When it comes to football video games, two names stand out – FIFA and PES. Both of these game series are well known and have always been compared to each other.
FIFA Football is the mobile equivalent of the FIFA experience from EA Sports. On the other hand, eFootball PES 2021 is the mobile variant of the PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) games from Konami. This article compares the two games and determines which game is superior.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the author’s opinion.
Which game offers better gameplay on mobile: FIFA or eFootball PES 2021?
When you start one of these games or any video game in general, the first thing players are greeted with is the menu user interface. The menu in these games is quite clear. FIFA has a more useful and better designed UI interface, whereas PES mobile has a very basic one.
Even after so many updates, Konami has not changed that much. FIFA does a better job with the menu in the game than PES mobile. However, having a better menu design does not mean that it is a better game as it has no impact on gameplay.
When comparing graphics, it seems that PES has an edge. Its graphics quality is similar to previous PES games (eg PES 14) on consoles. FIFA mobile does not manage to achieve console quality visuals. The graphics are a mix of textures of average quality with those of poor quality.
In addition, FIFA Mobile does not have a dedicated soundtrack, while PES Mobile does. As a result, the eFootball PES 2021 takes the cake in terms of graphics and sound.
The basic distinction between these two is found when considering the gameplay mechanics. Most players who have tried FIFA mobile and eFootball PES 2021 come to the same conclusion. According to them, FIFA mobile is more like a card collecting game, while eFootball PES 2021 is a football simulation game.
PES feels more challenging and closer to the PC / console experience. It is also much easier to get star players in the squad and each player can be trained to increase their skills. FIFA mobile is more dependent on its card collection aspect as it is strongly geared towards revenue generation.
EA Sports and Konami released their respective games for this season, and fans have criticized them both. While FIFA 22 has been released with several bugs, eFootball 2022 appears to be in an incomplete state. Mobile games are expected to be updated very soon with content for the new season.
Although FIFA has the edge when it comes to PC / console versions, PES has a better all-round game on mobile.