Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Demo 2
The Pro Evolution Soccer franchise had its ups and downs but still manages to compete with EA's more popular soccer title, FIFA. With the 2013 installment, Konami decided to learn from its past mistakes and combine all the best elements from previous releases while adding a few important tweaks.
The entire Brazilian national league is here
PES fans have always had somewhat of a tough time since Konami can't seem to be able to license too many official national leagues, thus giving random names to stadiums, teams and even to some of your favorite players.
Fortunately, still holds exclusivity for the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues, bringing you the best possible experience when playing any of these two major competitions. Besides the usual licensed championships and teams, in the 2013 installment, Konami also managed to bring the entire Brazilian national league (Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A).
Overhauled ball physics, defense and control systems
Although Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 uses the same dated engine, the development team managed to improve upon previous features and bring a fresh dose of realism to the game.
The pitch looks better than ever before, but the real difference stays in the improved control system that offers more precise solutions when you have the ball at your feet. More challenging than ever before, the control scheme now has a rather steep learning curve due to the amount of options available, but, fear not, as the in-game tutorials will quickly guide you through all the features available.
The game's fast pace encountered in the previous version has now been scaled down allowing a deeper, more accurate control over the ball, which Konami now calls PES Full Control.
Moreover, the new Deft Touch Dribbling mechanic, gives a new meaning to dribbling your adversaries by offering various choices regarding the tricks you can pull off with the ball at your player's feet.
A rewarding soccer experience
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 offers a clearly distinct experience in comparison with its direct competition and that thanks to the unique ball physics and enhanced on-the-pitch controls you will now be able to play the game just like you want it.
Of course, the title doesn't bring groundbreaking improvements over its previous versions, but it seems like it's going towards the right direction in its battle against the more popular FIFA.
Reviewed by Cosmin Anton, last updated on August 12th, 2014
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- New features, including a new balance between offensive and defensive actions, improvements made to shot speed and passing trajectory and targeting, better blocking actions by defensive players and an all round AI tune up.
Game descriptionPro Evolution Soccer 2013 is a a huge advance for the popular football simulation. The new simulation game offers PES ...