FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?

30th Sep 2013 | 11:53

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid*)

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*Still at Tottenham by default in both games

Which of this year's football games does the best likenesses? Our experts (editor Ben Wilson, deputy editor Joel Gregory and news editor Dave Meikleham) look at 31 in-game recreations of the best players in the world to deliver the definitive verdict.

Dave: FIFA. He looks old enough to be Mr Burns in PES.
Joel: FIFA. There’s no blood in his face in PES.
Ben: FIFA.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 0, FIFA 1

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Robin van Persie (Manchester United)

2

Dave: PES.
Joel: PES. They’ve got the sharp lines of his beautiful cheekbones just right.
Ben: PES. Easy.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 1, FIFA 1

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Juan Mata (Chelsea)

3

Dave: FIFA. He looks more handsome in PES, more realistic in FIFA.
Joel: FIFA.
Ben: FIFA. A likeness so authentic it makes me want to play as Chelsea in career mode. And I despise Chelsea.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 1, FIFA 2

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Neymar (Barcelona)

4

Dave: FIFA. Narrowly.
Joel: PES just shades it.
Ben: FIFA, by the width of a goalpost.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 1, FIFA 3

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal*)

5

*Still at Real Madrid by default in both games
Dave: PES, definitely. Mainly because he’s got his Arsenal haircut.
Joel: PES.
Ben: PES. As Dave says, that FIFA barnet is as outdated as the shirt he’s wearing.

Winner: PES

Overall score:  PES 2, FIFA 3

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

6

Dave: PES. He’s too puffy faced in FIFA.
Joel: FIFA. Tight though.
Ben: PES. Was undecided for a long time, but I think Dave is just about right.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 3, FIFA 3

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
David Silva (Manchester City)

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Dave: FIFA. He looks like Oliver Twist in PES.
Joel: PES. Both good, but his face is a bit flat in FIFA.
Ben: FIFA. The overall likeness is marginally better, and I can’t take that terrible City pretend-o-kit seriously.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 3, FIFA 4

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

8

Dave: FIFA. He looks like a shaved gorilla in PES.
Joel: PES is better. Partly as his hair is more accurate, and partly because they’ve captured more of his Shrekness.
Ben: PES. Looks angier and therefore more realistic.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 4, FIFA 4

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)

9

Dave: PES. They’ve captured his age so well.
Joel: PES, and the best overall likeness here.
Ben: PES. Incredible.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 5, FIFA 4

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Petr Cech (Chelsea)

10

Dave: FIFA
Joel: FIFA, definitely. Even if the headgear makes him look like he’s prepping for a Duel contest in Gladiators.
Ben: FIFA.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 5, FIFA 5

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

11

Dave: PES. He needs a good meal in FIFA.
Joel: FIFA. Looks like a melted Action Man in PES.
Ben: PES, although it may as well be a coin toss. Overweight in PES, undernourished in FIFA.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 6, FIFA 5

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)

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Dave: FIFA
Joel: FIFA. The PES one couldn’t be worse – he looks like a member of the Insane Clown Posse.
Ben: FIFA. What on earth is going on with that PES attempt?

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 6, FIFA 6

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
David de Gea (Manchester United)

13

Dave: PES. Konami has his beard down pat. And why is his neck so thin in FIFA?
Joel: PES. Both are very good, but PES captures his bumfluff beard better.
Ben: PES.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 7, FIFA 6

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Michu (Swansea)

14

Dave: FIFA. Neither looks like him, but at least the EA one appears vaguely like a human being.
Joel: FIFA. Even the FIFA one is appalling, there’s no other choice.
Ben: FIFA, although it’s still not great for a player of his calibre. As for the PES one, words fail me.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 7, FIFA 7

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)

15

Dave: FIFA.
Joel: FIFA. He looks too much like a 1950s gent in PES.
Ben: FIFA for the face, although PES has done a slightly better job with his bonus ‘storage areas’.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score:  PES 7, FIFA 8

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

16

Dave: FIFA. He looks like he’s about 93 in PES.
Joel: FIFA.
Ben: FIFA. Close run thing on the faces, but EA’s nailed the feel of his hair. Yes, I said feel.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 7, FIFA 9

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

17

Dave: PES.
Joel: PES, although both are good.
Ben: PES, though I agree with Joel.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 8, FIFA 9

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)

18

Dave: PES. Konami has gone to town on his eye bags.
Joel: FIFA. His features are better in PES, but his overall head doesn’t look quite right.
Ben: PES. A splendid job with both, mind.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 9, FIFA 9

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Michael Carrick (Manchester United)

19

Dave: FIFA. He looks too much like a chipmunk in PES
Joel: FIFA, but they’re both quite bad.
Ben: PES, purely because the FIFA one looks unnaturally terrifying.

Winner: FIFA.

Overall score: PES 9, FIFA 10

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Joe Hart (Manchester City)

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Dave: FIFA. His Head & Shoulders shampoo hair is just right.
Joel: FIFA, though I’d prefer to say neither. They’re both dreadful.
Ben: FIFA. Must do better next year though, given this is England’s number one.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 9, FIFA 11

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Yuto Nagamoto (Inter Milan)

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Dave: PES.
Joel: FIFA. He looks like a woman in PES.
Ben: PES. Both decent attempts even though he looks markedly different in each.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 10, FIFA 11

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

22

Dave: PES has fully captured the horror of his face. Looks too handsome in FIFA!
Joel: PES. Both are pretty good, but he has more detail in the Konami game.
Ben: PES.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 11, FIFA 11

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)

23

Dave: FIFA
Joel: FIFA. Just looks like a man in PES. Any man.
Ben: FIFA. Dave originally suggested I capture both likenesses because it was close between the two. It plainly isn’t. Dave!

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 11, FIFA 12

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

24

Dave. PES: He looks stupid in FIFA, and his hair is right in PES.
Joel: PES, because his hair is better.
Ben: PES.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 12, FIFA 12

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United*)

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*Still at Everton by default in both games
Dave: PES.
Joel: FIFA.
Ben: FIFA for his face, although PES does a better job with his hair.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 12, FIFA 13

26

John Terry (Chelsea)

Dave: FIFA.
Joel: PES, even though he looks old and sad.
Ben: FIFA.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 12, FIFA 14

27

Carlos Tevez (Juventus)

Dave: FIFA. He looks like Basil The Great Mouse Detective in PES. With Michael Carrick’s chin.
Joel: FIFA. His mouth is too weird in PES.
Ben: FIFA.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 12, FIFA 15

28

Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)

Dave: PES. They’ve fully captured the dreaminess of his eyes.
Joel: PES. He has slightly more handsomeness.
Ben: PES.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 13, FIFA 15

29

Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

Dave: PES. He has too much hair in FIFA.
Joel: PES. Good head shine!
Ben: PES. The FIFA one is decent, but he’s absolutely spot on in PES.

Winner: PES

Overall score: PES 14, FIFA 15

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Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)

Dave: FIFA has the better likeness, although he looks terrifying.
Joel FIFA.
Ben: FIFA, though the PES likeness is also great.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 14, FIFA 16

FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

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Dave: FIFA.
Joel: FIFA. He looks more like Neymar in PES.
Ben: FIFA.

Winner: FIFA

Overall score: PES 14, FIFA 17 - giving FIFA 14 this year’s likenesses crown. Congrats to EA Canada, and check out our detailed verdicts on this year’s footy efforts at the links below:

FIFA 14 review (PS3)

PES 2014 review (PS3)

 

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