Pro Evolution Soccer 4 Demo
An improved gaming experience with many new additions
Pro Evolution Soccer 4 comes with a lot of improvements, all of which are aimed toward giving the player a much more responsive control and way more gameplay possibilities, thanks to the newly added gimmicks and mechanics. Thus, you can pass the ball around easier and achieve more complex combinations across the pitch, which should leave your opponent unable to stop a well-executed strategy.
In addition, although the control is still rather awkward on the keyboard, since the lack of an analog stick severely reduces the mobility of the players, the game has significantly improved responsiveness, so that every command you send is almost instantly executed by the player on the pitch. Thanks to this, the matches become more alert and intense, especially between top-tier teams.
Better ball physics for a more accurate depiction of its movements
As it is customary for every new installment, a lot of improvements have been integrated into the graphics and physics engines as well, in order to add a bit more realism to the game. Thus, the players are slightly more detailed now, while the ball moves accurately across the pitch, depending on who and how strikes it. This makes for a far more dynamic gameplay, since you can use intuition to guess where the ball goes most of the time.
The game modes, on the other hand, have not been changed too much, since you can still take part in tournaments and simple exhibitions, although there are a few additional teams that have made into this installment. Moreover, new licenses have also been acquired, which means that a lot more names and brands are now accurately depicted into the game.
A worthy successor to the previous title
In the end, this new title does a good job at improving on the previous games, especially when it comes to mechanics and the license issues. It could, however, still use a lot of tweaks and fixes, although they are most definitely planned for the next installment.
Reviewed by Alexandru Dulcianu, last updated on September 17th, 2014
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Game descriptionPro Evolution Soccer 4 is the fourth installment in the PES series that was very well received by fans and critics.The...