This year's Premier League season may prove to be the most open for many a year, but the console contest is always played out between two contenders - FIFA and Pro Evolution.

Both have experienced their rises and falls over the past decade or so, but with FIFA firmly at the top of this mini-league, Pro Evolution needed a squad overhaul. And it gets one, marking a new beginning for the series, as enhanced physics and control mechanisms inject new life into the action on the pitch, from ball control to body movement.

Graphical detail is markedly improved, too, allied to extra signature animations for all your favourite players.

There's even Heart, where team support and individual and collective effort can help shape the outcome of any game, however lost your sporting cause may seem.

That generally sums up Pro Evolution's resurgence - back from the brink, and alive and kicking once again.