Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PC, PS4 and etc. is another installment in the football simulation series developed by Konami since 1996 (under this name, the series is published since 2001). The game was released on the twentieth anniversary of the release of the original game. Although the core of the gameplay remains unchanged since the previous edition of the game, this installment brings some larger and smaller new ideas. Thus the gameplay is up to date, but it also brings the player to the beginnings of the franchise.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PC, PS4 and etc. is powered by an improved version of the Fox Engine used in the previous edition. Unfortunately, the PC version of the game is based on a medium variant of the engine, so the graphics are worse than in the cases of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, but still better than in PES 2015. The virtual footballers were given plenty of new animations, so they seem to move in an even more natural way. Also, new physics were applied to the ball, which makes it more convincing. Collisions were also taken into account when it comes to the improvements - they are now calculated in real time and depend on the positions of the players' bodies when they collide.
In Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PC, PS4 and etc., the creators improved the AI of the footballers, who cooperate with the player more efficiently during quick and sudden attacks. Movements during one-on-one situations were improved - the players were given a substantially wider set of possibilities, and the virtual footballers react quicker to the player's commands. Aerial encounters were slightly modified as well - using the left analog stick the player can try to obtain the best possible position for a shot (a head, a volley, etc). The player defends themselves by disturbing the opponent in a similar way. Skills of goalkeepers are described with new parameters.
Among the minor new features of this edition, there is the possibility of performing celebrations manually, there are new commentators (Peter Drury and Marco Hagemann). Also, Konami extended licenses for Super Cup, Europa League and Champions League.
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet
User score: 6,6 / 10 based on 1927 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 7.9 / 10 based on 786 votes.
PEGI rating Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
- 1 GB RAM
- graphic card 512 MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 / AMD Radeon X1600 or better
- 9 GB HDD
- Windows Vista SP2/7/8/8.1/10
- Intel Core i3 530 2.93 GHz. 2 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better
- 9 GB HDD
- Windows 8/8.1/10