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...
User reviews: Mixed (408 reviews)
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
37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
105.4 hrs on record
Let me put it as simple as possible for the people torn between FIFA and PES:

-If you want an extremely realistic game experience, PES 2014 is probably for you.
-If you want to edit players, teams, leagues, and more, PES 2014 is probably for you.
-If you want the option to perform tons of advanced moves, PES 2014 is probably for you.

-If you want an extremely amazing multiplayer experience, FIFA 14 is probably for you.
-If you want every major team and league on the planet available to play, fully licensed, FIFA 14 is probably for you.
-If you want a game that is super easy to play and learn, FIFA 14 is probably for you.

PES 2014 is for me. YOU get to decide what's for you, but my list above is made to aid you in making that decision.
Posted: August 29
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24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
This game is awesome!! Very near rag doll phys and can never seem to predict what is going to happen next.
Was pes befor but went to fifa for all real team but back to pes again!! Real football simulation!! MEGA
Posted: April 20
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102 of 189 people (54%) found this review helpful
30.0 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 11
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
182.3 hrs on record
This is a great game, such a big improvement on previous versions. The new FOX engine gives a totally realistic feel to the gameplay and the physics feels real. The whole game is easy to get into, but properly mastering it is the biggest challenge.
Think of this as a completely different game to all the other versions, the interface could be improved, and feels very light and basic IMO, but that's just me. Editing players etc. could have been done better, and trying to save logos on team kits is difficult to accomplish properly, I had to give up in the end.
I still play PES6, which I think was the most complete version of the game, but the new physics and AI that they introduced seems to work, although I haven’t really fully experienced it in its entirety.
Would I recommend this game.. that would have to be a resounding YES, but don’t buy the STEAM version if you want to use mods and official Kit’s as its impossible to use on this version of the game.
IMO FIFA is for kids, while PES has always been the adult version…
At the moment I am unable to play PES since the new update, just keeps crashing when you try to start a match…any match. I do hope this gets fixed soon as I am beginning to get withdrawn symptoms, and you won’t like me when I’m like that.
Posted: April 27
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
513.7 hrs on record
You MUST buy this game for one reason alone ,Become a legend was the best inovation in footy games and the latest version is the best ever .

Here's your mission ,play 7 seasons on BAL build up your player from 64 to about 85 .Then start a Master league with a team ranked 70 - 80 in the world ,buy your created player for a couple of mil and then get that team to No.1 ranking or get yourself to no.1 club by securing moves to bigger clubs thru results.

I dont play the regular type of game anymore because fixed player cam on master lge or BAL is just the way to go and now anything else just is nt real enough .Best sports sim ever .
Posted: June 10
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119 of 166 people (72%) found this review helpful
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 15
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