Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How to play PES 2018 on PS4 and Xbox before it’s even out

Good news, virtual footie fans! It’s now possible to play the official PES 2018 demo on both PlayStation and Xbox.

PES 2018 might still be weeks away from launch, but you can get in on the action early courtesy of a full demo of the game. The file, which will take up between 4GB and 5GB of space on your machine, is only available on select platforms however – and PC isn’t included.

But if you’re a proud owner of a PS4, PS3, Xbox One, or Xbox 360, you’ll be able to play the demo right now. Just head into your respective platform’s digital store and search for PES 2018.

The game was previously available to play in open beta back in July, but it was limited to online multiplayer play. The demo, by contrast, enables offline play for the very first time before the game’s official release next month.

While it’s downloading, check out the official PES 2018 trailer from this year’s Gamescom:

Just 11 teams are playable in the demo, including the following: Barcelona, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Brazil, Argentina, and Germany. You’ll also be able to play in two different stadiums, Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park and Barcelona’s Camp Nou.

PES 2018 – or Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, as it’s officially known – will be available for purchase on September 12, 2017. There will be a special ‘Barcelona Edition’ of the game available, and Konami has also confirmed pre-order bonus content for both digital downloads and physical disc versions.

Related: Best PS4 games

What’s your favourite football game of all time? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.