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Konami’s free-to-play eFootball is already the worst-rated Steam game in history

Konami‘s free-to-play successor to Professional Evolution Soccer, eFootball, was launched as we speak and is already the worst-rated sport within the historical past of Steam.

In line with Steam 250, which assigns Steam video games a rating decided by whether or not gamers give them a constructive or unfavorable assessment, mixed with what number of gamers reviewed them, eFootball at the moment has a rating of 8%.

That makes it decrease than the earlier worst-rated sport, 2011’s racing title Flatout 3, which has a rating of 15%.

eFootball gameplay trailer

eFootball has been getting unceremoniously slaughtered by Professional Evolution Soccer followers on social media, with many making enjoyable of the sport’s likenesses and animations.

The most well-liked picture being shared amongst gamers reveals Lionel Messi, the sport’s cowl star, trying considerably much less practical than his FIFA 22 counterpart.

One Twitter consumer identified that EA‘s character mannequin for the Paris St Germain star is way extra lifelike, despite the fact that Konami scanned Messi’s face and physique as a part of its partnership with Barcelona, for whom Messi used to play.

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On the time of writing, the sport has practically 4000 critiques on Steam, of which solely 350 are constructive (although a few of these are joke critiques, together with one consumer saying they prefer it as a result of they like PS2-era video games).

“This can be a joke,” one reviewer writes. “The worst soccer sport I ever performed. It merely is a cell sport. The ball weighs 100kg, the contacts between gamers are chaotic, nothing feels proper. It’s a disgrace.”

“Watch in useless as 4 males stand round watching a ball as a result of the pc has determined they don’t seem to be as a consequence of obtain it,” one other assessment says.

“Battle towards the referees who will enable your forwards to be dragged again, knocked over and introduced down whereas clear on aim however will guide your gamers for a millimetre of mild reference to the opposition whereas profitable the ball.”

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Plenty of different PC gamers have been reporting that the sport solely permits them to play with a most decision of 720p.

“Steam ought to replace its coverage in order that we will refund free-to-play video games,” one reviewer joked.

Konami had already confirmed by way of the sport’s official Twitter account that eFootball could be “basically a demo” at launch.

Though it was said to solely embrace 9 groups on its launch day, Konami has introduced a brand new Worldwide Golf equipment occasion that lasts till November 8, throughout which gamers can select from a wider vary of groups to attempt to earn GP, one of many sport’s currencies.

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This will then be spent after the sport’s first important replace in mid-November, which is able to embrace numerous new modes, together with Inventive Groups, during which gamers construct their very own squad much like FIFA’s Final Group (or the myClub characteristic in earlier PES video games).

Though the sport is free-to-play, gamers can even purchase an “eFootball 2022 Premium Participant Pack”, priced at $39.99 / £32.98. This features a vary of microtransaction content material that may’t be used till the mid-November replace arrives, two months after its launch.