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PES 2016 free-to-play “entry level” edition out now on PC

PES 2016

It arrived towards the end of last year on PS3 and PS4 consoles, but Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s free-to-play edition has now kicked off (see what I did there?) on PC. For free, you’ll get what is essentially a bite-sized version of the main game. 

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The “entry-level” slant on what is probably the best football game around this year (for the record, I was a steadfast FIFA supporter for several years prior to the latest instalment) gives players an Exhibition Mode with the choice of seven teams, such as: Bayern Munich, Juventus, AS Roma, Brazil and France.

Also included is a “full Training section”, as well as “unlimited access” to team building mode myClub. First introduced in PES 2015, the latter lets players build a dream team of sorts by way of in-game currency and/or micro-transactions. All of the above can be played both online and offline, say Konami.

Here’s a closer look at myClub:

Since its arrival last year, PES 2016 has had a bit of a tough reception from some facets of PC players – be that directed at the game’s visuals, or the fact that a whole bunch of player rosters were out of date at launch. Van Persie still at Old Trafford? You might’ve scoffed. Schweinsteiger still in Munich?!

Granted, this watered down variation is aimed at the less dedicated PES enthusiasts out there, but could serve as a platform to encourage players to jump the FIFA/PES fence, like me. Let us know if you’ll be giving it a kick about in the comments below.