X360M - Ladies and gentlemen, Pro Evolution Soccer is back. After years toiling in the wilderness, riddled with depression and self-doubt, the former king of videogame football has risen triumphantly to top the league right at the back end of this console generation. It’s been a hell of a ride.
PES 2013 is so good it’s almost like the other six Xbox 360 efforts didn’t exist, and this is, in fact, the continuation of the near-flawless heritage of PS2 and PSone games that completely shaped the way we play football on our consoles. The fluid movement is back. The incredible responsiveness. The passing, shooting and defending all work beautifully together. And most importantly, it still has that indefinable, almost intangible PES ‘magic’. This is still the game that captures the spirit of football better than anything else. 9/10