Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Reviews

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jul 8, 2016

The realism has really been ramped up this year, making every pass, tackle and goal attempt feel accurate and worthwhile. The goalkeepers and graphics have vastly improved too, even if the more realistic referees might frustrate you at first – just as they do in the real game.

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9.1 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2016

In terms of its offerings, and with the option files and squad updates to come, I just can’t see how they can make it any better next year, but I am sure Konami have their plans.

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88%
Sep 13, 2016

Continuing to go from strength to strength, PES 2017 is the zenith for Konami's stellar footie series, representing all of the pieces falling into place to create on-the-pitch nirvana. There are some extremely minor flaws, but all in all, PES 2017 is wonderful.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

A leap forward in terms of gameplay, stagnating game modes and a clear step backwards in terms of licenses.

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8 / 10
Sep 13, 2016

PES 2017 is not perfect or revolutionary, but it is a solid entry into the PES franchise that fixes some of the problems of PES 2016 and features enough AI improvements that make playing a bit more enjoyable. If you want a taste of how good the game can be, try the co-op mode at a higher difficulty level - that is how we enjoyed the game the most. If you've never played football games, PES 2017 is beginner friendly. Training modes and customisable controls are good enough for new players. Experienced players will also find enough of a challenge to have a blast this game. Its only major weakness is the commentary. If that doesn't bother you, then you should buy PES 2017.

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10 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

PES has refined year on year in this generation, continuing to improve, but PES 2017 is the crowning moment. With different tactics and styles that are effective, and unique players, great goal feel and lovely control, PES 2017 just feels so good to play. It may well be the greatest football game ever made.

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Sep 13, 2016

A long-overdue return to form that finally surpasses Pro Evo's PS2 glory days – and, assuming presentation woes are fixed, lays the foundations for an all-new footballing empire.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

If PES 2016 was the best entry in around a decade, then PES 2017 is arguably among the greatest in the series full stop. With extra care and attention paid to improving on many of its predecessor’s strengths, as well as tweaking and fixing adhered to its issues, PES 2017 comes out of it as a fantastic football game.

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9 / 10
Sep 13, 2016

More a refinement than a revolution, but this builds on the achievements of last year’s game to ensure one of the finest sports games ever created.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

Konami might not be involved in video games for much longer, but they can still put out one heck of a football sim. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017‘s Master League is one of the best career modes I’ve ever played in a sports game, and it’s backed up by incredibly solid gameplay. Once you look at the disappointing lack of team licenses, players will find one of the most rewarding sports games available.

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9.3 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

An absolute joy to play, and with Master League and MyClub coming along nicely, this title is a force

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Unscored
Sep 13, 2016

Once you get out on the pitch, this is the best game of football ever made. It’s the most technically savvy, intelligent and free-flowing experience I’ve ever had on a digital pitch. I just hope that the online experience – an enormous flaw last year – holds up so that this experience can be excellent across the board.

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Unscored
Sep 13, 2016

Strange refereeing aside, PES 2017 is a wonderful football game that just begs to be played. It just wouldn't be PES if it was perfect.

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Unscored
Sep 13, 2016

PES 2017: Pro Evolution Soccer is an excellent football game in which fun and realism are balanced. Every pass, every tackle, every goal feels like it has meaning, and Konami has done a great job of creating the ultimate matchday atmosphere. Master League, with its new improvements, is more fun than ever and oozes personality, while the wide array of customisation makes the game personal and prevents the game from suffering too much from its lack of licensing.

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8.9 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2016

PES 2017 is on the right path. The team assembled a less frenetic gameplay, and peppered the game with interesting features, improving a solid structure that continues to consolidate over time. Too bad for the usual licenses issue, even if the premium partner is a good solution that will bear its fruit in the coming years.

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Sep 14, 2016

While the upgrades made outside of the match this year are barely worthy of the name, the improved action on PES 2017's pitches is more than enough to warrant the asking price. Superb stuff, indeed.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2016

In overall, PES 2017 is a realistic and massively entertaining experience and we can easily say that in many parts PES 2017 offers the best football experience ever made. Unfortunately the present issues are not because of the game itself but from the lack of financial supports and manpower, issues like team licenses which we actually cannot blame the developers as they did not straightly interfere with the game. But in the end, PES 2017 is truly worth trying, it has many new things to offer, a perfect variety for those who seek a great experience, even those who prefer FIFA over PES. If you have decided to return once more to the PES side then judge the game based on a proper view and way of judging, the view that points out the real football and not the view FIFA has given to you. By this means you will be able to understand the functions and the traits much better than you were supposed to.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2016

PES 2017 is a fantastic representation of the beautiful. You could play this game for months on end and still find new ways to beat opponents while being amazed at what you just saw. Those who are brave enough to swim against the FIFA stream will be rewarded with arguably the best football video game representation to date.

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4 / 5
Sep 15, 2016

In terms of pure gameplay, Pro Evo takes the crown from FIFA. The subtle improvements made to last years version have been thoughtful and impactful to the way the beautiful game is played. PES 2017 is, arguably, the best football game ever created.

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Sep 15, 2016

For those interested in more than just one or two games here and there, modes like ‘Myclub’ and ‘Master League’, will be made available. There have been few sizable changes made to really be excited about but at least there are a number of playable options. It will still be interesting to see how far Pro Evolution Soccer can truly evolve, but this 2017 edition has sure made headway for the future. And for Konami, it's a much-needed recovery.

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