This week on Click-Swipe-Play, we have the clash of giants as we pit the two most popular games of the world’s most popular sport against each other. The sport is, of course, soccer (sorry, football), and the games are Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 and FIFA 16.
These two games have been in a back and forth for many years, but FIFA has held the crown both critically and with fans recently. And this year’s entry is certainly another strong offering with a new FIFA Ultimate Team mode (FUT Draft), improved Magic Moments that recreate the majesty of the sport, and (most notably) the inclusion of 12 female international teams. Add in some gameplay tweaks in response to fan feedback, and you have a very complete update this year.
But the question is if Konami’s PES 2016 can tip the balance. Well, while it may not have as many back-of-box bullets points, those it does have are important ones. Most notable are the game’s new physics and AI. These are two core systems and by overhauling them Konami has revitalized the on the ball action and created better squad dynamics. This comes in combination with a host of other improvements – including more licenses so you can play as the teams you love – to make this a great year for Pro Evo fans.
Because of all this we think that PES is the soccer game for 2016 – but watch the video to find out all the reasons why.
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