Konami’s eFootball 2022 Now Worst Game Ever Reviewed by Steam
Konami’s free follow-up to its Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, eFootball, is now the lowest-rated game on the Steam platform.
Formerly known to gaming giants as Solid metal gear and silent Hill, Japanese developer Konami has significantly reduced its production of console games to focus on other avenues such as mobile games and pachinko machines. The company actually recently released a new title, a football simulation called eFootball 2022, September 30.
eFootball 2022 is a free rebranding of Konami’s long-standing game Pro Evolution Soccer series that was first released in 2001 for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. While the franchise has often fallen behind the high budget EA Sports FIFA titles in terms of graphics, team licensing and user interface, Pro Evolution Soccer has always had its die-hard fans who preferred its more deliberate pace and simulation approach. This most recent eFootball 2022 However, the version and its corresponding rebranding causes players to scratch their heads.
Moving away from Konami’s internal Fox Engine that he had previously used for the Pro Evolution Soccer series and other titles such as the excellent Metal Gear Solid 5, eFootball 2022 instead is built on Epic’s popular Unreal Engine. While changing the engine is not uncommon for franchises, it appears that this engine change has resulted in a host of issues. Steam players and Twitter users have reported a number of serious issues with the football simulation, such as poor AI, lackluster ball physics, and various graphic quirks such as disfigured player faces, elongated limbs , etc.
All these problems have led to eFootball 2022 becoming the lowest rated game of all time on the Steam platform according to Steam250, which is a website that uses an algorithm to determine the ranking order based on the number of player votes and the rating of approval of the game. With an approval rate of 9% on 13,500 reviews, eFootball 2022 currently beats other Abyss titles like Umbrella body and Flatout 3: Chaos & Destruction for the worst game on Steam. Konami even apologized for the current quality of eFootball 2022.
While bugs certainly affect the playability of a game, there is more going on in eFootball 2022 that simple glitches. The various negative Steam reviews criticize the title for its unreadable menus, lack of content, and terrible player and ball movements. It seems like everything that was nice about the previous franchise has horribly regressed, leaving players wondering why they should even bother playing, even at the low price of free.
Sure, eFootball 2022 isn’t the only game to launch with terrible bugs and glitches. Cyberpunk 2077 infamous had so many issues at launch that the game was even pulled from the PlayStation digital storefront for a while. Still, eFootball 2022 has to be in particularly bad shape to be crowned the lowest-rated game on Steam. At the very least, the game is slated to be a continuous live service game with lots of updates, so Konami can eventually fix the issues.
eFootball 2022 is available on Android, iOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.
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Konami confirms that its upcoming eFootball 2021 free-to-play game will not include cross-save or cross-progression between platforms.
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