step for football games. Little to offer off the pitch and a joyless chore on the pitch. For hardened PES fans there’s probably enough to satisfy, but for the rest of us we look to FIFA with hope and trepidation. Don’t screw us on this one EA!

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USgamer
Top Critic
Oct 4, 2016

PES 2017 is a remarkably good soccer sim on the pitch—so good that it makes up for the bulk of its shortcomings elsewhere. There's no denying that it's a niche sim with a high barrier to entry; but if realistic gameplay is your number one priority, then PES 2017 comes highly recommended.

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NZGamer
Top Critic
8.3 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2016

So, it is a very good thing that core gameplay is the most important feature of a sports sim, because, playing football in Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 has never been better. The argument could be made that playing football has never been better in all gaming. While there are plenty of issues, if you’re willing to work around, or ignore them, there’s an awesome, accessible, and complex game that won’t match FIFA in everything, but may just beat it in the thing that matters most.

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4 / 5
Oct 3, 2016

PES keeps significantly improving every year, but in this installment they reached a level that qualifies them to compete with their popular competitor - FIFA. It still has its own share of problems such as bad online mode, and not having the rights to include many popular clubs, but that doesn’t affect it’s how realistic, simple or fun it is to play.

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9.2 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2016

Everyone it is claimed that this year’s PES is a return to form and I’ve fell victim to that statement myself, but now I can truly say that this is the very best PES in a long-time and its back to reclaim its championship!

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9 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2016

If on pitch action is what you value over everything else, then you can’t go wrong with PES 2017

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PCMag
Top Critic
Sep 28, 2016

In terms of pure gameplay, Pro Evolution 2017 is the best soccer simulation on the market. Unfortunately, truly appreciating it requires plenty of concessions.

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Sep 27, 2016

If this review appears overly-critical, it's only because Pro Evolution Soccer is so close to being a complete product on and off the pitch. With the base gameplay seemingly nailed down, Konami should be capitalising by improving other elements of its beautiful game: chiefly its presentation, style, and game modes. Whatever shortcomings it has before and after the whistle blows however, the pure footballing experience of PES remains second-to-none.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
71 / 100
Sep 27, 2016

A very good football game, but why are we being fobbed off with a console-light experience?

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Matt Buchholtz
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer has never looked better, and with great controls to match, Pro Evo 2017’s core gameplay is incredible. However, a lack of licenses and repetitive commentary keep the title from shining as brightly as it could have.

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90 / 100
Sep 26, 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer 17 is a big milestone and Konami can be very proud. I sincerely hope that more football-fans go out and buy this, it’s totally worth it.

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M3
Top Critic
9 / 10
Sep 26, 2016

PES 2017 is in many way the game that PES 2016 should have been. It shares the same deep mechanics, but the AI – especially the goalies – is so much better. PES 2017 may be a let down for those who want as many licenses as possible, for everyone else this is one of the best soccer games ever.

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78 / 100
Sep 25, 2016

PES 2017 produces some of the best action on the pitch that the franchise has seen in many years, but the rest of the experience is still left trying to catch up.

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95 / 100
Sep 24, 2016

Despite the lack of licensing, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 brings nothing but sheer joy to players. Fans of this series now can be more confident that PES is getting better than FIFA, and if improvements like these keep taking place every year, there won’t be any more competition left between these two games.

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