Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
|a game by||PES Productions|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, 3DS, PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Soccer Games, Pro Evolution Soccer Games, Sport Games|
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 was where the series started to turn things around and get back some of that magic that made it the best football series for many years. It has not radically changed things, but there are more than enough tweaks that made people really take notice of this game.
Earning Their License
One of the things that Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 managed to do was secure a few more licenses. They have never been able to compete with what FIFA offers when it comes to official licenses, but in this year’s game, they were able to add the Brazilian league which was a first for a football game. As well as this they also have the official license for the Champions League and the Europa League too.
Ronaldo With His Shirt Off
While Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 clearly does not have the budget FIFA does, this is still a great-looking game. Some of the character models truly do look amazing. The licensed kits and stadiums as well as the Champions League presentation are all very well done. Even the non-licensed stuff is not too shabby with you clearly being able to tell what everything is supposed to be.
Becoming The Master
People who play this series love The Master League mode and it is back. Trying to make your team the best on the pitch and finding the perfect players to add is very addicting. As well as this you also have your usual other game modes too, but I would wager, Master League, is where you will be spending the majority of your time with this game.
On The Pitch
One of the things that this series had over FIFA for many years was the gameplay. People were willing to overlook the lack of licenses as the gameplay was so much deeper, skill-based, and more fun. However, EA Sports really upped their game and FIFA actually overtook Pro Evo.
With Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, Konami managed to get things back on track and this was the best that the series had played in a few years. It managed to be a blend of realistic and arcade and it is very easy to pick up and play. However, there is a real level of depth here that requires some serious practice and skill to master. Playing against an opponent who is also skilled is a truly exciting thing.
As far as football games go, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is a damn fine one. I have to be honest and say that if you put this up against FIFA 13, I do not think this does enough to take the crown back from FIFA. However, I will say that this was a better game than we had from Konami for many years. It was great to see them get things back on track and as always, that Champions League license was something that was really cool.
- They managed to get a few more licenses
- The Champions League music always gives you tingles!
- On the pitch, the action is better than it has been for a few years
- Master League mode is as addictive as ever
- The lack of licenses are still an issue
- It still does not quite match what the same years FIFA offered