Latest Konami game reviews

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 review: Great when on the pitch, galling when not
4.0 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 review: Great when on the pitch, galling when not By Steve Boxer

The decades-long battle for supremacy in the football games market can be seen as a microcosm of the modern games industry itself. In one corner, you have... Read more

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater
PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater By Rik Henderson

FIFA has been sitting on the footy games throne for a fair few years now, with little or no competition of note, but it could very well be replaced this... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 review: PESses all over FIFA
4.5 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 review: PESses all over FIFA By Steve Hill

To the casual observer, the pending release of a new PES game is greeted in similar fashion to hearing the news that a band you liked in the 90s is still... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain review: The best stealth game ever made
5.0 stars Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain review: The best stealth game ever made By Steve Boxer

Since his first Metal Gear game in 1987, Hideo Kojima has carved out a reputation as one of the games industry's greatest visionaries, moving his favoured... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 review: Hits the ground running
4.0 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 review: Hits the ground running By Steve Hill

The war was won by FIFA many years ago, but like an oblivious Japanese soldier, Pro Evolution Soccer - better known by its PES moniker - continues to lurk... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain preview: Solid Snake is most definitely back
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain preview: Solid Snake is most definitely back By Rik Henderson

Most of the games Pocket-lint saw at E3 2014 were playable, in that we had a chance to go hands-on ourselves to get a feel for the action. Unfortunately,... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes preview: Playtime with the prologue to Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes preview: Playtime with the prologue to Phantom Pain By Rik Henderson

When Konami showed a demo of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain during E3 in June last year, there was little doubt that it would be a significant refresh... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 review
3.5 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 review By Steve Hill

After years in FIFA's shadow, last season's Pro Evolution Soccer, the title better known as PES, was something of a return to form, at least critically... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
4.5 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 By Steve Hill

Such has been the dominance of the FIFA behemoth in recent years, there is probably a whole generation of gamers that doesn’t even remember when PES... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
4.0 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 By Steve Hill

The nights are drawing in, tree-based debris litters the ground, and a man’s thoughts turn to one thing: anti-depressants. Alternatively, you could invest... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D - 3DS quick play preview
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D - 3DS quick play preview By Paul Lamkin

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series is big business over in Japan (although it goes by the title Winning Eleven in the land of the Rising Sun).So it's... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
4.0 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 By Paul Lamkin

Pro Evolution Soccer has enjoyed an illustrious history. If you had to compare the series to a real-life football team then it would undoubtedly be Liverpool.... Read more

Metal Slug Anthology - PSP
4.0 stars Metal Slug Anthology - PSP By Christopher Pickering

You’re not likely to have heard much about the Metal Slug games. Not only are they fairly difficult to get a hold of, they’re also bluddy hard work... Read more

Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel - PSP
3.5 stars Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel - PSP By Stuart Miles

Konami and in particular Metal Gear Solid has had a strange relationship with the PSP so far. The first Metal Gear Solid was a card game and this, its... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
4.0 stars Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater By Chris Hall

In this day and age I don’t need to introduce Metal Gear Solid: if you don’t know about it, you’re not a gamer. This third game is a prequel to the... Read more