It’s about time somebody just came out and said it…
With PES 2017, Konami has finally caught up to FIFA and shut the door behind it.
With that said, PES is still plagued by familiar licensing issues and while Konami is slowing building its resume to include the likes of Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Arsenal and more, the gaps are just too big to ignore, and ultimately rob PES 2017 of its near-perfect score.
However, if you happen to be a fan of one of said few licensed teams, you’re in for a real treat. The atmosphere and authenticity of the stadiums, players and crowds are unbelievably life-like and far beyond anything you’ll find in FIFA.
The bottom line? After playing the FIF 17 Demo, I can testify that the difference maker in the war between PES and FIFA is the user. If you want a hard-core, intelligent Football simulator – pick PES; if you want an entertaining, arcade simulator – pick FIFA.