One of the two major football simulation games available for video game consoles, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is an iterative, annual downloadable game along the lines of EA’s FIFA series that focuses on international football leagues and their teams as well as featuring the individual team rosters and player stats as currently recorded in the previous year’s annual season.
How to Download Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
To download the game simply click on the Download button at the end of this review. You should also check previous PES titles such as PES 2018, PES 2017 or PES 2016.
PES 2019 Review
Developed by PES Productions and published by Japanese software and gaming giant Konami, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 came out 30 August 2018 for Sony PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Windows PC systems featuring Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho on the cover or David Beckham for those consumers that choose to purchase the special edition of this football sim.
So what’s new in PES 2019?
Changes to this game over previous entries include the addition of new licensed leagues and stadiums as well as new “Legends” to use on the field. Those leagues that have been unveiled for the game include:
- Ligue 1 & Ligue 2,
- Danish Superligaen,
- the Portuguese Primeira Liga,
- the Belgian Jupiler Pro League,
- the Swiss Raiffeisen Super League,
- the Scottish Premiership,
- the Primera División Argentina
- and the Russian Premier League,
This gives gamers one of their widest selections thus far in terms of football leagues.
As gamers can probably imagine, competition with rival series EA’s FIFA for signing exclusivity agreements with leagues can be quite intense.
The Champions’ League, Europa League, and the UEFA Super Cup all eventually transferred over to the rival series and are thus not present in the game.
In terms of general gameplay, this is is a football simulator that goes to great lengths to not only simulate playing the sport of football but also in the management of football teams over the course of a regular season.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 prides itself on offering robust simulation elements and that is at the forefront of both modes in PES 2019.
But there’s more.
Player physics and ball control have been more fine-tuned to make it intuitive while also still holding to the series’ reputation for realistic simulations.
Controls will be situational and based on in-game environmental context according to the devs, meaning the control scheme will adapt as necessary to reflect the changing conditions in the game.
It gets better.
In terms of graphics, the game employs a photo-realistic style that is available in 4K HDR on all platforms for the first time. PES Productions has brought in specialty software to assist with creating superior lighting sources within the game as well as to accurately render the licensed stadiums found in the game.
Since realism and simulation are at the top of the list of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019’s vaunted features set, the special attention the devs are paying to recreate the look and feel of the licensed venues and the teams that play in them should help add that much more realism to the simulation element of the game.
Wanna know the best part?
PES 19’s graphical fidelity is so true to life that Liverpool football club even used the game to show off their new uniforms.
IT IS VERY GOOD