Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

A fun association soccer simulation game for download

7.5

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  • Category Sport
  • License Trial version
  • Version (PES 2013)
  • Size 1.05 GB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by Konami

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for Windows is the PC version of Konami's iconic soccer game.

Comparisons with previous iterations of Pro Evolution and its rival Electronic Arts' FIFA series are inevitable. Pro Evolution 2013 feels more like a simulation than the arcade game style of its predecessor, Pro Evolution 2012. It also bears some resemblance to elements of Electronic Arts' FIFA 12.

The 2013 version features Konami's new control system, known as "PES Full Control". This enables players to incorporate more realistic simulations of real life footballing skills like trapping the ball and deft first touches. Manual shooting and passing also makes its debut in the 2013 version, enabling the player to modify the speed and power behind each shot and pass. Dribbling and close control also are enhanced by the "Full Control" feature, which enhances the simulation effect in contrast to previous versions of the game which tended to incorporate more automatic passing and shooting.

Players interested in a tactical approach to their game play may be frustrated by the tactics screen, which is not an improvement on previous Pro Evolution tactic screens. Its animation is not on a par with the rest of the quality of graphics in the game, which detracts from the simulation effect that Konami have obviously striven for. However, some players may derive amusement from the in-game appearance of the coach roaring instructions from a box in the corner of the screen!

Goalkeepers have not improved from previous versions, which takes part of the challenge away for experienced game players. Some types of long passes and set pieces can still break down defenses with apparent ease, which appears to be an ongoing flaw in the game from its inception. Konami claim that the defensive organisation of the team while tracking back in defense or moving forward as a unit has been enhanced, thus allowing the simulation of quicker, more lifelike counter attacking movements.

The 2013 version of the game delivers a more lifelike facial and physical rendition of the actual footballers themselves, as well as realistic animated depictions of their mannerisms while playing and celebrating. On the other hand, this lifelike depiction is somewhat let down by the animations of the players turning while in possession of the ball, which appears cumbersome and unrealistic.

Pros

  • Realistic likeness of players
  • Variety of new manual control options
  • Diversity of gameplay
  • Improved collision animation

Cons

  • Poor goalkeepers and defenses
  • Animation unrealistic at times
  • Some tactics make it too easy to score
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