Licenses

Well, PES has always been struggling for licenses. The PES does not have consent for higher leagues and teams. However, they have got some bigger teams such as Juventus, Rome, and exclusive in Barcelona about their Stadium. But, you know that only this is not enough for optimum gameplay experience.

On the other hand, FIFA has so many bigger teams and higher leagues. They have got everything licensed in all the clubs. Besides, the game features all the real trophies. This feature makes the game much more realistic and appealing to players. With real scoreboards and footballs, for the gamers, it is not only about those leagues but trophies which makes them feel exceptional.

So, in this category, FIFA wins because it has much more licenses than PES does. However, critics claim that if PES gets as many grants as FIFA does, PES would be the dominator. Somewhere that feels true. However, at present, FIFA is the dominator in this firm.

Graphics

Graphical quality is the most challenging category to compare both games. I cannot say that either FIFA or PES has better graphics. Both the games have their pros and cons.

FIFA runs on frostbite game engine. The FIFA series moved from Ignite engine to the Frostbite engine since FIFA 17’s transition to making a jump at the top of the esports games. The game engine has notably improved the visuals of FIFA over the years.

But, PES uses an outdated fox engine. However, we can hope that it will switch when it returns next year.

However, there are a couple of things PES provided better than that of FIFA. The player’s faces in PES 21 are somehow more realistic than in FIFA 21. Critics claim that player’s faces look weird and a bit angry in FIFA 21. Also, the stadiums in PES 21 are moodier than in FIFA. The stadium shots before the game make your mood and excite the gameplay.

But in FIFA, there are no such amazing shots of stadiums and fans. If PES gets a license for live stadiums, they will have a more prominent advantage over FIFA.

Now coming to the football ground, everyone can say that it looks more realistic in FIFA than in PES. During the gameplay, everything in PES looks like the animation. But FIFA provides a vivid experience regarding graphics. FIFA does a great job in replicating chamber stick football that results in color being a bit different. In FIFA, almost all kinds of games are similar to those of practical games in real life.

Overall, PES 21 does a better presentation, and before the game, it makes you in the mood. But in-game graphics are more precise in FIFA. So, this one is a bit difficult to say, so I give both games one-one point for this category.

Gameplay

Well, you want to have the best gameplay experience in any game mode, so you don’t get bored. This year, FIFA has a customizable defending system. I mean, the defense is better and much more manual and adds more skill to the game. It also means that defending is mightier and quite annoying at the beginning. But it is more fun playing when you get used to it. However, in PES, this feature existed before FIFA.

Moreover, the gameplay is more fun in PES than in FIFA. It adds more concentration to offline modes. However, I say that in online gaming modes, FIFA wins over PES. It is because the servers are stronger in FIFA than in PES.

While playing offline modes in both the games, I feel it is more unpredictable in PES than in FIFA. It is more sporty and arcadey to spend time in PES than in FIFA’s offline gaming mode.

Besides graphics and animation, the gameplay is the most important for amusement in the game. So, in my opinion, the gameplay is better on PES than on FIFA.

But I recommend, don’t go after my opinion. You may find FIFA more amusing than PES, and even other gamers may claim FIFA to have a more realistic gameplay experience.

So, now I would like to give one point to PES for having a better gameplay experience, especially during offline gaming.

System Requirements

FIFA 21

The minimum system requirements for FIFA 21 are:

  • CPU: Athlon X4 880K / Core i3-6100 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64-Bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD 7850 or better/GeForce GTX 660 or better
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 50 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1024 MB

And, now the recommended system requirements for FIFA 21 are:

  • CPU: AMD FX 8150 / Core i5-3550 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Radeon R9 270x or better/GeForce GTX 670 or better
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 50 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

PES 21

The minimum system requirements for PES 21 are:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 / AMD FX 4350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 8.1/10 – 64bit
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 670 / AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 40 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

And now the recommended system requirements for PES 21 are:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX 8350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 – 64bit
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 11 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

Here FIFA wins because you can play FIFA 21 on low-end devices as compared to PES 21.

So, in this category, FIFA wins.

Consequently, FIFA has won over PES. However, you had observed a tough competition between both games. And, indeed, you cannot find tremendous differences between both the games.

So, this year as already mentioned, FIFA is slightly better than PES. But if we talk about the previous year, PES 2020 was probably better than FIFA 2020. However, next year, we will find a vast difference in PES due to its new engine and visual hierarchy.

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