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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 EA Sports' FIFA franchise – the archetypal corporate behemoth, with its expensively acquired official... Read more

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

By Rik Henderson

A few weeks ago we brought you a BBC documentary that detailed the creation of a fully cybernetic arm, designed by Konami and based around the one worn by Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.That garnered a lot of attention, because not only... 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 year. We've played PES 2017 and it is good. Scrub that, it is superb.Considering we've only had access... Read more

The brilliant PES 2016 is free on PC, download it now

The brilliant PES 2016 is free on PC, download it now

By Rik Henderson

Konami has made a free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer for PC and it is available to download from today.PES 2016 is an excellent return to form for the franchise - as you can read in our review of the console version here - and while the free-to-play... 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 touring. There it is though, with garish pitchside billboards heralding the latest coming, replete... 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 stealth genre forwards with every new MGS release and generating an unfeasibly massive fanbase.So... Read more

Watch out FIFA, PES 2016 is coming for you and doesn't need a warrant

Watch out FIFA, PES 2016 is coming for you and doesn't need a warrant

By Rik Henderson

A teaser video of the latest Pro Evolution Soccer has arrived ahead of a full unveiling on 12 June and if the graphics shown are anything to go by it could give FIFA 16 a bigger run for its money than the franchise has done for quite some time.PES 2016... Read more

Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami and The Walking Dead's Norman Reemus confirm death of Silent Hills

Noooooo! Del Toro, Konami and The Walking Dead's Norman Reemus confirm death of Silent Hills

By Rik Henderson

It could have been the greatest survival horror game of all time, but Silent Hills is no more.The brainchild of developer Hideo Kojima and movie director Guillermo del Toro, which was to star Norman Reedus from TV's The Walking Dead, has officially been... 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 in the undergrowth, carefully biding its time.Perennially citing problems adapting to the new-gen... 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, not so Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.However, that doesn't detract from the fact that, on... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes review
4.0 stars

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes review

By Rik Henderson

When Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was announced, along with a controversial teaser trailer debuting Kiefer Sutherland as the new voice of protagonist Solid Snake, we doubt there would have been a single true gamer not excited. Admittedly, they... 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 of the entire franchise. For a start, Kiefer Sutherland takes on the role of Solid Snake - controversially... 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 if not commercially.So what do they do this year for PES 2014? Rip it up and start again by introducing... Read more

Extended E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases with grisly scenes

Extended E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases with grisly scenes

By Elyse Betters

Japanese publisher Konami has released an extended and utterly gruesome version of its Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer that originally unveiled at E3.The highly anticipated game kicked off Microsoft's E3 press event on Monday in Los... 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 ruled the land. Cruelly coinciding with FIFA’s long-overdue finding of form, the decline of PES seemed... Read more

PES 2013 coming Autumn 2012, offers enhanced individual control (video)

PES 2013 coming Autumn 2012, offers enhanced individual control (video)

By Chris Hall

Konami has revealed more details for PES 2013, looking to put some silver back in its trophy cabinet after years of battling with the FIFA franchise.PES 2013, endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo in case you didn't know, will bring control and individuality... Read more

Metal Gear Solid: Rising renamed, hardcore fans may seek 'revengeance' (video)

Metal Gear Solid: Rising renamed, hardcore fans may seek 'revengeance' (video)

By Ben Crompton

Metal Gear Solid: Rising has had a name change; now to be called Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance details posted on the new game also suggest a far bigger focus on all-out action as opposed to the mix of stealth and action in previous iteration.Part of... 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 some time in deciding which pretend football game to buy in order to get through the cruel winter... Read more

PES 2011 3D: Kicking off on launch day

PES 2011 3D: Kicking off on launch day

By Paul Lamkin

We knew that Pro Evolution Soccer 3D for the 3DS would be coming in the "launch window", but now we know exactly when it'll be kicking-off; 25 March, the same date the 3DS itself lands."PES 2011 3D has been selected as one of the launch titles for the... 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 no surprise that the developer has got on board with the latest handheld console to hit the market,... Read more

