By Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 August 2015

Winning on the pitch, but struggling off it.
9.0    Gameplay
8.0    Story
8.0    Presentation
8.0    Lasting appeal

Pro Evolution Soccer has always been a distant second to EA Sports' FIFA. Having hit the virtual pitch with PES 2016 however, that gap seems to closing quite rapidly.
Great passing and first touch mechanics; Supremely realistic looking player faces; In-game AI sharp and intuitive
Licensing still an issue; Shooting could use refinement; Controls take some time to learn
It's a little more than one month till PES 2016 hits stores globally, with the 18th of September bringing Konami's latest iteration to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC gamers globally. It's also the second game in the PES franchise to come to next-gen consoles, and as such, sees Konami truly nail down the gameplay elements. The licensing aspects however, see PES 2016 lose ground to EA Sports and FIFA. That said, for those looking for a football game that comes closer to the real thing than anythi

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