PES 2012 continues KONAMI's determination to work with fans of both the PES series and football in general, to create a truly realistic, immersive and utterly playable take on the modern game. Attacking play is a cornerstone of PES 2012, and the new game benefi ts from a more open approach that allows users to dictate the pace of movement, with all-new AI elements incorporated so team mates make runs and offer support in one-on-one situations. Zonal marking and positional defending are also massively enhanced; ensuring players are forced to work harder to split the opposition defence. Meanwhile a new cursor switching system has been implemented using the right analogue stick to switch to any player on the field. The result is a game that, more than ever, represents the key attributes of the world's greatest players and truly captures the essence of top-flight football.
MMGN Score: 8.5 / 10
Metacritic Score: 80 / 100