Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (also known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2013 in Japan) is an association football video game and the latest edition of the Pro Evolution Soccer series, developed and published by Konami. The game was officially announced by Konami on April 18, 2012. The demo version was released on July 25, 2012 while the retail version was released on September 20th 2012 in the EU, except in the UK where it was released on September 21st 2012, and in North America on September 25th 2012. Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid is featured for the front cover. For the first time of the series, all 20 teams from the Brazilian national league, Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, are included in the game series. The UEFA Champions League is once again appeared in the game. This is the last game to
feature the current game engine.
PES 2013 is a game that players can take from it what they want. If you want a quick blast you can pick up and play but if you want to become a force to be reckoned with in the online leagues then there’s an incredible amount of tricks and tweaks available to master. Add to that certain big name players having their own signature moves and the realism smacks home again, it’s a great way of truly differentiating between players as well, something I felt FIFA fell a little short in doing.
As I mentioned, the defending is far more natural this time. Where 2012 would see a lumbering centre-half left flat footed, struggling to make any sort of dent in a strikers progress, this time defenders feel like they were built to stop. Players need to use a bit of nous to nick the ball, jockeying and holding until the ball is ripe for the picking. It works brilliantly and feels just like defending should do. The rewards are for intelligent play rather than launching studs first into the tackle.