PES 2017 Tips and Winning Strategy

PES 2017 isn't just any football game, it needs proper strategy to win.

By RON, Posted 13 Sep 2016

It’s said that football is a game of uncertainty. Anything can happen within the ninety minutes of theater. The first thing a PES2017 gamer must learn is to be patient with his plays. Stick to the formation you’ve picked and keep trying to implement the strategies you’re skilled with. Every team has its strengths and weaknesses. Keep trying different strategies, and, in time, you’ll figure out the opposition’s weakness. We will be talking more on finding weaknesses later.

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Now, having the patience to build up the play based on your strategies is another vital part of PES2017. When you know the style of play you’re going to follow, you know exactly who should pass the ball in which areas. No opposition can defend against your tactics over and over again. So you must try to make opening for making forward passes. Let’s break down in detail. Say you have two CM players and one of them will make a forward through pass. But both the opposition forward and attacking midfield players will be the hurdles. To make an opening, get closer to the opposition player who’s trying to block your pass. When he gets close enough, don’t pass the ball backwards to your defenders, instead pass it to the other CM or the RB/LB supporting you from the sidelines. The opposition player who was trying to block your pass will surely follow the ball and your CM will be free to make a short run forwards. During the time the opposition player reaches your other CM or the RB/LB, you’ll have enough time to make a short pass to the CM who has made the forward run. Rest assured, the opposition player who was trying to block your pass will give up running and let you go forward. Keep implementing these tactics again and again to make opening until you reach the opposition’s D-box. During an 8 mins match, you should be able to make such openings at least 12-15 times if you’re playing the possession game. And with decent strikers in your team, you should score at least 2-3 goals.

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If you’re more into attacking, make long forward overhead passes to your LMF/RMF or LWF or RWF. This is effective when the opposing team is playing with 3 CB and 2 DMF players. Sometimes when their CM players are too fast and pressing too much, such passes are the only option. My suggestion will be to make these players tired by forcing them to chase the ball during the first half. Keep playing the ball around the field and make them lose energy. Then within 10-15 mins during the second half they’ll be tired enough to chase your LMF/RMF/LWF/RWF players. Make sure that you have substitutes who can replace these players in the second half if they too are low on energy. Else, this tiring strategy will never be effective. Speaking of substitutions, since you can only replace three players, don’t always replace who is tired. There will be players who are not performing well in the match and having their performance arrow downwards. These players usually lose possession easily and don’t contribute much. Replacing them will lift up the team spirit.


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It’s sometimes challenging to bring couple of your star players in the second half after 60 mins of play. Specially players with greater speed. Keep one or two players in the bench to bring them in during the second half. Like I’ve mentioned above, during the second half most players get tired. If you bring in your star players after 60 minutes, they give a huge advantage for at least 15-20 mins of play. If the opposition is winning more balls in the mid field areas, it means you need to tire the opposition AMF and LMF/RMF/LWF/RWF players and bring out star players to gain advantage over them. For example, I have Lampard in my team whom I always bring out after 70 mins have passed. He’s an old player but his passing skills are very good. When the opponent’s midfield players are tired, it’s easy for him to get past them and make forward passes. But when I play him from the beginning of the match, he gets tired after 25 mins and doesn’t play as well. When the match begins, I start with combatively young and energetic midfield players and have them running all over the field. The more you run with the ball, the more the opposition’s players run behind you and get tired chasing. The best part is that your opponent will always substitute players if they are not breaking through too well. This happens especially when their striker runs behind the ball for 60 mins and can’t make an opening. Even the star players will get substituted. So, target the players who you want to get rid of from the beginning of the match. Another great thing is that the opposition will show bad form if not having the ball for long enough or if their passes are blocked too often. They will try long distance shots, and their CF players will be too tired to get past your CB.

This is all for now. Stay tuned for more gameplay tips on PES2017. And check our my PES2017 Review.

Sarwar Ron, NoobFeed
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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Publisher(s): Konami
Developer(s): Konami
Genres: Sports
Themes: Soccer
Release Date: 2016-10-30

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