FIFA 14 vs PES 2014 face comparisons: which looks better?
30th Sep 2013 | 11:53
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid*)
*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.
Overall score: PES 0, FIFA 1
Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
Juan Mata (Chelsea)
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal*)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
David Silva (Manchester City)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
Petr Cech (Chelsea)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
David de Gea (Manchester United)
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.
Overall score: PES 7, FIFA 7
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Michael Carrick (Manchester United)
Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Yuto Nagamoto (Inter Milan)
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)
Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United*)
*Still at Everton by default in both games
Ben: FIFA for his face, although PES does a better job with his hair.
Overall score: PES 12, FIFA 13
John Terry (Chelsea)
Joel: PES, even though he looks old and sad.
Overall score: PES 12, FIFA 14
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.
Overall score: PES 12, FIFA 15
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
Dave: PES. They’ve fully captured the dreaminess of his eyes.
Joel: PES. He has slightly more handsomeness.
Overall score: PES 13, FIFA 15
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.
Overall score: PES 14, FIFA 15
Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
Dave: FIFA has the better likeness, although he looks terrifying.
Ben: FIFA, though the PES likeness is also great.
Overall score: PES 14, FIFA 16
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Joel: FIFA. He looks more like Neymar in PES.
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)