Pro Evo cover star Lionel Messi is FIFA 11 fanboy

Pro Evo cover star Lionel Messi is FIFA 11 fanboy

By Paul Lamkin

It's obvious if you read Pocket-lint's comprehensive reviews of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 and FIFA 11 that EA Sports was, once again, the undoubted winner in the football sim franchise battle last year.And, if further proof was needed, then consider this:... Read more

PES 2011: First DLC update due 12 October

PES 2011: First DLC update due 12 October

By Paul Lamkin

Konami has announced that the first DLC content for Pro Evolution Soccer is coming on 12 October, just 4 days after its UK release.The news will be welcomed by the PES community, with players already frustrated that all of the summer wheeling and dealings... 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. Like Liverpool, the Konami title was the early benchmark setter in terms of the console football... Read more

Watch the PES 2010 World Finals live online

Watch the PES 2010 World Finals live online

By Rik Henderson

Just as PES 2011 gears up for release (on 8 October), the end of the real-life PES 2010 world championship season is in sight.The PES 2010 World Finals are to be held in Majorca on 25 September and Konami is, for the first time, to stream them live online.Featuring... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - quick play preview

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - quick play preview

By Paul Lamkin

FIFA or Pro Evo? EA or Konami? It's the debate that won't seem to go away. Every year the rivalry intensifies and even here at Pocket-lint Towers we have argued long into the night as to what is the king of the footie sim? And, as the 2011 versions of... Read more

Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up

Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up

By Stuart Miles

Microsoft has said that it has signed big name publishers like EA and Activision to create new games for it's yet to be released Project Natal. Talking at the Tokyo Games Show in Japan, Microsoft confirmed that publishers actively working on games for... Read more

Konami details PES 2010

Konami details PES 2010

By Stuart Miles

Konami has announced details of what gamers can expect from its latest edition of PES later in the year, as it continues its fight against EA's Fifa series. Although not expected to hit a console near you anytime soon the games' publisher has said that... Read more

Konami developing game based on Saw movies

Konami developing game based on Saw movies

By Verity Burns

Konami is reportedly preparing to bring the gory movie franchise Saw to the gaming world, after penning a deal with film studio Lionsgate. The game is apparently set to be released alongside the sixth instalment in the film series, due out this October.... Read more

PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008

PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008

By Verity Burns

PETA has taken a break from slamming video games for their poor treatment of animals, to single out Xbox 360's Fable 2 for being 2008's "most animal-friendly game". At PETA's sixth annual Proggy Awards the organisation described Fable 2 as a "vegetarian's... Read more

Konami to release all-new Metal Gear Solid for iPhone

Konami to release all-new Metal Gear Solid for iPhone

By Verity Burns

Konami has announced it is to bring three of its most popular games to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch platforms, including an all-new version of Metal Gear Solid. The publisher will release Metal Gear Solid Touch, Silent Hill: The Escape and Frogger for... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 5 heading for Xbox?

Metal Gear Solid 5 heading for Xbox?

By Verity Burns

Konami has set up a teaser website for the next Metal Gear Solid outing that certainly more than hints at an Xbox debut for the once PS3-exclusive game. The image shown on the website is that of an upside down exclamation mark, a plus symbol, a regular... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 4 sells over 4 million copies worldwide

Metal Gear Solid 4 sells over 4 million copies worldwide

By Verity Burns

Metal Gear Solid 4 has sold 4.33 million copies around the world. It's a figure that Konami should be happy with - the sales of the PS3 exclusive made up 38% of Konami games sold between April and September this year. By contrast, only 1% of Konami games... Read more

PES 2009 demo dated

PES 2009 demo dated

By Verity Burns

Pro Evo Soccer fans can get a sneak peek at the game's 2009 installment ahead of its official release on 17th October. A playable demo of PES 2009 for will be available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on 2nd October, which will offer a full five-minute Exhibition... Read more

Konami issues apology for Metal Gear Online issues

Konami issues apology for Metal Gear Online issues

By Verity Burns

Konami has issued a public apology to players of Metal Gear Online, after the release of the Gene Expansion pack caused huge technical problems. The levels of traffic to the site after its release caused login problems, and Konami were forced to the close... Read more

