Football was free when it first began in 1362, when youths had the right to play on the village common and would swipe a sturdy-looking head from the pikes by the gates on their way out, so why do we have to pay for virtual football now? It’s not even real!
Well, you won’t get the munch the eyes at half-time, but Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s free-to-play spin-off has now launched on PC. PES 2016 myClub [official site] is its managerial, player-collecting sort of mode. Something. But free to play!
PES’s myClub is, as I vaguely understand it, Konami’s answer to FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode, right? You get ‘packs’ of virtual men, some of them good and some of them rubbish, and put a team together and train then and then play other people with your little stickersquad. You can buy these packs with currency earned by playing or real cash, but you’re legally obligated to record videos of yourself screaming as you open them.
Along with online play against other myClubbers, it has offline exhibition play against seven teams and a training mode.
myClub launched on PlayStations back in November, but only arrived on PC this week. Grab it from Steam if you fancy that footy.