Percentile Rank

eFootball PES 2020 is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 69 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 69 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Sep 13, 2019

Football fans around the world, the old king has truly returned. This year's PES delivers an exciting refresh across the board. An immersive and highly satisfying gameplay, refined Master League modes, more licensed teams than ever and an experience that matches its former glory.

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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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Polygon
Unscored
Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Sep 21, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 doesn’t make me forget about its competition, but it does force me to reckon with what I really want from a soccer video game, and who really meets those needs.

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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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Operation Sports
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 16, 2019

With the help of option files, PC and PS4 users get to experience nearly all of the bells and whistles of FIFA — sorry Xbox One users, you still can't — but with the magic that only PES can provide. If you're a gameplay purist, then eFootball PES 2020 is definitely worthy of a purchase.

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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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Scored Reviews

Generación Xbox
9.3 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

Top Critic

9.3 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

Konami has delivered a game that boldly bets on football and that game is undoubtedly, eFootball PES 2020.

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Mighty Games Mag
93 / 100
93 / 100
Sep 18, 2019

efootball PES 2020 comes with a great new-designed league-mode, where you lead your team through the season. It feels a lot better than in the years before, because you can take a deeper look on the daily work as a coach. There are many cutscenes or interviews and dialogues, that make the mode more realistic than ever before. PES 2020 is also convincing in the stadiums, where the great gameplay on the football-ground comes along with an intense atmosphere.

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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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Cubed3
9 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

It comes as no-surprise that eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 fits into the category of an exceptional football simulator. Superb graphical realism, and tantalising gameplay, create an experience that fans of the beautiful game should absolutely play. Konami really needs to find a way to license the Premier League and La Liga to start tempting those away from FIFA, especially those who are really bothered about licenced content.

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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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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Sep 25, 2019

The new name thankfully didn't change the direction of the series as well. On the other hand, eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 doesn't offer any revolutionary changes. It's a iterative entry in the series with some good improvements, better graphics, almost perfect physics and new, detailed menu statistics.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

When all is said and done, we can only marvel at what Konami is doing with PES, despite being the underdog. The latest eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 is fun and great to play, and that's always what people truly want.

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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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33bits
90 / 100
90 / 100
Sep 23, 2019

One more year, KONAMI promptly brings us its vision of what a soccer simulator should be. And, one more year, it succeeds. Great ball physics, an ideal match tempo, an AI of its own that in much of the match does what it is expected to do, and a rival AI more human than ever, make this eFootball PES2020 the best soccer simulator that can be played to date.

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Geek Culture
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 is the beautiful game redefined in video games, just look past the lack of licenses and you are gold.

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Electric Bento
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2019

While eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer hasn't received as many enhancements as last year, its focus on weighty, realistic matches elevate it to greatness.

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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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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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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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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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LevelUp
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2019

Despite the clear abandonment it has in some sectors, eFootball PES 2020 is a great football title and one of the best simulators that exist. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a new stage of success for the franchise and if this is the path they will take from now on, we welcome the proposal of Konami and PES Productions with open arms.

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PushStartPlay
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2019

The beautiful game is truly back with eFootball PES 2020!

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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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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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Atomix
86 / 100
Atomix
Invitados Colaboradores

Top Critic

86 / 100
Sep 20, 2019

Pro Evolution Soccer is back with another great entry. Soccer fans, you should this game.

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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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SECTOR.sk
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

Great Football for newcomers and veterans, just with poor menu and UI. But with great gameplay and physics of the ball.

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NoobFeed
85 / 100
85 / 100
Sep 29, 2019

eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 delivers an experience that competes with real-life footballing.

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PSX Brasil
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 4, 2019

The latest iteration of the series is a hit worthy of its legacy, even if some of the problems that have been affecting it are back. The modes and options are still behind its competition, but, inside the pitch, eFootball PES 2020 is unbeatable.

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IGN
8.3 / 10.0
IGN
By Dave Meikleham

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2019

PES 2020's on-field action has rarely been more satisfying. Off the pitch though, Konami plays it a little safe.

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Gamersky
8.2 / 10.0
Gamersky
棘皮动物的野望

Top Critic

8.2 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2019

Without doubts, PES makes a little step further every year, and eFootball PES 2020 is surely on the right track. The Master League feels more interesting since we can now play as a famous coach. How the ball reacts to different situation in the game is far more realistic than its predecessor.

