Our PES 2012 review won't be going live until the official UK embargo lifts on Wednesday, but some verdicts have already appeared early online.
Game Informer has put a quick PES 2012 review out with a 9/10 rating, stating: "This year's PES title won't change anyone's mind about the series. It hasn't gotten any less complex, but it also hasn't lost any of its brilliance. In that sense, its success is all its own."
It's a slow decline from there for the Konami kick-about, but that's not to say that scores are anything but solid.
GamePro thought that PES 2012 was worthy of three and a half stars out of five saying that "responsive dribbling controls with myriad options are endlessly fun to tinker with; great, organic feel to the game and A.I. makes every match feel unique."
GameKult thought significantly less of PES 2012 though, only awarding it 60 percent.