Pro Evolution Soccer and FIFA, both are the best two games when it comes to football. They are hugely loved and their new versions are highly anticipated by people from all around the world.
Pro Evolution Soccer series is developed by Konami TYO. It was released on November 23, 2001. It is available in single player and multiplayer modes. The newer versions are available to play on PS3, PC as well as Xbox 360 and Wii. PES has full license of Ligue 1 and Eredivisie and partial license from Premier League (2 teams), Serie A (19 teams) and La Liga (14 teams). This has made the game even more exciting. The tournaments from UEFA, CONMEBOL, Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup as well as Copa Libertadores are integrated into the Master League mode.
It offers an enhanced passing ratio of 360 degree, which allows total freedom to the game players. The details of the players and the stamina meter have now been enhanced, in addition to a generic power gauge. The goal keeping has improved considerably with greater control to players. A new addition is the natural position of the defenders who close down on the attackers and compel them to make a mistake. But these two games do not support 512×512 kits. The game has considerably better animations, better play speed as well as a more aesthetic rendition of the games as well as the players. And, of course, you can make your own stadium with the new tool called stadium editor.
On the other hand, FIFA is developed by EA Sports and was first released in 1993. The game has a license from FIFA as well as exclusive licenses from English Premier League, Italian Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Eredivisie, Primera Division, American Major League Soccer, K-League, Hyundai A League etc. It can be played on almost all platforms such as MS Windows, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Mobile phone, Nintendo DS, Wii and iOS.
FIFA is considered as a better option in football gaming because of many reasons. First of all, it has the first mover’s advantage in the industry. Secondly, FIFA has grown into a franchise with games available in over 18 languages and 51 countries. As of 2011, this game has become the bestselling video game with over 100 million copies sold. FIFA 11 has Next generation Gameplay Engine, having the 2 button control system, making it easier for the new players to play. It also has the new Pro Passing system that helps in accuracy of each pass. It has added a new web-based application called creation center that allows users to create material such as teams, names, kits and players etc.
There is also an exciting new Career mode that allows players to be players, managers or player managers. Certain other features such as street football, goal keeper Intelligence, be a goal keeper, Manual Leaderboard, improved celebrations and 360 dribbling have made the game more exciting and appealing.
Both games have their own styles and features, and subsequently, they are liked by different groups of people from around the world.