The disastrous launch of eFootball has gone from bad to worse – it’s currently the most hated game on Steam, according to user reviews.
Yesterday Eurogamer posted impressions of the free-to-download soccer game, which launched on PC and console in extremely limited form.
As I wrote yesterday, there are a lot of issues with eFootball, Konami’s follow-up to the beloved Pro Evolution Soccer series. But it was the faces of the players that turned the launch of eFootball into a viral joke.
Gamers are flooding Steam with negative user reviews, denouncing the state of the game. It’s bad enough for Konami, but the worst part is that eFootball is now the worst Steam game ever, according to Steam reviews.
Steam250, which ranks Steam games, ranks eFootball ahead of Flatout 3 in 2011, Uriel’s Chasm in 2014 and Command & Conquer 4 in 2010 in the bottom 100. Of eFootball’s 10,647 Steam reviews, only 9% are positive.
EFootball is bad, but it’s clearly not the worse game on Steam (have you seen any crap there?). What it is, is one of the most disappointing versions in recent memory. PES took off in 2020, and the hope was that the series would return with a bang. Instead, it self-destructs.
There is also the added effect of people downloading eFootball – which is free, remember – just to see what it is – and then racking up negative reviews after a short time with the game. There are many reviews out there. users with perfectly valid concerns, but there’s also a social media-fueled snowball effect at play here.
Konami has added a number of notices to eFootball, which can be viewed when you start the game, describing what it does at the start to resolve some of the issues. A notice promises a fix to a bug that causes players to disappear. Another promises a remedy for bad connections in the online game. Obviously, eFootball needs a lot of work.
No matter how you look at it, eFootball has been a disastrous launch for Konami, and while the company has always said it will update the game with new modes and features, casual fans won’t be impressed – and first impressions are difficult to understand. shake. EFootball will need a miracle if they are to make a comeback in the second half.