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Experience a whole new ball game with KONAMI’s PES 2014. The stunning new FOX Engine has been combined with a revolutionary soccer system that puts the ball at the heart of the action for the first time. Every element has been rebuilt and now features all-new physics systems, custom team and player AI and a huge leap forward in...
Release Date: Nov 12, 2013
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Experience a whole new ball game with KONAMI’s PES 2014. The stunning new FOX Engine has been combined with a revolutionary soccer system that puts the ball at the heart of the action for the first time. Every element has been rebuilt and now features all-new physics systems, custom team and player AI and a huge leap forward in animations and atmosphere.

Key Features:


  • TRUEBALL TECH brings absolute freedom to the ball. The ball becomes the centre of the game and learning to control it is essential to success.
  • THE HEART beats within the team motivating them through moments of fluid team play, flashes of individual brilliance and the roar of the crowd.
  • M.A.S.S. (Motion Animation Stability System) creates true physicality for each individual player who interact realistically while jostling and leaning. Controlling the body is a vital skill.
  • THE CORE of the game delivers amazing detail to faces, kits and the stadiums creating the theatre of match day, whether it’s a local derby or the Final of the UEFA Champions League.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 / 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Video card with 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 / 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530. AMD Phenom II X4 925
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 11 compatible video card with 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
104 of 145 people (72%) found this review helpful
216 products in account
1 review
4.0 hrs on record
As a long standing FIFA fan I came into PES with an open mind, but I'm going to review this for other FIFA fans out there who no doubt like myself, may have spent years considering whether or not to try PES.

The game engine is phenomenal. Despite being so used to FIFA over the years I was impressed immediately by the physics and gameplay engine. In my opinion it's a far more realistic experience compared to FIFA. I can feel the different weights of the player, the force behind each pass, whether a striker will go down after being tapped during a tackle, etc. It makes for more lifelike gameplay, and that's something I've always felt FIFA has missed. Shooting and passing feels far more precise, and defending (while a little tricky to get a hang of) feels more tactically challenging. The AI isn't perfect and often experiences the same flaws that the FIFA engine has (opposition stops challenging for a dead ball because your player is slightly closer, poor commentating issues, are some examples). There's also an air of iritablity in the passing and shooting assist options; even with the settings turned right down the game can get the odd pass, tackle or shot completely wrong.

The gameplay atmosphere is brilliant. It feels like you're watching a big game on TV, you can feel the importance of each huge match and it spurs you on. Player celebrations, crowd chants and general aesthetics of the game are very pleasing. Champions and Europa League options are absolutely immersive and follow the prestige of the tournament very realisitically. The only downside I can think of is the poor commentating engine, which blatantly feels like the game is being reported by a couple of robots reading from a script.

Customisation is also brilliant, allowing fully custom squads and the ability to precisely fine tune pre-existing players. It certainly is a way to kill hours on end making bizarro squads and players. There's definitely a greater field for customisation than in any current FIFA title.

The main issue that irritated me is that the game feels small. There are the obvious licensing issues that PES faced meaning premier league and bundesliga teams are cheaply substituted into the game (Manchester City is Man Blue, Arsenal is North London FC, etc), while these can be imported through player made club packs, it takes away some prestige to the game. There's also no lower league action for English or any other European countries, meaning I can't play around in SkyBet Championship, League One, etc. Further woe for British squads as there are no Irish or Scottish leagues included (though you can still play as Celtic and Motherwell as standalone clubs). Tournaments within the game start to feel repetitive due to lack of team options. As someone who plays a lot of career and offline mode football, it seems small, and after a few hours I feel as if I've explored the game completely.

If you're new to football games, I'd definitely recommend PES 2014. If you're a FIFA fan, I wouldn't recommend it, but would urge you to try out the game/physics engine at some point.
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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71 of 117 people (61%) found this review helpful
45 products in account
1 review
24.8 hrs on record
That game is the most frustrating you'll ever play.

After forcing myself to try to like it I just can't.

Why ? Because the following happens all the time...

- I press the corresponding buttons for a simple pass toward the left, the player is sending it somewhere random between top to bottom, allowing for an interception.

- I try to make a through ball toward that forward who has open space right in front of him, the through ball goes in the right direction (gloria alleluïa, it is not always the case) but the auto player select feature switches my control to a player who has NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER to ever grab that through ball, by the time I can manually select my forward, the defender came back and cleared the ball

- The opponent is counter attacking since when they intercepted that ball that was simple but that my player just looked going right next to him without even trying to control it (which can be fortunate as sometimes the control is so awful that it is like a pass to the opposing team) so that opposing team is counter attacking and is making a through ball toward the forward, the auto player select thing switches my control to a defender that has NO CHANCE WHATSOEVER to ever be able to challenge the forward, by the time the manual selection switches me to a defender that has a chance to interfere with the action, the ball is either at the back of the net or in the hands of my goalkeeper.

