Up For Debate - PES 2017 Vs FIFA 17

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Sep 10, 2016 2:00 PM
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It’s that time again, right around when the holiday season madness is about to kick in. I’m talking footie time of course, when the two giants that are FIFA and PES step into the ring to slug it out. FIFA 17 is with us on September 29th (or the 27th if you’re over in NA), while Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 drops a little earlier on September 15th (13th for the States). Most football fans are only going to buy one, which of FIFA 17 and PES 2017 do you think is most worthy of your cash?

First things first, the all important system requirements. If you’ve got a very old PC and PES 2017 is most definitely going to be the way to go, PES 2017's system requirements are very low. It’s based on the old Xbox 360 versions so it’s not graphically intensive and as such has a low set of system requirements. The FIFA 17 system requirements are quite a bit more demanding, and it’s sure to be the better game visually on PC thanks to the move to the Frostbite engine which also powers Battlefield 1.

Those system requirements also tell us another thing - PES 2017 on PC won’t have all the new bells and whistles the current gen console versions are getting. That means no visual upgrade, no new control methods, no new goalkeepers and adaptive AI which will learn from how you play. In essence, PES 2017 on PC is just a roster update. Aside from this it’s the same old game you’ve known and loved fro a few years now. Get it on PS4 or Xbox One though and it’s all those lovely new goodies above. Unfair treatment for PC gamers then, and I’ve no doubt it will steer many players towards FIFA 17.

Talking of which, FIFA 17 is the same on both console and PC this time around. It’s got a fairly hefty of list of tweaks and changes, including the ability to fine tune set pieces and control your starting position, adaptive AI which learns how you play in order to generate player runs into space, and advanced attacking techniques like threaded through balls.

So where do your loyalties lie this year? Are you picking up PES 2017 or FIFA 17? Going PC or console? Let us know!

Which football game are you buying this year?

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20:28 Sep-20-2016

Pes 16 with smoke is the best football game I've ever played and 17 looks to be even better..sure fifa has atmosphere and licences but pes has best gameplay..

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08:05 Sep-12-2016

I loved pes but they screwed the PC version -_- , Fifa is a great one too.

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21:06 Sep-11-2016

i used to be PES fan until they started screwing up pc version

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16:16 Sep-11-2016

I voted PES 2017. Then i read the complete article and realized FcKonami
Thank God for Jim Sterling.
I should've just voted None.

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23:14 Sep-10-2016

You either make the game equal to all platforms our you don't even deserve to be part of the conversation, thats my point of view.

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18:48 Sep-10-2016

I tried the PES 2017 demo (PS4), I loved the gameplay but Konami must give us a PC version on par with the PS4/X1 version.
The online need to be improved too, we need something faster and more ergonomic like FIFA and it will be all good.

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17:59 Sep-10-2016

Fifa was, is and will be a time killer for me at some days.
And so, i have already pre ordered the normal edition of fifa 17.
Really looking forward to it too :)
Only thing tho, im a bit worried about the handicap issue. Lets hope they removed it.
Chances are fair tho, since they had to rebuild the whole game in its new engine :)

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17:54 Sep-10-2016

are u kidding me? PES Suck ass, From 2004 its the same Gameplay and graphic... like wtf konami?

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20:48 Sep-10-2016

Same with fifa

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02:00 Sep-11-2016

I guess you mean 2014. But one thing I'm sure, you never played any version after 2014, if you're saying this by watching some gameplays, I also can tell you that FIFA is the same as last years by watching gameplays.

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16:55 Sep-10-2016

KONAMI said PES 2018 on PC will be on console level, I hope so.

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16:54 Sep-10-2016

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If I had to buy one it would be FIFA since i've enjoyed it with a friend before

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16:32 Sep-10-2016

FIFA 17 ALL THE WAY

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16:14 Sep-10-2016

On PC: FIFA. End of Discussion

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15:43 Sep-10-2016

pes has been a ****ty game on pc for a while, i switched to fifa since 2013 and i ain't going back to pes ever again :D

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15:08 Sep-10-2016

fifa 17 on pc, 144hz 1440p is a no brainer with frostbite engine too.

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15:26 Sep-10-2016

With a gamepad...else it's no fun

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15:29 Sep-10-2016

it depends. i suck with a gamepad

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15:40 Sep-10-2016

Although it is a bit more difficult to play with the keyboard it definently does not make it less fun or whatever.I played with a keyboard for a long time and i can say that i play just as well with either the gamepad or the keyboard.

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14:53 Sep-10-2016

With hybrid graphic this year, I won't buy PES for PC, but I'll buy it for PS3.

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14:16 Sep-10-2016

this is the same **** konami did last year. seems like they don't want pc players to buy pes

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14:08 Sep-10-2016

I think its to fast for a debate... we dont even have played any of them on PC .. i will say fifa 17 from what i saw on youtube videos but for me is very close pes 17 looks actually good this year

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15:04 Sep-10-2016

Not on PC though.The PC version of PES 2017 is basically the PS3/XBOX360 version,and that means it will have ****ty graphics although the gameplay will be the same.So FIFA is the obvious choice.PES 2016 looked horrendous on PC.The graphics made me not play a pretty good game actually in terms of gameplay.

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15:32 Sep-10-2016

Wow.... why konami does this ? they dont wanna sell on PC ? thats 2 strikes for them , 1st there is not even a demo yet for pc only consoles and 2nd they do the same as PES 16 a ps3 port.... terrible

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15:37 Sep-10-2016

Well i guess they didn't release a demo for PC because they hope to get as much as they can from the PC version.Releasing a demo of a product that is subpar to their next gen counterparts would definently affect their sale rate on PC.They never even talked about PC in any interview or whatever.I really don't understand why they are not upgrading the PC version to the next gen version...

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