Percentile Rank

eFootball PES 2020 is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Gadgets 360
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 10, 2019

PES 2020 looks much better than its earlier counterparts both on and off the pitch, and though the gameplay is still a mix of arcade and simulation, it's more playable and enjoyable than in previous years.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 13, 2019

PES 2020 is a patch or three away from being a very good game. As it stands, it's a weird mix of brilliant and broken.

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Critical Hit
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 12, 2019

The gameplay is undoubtedly the best in any football game to-date, but in a world where gamers crave fresh content, it’s sadly lagging the competition.

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Scored Reviews

IGN Italy
9.2 / 10.0
IGN Italy
RAFFAELLO "GRUSPOLA" RUSCONI

Top Critic

9.2 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2019

PES keeps getting better: a great experience on the pitch, with improved AI and gorgeous animations.

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The Games Machine
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2019

Konami scored an amazing goal with eFootball PES 2020, improving an already effective gameplay to make it almost perfect. Evolution has only partially involved the game modes, but the result is the best chapter in the series and a divine football simulation.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2019

PES 2020 is as good as it ever has been. Although the lack of licenses and dire commentary might put some off, the easier than ever to use edit mode means these ills shouldn't be a problem to fix. eFootball PES 2020 is a near-perfect football sim that deserves your attention.

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Screen Rant
Sep 14, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 is a strong leap forward for Konami's perennial second-place soccer game, and while it still doesn't beat FIFA, it comes close.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 13, 2019

Konami's eFootball PES 2020 continues the series' stellar output on the pitch, which is enough to fully overcome the issues off it.

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GamePro
89 / 100
89 / 100
Sep 13, 2019

PES 2020 is once again outstanding in terms of gameplay, but has to catch up to do in terms of modes and licenses.

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Gamefa
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

Pro Evolution Soccer is on the right path and eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 completely proves it. The new installment of Konami's popular football simulator is the best game of series in this generation until now. Smooth and enjoyable gameplay, amazing graphics, various entertaining mods to play, new licenced leagues like Serie A, and beautiful real animations, made eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 a game you should not miss at all if you love football, whther or not you are fan of series. Of course there are some issues like licence problems for some of the best leagues like La liga and English Premier League, but the game has so many amazing aspects that some licence issues can't ruin your amazing experience of eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 at all.

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Everyeye.it
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 certainly embodies the best episode of the current generation.

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IGN Spain
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

The most realistic chapter of the saga. It lacks licenses, but its control makes up for it. If you are looking for a pure simulator, Konami's title will satisfy your needs, but if you prefer a more direct and faster style of play, it may not convince you. In addition, if you like to play online, you will enjoy because it's specially designed to compete against other players online but it falls somewhat short in terms of game modes.

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Areajugones
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

Konami closes off the current generation with the best entry that we have seen so far. eFootball PES 2020 posseses, undoubtetly, the most realistic gameplay ever for a football game. Unfortunately, the game still lacks the same thing as the previous entries: its game modes do not have enough depth.

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Hobby Consolas
87 / 100
Hobby Consolas
Redacción Hobby Consolas

Top Critic

87 / 100
Sep 10, 2019

PES 2020 is a great soccer simulator, with some great additions to Master League and new dribblings, but still we miss new game modes other than Matchday and some important licenses and tournaments.

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Bazimag
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2019

By implenting so many changes in its gameplay core, PES 2020 has managed to return this series back to its glory days. Appealing Master League section, along with more licensed teams and eyecathing visuals, all are complementary to the much entertaining gamplay of the game. The only things that keep PES2020 from being a perfect game are some online server problems and weak commentary.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
86 / 100
86 / 100
Sep 17, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 is a well polished football simulation. I said simulation, because gameplay is much more slow and tactical. After playing years of FIFA, PES 2020 feels like a real change in a good way.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2019

Best football simulation on the market of this generation. It's like everything is about the pitch and what happens inside. There's still to manage a lack of licenses, but if you manage to get over it, that's the game meant for you.

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BaziCenter
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 12, 2019

Many issues that we already had with previous entries in the PES series remain unpolished, but nevertheless the 2020 version greatly evolved in many aspects, and it is safe to say that PES 2020 is the best football game from Konami in the last 10 years.

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GamesRadar+
GamesRadar+

Top Critic

Sep 12, 2019

A few outdated features aside, eFootball PES 2020 marks an exciting new era for the long-running series.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 12, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 is faithful to what the two previous games have built. On the pitch, it all feels great, but in terms of content and variety, there's still a lot of work to do...

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Game Revolution
Sep 17, 2019

Unfortunately, PES 2020 doesn’t feel like an evolution over 2019. It offers little in terms of new content and gameplay tweaks.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
Saudi Gamer

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 15, 2019

While this year title of PES doesn't offer a lot of changes, it does make the gameplay experience more realistic, eFootball PES 2020 is fun to play but expect some annoying issues on and off the pitch

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 12, 2019

Yet another triumph on the pitch but the lack of attention to new features within myClub means it feels a bit repetitive.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but they've certainly made up enough ground to be able to stand toe-to-toe with the competition.

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TrustedReviews
TrustedReviews
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Top Critic

Sep 12, 2019

The definitive football sim of 2020. PES 2020 takes what you love about the series and makes it more satisfying and fun, without sacrificing its simulation pedigree.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2019

PES 2020 creates a vibrant drama on and off the pitch through small details that can make a big difference

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

PES 2020 is a gorgeous, curling free-kick from the legendary boot of David Beckham that just misses the top right corner as time expires.

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Echo Boomer
8 / 10
Echo Boomer
Alexandre Lopes
8 / 10
Sep 16, 2019

While there are noticeable upgrades with its strengths, with better gameplay and visuals, eFootball PES 2020 still lacks in terms of novelty, with some boring gameplay modes.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 17, 2019

Konami has brought enough on paper to attract new fans to eFootball PES 2020.

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Cerealkillerz
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 is spinning it's wheels this year again with no groundbreaking additions to existing modes like it's predecessor and doesn't manage to provide enough incentive over the rest of the game to let FIFA finally lie in the shelf for once.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 has gameplay that feels much more realistic, and each game is more about careful approaches than counter attacks. Most of the modes remain relatively unchanged, but the actual game is lots of fun to play as long as you're not having issues with the AI.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 17, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 may be a symbolic start of a new era for Konami, but it feels like not much has changed over last year's version of the game. In fact, it might even be that last year's version plays a shade better compared to this version. When PES 2020 works properly it is sublime, but issues on the pitch need addressed to really be considered worth upgrading.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 17, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 won't convince any FIFA fans over to Konami's side, but it will certainly appease those who are already enthralled with Master League and myClub. There really isn't too much to write home about this year, but when the gameplay is this enjoyable, there's hardly any reason to complain.

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New Game Network
70 / 100
70 / 100
Sep 15, 2019

What's in a name? For eFootball PES 2020, it's just words. Even with the new moniker, this year's footballing title offers more of the same - mostly solid gameplay, but lacking any sort of forward momentum in all other areas.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

PES 2020 is an accomplished football sim, but the same could be said for PES 2019, and the changes Konami has made this year don't amount to much. As such, if you already have last year's game, I find it a little hard to recommend getting PES 2020 as well.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

PES 2020 takes one step forward and two steps back in its latest entry as impressive animation and new licensing is overshadow by the same old frustrations.

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