- There is one chance out of ten that the player will actually pass or shoot without control as you ordered it. I don't care the guy is good at it or not, I don't care if in the end the pass is crap or he shoots in the crowd, I want that s.o.b. to do as I ordered. It will happen one time out of ten. It can be incredibly frustrating when you cross or make a through ball and you push the button so that your player shoot without control but no, the guy is controlling that ball giving just enough time for the defender or the goalkeeper to clear it.

Then they deleted many features of the master league that was good like staff, investments and the ability to negociate contracts all year round. I just don't understand why. Immersion in the Master League equals zero right now.

I am hugely disapointed by that game, PES is just getting worse and worse every year.

I don't give a damn about fancy stuff like the ability to manually aim when I shoot or control a player I want to pass the ball to if the simplest commands like passing (not even talking about a through ball) is not followed by a pass in the direction I commanded the pass to be, or if my players just can't shoot without control (even if the shoot is crap, I don't care). I could go on and on and on about the many situations where I ended up highly frustrated by one simple fact :
The players don't respond to the commands. You press left pass, the ball goes somewhere else, you press through ball in the direction of that player, it goes somewhere else or you end up with another player that has no chance to get ball. etc etc etc etc.

Alright you see my point.

Don't buy that crap.
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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67 of 118 people (57%) found this review helpful
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16 reviews
26.2 hrs on record
I am a long term PES fan, but I must say: Konami did something really wrong here.
Konami has been loosing market share to FIFA for awhile so this time they tried something new. PES 2014 is a nice looking game (despite the HORRIBLE user interface) but simply isn't fun. If you like soccer games you know this: PES and FIFA can (or could until PES 2014) be compard to CoD and ARMA. One focus in fast action, arcade style and the other one in real life simulation. Same genre but with different playstyle. Each one with it's own type of public.

What Konami tried this year was to come closer to FIFA, becoming a more simulation-like game and this is a problem. I'm not the only one desapointed out there. I always favored PES over FIFA because of it's arcade gameplay and now I don't have that anymore. If I wanted a simulator, with real physics and game tactics I would play FIFA not PES. The magic thing about the PES franchise was that it was fun in its simplicity: easier controls, less realistic physics, the chance to pick up Messi in the defense field and dribble the whole opposing team and score a goal… that’s what PES is about. I tried, I really tried to like this PES 2014, I changed the controller options at all ways I could, but I still don’t like it and that’s why I’m moving back to PES 2013.

The sales of PES 2014 are going really bad, and guess why? EA has a very long experience in soccer simulation games while KONAMI dosn't. The moment PES tries to be the same thing as FIFA, it enters in a area that the rival dominates much better. PES was the king of arcade soccer games, and now it is only the 2nd option in the socccer simulation games genre.

-graphics are better than ever;
-UI is horrible;
-The new control system has good and bad things about it (more depth means it's harder to master);
-Stealing the ball became a horrible task;
-Running for more then 2 seconds means your going to lose the ball [¬¬!];
-The new physics feel really real, but are NO FUN AT ALL.

KONAMI, please bring back the game that I so much liked, the game in which I spent more than 2000 hours in the last 12 years.
Posted: May 11th, 2014
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36 of 61 people (59%) found this review helpful
1,770 products in account
18 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
I can't see why anyone would play this game over Fifa Series. The UI is clunky (designed for Console) the controls are annoying , graphically the game is poor even on the highest detail settings and Konami didnt pay for the license to use real team names. I played the game for an hour or so but dont believe I'll play it again.
Posted: June 14th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
241 products in account
15 reviews
85.0 hrs on record
I`m very very sorry for this Game, but it sucks.
I am playing Pro Evolution Soccer and International Superstar Soccer before that, now for 16 years and to this day i never thought there was a really really bad pro evo. I could forgive the biggest flaws, because i felt more like real football then Fifa ever did.
But this installment, I´m sorry, is just crap.
The Players feel very sluggish and turn like a lorry, even the very very good ones. I´m playing real football on various amateur levels for 24 years now and I can do things after 90 minutes these players can`t even do in minute one.

In my humble opinion Konami went too far with this one. They overdone the "realism" part so much, that the players became unrealistically bad.

So I must say the ball physics are excellent as always and the players look like there movement is very realistic and good looking.
But as I said: It’s not a Fun Game anymore.
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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