Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Reviews

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
80%
Sep 23, 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a great game. Everything has improved in this game and the AI is much better in this game. Overall an extremely fun game.

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5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2016

Pro Evolution 2017 is not a step forward in the evolution of the series. Apart from the huge lack of licenses, Konami has not added new game modes in order to keep the franchise fresh. Besides, the online mode is a mess and gives very negative vibes.

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7.9 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2016

"Overall, PES 17 is an enjoyable game; a representation of football the way we sometimes wish it to be, and a good time with a friend (or stranger). It’s not a revelation for the series though, nor is it a huge advance on its predecessor. The niggles mentioned above stop this game being ‘great’ in my opinion, but many of these are subjective points and your experience with the game could easily differ dependent on how much or little you agree. At the very least, the game proves it can go shoulder to shoulder with its closest rival; offering a satisfyingly different gameplay experience."

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Unscored
Sep 22, 2016

Consider yourself a thoughtful football fan? This is for you.

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8 / 10
Sep 21, 2016

PES is playing its best soccer in years, but it still struggles with features and online matches.

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GameCrate
Top Critic
8.3 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2016

Is Konami's PES17 better than what competitor Electronic Arts will offer with FIFA17? Maybe, maybe not. Regardless, PES17 is a solid title that is as entertaining as it is satisfying to play.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2016

PES 17 is a dream come true for any football fan. Its tight gameplay along with fantastic visuals cement its position as one of the finest representation of the "world's most beautiful game.'

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Sep 20, 2016

The annual football game clash has been fired up again in recent years, with Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer's huge improvement on the pitch finally giving FIFA a sturdy challenge.

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3.5 / 5.0
Sep 20, 2016

To this date there has never been a football sim that has handled gameplay the way PES 2017 does.

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8.9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2016

In conclusion Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is the best soccer simulator to date, its great control, its graphics and animations make of this title the best one of the saga in the last decade, if you are fan of the series do not hesitate to prove it, if You play football you will understand how your ideas are reflected on the television screen with an amazing facility.

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Recommended
Sep 19, 2016

Despite a lingering scrappiness, this is the best PES in an age.

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8 / 10
Sep 19, 2016

PES 17 is another example of Konami’s football series regaining some of the charm and style that made the series so great in the past. The game controls well, it looks good and it’s a lot of fun to play. It’s a big step forward on the path to reclaiming its crown, but it isn’t quite FIFA’s empire just yet. With a few improvements to the likes of MyClub and some parts of the game, the series could be there soon.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Sep 19, 2016

The traditional PES v Fifa rivalry is back – and Konami has produced its best football simulation since the glory days of PlayStation 2

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2.5 / 5.0
Sep 19, 2016

All of this works to take the heart out of this game, and make it feel like a slap-dash effort on PC. The gameplay is truly eclectic, but the ridiculous graphics fiasco and the lackluster set dressing bring it way down. It may well be the best gameplay this series has seen since the PS2 era, but it doesn’t look the part.

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Sep 19, 2016

For those who are simply looking for the best football game around, there are few better than Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 thanks to additions and improvements all over the pitch from the previous entries in the franchise. However, with only a small range of licenses and a lacklustre editor, those that value authenticity, an entirely reasonable demand considering that the aim of these games is to recreate the sport to its fullest, may want to wait a few weeks to see how the new FIFA fares before making a purchase.

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Unscored
Sep 19, 2016

I want to recommend it heartily but I can’t. Not quite. The lack of licenses doesn’t bother me in the slightest – and it really is stripped down, with just two Premier League teams and no Bayern Munich – but the lack of bells and whistles that exist elsewhere in the same game really does. Imagine Lionel Messi playing in that Colardo Caribous strip from back in the day. That’s PES 2017 on PC.

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Sep 17, 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is the football game to beat this year as it is without a doubt, one of the best football simulators to date.

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9 / 10
Sep 16, 2016

With Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, every pass, tackle, through-ball and shot feels authentic. It feels like you are in control of the ball

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Sep 16, 2016

If "PES 2017" can't overcome licensing shortcomings, then no sports video game can. It delivers a fantastic gameplay experience that is well-balanced and exceedingly rewarding.

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IGN
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2016

With smarter AI opposition and an altogether smoother online experience, PES 2017 is close to the complete package. FIFA’s new story mode might be the most headline-grabbing feature of either game this year, but it’s clear Konami is in no mood to relinquish its title as king of the virtual pitch.

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