Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

PES 2016

Another installment in one of the longest-standing and most popular soccer game series, whose consecutive iterations have been appearing since 1996, consequently developed by the Japanese company Konami. The 2016 edition, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the franchise, offers lots of innovations in addition to the usual wide array of options and play modes. First of all, opponents’ artificial intelligence in 1 on 1 duels, as well as its in-air play was improved, and new algorithms for goalkeepers were added. When it comes to the technical aspects, the game features significantly improved graphics, and, for the first time in the history of the series, dynamically changing weather. The in-game players received many new animations (including celebrations), and the ball physics and the collision system were enhanced. During the matches, you can listen to a duet of new commentators: Peter Drury and Marco Hagemann. For the first time in the series, the game features also European league cups, including Champions League, European League, and European Super Cup.

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PC / Windows
Game Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PC) Cover
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 | PC

Sports, Football, multiplayer, for 2 people, splitscreen

Companies responsible for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Konami | game developer

Konami | publisher   Official website

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 release date for PC:

game language:
English

16 September 2015 | Worldwide

17 September 2015 | Europe

16 September 2015 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
Game score 7.2 / 10 calculated out of 953 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 504 players' votes.  

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PC / Windows 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 / Windows 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 / Windows, 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.

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PS4) Cover
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 | PS4

Sports, Football, multiplayer, for 2 people, splitscreen

Companies responsible for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Konami | game developer

Konami | publisher   Official website

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 release date for PS4:

game language:
English

15 September 2015 | Worldwide

17 September 2015 | Europe PAL

15 September 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 415 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.8 / 10 calculated out of 141 players' votes.  

Pro Evolution Soccer series is one of the most famous sports video game franchises, published for twenty years now. As usual, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PlayStation 4 was developed by Konami.

The gameplay mechanics have not changed since the previous installment, but the fans still receive a set of modifications. The Master League mode was reshaped, so making transfers is different for example. The popular myClub mode (team management - selecting coaches, tactics, etc.) was modified as well, including an improved players' development system. Konami has kept the exclusive access to the UEFA Champions League. Apart from that, licenses for Europa League and Super Cup were obtained for three years.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PlayStation 4 is powered by Fox Engine again. However, it has been improved to feature better collisions and physics of the ball. The graphics as such are substantially better as well. Thanks to the new footballers' animations, their movements are more natural in comparison to the previous installment. A major change is the introduction of a dynamic weather system that makes it possible to see a sudden rain in the middle of a match for example. This however, has an actual impact on the gameplay, because when the grass is wet, it affects the physics of the virtual ball and capabilities of the players.

In Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PlayStation 4, aerial encounters and one-on-one situations were improved, because the player has more options of movement. Team cooperation is also better now, because the player can perform cooperative actions with two or three AI-controlled footballers (they automatically appear on free positions). Additionally, goalkeepers are now described with new characteristics relating to their skills.

In Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PlayStation 4, there is the possibility to import images again. Similar to FIFA series, the game allows to perform celebrations manually. Everything is viewed in a wide-angle perspective.

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (XONE) Cover
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 | XBOX ONE

Sports, Football, multiplayer, for 2 people, splitscreen

Companies responsible for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Konami | game developer

Konami | publisher   Official website

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

15 September 2015 | Worldwide

17 September 2015 | Europe PAL

15 September 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
Game score 5.3 / 10 calculated out of 119 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.1 / 10 calculated out of 66 players' votes.  

On the twentieth anniversary of the first installment's release, Konami published Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for Xbox One. An improved Fox Engine is the biggest feature of this installment. The graphics are very detailed now - the players can see the rain trickling down the bodies of the footballers during a match, or grass being pulled with a shoe plug. The game has also a dynamic weather system now. This means the weather conditions can change during a game - when it is cloudy, a heavy rain can soon fall.

All these technicalities have actual impact on the gameplay. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for Xbox One is a come back to the spirit of the first installments. Thus the gameplay combines realism with arcade mechanics. Improvements made to the ball physics and collisions make the game look spectacular and authentic.

As usual, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for Xbox One features different game modes, including the reshaped Master League with a new system of transfers. The game does not lack the classic exhibition matches, multiplayer modes (online and LAN) and more. Additionally, Konami obtained licenses for Europa League, Super Cup and Champions League. Thus for three years, only in the PES series will the players be able to participate in these competitions.

Among the numerous improvements, there are new ball physics that represent its unpredictable moves. The creators improved collisions, which depend on a few factors (weight of the players, their speed on the impact, etc.) and are calculated in real time. The reactions of the footballers in one versus one situations are also improved. With a richer variety of different moves, the player can adapt better to any situation.

Among the other technicalities, there is a new wide-angle perspective which offers a wider field of view. The commentators were changed. In PES 2016, matches are discussed by Peter Drury from Great Britain and Marco Hagemann from Germany.

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (X360) Cover
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 | XBOX 360

Sports, Football, multiplayer, for 2 people, splitscreen

Companies responsible for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Konami | game developer

Konami | publisher   Official website

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

15 September 2015 | Worldwide

17 September 2015 | Europe PAL

15 September 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
Expectations: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 30 players' votes.  

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for Xbox 360 is the next installment in a popular sports series. Because of technological restrictions of the past-generation consoles, this version does not include as many improvements as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions do. The versions for these consoles received major improvements of the Fox Engine that resulted in better ball physics, new collisions, a myriad of additional animations of footballers, etc.

Consequently, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for Xbox 360 does not bring any major changes to the gameplay - it is similar to what the players could see in the previous installments for Xbox 360. The players can compete against each other in different single and multiplayer game modes, including Master League and competitions to which Konami has elusive access: Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup.

In Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for Xbox 360, the gameplay is more arcade in contrast to the opposing FIFA 16. The creators aimed to bring the game to the roots of the series, offering spectacular and breathtaking matches.

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PS3) Cover
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 | PS3

Sports, Football, multiplayer, for 2 people, splitscreen

Companies responsible for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Konami | game developer

Konami | publisher   Official website

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 release date for PS3:

game language:
English

15 September 2015 | Worldwide

17 September 2015 | Europe PAL

15 September 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
Game score 6.8 / 10 calculated out of 105 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 45 players' votes.  

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PlayStation 3 is the next installment in a popular sports series. Because of technological restrictions of the past-generation consoles, this version does not include as many improvements as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions do. The versions for 7th generation consoles received major improvements of the Fox Engine that resulted in better ball physics, new collisions, a myriad of additional animations of footballers, etc.

Consequently, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PlayStation 3 does not bring any major changes to the gameplay - it is similar to what the players could see in the previous installments for PlayStation 3. The players can compete against each other in different single and multiplayer game modes, including Master League and competitions to which Konami has exlusive access: Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup.

In Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for PlayStation 3, the gameplay is more arcade in contrast to the opposing FIFA 16. The creators aimed to bring the game to the roots of the series, offering spectacular and breathtaking matches.

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System requirements

Recommended: 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
Minimum: 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

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 myClub - launch trailer

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 myClub - launch trailer | 2:02

Zwiastun na premierę gry Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 w darmowej wersji myClub od firmy Konami.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – See the First Teaser

News 11 June 2015 12:50

Konami has revealed that Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be presented on June 12. To highten the anticipation, a short trailer was published.