Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
|a game by||Konami|
|Editor Rating:||8.3/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||6.8/10 - 10 votes|
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|See also:||Sport Games, Sports Management Games, Games like FIFA 23, Pro Evolution Soccer Games|
Not only is Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 the 18th game in the Pro Evo series it would be the last to bear that name before Konami changed it. I think that for years Pro Evo was the number one football game you could buy. Then it sort of fell off and was playing catch up for a number of years. I feel that with this 2019 version of the game, they came very close to taking the title of best football game once again.
Show Me Your License
One way that Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 cannot compete with FIFA is with licensing and 2019 was the worst year. One big thing they had was the rights to the various UEFA competitions, most notably the Champions League. Well, EA managed to steal that away and that along with a few other teams meant that the licensing issue that has plagued the series since the start is still an issue.
Oh Flower Of Scotland
The main reason that I was pumped up for Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 was that they managed to secure the rights to Rangers and Celtic! I grew up in Scotland and support Rangers so having the Old Firm in the game was awesome to me. This along with a few other new additions does soften things a little.
There are these new traits that players can have on the pitch which basically serve as a kind of buff like you would get in an RPG. There are close to 40 of these in the game and they can make a major difference to gameplay. For example, one will make it so players do not get tired as quickly, another will make them much better if they come on as a sub. It is very cool the way that certain players have traits that set them apart from the rest. Jordan Henderson of Liverpool for example, will be able to get his team going and this will reduce fatigue. Neymar has the ability to win freekicks much easier. If you are a football fan and quite knowledgeable about the game, this kind of stuff is awesome.
The Good And Bad Of The Beautiful Game
When you are attacking Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is truly a joy to play. The passing game in this year's release just feels so much crisper and smoother. The way certain players can fire in shots that can seem like they came off a rocket is very exciting. In all, going forward, things feel great and very exciting and just like the real game. Defensively is where things get a bit frustrating the referees in this game 99/100 will call a foul on any kind of tackle. It can make trying to win the ball very frustrating. It breaks up the flow of the game and sometimes, I just let an attacker through and put my faith in the goalkeeper rather than the referee!
Mastering The Master League
The main game mode is once again Master League and I love the way it is deeper than ever. Players now have traits that can affect your team. You sign a player who has the superstar trait for example and this can benefit you not just on the pitch, but with sponsorships as well. Buying a player who is a leader can make it so the team will work harder and get fatigued less.
As the last game to bear the Pro Evo name I think that Konami went out with a bang with Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. I will have to put my hand up and say that I do think that the rival FIFA 19 overall is a better game, but this is still a solid game of football. I really liked how it tried to make the players more individuals than just stats.
- There are some good new licensed teams like Rangers and Celtic
- I liked the new player traits system
- Master League is as addictive as ever
- The attacking play feels very smooth
- The referees are way too whistle happy!
- The lack of licenses are still an issue
Download Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP