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eFootball PES 2021

Konami Digital Entertainment
Sep 15, 2020 - PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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No Recommendation
7 / 10
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Hobby Consolas
75 / 100
Push Square
6 / 10
The Games Machine
8 / 10
8 / 10
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eFootball PES 2021 Trailers

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update - Official Reveal Trailer thumbnail

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update - Official Reveal Trailer

Taking PES to a Whole New Level thumbnail

Taking PES to a Whole New Level

eFootball PES 2021 Screenshots

Critic Reviews for eFootball PES 2021


No Recommendation / Blank

Don't bother with PES 2021 if you can option file PES 2020, but if you're coming in fresh, PES 2021 is a decent shout at a decent price.

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Aside from a handful of updates, PES 2021 is the same as last year's game.

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A new approach for the sports genre, with welcome results: this offers more than a roster update, and at a very appealing price.

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Nothing less or more than what was promised. Still the best football game around but its problems feel more glaring a year later.

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75 / 100
Hobby Consolas

Konami decided to release an updated version of last year (excellent) game. So we find the same game modes (added UEFA 2020 National Teams) and great controls, and we also find the same problems with teams, stadiums and players licenses.

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Konami is effectively taking a year off because it knows it has the basis of something special here and it wants to ensure it makes an effective transition to the PlayStation 5; we can respect that. But with barely any changes and the abovementioned licensing shortcomings, we’d recommend you just pick up last year’s game for a couple o' quid instead.

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On paper the idea of turning this edition of PES into a mere update is a good idea. Football blew up, the two seasons almost piled up and the pandemic stopped development for too many months. It is better to focus on the next edition, provided that at least the minimum trade union commitment is devoted to this package, which has not happened. The absence of a partial update of roses and teams at the time of launch is unacceptable, as is the ugliness of the inter and Milan uniforms, although what PES 21 proposes always remains the best kick on the square (IMHO, eh, I do not want to be beaten by FIFA supporters).

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eFootball PES 2021 does exactly what it says. Well, not exactly, as it took some time to refine a few gameplay elements of its predecessor to become even more enjoyable on the pitch - even online.

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