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PES 2013 – The Reviews Are In! **Updated**

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Well, they will be today.

WENB has decided to wait a week until posting our review, due to day one patches that we want to sample before coming up with a score. But don’t worry, we are loving the game so far, so it’s a definite day one purchase. In the meantime, the press review embargo ends today, and we’ll be updating this post throughout the day.

**Update** Eurogamer / 10

” Wake up, everyone! With PES 2013, Konami has finally pulled off the excellent game it’s been threatening to release for the last couple of years.”

CVG 9.1 / 10

“Tweaked in all the right places, 2013 is the finest PES of the generation, delightfully recreating the ebb and flow of the modern game.”

IGN 8.5 / 10

“Players who are prepared to explore the depth of PES 2013’s control system will truly come to love this game.”

Nowgamer 9.1 / 10

“A wonderful return to form for the old hero of the football world. Konami has created the finest PES of all time, some seven years in the making. Just fantastic.”

OPM 8 / 10

“PES 2013 marks the biggest step forward for the series on PS3.”

PSU 8.5 / 10

“This is the first time for a number of years that we’ve been totally engrossed in Pro Evolution Soccer.”

ShopTo Excellent 

“In my opinion, it was only a matter of time until PES once again hit its stride on the football field. Which team will win players hearts this year, remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, it is going to be a close game, in fact it may even go to penalties.”

TheGameJar 7/ 10

“PES 13 is an incredibly solid football game – I wouldn’t say it’s a complete return to form but I would say it is a step in the right direction for Konami.”

TheSixthAxis 9 / 10

“PES 2013 has made huge strides forward in how it plays over last year’s game. It’s no longer a case of living with the slight, niggling issues with the gameplay, animations and fluidity of it all so that you have the astonishing depth of the Master League mode.”

Videogamer 8 / 10

“It’s the finest Pro Evolution Soccer we’ve seen since Ronaldinho legitimately was the best player in the world. Will it oust FIFA 13? Let me ask you this: who is better, Ronaldo or Messi?”

X360 Magazine 9 / 10

“If you’re hungry for the glory, the beauty and the magic of PES, though, you know what to do. It’s so good to have you back.”

Insidegamer (Dutch) 8 / 10

“PES 2013 is the ball on the hallowed turf rolls back a lot more realistic and gives the player more (tactical) control.” (loosely translated through google)

Eurogamer Germany (German) 9 / 10

“PES 2013 is slower than its predecessor, at the same time faster response of the players. The result is actually already the biggest bonus for the feel.” (loosely translated through google)

GamePro (German) 9.2 / 10

“Meaningful improvements PES 2013 to make even better football simulation. In multiplayer mode, the hammer!” (loosely translated through google)

Gameswelt (German) 8.7 / 10

“To an equally clear: PES this year is a damn good football game.” (loosely translated through google)

PC Games (German) 90%

“Wonderfully fluid gameplay.”

Videogameszone (German) 90%

“Konami PES 2013 does with almost everything right. The innovations fit well into the game and the many control options can now play basically every PES as he personally wants.” (loosely translated through google)

Eurogamer Italy (Italian) 8 / 10

“PES 2013 is a game that all point to the simplicity of the controls on the recognition of the great champions and the spectacle of the tricks you can do, to return to the market a valid interpretation of the sport, which represents an alternative to the dominance of EA Sports.” (loosely translated through google)

Multiplayer (Italian) 8.9 / 10

“Konami has finally managed to put the pieces together and create a Pro Evolution Soccer with its own identity precise as regards the gameplay.” (loosely translated through google)

Meristation (Spain) 8.5 / 10

“The finished game is great and you’ll play this for more than a week, it is even possible that in the future you will continue to play. All aspects of the game are well maintained. Must buy.” (loosely translated through google)

Vandal (Spain) 9 / 10

“Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is the best edition of the saga in the age of high definition.” (loosely translated through google)

3djuegos (Spain) 8.5 / 10

“PES 2013 is the best title the series has given us in the current generation, and the first to make us dream of a future that matches the dimensions of quality as high as in the past that was thrown up by the franchise.” (loosely translated through google)

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