Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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9.2 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2016

PES 2017 keeps doing what PES has been doing really well in the latest years: it's a joy to play and to watch, but it needs some new features.

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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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9.1 / 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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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 / 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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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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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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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 / 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 / 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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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 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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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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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 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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