PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer (PS3/XBox360) £17.95 delivered @ Zavvi
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PES 2012: Pro Evolution Soccer (PS3/XBox360) £17.95 delivered @ Zavvi

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Found 27th Nov 2011
Cheapest I've seen this so far. Use code footy10 to buy at this price. Elsewhere:-
PS3
Gameplay £23.99
Simply Games £29.85
Tesco £34.91
HMV £37.00
XBox360
Amazon UK £24.99
Coolshop £31.97
101CD £35.99
HMV £39.99

PES 2012 continues Konami’s determination to listen to its fanbase and make key improvements to the aspects the audience demands. Thus, the focus for PES 2012 is to ensure the highest level of playability, challenge and realism for the game, whilst also improving the level of control offered to users. Fundamental changes to all areas of its AI have been made following user feedback. Similarly, teamwork is central to how the game moves and feels, enabling fans to replicate anything they would see in a real match.

Active AI: PES 2012 strives to recreate the movement and team ethic of real football, and Active AI plays a vital role in this. Players will no longer flock to a ball, but will make intelligent runs to create space and draw markers, while others will make themselves available, instigate runs, and visibly call for the ball. In the box, support players will make diagonal decoy runs, full backs will overlap on the wings and midfielders will provide support from behind the ball. The new Active AI routines ensure the flow of a match is more natural, with specific routines for both attack and defence. Hold-up play implemented last year has been improved for easier control with more effectiveness. Defending as a unit plays a key role, and players now hold a tight line, check on the distance between each other, track back as a unit, and fill in for each other. As individuals they also make better decisions to close space, block and tackle.

Jostling: Physicality is a key component in PES 2012, with player strength one of their key individual attributes, and having a vital effect on how they can use their strength to win the ball in a one-on-one situation. Players now fall depending on how they are challenged, with more realistic animations used to show the challenges between two jostling players.

Graphics: Several aspects of the game have enjoyed a huge overhaul. Player facial expression is now much richer and the lighting effects are more natural, while new cameras show off the huge variety of pitch-side movement, with more detail on and around the game than ever before.

Off The Ball Control: Equally key to opening up PES 2012 is the ability to highlight any player at any time. A new system has been implemented, allowing users to switch players with ease. In defence, the right stick is now used to select any outfield player, while set pieces are also enhanced through its use. Goal kicks, corners, free kicks and throw-ins now let the user quickly take control of any player off the ball, enabling clever runs which create space for an attack.

Referee AI: Referees are also crucial to general game flow and their AI has been greatly enhanced to ensure fewer interruptions to play. Decisions are improved, and advantage is played much more regularly in offside and free kick scenarios. As such, refs will only intervene when truly necessary, but they will show cards if necessary once play has broken down.

Pass Support: Accessed through the new personal player settings, Pass Support allows users to determine the level of AI assistance when passing the ball. Players can opt for one of five settings from full support, right up to full veteran setting which switches off all assistance so that the direction, weight and speed of every pass is at their disposal.

XBox360 link in post below

62 Comments

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Edited by: "andywedge" 27th Nov 2011

Bargain, wish I waited.

I was waiting for it to hit £17.99 like last year but I might as well take the plunge now for £2 extra.

quidco, ordered

footy10 code appears to still work = 17.95!

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Cheers Dannyb01y

Awesome, code worked. Been waiting for this price, like every year. Thanks!

omg why is it so cheap, is it anygud

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thfc4eva

omg why is it so cheap, is it anygud


Yes; it's an 8/10 - IGN review

PES2012 are back this year !!

How does this compare with fifa 12? Preferably an answer from someone who has played both and not a fanboy of either one.

damn new i should have got this saw a copy for £3.50 in asda used section, mark down bin

"HMV £39.99"

That's exactly what's wrong with HMV...

Good price for this one, heat!

No it's 10/10 in my opinion and miles better then FIFA!

You can buy fifa09 for like 50p nowdays, and that's still 100x better than this.

Great buy, I'd say plays a better game of football then FIFA.

Kingsworth

You can buy fifa09 for like 50p nowdays, and that's still 100x better … You can buy fifa09 for like 50p nowdays, and that's still 100x better than this.


Lego or some toy are for 50p and it's still better then this.
But next year I'm going to school and I will buy PES, maybe

Good price, but it's cheap for a reason. For me FIFA is so much better this year.

2 different games, buy this if you want entertainment football, buy fifa if you want a realistic football game.

I have both I tend to play this more than fifa

More details HERE

icehawk

How does this compare with fifa 12? Preferably an answer from someone who … How does this compare with fifa 12? Preferably an answer from someone who has played both and not a fanboy of either one.



