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If PES 2013 was the start of a successful rebuilding of a fledging franchise, then PES 2014 is the necessary rebirth.
The FOX Engine has reinvigorated the brand and laid the cards out on the table for an exciting next-gen future for Konami. Between the dynamic, reactive heart system and the Trueball Tech that makes the game feel less like pinball, PES 2014 is just good old fashioned fun that completely gets the art of ‘pick up and play’.
Where FIFA may have overcomplicated itself and tried to re-invent the ball, PES 2014 remembers how to have fun and reminds you of the great football games of years gone by, all wrapped up in a powerful, modern engine that keep getting better and better, year on year.
The awful hindrance of limited licensing and a shortage of modes aside, PES 2014 is a great game. Welcoming, honest and enjoyable, it can draw football fans (whether they’re casual or hardcore) in and keep them playing for hours on end.
Inspired design at its finest.