Parents' Guide to

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Polished soccer sim improves visuals, leaves gameplay alone.

Game Xbox One , PlayStation 4 2018
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Whether you've played previous versions or are new to the franchise, you'll love the look and feel of this soccer game. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is highly polished in the control and presentation department -- except for the menu screens. There's clearly been an effort to add some personality and individuality to many of the players (especially the famous footy stars you know and love). But it feels like this game features the most accurate depiction of these soccer players by their looks and animations to capture their style of play.

That said, not too much has changed in the league and mode selection -- which isn't necessarily a bad thing as last year's game was pretty solid. But some players may be disappointed that there isn't a whole lot new here. Sure, there are many good solo and multiplayer modes to choose from, including improvements to Myclub (an online mode that gives you the platform to build an original team from scratch) and the challenging Master League, but this year's game tends to focus more on player individuality, physicality, and emotion than on expanding how to play the game. Also, the commentary tracks aren't quite as good or accurate as rival soccer games. Still, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is a solid game that gets most of it right. From excellent player individuality, amazing control (especially with accurate ball physics), and lifelike goalkeepers, this game is a worthy installment of its long running franchise.

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