In a since deleted news article, Konami said the demo would be available via Steam and ‘traditional direct download’, but so far only the former is true. Nevertheless, a Steam account is free, and it’s easy to manage your PC games there. You can get Steam here, and download the PES PC demo here.
The PC demo of PES 2015 is the same as the console versions. You can play matches of up to 10 minutes long, all taking place in the Konami Stadium. Teams available to try include Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid, FC Barcelona, Juventus, Athletic Bilbao, Bayern Munich and Napoli.
The demo is a great way to help make up your mind if you’re torn between PES 2015 and FIFA 15. Read our review of the full game. While gamers can be very tribal about soccer games, it seems that after years of playing catchup, in terms of pure gameplay, Konami has nailed it this year and created the better game. However, EA’s FIFA 15 still wins in terms of licensing and is presented just like you’d see a match on television.
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