Konami producer says music peripherals should be cross-compatible

Konami producer says music peripherals should be cross-compatible

By Verity Burns

Konami's associate producer on Rock Revolution, Keith Matejka, has hit out at developers of rival music games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, saying that they should make their peripherals cross-compatible. Matejka said both the peripheral's cost to... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 4 hits sales milestone

Metal Gear Solid 4 hits sales milestone

By Verity Burns

It seems that although Metal Gear Solid 4 has now been knocked from the top of the charts, Konami still want to have a little shout about how well it did in its first week on the shelves. We're not talking GTA IV levels here, but respectable all the same.... Read more

Konami announces Metal Gear Solid Database

Konami announces Metal Gear Solid Database

By Verity Burns

After the much-awaited release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Konami have announced a free downloadable encyclopedia to act as a complement to the long-running Metal Gear Solid series. The Metal Gear Solid 4 Database is a comprehensive archive... Read more

Pro Evo Soccer 2009 announced

Pro Evo Soccer 2009 announced

By Verity Burns

Football fans feeling a bit deflated at the lack of any British side in the Euro 2008 competition will soon be able to enjoy the latest installment in the Pro Evo Soccer Series. Konami has announced that PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 4 gets early release

Metal Gear Solid 4 gets early release

By Stuart Miles

Konami, the company behind the Metal Gear Solid franchise has said that it is not too concerned with shops selling latest game in the series, the hotly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, ahead of the official 12 June release date. "Unfortunately,... Read more

Konami announces Rock Revolution in production

Konami announces Rock Revolution in production

By Verity Burns

As Electronic Arts gears up for the release of Rock Band on 23 May, Konami has revealed that it is also planning its own music game, that will come complete with guitar peripheral and "realistic" drum kit. The game will be called Rock Revolution, which... Read more

Konami drops prices on Pro Evo Soccer 2008

Konami drops prices on Pro Evo Soccer 2008

By Verity Burns

Konami must be in the summer spirit, as it has just announced it will be re-issuing lads-favourite Pro Evo Soccer 2008 as a budget release. The price drops will be seen on both the Xbox 360 version, which will retail at £24.99, and the PlayStation 2... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 4 Bluetooth headset announced

Metal Gear Solid 4 Bluetooth headset announced

By Stuart Miles

Metal Gear Solid fans will be able to take their fandom to the next level with the announcement of the Metal Gear Solid Bluetooth headset in the US. Looking like a prop from the game, the grey military styled headset will allow you to talk to friends... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 4 gets release date

Metal Gear Solid 4 gets release date

By Stuart Miles

Konami has confirmed the release date for long awaited Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on the PS3. The game due out on 12 June 2008 will be simultaneously launched in the US, Europe and Asia on the same day. Only available on the PS3, the publishers... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 4 screens and details revealed at E3

Metal Gear Solid 4 screens and details revealed at E3

By Stuart Miles

E3 means more chances to see screens from the latest games and that means Konami's much anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4. Due for a simultaneous worldwide release early in 2008, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 to feature "learning" AI

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 to feature "learning" AI

By Chris Ford

Konami is hoping to rewrite the rule book with this one … Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 with some new tricks up its sleeve. The latest in the multi-million selling franchise will be available in the Autumn 2007 on PS3, 360, PS2, PSP, PC and DS and it will... Read more

Metal Gear Solid 4 gets 360 confirmation

Metal Gear Solid 4 gets 360 confirmation

By Chris Ford

Despite being initially announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is now also going to be released on Xbox 360. There are also unconfirmed rumours that there may be a Wii version, albeit a cut down one. Some source... 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 to play. Then there’s the action – strictly 2D variety that us modern day three dimensional types... 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 second outing is a comic book. It's not the first time we've seen a comic on the console, but it's still... Read more

Reebok and Canon sign advertising deal for Pro Evolution Soccer 6

Reebok and Canon sign advertising deal for Pro Evolution Soccer 6

By Amber Maitland

Reebok has announced it has struck a deal with Konami to brand Pro Evolution Soccer 6 in one of the biggest pan-European in-game advertising deals to date. The deal was brokered by New Street Media and will mean that the Reebok brand is discreetly placed... 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 series, set in the 60s. The strengths of the series are still there: excellent graphics, outstanding... Read more