Game overview/synopsis

Pro Evolution Soccer (or PES) is the biggest rival to EA’s FIFA football games. In 2019, it added the name ‘eFootball’ to its title.

The franchise has often focused on gameplay over official licences and rights to player names and teams.

While it is not as popular as FIFA today, it still has a dedicated playerbase – and its titles have been improving year-on-year.

It’s not as widely followed an esport as FIFA is, but there is a competitive PES scene.

Blurb: PES 2020

In PES 2020, expert opinion has been employed wherever possible to ensure that every action made on the pitch stands up to the scrutiny of even the most discerning of football fans.

Most notably, the development team have worked closely with Andrés Iniesta to translate his innate ability to read the space around him and slip through the tiniest cracks of an otherwise impregnable defensive line into a new dynamic dribbling technique.

Fans of the series will agree, authenticity has always been important in PES, and that applies just as much to your on-pitch failures as it does your triumphs. In alignment with this philosophy, PES 2020 will feature realistic portrayal of player error, creating more opportunities for you to take advantage of careless mistakes made by opponents, while also encouraging you to live and breathe every moment of competition to ensure your own play is on point.

Several new first-touch techniques have also been added, empowering you to take command of the ball in a way that suits your personal playstyle.

With so many tools at your disposal, what type of football will you choose to play?

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, iOS/Android
Typical game length: 10mins
Players: 1v1
Genre: Sport
Latest version: PES 2020
Price: Around £40
Publisher: Konami
Notable tournaments: eFootball.Open, eFootball.Pro
Popularity: More than 80m game sales across the series
Twitch: 11,000 peak monthly viewers as of November 2019, however it’s worth noting some tournaments have been streamed on other platforms like Facebook
Launched: September 2019 (PES 2020)
Pegi age rating: 3
Other Pegi info: The content of this game is suitable for all persons