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You can play PES 2019 with the Xbox Games Pass this Christmas

Way better than a lump of coal

Year on year we all end up buying the latest edition of FIFA.

However, the previous meta when it came to football games PES, often gets left by the sidelines untouched.

Well, there’s good news for all Xbox owners who have wanted to give the game a go.

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On the 13th December, those of you who own the Xbox Games Pass will be able to download and play PES 2019 for absolutely nothing.

If you don’t own the games pass, you can currently buy a 12-month membership for £47.99 as part of the Christmas sale, giving you access to 100’s of titles including PES 2019 and Mortal Kombat X.

You can also get the first month of your Xbox Games Pass for just £1 if you haven’t used the service before.

An absolute bargain and great way to test out PES when recovering from Christmas dinner.

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Mortal Kombat X was also made available to play this month

Still on the fence? Here’s what makes PES 2019 so good

Konami has kept gameplay largely the same this year – and why wouldn’t they? PES 2018 was a nearly perfect execution of how football should feel.

This year, they’ve added 11 new skills, including the cross-over turn, no-look pass, controlled chip, dipping shot and rising shot.

Players also show Visible Fatigue, which impacts performance and behaviour.

Some player faces in PES 2019 are incredible

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Some player faces in PES 2019 are incredible

Elsewhere, new shooting mechanics take into account improved ball physics, player and ball position, and player skills and shot styles.

This all helps make PES 2019 feel absolutely fantastic to play.

There’s little-to-no input delay, dribbling is exhilarating and responsive while banging in goals from outside the area is an absolute joy.

Goalkeepers have improved this year, so won’t leak goals from corners – meaning scoring feels every bit as rewarding as it should do.