PES 2013 scores high as final reviews arrive

Published at 1:19 pm, Monday, 17 September 2012
Author: Mike Harvey |

With the embargo lifted earlier this afternoon, the final reviews for PES 2013 have been pouring in today.

Generally scoring very high, here are a selection of reviews:

CVG – 9.1/10
"If you ignore the depth of options, you'll be found out on Pro levels..."

NowGamer – 9.1/10
"Ladies and gentlemen, Pro Evolution Soccer is back. After years toiling in the wilderness, riddled with depression and self-doubt, the former king of videogame football has risen triumphantly to top the league right at the back end of this console generation. It’s been a hell of a ride."

Eurogamer - 9/10
"Wake up, everyone! With PES 2013, Konami has finally pulled off the excellent game it's been threatening to release for the last couple of years. On the scale of dramatic football comebacks it's not quite up there with That Night in Barcelona or The Miracle of Istanbul, but it surely comes close."

Inthegame – 9/10
"Overall, PES has a nice 'flow' and the game pace is somewhat lower by the adjustments that Konami has done. PES is really back!"

thesixthaxis - 9/10
"Konami has done an exceptional job with making the controls and animations all feel realistic and it translates into a fantastic on-pitch experience."

VGZ – 90/100
"Unlike the competition, long shots, and powerful free-kicks in PES are an effective means to get to score."

IGN – 8.5/10
"Newbies and FIFA stalwarts face a bit of a learning curve, but players who are prepared to explore the depth of the game’s control system and take their experience beyond mere button-bashing and lame attempts to out-position opponents will truly come to love this game."

PlayStation Universe – 8.5/10
"The good news is PES fans are in for a real treat. On the pitch, PES 2013 offers a great game of football, which has improved so much over previous iterations that it's barely recognisable"

Shopto – 5/6
"There is nothing quite like things not going your way, only for you to hit a last gasp equalizer and scream with joy at the TV, this is what PES does for me."

OPM – 8/10
"Toying with tiki-taka tactics is further aided by Perfect Traps on R2 that enable you to cushion and kill the pace of a pass deader than Emile Heskey’s career."

OXM – 8/10
"New dribbling moves allow skilled players to shimmy or sidestep past defenders or - if they're feeling particularly outrageous - try nutmegging them en route to the goal."

"On the surface this is the Pro Evo we've come to expect. Slick attacking football is the headline act, but it'd be foolish to write this off as just another annual update."

Metro – 7/10
"Improved passing and shooting. Overall the game plays better and offers greater control and realism."

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 launches on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this Friday in the UK.

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