FIFA 15 Vs. PES 2015:10 Key Aspects Compared Part 1

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With a mixture of great, good and abysmal offerings from both sides, football games were starting to become tedious for fans. PES 2015 has transformed Konami’s fortunes for the future of the series while EA have finally started to sort out the bug-infested mess that was FIFA 15 with some patches.


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Both games have their flaws but finally, the playing field has been levelled with PES now a serious contender amongst football fans. It might be hard to separate the two games, but that’s where this list comes in.

10. Presentation
FIFA 15 excels in several key areas but it’s the amazingly detailed presentation that stands above all other offerings. The EA Sports juggernaut simply sparkles from the minute you hit the menus. The design of the UI is simple with menus and modes clean and easy to navigate through – something that Konami are only now trying to emulate. The player screen that is the centrepiece of PES 2015 is a classy touch and the new tabs system is a step in the right direction.

On the pitch though, FIFA 15 simply blows PES 2015 away this year from a pure presentation standpoint. Commentary is still an area Konami leave largely untouched and while FIFA 15’s duo of Taylor & Smith still suffers from repetitiveness, it’s better than the woeful Beglin and Champion double act who read their lines irrespective of what’s happening on the pitch, sometimes even contradicting each other. Konami’s dotted line system for set plays looks slightly silly compared to the slick system FIFA 15 incorporates as well.

FIFA 15’s looks even more TV-esque this time around too. The stadiums look beautiful (especially at night) with close-up player shots looking amazing. PES 2015 is the best ever visual effort from the team at Konami but FIFA 15 looks and sounds glorious. Konami are getting there, but for now FIFA 15 stays ahead.

Winner: FIFA 15

9. Player Individuality
PES 2015 finally brings Konami’s football giant back to the world of simulation and the results are magnificent. PES ID was first introduced in PES 2013 and Konami promised fans it wasn’t just marketing – the players in PES 2015 are breathtaking.

From Robben’s jinking runs and Pirlo’s on ball grace to Bale’s blistering pace and John Terry’s diving blocks, PES is a joy to play with the world’s best players.

Speed dominates FIFA 15 and architects like Alonso and Kroos are lost in the action but in PES it is these play-makers that make all the difference. The superstars demand attention on the pitch and the 1v1 battles are the best they’ve ever been in any football game. Goalkeepers are massively improved too. In fact, goalkeepers are better than FIFA 15’s.

Skill moves still need an overhaul as players like Neymar and Reús still feel sluggish through the animations but the unrealistic crazy juggle fest that FIFA 15 can become online is hardly a better alternative. PES 2015 requires players to use a team to win games while encouraging individual performances. Isn’t that what football is all about?

Winner: PES 2015

8. Modes
PES 2015 attempts to take on FIFA’s hugely popular Ultimate Team mode with their own online mode called myClub.The basic premise is similar to FUT with gamers trying to amass players to create a fantasy team of superstars. Konami have even included their own take on the addictive pack opening system and the mode does feature some nice additions such as manager ratings and a team spirit system for lesser skilled players at your club.

It’s a good showing from the débutante mode but it fails to overtake Ultimate Team and this point is at the foundation of all modes when comparing FIFA 15 and PES 2015. Master League is back to its brilliant best but it’s completely stripped of features. There is no team training or stadium creator and the new features which Konami do implement are a mixed bag.

The Champions League tournament is amazing though and offers fans a world class mode but it’s not enough compared to all FIFA has going for it. The lack of proper image importing on next gen consoles means you can’t even have a sponsor on the unlicensed kits which isn’t Konami’s fault, but it still suffers because of it. It’s an area Konami need to work on for next year.

Winner: FIFA 15

7. Tactics
If you’re looking for authentic tactical battles and matches that can be won on the sidelines, PES 2015 is the only choice for you. The new tactical options, most notably Fluid Formation looks set to revolutionise football games for the foreseeable future. Using Fluid Formation, you can set up your team 16 different ways at kick off, when in possession and when out of possession.

For example, when the team are in possession, your wide players will automatically join in the attack.

When out of possession, the same players will drop back to form a part of a 5-man defence, thus granting you even greater flexibility and variety in the way you set up your team. There is nothing more satisfying than beating a superstar player with a team full of galacticos online by playing like a tactical genius.

FIFA 15 looks pretty and has more options than ever but it’s still shallow. Full backs are clueless and your back line will never stay deep. The new ‘Park the Bus’ preset tactic is infuriating and cheap and most players still play with high pressure and all out attack while spamming the wings. There is no tactical battle in midfield as play-makers are never used effectively. Fluid Formation is the future, simple as.

Winner: PES 2015

6. Graphics
For years, EA seemed happy to let Konami have the better looking sim with player faces and presentation on the pitch a major advantage in all previous PES games before FIFA 10. That’s all changed now though and FIFA 15 is one of the best looking titles on next gen consoles.

PES 2015 is a beautiful looking game also with superstar players looking eerily lifelike – as evidenced by the worlds best in the above screenshot. The problem with PES 2015 is the colour and lighting of the on pitch action.

The players look washed out from the default camera angle and much of the incredible graphics are lost from so far away. The crowds in PES 2015 are still poor. FIFA 15’s beauty is its saving grace most of the time Some players still look dodgy and will raise a chuckle every now and then but for the most part, FIFA looks like a Sunday broadcast lifted from the TV. The player models are much better in PES 2015 but overall, FIFA is a more attractive looking game, if only by a whisker.

Winner: FIFA 15