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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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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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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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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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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 19, 2019

Solid graphics, a smooth PC port, outstanding animations, and rewarding gameplay help eFootball PES 2020 stand out against its sports game competition. It is worth a look if you have even a passing interest in a game of footie.

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TrustedReviews
TrustedReviews
Adam Speight Contact via Twitter |

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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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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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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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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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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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 24, 2019

Ultimately the question everyone is asking, is it better than FIFA? It comes down to personal preference. PES 2020 undoubtedly plays a better more compelling version of the beautiful game. But some people will never get over the unlicensed content, and the extremely little effort Konami seems to place on anything outside of the on the pitch action. The effort Konami has made into the on the pitch action deserves notice. T hey've once again tweaked the formula and made an exciting yet realistic game of football. Not quite a wonder goal, but you've got to appreciate the effort put in.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
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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Pardis Game
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

As the best soccer/football simulator that can be experienced, PES 20 proves that just a strong and consistent gameplay cannot cause the player to experience a perfect game. Nevertheless, Konami should follow the same path of building the new generation of gameplay on the shattered body of past PES titles in the coming years to modernize the modes, challenges and different parts of the game.

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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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Gaming LYF
Sep 20, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 provides some of the best gameplay the series has ever seen, thanks to some excellent tweaks and changes to the on pitch action. Disappointingly some of the game's modes still lack depth, such as the Ultimate Team competitor - MyClub, however that doesn't stop PES 2020 from offering arguably the finest footballing experience available in a video game right now.

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Thumb Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

It was a strange decision for me to finally move on from Fifa over to PES as I said previously, I have been playing the Fifa series since 1994. But I know a 100% I have made the right decision. Fifa has in my opinion been a reskin of the same game for a number of years and quite frankly, there is nothing exciting about it anymore. If it wasn’t for “The Journey” mode, I would have moved over to PES a few years earlier. I am not the only one either. Reading a lot of the buzz on the internet & comments in forums, there’s a hell of a lot of people switching over too. All in all, I am extremely extremely impressed with eFootball PES 2020. Yes there are some irregularities in the game but Konami are already on top of these issues. The future for eFootball PES 2020 looks very exciting & I am glad to finally be a part of it. I am awarding eFootball PES 2020 a Thumb Culture Gold Award.

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TheReviewGeek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2019

There’s a lot to like here and on the pitch, Pro Evolution is easily one of the best football simulators on the market. In terms of polish, the game suffers from some aesthetically janky menus and a cumbersome team management screen. The loading times are a little too long, especially during on-pitch breaks like throw ins and corners, while the commentary is pretty woeful all round. Compared to FIFA though, Pro Evo is all about performance, rather than aesthetic, and where it really matters, the game absolutely delivers.

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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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PC Gamer
77 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

77 / 100
Sep 20, 2019

Grittier and more convincing than ever, Konami's soccer juggernaut excels on the pitch but barely tries off it.

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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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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2019

Sublime physical football with a tactical brain sees PES 2020 bring a successful gameplay refresh, but far more needs to be done about the list of problems that have been left untouched for much of this generation.

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Xbox Achievements
75%
75%
Sep 19, 2019

On the pitch, as always, Konami almost gets it bang on with eFootball PES 2020, but off the pitch it's seriously lacking in the balance and depth department.

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Nexus
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2019

eFootball PES2020 is more than a rebrand that goes skin deep. The game has received a level of polish and refinement that the franchise has needed for years.

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Pixel Arts
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

PES started the eighth generation awfully. PES 2015 is probably one of the worst sports games I've ever played. But the PES team has come a long way since then and has overcome many problems. License issues still persist, the gameplay is not perfect and still lacking in ambition and goodwill, but PES 2020 still has the spirit of football. As someone who plays both PES and FIFA every year, I have to say that PES 2020 is a good game, and of course, I hope the creators don't do that and fix the weaknesses with more effort.

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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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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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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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Sports Gamers Online
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2019

EFootball PES 2020 is a game with moments as great as its gameplay while also having aspects as awful as its new name.

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Telegraph
Sep 20, 2019

In the annual football sim faceoff, fans of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer have always hung their scarves on the idea that PES is far superior on the pitch than monied rival FIFA.

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Jump Dash Roll
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 9, 2019

eFootball PES 2020 is a confusing title to recommend. It's best likened to an Alfa Romeo as, when everything works, it's majestic. However, when it's not, which is most of the time, it's such a frustrating experience because you know just how good it could be.

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