Fifa is a better, more complete 'simulation' e.g more polish (depth of content, correct player names and leagues etc). Pro evolution is more fun though in my opinion, I find it much more satisfying to score a quality goal when playing PES, and that is most important to me. Another factor for some is just 'which one are my mates getting?'. Each to their own, but you can't go wrong if you enjoy football games, they are both good.
Edited by: "delusion" 27th Nov 2011

Just noticed the code so cancelled my first order and re-ordered at £17.95. Thanks OP and the person who noticed the code.

damn just ordered this for £22 odd from Game with code....ah well, the amount I have saved over the years from deals on here will make up for it.....
I did have FIFA12 this year but hated it...did give it a good try, but going to try Pro, not played Pro since Pro 6!!

Good buy crud game I have fifa + this also and sorry it's simply pants.

If ur desperate for a latest footy game and don't have any m8's who will take the rise cos ur a footy playing cheap skate noob then go
for it!!

Sliwka

No it's 10/10 in my opinion and miles better then FIFA!


the guy said no fanboys

icehawk

How does this compare with fifa 12? Preferably an answer from someone who … How does this compare with fifa 12? Preferably an answer from someone who has played both and not a fanboy of either one.



Played both FIFA and PES last year. Got bored of FIFA never got bored of PES. I suppose, for me, PES feels more like every game is (and will be) different. Once you have the hang of it every FIFA match feels very samey.

Whirly

Played both FIFA and PES last year. Got bored of FIFA never got bored of … Played both FIFA and PES last year. Got bored of FIFA never got bored of PES. I suppose, for me, PES feels more like every game is (and will be) different. Once you have the hang of it every FIFA match feels very samey.


I agree, FIFA gets boring...its the same all the time, once you figure it out, now I am not saying I am a good FIFA player, but it does gets to be the same....IMO

hkphooey

Good buy crud game I have fifa + this also and sorry it's simply pants.If … Good buy crud game I have fifa + this also and sorry it's simply pants.If ur desperate for a latest footy game and don't have any m8's who will take the rise cos ur a footy playing cheap skate noob then go for it!!



One more reason not to get Fifa could be that this guy plays it^^

ordered, heat added

Played both, I prefer Fifa, feel it's an overall better game plus Fifa have ALL the official kits, badges etc, gets kind of annoying on PES that they don;t for the Premier League. How ever must say I really like the Champions League mode in PES, which ever you buy though you can't go wrong

Hot price
PES all the way
My FIFA copy always gets traded in.
If you want it to be realistic, put your boots on and hit the pitch.

Messi left PES for EA for a reason, Konami have lost the fight with EA

hkphooey

Messi left PES for EA for a reason, Konami have lost the fight with EA


Depends how you see it, I saw it as Messi got ditched in favour of Ronaldo, for 2 season's in a row was it?

bharak

If you want it to be realistic, put your boots on and hit the pitch.


Sorry, but that's the stupidest thing PES fans can say. I was a massive fan of the game in the PS1 and PS2 days because the game was REALISTIC. Konami really dropped the ball this gen and despite improvements it's come too late and Fifa has moved on to bigger and better things gameplay wise.

A good price for a good game, but stop being childish and pretending you're ok with an arcade football game of what once used to be the best and most realistic football game on the market. That's the difference between a football fan and a franchise fan. Football fans play the best game, franchise fanboys play the same game/console because they refuse to accept something better has come along.

dont bother with this - its the only game that refuses me to play some of the onlines modes based on my router settings - nothing makes it better. it says my NAT type is restrictive, but that doesnt stop every other game from working online without issue - including all previous PES games.

not allowing me to get easy online trophies for joining a clan and watching some videos makes me very annoyed.

also its the only game that lets the computer play for you in online games. just leave to coach and watch as you win online without lifting a finger.

I always get both on release day. Give FIFA a fair chance but it always gets boring.
Darn it,I feel sleepy thinking about the gameplay even now.

SFP_NooDLe

Sorry, but that's the stupidest thing PES fans can say. I was a massive … Sorry, but that's the stupidest thing PES fans can say. I was a massive fan of the game in the PS1 and PS2 days because the game was REALISTIC. Konami really dropped the ball this gen and despite improvements it's come too late and Fifa has moved on to bigger and better things gameplay wise.A good price for a good game, but stop being childish and pretending you're ok with an arcade football game of what once used to be the best and most realistic football game on the market. That's the difference between a football fan and a franchise fan. Football fans play the best game, franchise fanboys play the same game/console because they refuse to accept something better has come along.


icehawk

How does this compare with fifa 12? Preferably an answer from someone who … How does this compare with fifa 12? Preferably an answer from someone who has played both and not a fanboy of either one.



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There's still too many things about PES that bug me. I hate when it changes player automatically just as you pressed to slide tackle causing an off the ball incident foul - auto red card. Auto slides from players giving penalties away etc.
This has been going on for the last 3-4 installments of this game and yet to be fixed.

Hmmm I might give this a shout. I've played fifa 12 and do not like the defending at all, it's too realistic and boring. Then again, I could just stick with fifa 10 lol.
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