eFootball Named Worst PC Game of 2021, According to Metacritic

When eFootball was released in September, it was unanimously panned, so it’s probably not too surprising that it’s one of the worst PC games of 2021.

It’s that time of the year when many will reflect on the games that have launched throughout 2021. While there will be lists upon lists of the best of the best, there will also be those releases that are considered an immense letdown. While Grove Street Games’ remaster of the GTA Trilogy has been universally criticized, perhaps being one of the biggest disappointments of the year, there is another game that sits at the top, or, more appropriately, at the bottom, of the list of the year’s worst, eFootball 2022.


Konami has not been having a great time of things, lately. Since the significant break-up between it and famed auteur Hideo Kojima, which resulted in the loss of a new Silent Hill game, the company has not been making a lot of friends. On top of that initial controversy, the Japanese developer and publisher unleashed eFootball at the end of September. The result was not pretty, with the game being panned by players and critics alike, to such an extent that Metacritic declares it the worst PC game of the year, with an overall score of just 25. For reference, GTA Trilogy on PC is two spaces above, currently sitting at 49.

With a launch state that could be considered laughable, the game was strewn with bugs, poor gameplay, as well as visuals that did not suggest it was a game that had been made this year. Konami even issued an apology for eFootball, with the company acknowledging the negative feedback that the game had been receiving. A 1.0 update was due to be released which would address some of the concerns. However, according to the Konami website, only 0.91 is currently available, with the newer patch having been delayed. Overall, the game being considered the worst on PC for the year is perhaps not too surprising.

strange faces in konami's efootball 2022

There were some other nominations as well, such as Balan Wonderland on the Switch, which has a score of 36. The Yuji Naka, of Sonic the Hedgehog fame, creation was one of the most disappointing games of the 2021, with many fans feeling let down that a game created by such a luminary could be so lackluster.

The general consensus seems to be that eFootball was a terribly executed game, where it should have been a spiritual continuation of the now-defunct Pro Evolution Soccer series. Given its low position on the Metacritic PC scoreboard, FIFA is probably not too concerned about it being pushed aside to make way for a new soccer game champion.

eFootball 2022 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: Metacritic, Kotaku

Source: Gamerant

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