New PES really has Scot the lot
For the past number of years, PES has had to settle for second place to FIFA in the battle to be top dog — but the Konami series has returned to form in a big way to give the people at EA Sports something to think about.
Yes, it lacks licences. Yes, the My Club mode is not a patch on FIFA’s Ultimate Team, but for playability, PES actually feels more like a game of football rather than the frenetic nature of FIFA.
It helps, from a Scottish perspective, to have the Ladbrokes Premiership and Celtic and Rangers as key partners, too.
The legends mode returns and there are a host of online playing options, as well as the usual editing facility for those who want the ‘real’ team names.
Commentary is still mediocre and hard to hear but there is a wealth of training options and tactical set-ups.
It may lack the bells and whistles of FIFA, but PES has it where it matters — on the pitch.
Bhoy zone Olivier Ntcham