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You may want to skip Pro Evolution Soccer 16 on PC

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Pro Evolution Soccer 15 is here! It’s out today, and should be in your hands provided you didn’t order it from a national online retailer that may or may not rhyme with Maker Bot. It’s one of the best games of the year, and arguably the best football sim to be released in many a year, if reviews are anything to go by.

Naturally, because it runs of the magical, fairy-powered Fox Engine, just like with Metal Gear Solid V, the best place to play it would be on the mighty PC, right? Well no. We’ve always known that the PC version of the game would be different from the flagship, current-gen console versions.

In June this year, Pro Evolution Soccer’s community Manager Adam Bhatti said as much.

“It’s not the same as PS4 or Xbox One, not the same PS4 and 360. It’s its own thing,” he told twitter, following up with “PC version will have its own sort of entity there. It’s going to have a lot more of the features of PS4.”

So the PC version is a bit of a hybrid, falling somewhere between the old gen versions and the newer ones. Only it’s not really. According to reports, the game has essentially been ported from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game – which is almost fine if that was made clear from the start. Obviously, the PC platform shouldn’t be on the receiving end of a cruddy port, given that the general gamers PC can easily handle it, and that scalability is one of the reasons PC gaming is appealing.

So in the end, PC gamers end up with a shoddy port, filled with sub-par lighting, flat textures and last-gen graphics and features.

What makes this so egregious is the obvious, heinous bait-and-switch tactics that Konami has employed in its marketing of the PC version. Even the game’s Steam page (which seems to have been removed for some) made extensive use of assets and screenshots of the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

That’s just not cricket.

Take a look:

Last Updated: September 18, 2015


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 18, 2015 at 13:27

    So PC gamers are the… PES-ants.


  2. Grand Admiral Chief

    September 18, 2015 at 13:30


  3. Splooshypooh

    September 18, 2015 at 13:31

    Just as i thought i might actually switch this year. Thanks LG


    • Splooshypooh

      September 18, 2015 at 13:32

      Also, #FUCKONAMI


    • Geoffrey Tim

      September 18, 2015 at 13:33

      It’s great on PS4…


      • Splooshypooh

        September 21, 2015 at 10:30

        I’m saving up for one 🙂


  4. Galbedir

    September 18, 2015 at 13:40

    Let’s hope everyone who has the steam version, does the refund option. Gamers cant let companies get away with these crappy half arsed PC ports.


  5. ElFakio

    September 18, 2015 at 13:42

    So now when nobody buys this Konami is gonna go ” See pc gamers want more microtransactions ” . Then metal gear 5 will be “patched” and boxes will become a microtransaction . You want a box ? $5


  6. Daniel evans

    September 18, 2015 at 15:39

    i think all us pc folks should buy this on steam (even if we dont want it) just so we can all get the refund through steam and teach konami a lesson and show them that we are not just going to fall for any cheap port that doesnt make sense which version of the game it came from.

    such laziness. metal gear solid 5 was literally the last game ill buy from konami as they just dont seem to care about anything.


  7. Ryanza

    September 18, 2015 at 16:11

    And I wanted to buy and play this game for and on PC. It seems Konami just doesn’t care anymore. #fuckkonami.

    Don’t Support DRM. If I bought this game for PC and then found out it’s a complete shitty Xbox 360 product, I wouldn’t be able to sell the game because of DRM.


  8. AllGames4.Me

    November 5, 2015 at 18:13

    You Can Download Full & Free PES 2106 at .


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