Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

68 / 100
Sep 5, 2018

A mostly fun, realistic football sim with wonky AI.

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No Recommendation
Aug 27, 2018

The football is as sublime as ever, but PES's lack of progress elsewhere pulls it back.

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Metro GameCentral
Jay Jaffa
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 2, 2018

For now though, if it's online, co-op or gameplay with your mates, PES 2019 is still very much worth your money and deserving of the the accolades coming its way. PES 2019

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Aug 27, 2018

Light on features it may be, but PES 2019 shows the proof in the pudding is, and always will be, out on the (virtual) pitch.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2018

The gameplay is as engrossing as ever, but it and the marquee Master League mode are still looking for a few changes to take the series to the next level.

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9 / 10
Sep 5, 2018

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 continues the series' excellent run of form, introducing smart improvements that enhance the on-pitch action.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Sep 5, 2018

PES 2019 is a marvelous soccer sim on the field, and remarkably dated off of it. Those willing to forgive its still-awful user interface and simplistic modes may find magic, but its ramshackle presentation doesn't do justice to the hard work put into the gameplay.

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Game Revolution
Tom Power
Top Critic
Sep 5, 2018

If Konami somehow managed to steal EA's longstanding official partnerships away, it would be no question as to who the king of soccer sims is. It's just a shame that they probably never will.

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8 / 10
Sep 11, 2018

PES 2019 is a good football game. It isn't a major improvement over last year's title, but despite the lack of the Champions League it isn't worse either. The matches play well, the modes are well crafted for the most part, and there's plenty of fun to be had. There are some things that do need addressing which haven't been touched since over recent iterations, but hopefully they can be fixed in future patches and updates.

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87 / 100
Sep 2, 2018

PES 2019 may be one of the best soccer simulators of all time. The matches are authentic and can be enjoyed with a realism that few titles have been able to transmit. The problem is that it is a Konami conformism when it comes to fighting for licenses, and it is a pity; otherwise it would be almost perfect.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2018

The season has already started for PES 2019 and it could not have set off in a better way. We are delighted to guarantee that we are in front of the best entry up until now regarding gameplay, as it leaves the impression of being the most realistic football simulator.

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Forbes
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2018

I love the way PES 2019 plays. The gameplay is the biggest selling point, but not the only thing that matters–especially in the face of formidable competition. Konami can't escape the negative effect of losing the licensing battle, its shallow modes, and bland presentation.

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8.7 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2018

Gameplay novelties are appreciated, but they are not so important as to consider that they are more than a patch of PES 2018. Regarding game modes, it seems that we are facing a new déjà vu.

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8.7 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

On the pitch PES 2019 it really is the beautiful game. But it needs some serious improvements in the game modes and online options.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

This year's game feels like a transition year. Small changes make it better overall, but other issues drag it down with a bang.

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80 / 100
Sep 22, 2018

PES 2019 may lack the fancy presentation of FIFA, but when it comes to gameplay, PES 2019 can more than hold its own. Smooth gameplay, a variety of animations, and interesting game modes take the sting off of the lack of licensed teams. FIFA may wear the crown, but PES is a worthy rival.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Aug 29, 2018

Outgunned by FIFA's club licensing deals and star power, PES starts a new season still on the back foot

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GameMAG
Azzy
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 19, 2018

New animations and updated physics have made Pro Evolution Soccer even more realistic. If you are a fan of the genre, then it's necessary to play. Sadly, there's still problems with a PS4 version in Russia.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2018

As an online and local multiplayer game, PES 19 is definitely worth playing, however the AI problems are so bad that you shouldn't even consider purchasing the game until these issues have been addressed. Football fans will need to wait for a patch or wait a few weeks until FIFA 19 comes out.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is a good title, which would have deserved a much higher rating with more courage on the options and game-modes.

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