Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 cover.jpg
European cover featuring Cristiano Ronaldo
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Producer(s) Kei Masuda
Series Pro Evolution Soccer
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Wii
Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (also known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2013 in Japan and South Korea) is an association football video game, developed and published by Konami. The game was announced by Konami on April 18, 2012.[citation needed] For the first time of the series, all 20 teams from the Brazilian national league, Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, are included in the game series.[6][7][8] The UEFA Champions League features in the game.[9] This is the last game to feature the current game engine.[10]

Release[edit]

The demo version was released on 25 July 2012, followed by the retail version on 20 September 2012 in Australia, on 21 September 2012 in Europe,[11] and in North America on 25 September 2012.[1] Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid is featured for the front cover.[12]

The New Data Pack 4.00 was released on 7 March 2013 which includes all the January transfers.[13]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (3DS) 90%[14]
(PS3) 81.55%[15]
(X360) 80.43%[16]
(PC) 72.50%[17]
(Wii) 55%[18]
Metacritic (3DS) 90/100[19]
(PS3) 82/100[20]
(X360) 82/100[21]
(PC) 80/100[22]
(Wii) 60/100[23]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 9/10[24]
Game Informer 8.75/10[25]
Game Revolution 3.5/5 stars[26]
GameSpot 8/10[27]
GameTrailers 8.5/10[28]
IGN 8.5/10[29]
Joystiq 4/5 stars[30]
OXM (UK) 8/10[31]
PC Gamer (UK) 65%[32]
PSM 8/10[33]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[34]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[35]

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 was met from universal acclaim to positive to mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 90% and 90 out of 100 for the 3DS version;[14][19] 81.55% and 82 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[15][20] 80.43% and 82 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[16][21] 72.50% and 80 out of 100 for the PC version;[17][22] and 55% and 60 out of 100 for the Wii version.[18][23]

The Digital Fix gave the PS3 version a score of nine out of ten, stating, "It might have taken a very long time but PES is finally good again."[36] Digital Spy gave the same version four stars out of five and said, "When the whistle blows and the action is go, PES 2013 is easily a match for FIFA, coming closer than ever to wining back its crown."[34] Neil Davey of The Guardian also gave it four stars out of five, stating: "Is this the Pro Evo to convince Fifa [sic] fans to switch? No. Is it an improvement on the last couple of years' PES incarnations? Yes. Will I be loving it and hating it and still playing it until PES 2014 comes out? Absolutely."[35] The Daily Telegraph likewise gave the X360 version four stars out of five and called it "an excellent and long-overdue return to form."[37]

The game sold 399,000 copies in Japan in 2012.[38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chad Goodmurphy (September 10, 2012). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Gets A Release Date". We Got This Covered. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Release Information for PlayStation 3". GameFAQs. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Release Information for Xbox 360". GameFAQs. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "ワールドサッカー ウイニングイレブン2013 PS3版【公式サイト】". Konami Japan. October 4, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ PES_TEAM_EU (November 29, 2012). "PES 2013 out now on Nintendo 3DS in Europe". PES 2013. Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Bhatti, Adam (August 22, 2012). "Brazilian League Confirmed, + Neymar Returns!". Winning Eleven Blog. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "PES 2013 terĂĄ os 20 times da SĂŠrie A do Brasileiro". Placar. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ Alexandre Silva (August 22, 2012). "PES 2013 terá Campeonato Brasileiro e estádios do Morumbi e Vila Belmiro". TechTudo. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ PES-Team (August 17, 2012). "UEFA Champions League license extended". PES 2013. Archived from the original on August 19, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ Bhatti, Adam (August 22, 2012). "Kei Masuda Talks PES 2013 & The Future!". Winning Eleven Blog. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
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  13. ^ PES_TEAM_EU (March 6, 2013). "DATA PACK 4.0 WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE 7TH OF MARCH". PES 2013. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D for 3DS". GameRankings. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  24. ^ Bramwell, Tom (September 18, 2012). "PES 2013 (PS3)". Eurogamer. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  25. ^ Kato, Matthew (September 25, 2012). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3, X360): Neither Promotion Nor Relegation". Game Informer. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  26. ^ Charles, Devin (October 4, 2012). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Review (X360)". Game Revolution. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  27. ^ Walton, Mark (September 20, 2012). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Review (PS3, X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Review (X360)". GameTrailers. November 21, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  29. ^ Cowen, Nick (September 17, 2012). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Review (PC, PS3, X360)". IGN. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  30. ^ Suszek, Mike. "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 review: Total control (X360)". Engadget (Joystiq). Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  31. ^ OXM staff (September 17, 2012). "Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013". Official Xbox Magazine UK. Archived from the original on December 14, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  32. ^ McCormick, Rich (October 20, 2012). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 review". PC Gamer UK. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  33. ^ "Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2013". PlayStation: The Official Magazine: 81. November 2012. 
  34. ^ a b Martin, Liam (September 17, 2012). "'PES 2013' review (PS3): A true return to form". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  35. ^ a b Davey, Neil (September 20, 2012). "Pro Evolution Soccer 0213 - review". The Guardian. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  36. ^ Luff, Kevin (October 5, 2012). "PES 2013 (PS3)". The Digital Fix. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  37. ^ Hoggins, Tom (September 19, 2012). "Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 review (X360)". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  38. ^ Handrahan, Matthew (January 28, 2013). "Pokemon tops 2012 software chart in Japan". GamesIndustry. Gamer Network. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 

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