I just posted my honest opinion about PES and FIFA. FIFA looks miles ahead in terms of everything related to off the pitch stuff, from game modes to presentation, game cam graphics etc. Don't think there are many people who can argue with that. Gameplay? Well, everyone has their own opinion about it. PES clearly lacks some crucial stuff like satisfying shooting mechanics and better collisions. FIFA has insane and completely arcady pace and I completely agree that PES wins in this area. Passing is ping pong but it's the same in PES, it's just impossible to create a more simulation feeling because default match length is like 10 mins instead of 90. We will never get a simulation neither in PES nor FIFA. It's just a matter who recreates it better. Passing feels better in PES, shooting in FIFA, you can't get a perfect game.
I haven't played FIFA 18 but I played PES 2018 online beta and I played it quite a lot. While it looks OK gameplay wise even though it seriously needs an overhaul in shooting, collisions and celebration cutscenes, it is seriously way off compared to FIFA in all other areas and the gap is getting bigger every year.
Some of you think me or someone like Vital are here to just waste our time laughing at PES or whatever. Well, personally I played countless amount of hours of PES 3-2013. I switched to FIFA like 3 years ago because PES 2014 was a disgrace and it should have never been released. Every PES since 2014 is so overhyped I can't even... At least with FIFA you know what you are going to get. PES is a different story. Adam Bhatti is a joke and constantly lies to get more sales. Everyone can see PES is improved this year but is it enough to make people switch from FIFA? Personally I don't think so. OK, finally PES has matched FIFA in terms of animations and fluidity (except collisions) but other stuff like ML feels abandoned and the promised layout overhaul seems to be just the updated colour palette? I don't know, I feel they will never catch up with FIFA if they move so slowly. Other stuff like graphics (especially crowd) looks horrendous from game cam compared to FIFA.
tl;dr Rocket league is the best football game around