FIFA 20 and eFootball PES 2020 are the new football games launched by EA Sports and Konami, respectively, available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Historical rivals, the two games show graphics and game improvements in the 2020 versions, with game modes, menus and new features. Each franchise has its advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to know all the advantages and disadvantages of the series. In the following comparison, the TechTudo rated FIFA 20 and PES 2020 to help you choose the best football simulator of the year.
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As tradition dictates, the two games have a different focus on their game. FIFA maintains a more imprinted track in the pace of the games and in the construction of games, with faster athletes on the field. PES 2020, on the other hand, seeks more realism, with speeds and heavier players appreciating possession of the ball.
After much controversy in FIFA 19, FIFA 20 has made improvements to reassure the base of its fans, who did not like the exaggerated effects of the previous version – this resulted in very elastic scores. EFootball, on the other hand, has maintained the steady escalation of quality observed in recent years and is getting closer and closer to a perfect simulation, with new ways of dominating the ball and improved physics.
FIFA 20 x PES 2020: EA’s game is faster and arcade and Konami’s game more simplistic and realistic – Photo: Playback / Thomas Schulze
For those looking for faster and simpler entertainment, the FIFA 20 is a better choice, as it is easy and fast to learn the controls. PES 2020 is a more technical and in-depth game, with more complexity in creating projects. For its touches and best-rated pace, PES 2020 is the game with the best gameplay this year.
Year after year, the two franchises seek to make small visual changes to give even more detail to athletes and stadiums, with new lighting effects and improvements in motion capture to make the offers more reliable. However, it is clear that the FIFA series has not made much progress since FIFA 14, the first game released for the current generation console.
FIFA 20 x PES 2020: Konami’s game brings more realistic and better sculpted faces, such as Master League Zico manager – Photo: Playback / Thomas Schulze
PES 2020, on the other hand, is showing more progress in face mapping technology, which creates a more realistic look. The Konami series also reproduces the atmosphere of the stadium better and has a slightly more beautiful lawn than the EA game. Overall, Konami’s game looks more like a real football show on TV, including a new camera angle that simulates the aesthetics of the TV.
Once again, in terms of game modes, FIFA 20 throws a ball to its direct competitor. Although the PES 2020 has improved slightly compared to its predecessor, with a new Master League interface and a startup menu with clearer and easier options, most of its content has been reheated without significant changes. MyClub, for example, is almost identical to last year and inferior to the FIFA Ultimate Team in every possible category.
FIFA 20 vs. PES 2020: Master League re-discovered for new PES, but FIFA still has more and better ways to play – Photo: Playback / Thomas Schulze
The biggest advantage of FIFA 20 is the new way of playing Volta. Although not as fun and deep as FIFA Street’s nostalgic franchise, street football helps bring more variety to the package, which also suffers from a stagnant career. However, thanks to the better online structure, the most fun split system and much more content, FIFA 20 wins the game in terms of features.
The greater the official licensing of championships around the world, the more complete and full of options a football simulator will be. The crisis here is very complicated, as FIFA 20 and PES 2020 bet on completely different approaches. The Konami series has invested everything in national football, while the EA franchise remains brilliant in foreign leagues.
FIFA 20 x PES 2020: EA Sports game brings together more teams and leagues, but has no national content – Photo: Reproduction / Thomas Schulze
If what matters most to you is playing with the Brasileirão teams, PES 2020 is undoubtedly the best game, as it brings together all the teams in Serie A and B with their respective uniforms – most with the right teams. There are many stages in Brazil for use, from Maracanã to Morumbi, but the game is missing from European leagues, with a few teams from LaLiga or the Premier League.
FIFA 20 does the opposite, disappointing due to lack of national content, but compensates with hundreds of official teams from around the world, in addition to the official license of the UEFA Champions League, the main football tournament in the world. Both games have a narrative and menu in Portuguese, so the winner depends only on his preference for national or international football.
As the end of the current generation console approaches, both the FIFA 20 and PES 2020 are relatively stagnant. Close to the maximum power of the material on the current consoles, the two games are very beautiful and shiny, ideal to please football fans.
PES 2020 is highly recommended for players who want to play Brasileirão and enjoy the best Master League feature in the series, while FIFA 20 satisfies its loyal players with plenty of official league and game modes. However, in terms of graphics and gameplay, Konami took the lead in the ranking of the best football games of 2020.
FIFA 20 x PES 2020: Konami leads this year and launches a more capable simulator – Photo: Reproduction / Thomas Schulze
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