eFootball 2022 Reviews

eFootball 2022 is ranked in the 1st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
4 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

Yes, at least eFootball 2022 does now have a fully-fledged mode to take it past the point of being a demo, but it's still lacking so much more than you'd expect from a 1.0 version of a game.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 21, 2022

It certainly isn’t a matter of a lack of talent at PES Productions. I don’t believe for a second the developers don’t know how to make a better game than this - we need only look at the last few PES games for evidence to the contrary. These are vastly talented, experienced, passionate people, working as best they can on a deeply flawed concept with a spectacularly poorly communicated plan. They don’t deserve chastisement on social media, though they’ll inevitably get it. But equally, eFootball 2022 still doesn’t deserve your time yet.

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30 / 100
Oct 13, 2021

In PR terms, it's the world's costliest public beta. There's a lithe control system in the wreckage, but it'll take many updates to dig it out.

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2 / 10
Oct 4, 2021

A shameful launch of a barely playable, graphically embarrassing game that shames the memory of PES and may have killed the new franchise before it's even begun.

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Oct 4, 2021

A disastrous start to the post-PES era. The only consolation? It surely can't get any worse from here.

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Unscored
Oct 1, 2021

Even the decision to take a year off was universally applauded, but after two years of development this is the game Konami has released? The next big update is supposed to bring in some new modes and game mechanics, so I wouldn't fault anyone who deletes the game and gives it a go then because, at this point, there's only one direction eFootball 2022 can go, right?

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TrueGaming
Top Critic
3 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2021

For free or otherwise, the content offered for eFootball 2022 currently does not rise to the name "Game".

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GameGrin
Top Critic
3 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2021

Given Konami's commitment to gambling games over the last few years, you'd think they'd be averse to making poor gambling decisions.

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4.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

While changing game engines is likely to prove useful down the line, the initial launch of eFootball as a F2P platform comes off as a mediocre, watered-down football experience far below the expectation of Konami.

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5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2021

Launching a game, even free-to-play, in such a sorry state is a total lack of respect for the user, and in this case, for the history of the once best soccer franchise.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2021

eFootball is not a step backwards - it is a step back in development. Konami forgot about the experience gained over the years and offered a defiant product that does not encourage you to stay with it for longer. Sometimes even free vinegar is not sweet.

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BaziCenter
Amin Bala Zadeh
Top Critic
2 / 10
Oct 9, 2021

Konami couldn't have chosen a worse way to bring its football franchise to the new generation, as eFootball 2022 seems more like a mobile game ported for PS5 and now Konami is facing an uphill battle to regain the trust of the community and come back from what could be the worst sports simulation in the history of video games.

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Gamefa
Sajjad Bagherian
Top Critic
Unscored
Oct 8, 2021

Given the current state of eFootball 2022, it should be said that for now this title is not worth experience.

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1 / 5.0
Oct 31, 2021

Ultimately, this installment looks rushed. This game possesses a shockingly high number of errors to be considered unplayable.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2021

Unfortunately, eFootball 2022 fell short of all expectations, good or bad. The soccer game drastically changed its proposal by joining a free format, but it seems to have not planned well how to take advantage of it. With a build worthy (or not) of a demo, the game has problems in visuals, gameplay, content and mechanics in general.

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18 / 100
Oct 12, 2021

eFootball 22 is one of the saddest downgrades of a franchise I ever experienced. Avoid this football game, yes.. I know it is free-to-play.

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Avoid
Oct 4, 2021

It's a shame that a historic football franchise is now officially long gone and its place has been taken by a game that is not even playable to begin with. And no it cannot be excused because its free-to-play.

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Oct 3, 2021

Ultimately, eFootball 2022 is a disaster at launch. It's a buggy, unenjoyable mess with limited gameplay options that strip back the core strengths of the PES series, and the fact that it was released in this state at all is shocking. Konami may bring in fixes as it implements further free-to-play updates, but even then, the question over eFootball 2022's worth will still need to be repeatedly asked.

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3.5 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2021

eFootball 2022 might be one of the most disastrous launches I have ever seen. I’ve seen magazine demo discs with more content than this “game”. There’s no reason to play it at the moment: its online matchmaking simply doesn’t work, its offline content is more sparse than an Atari 2600 game, and its gameplay is simply not as fluid as the one featured in its last-gen predecessors.

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