Konami made the decision to move its Pro Evolution Soccer franchise to a new free-to-play game called eFootball.
The game released today, and not only is it rating poorly on Steam, it’s already become a memefest online. You don’t have to look far to see why.
Despite the fact that developers scanned in the likes of Lionel Messi for his game, his model looks absolutely terrifying, which is ironic considering EA managed to nail the look without doing any kind of facial scans. Likewise, Cristiano Ronalo looks no better, looking like some kind of Voldemort hybrid.
Beyond the character models, the game’s animations are horrific, with players floating through the air, the referees becoming one with the ground and the game seemingly running at a maximum resolution of 720p for some users.
Currently, the game has a 9% rating on Steam250 which ranks games based on their positive and negative Steam reviews, coming ahead of the likes of Flatout 3 which has held the top spot since 2011.
Obviously, Konami has a lot of work to do on eFootball, and given it is free-to-play hopefully they can take the time to improve on what’s there, but given the fact hat many critics are calling FIFA 22 the best in years (us included), it’s kind of hard to see them coming back from this.