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Konami’s New Soccer Game eFootball Is Completely Down Online

Konami has made the decision to move its Pro Evolution Soccer franchise to a new free-to-play game called eFootball.

The game was released today, and not only is it poorly rated on Steam, but it’s already become an online memefest. No need to look far to understand why.

Despite the developers scanning the likes of Lionel Messi for his game, his model looks absolutely terrifying, which is ironic given that EA managed to nail the look without doing any kind of facial scans. Likewise, Cristiano Ronalo doesn’t look any better, looking like some kind of Voldemort hybrid.

Beyond the character models, the game’s animations are horrendous, with players floating in the air, referees becoming one with the ground, and the game apparently 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 reviews on Steam, ahead of Flatout 3, which has held the top spot since 2011.

It’s not hard to see why, just look at some of the screenshots below:

2 years. 2 whole years for that. (live on the PS5 live stream) from WEPES

Is it a bird? Is it an airplane? No, he’s the EFootball referee from WEPES

Obviously Konami has a lot of work to do on eFootball, and given that it’s free I hope they can take the time to improve on what’s out there, but given that many reviewers are calling FIFA 22 better in years (us included), it’s a bit difficult to see them coming back from that.