eFootball 2022 is now psychological horror according to Steam tags

There are countless descriptors for eFootball 2022’s disastrous launch, but an eerily accurate tag has been added to the game’s Steam store page.

Longtime PES fans were left in shambles on September 30, 2021, when the series’ abominable successor was launched in abysmal condition. Goofy animations, bad models, worse game mechanics, terrible optimization – whatever problem you can think of, eFootball 2022 had it when it was released.

On top of that, the game climbed to the top of the ladder of lowest-rated games on Steam, beating competitors like FlatOut 3: Chaos and Destruction or C&C 4: Tiberian Twilight hands down.

It’s for all of these reasons that disappointed fans have continued to tag the game Psychological Horror, as a reference to the mental torture of playing through what appears to be a port of a mobile game.

Initially, this moniker only existed in user reviews and forums where disillusioned fans discussed their frustrations, but now it seems to be at least somewhat official. Someone managed to slip the “Psychological Horror” tag into the store page on Steam, which could potentially serve as an additional warning on top of the extremely negative score.

It’s kind of funny to see a sports game labeled as psychological horror, but at least we know where the roots of such a label come from. There is also a “sexual content” tag for some reason but that one remained a puzzle to us.


eFootball 2022 – You can see the weird tags on the right, under “Konami Digital Entertainment”

Konami has issued an apology for the disastrous launch, but it remains to be seen what, if anything, can be done to fix whatever issues eFootball 2022 currently has under the hood.

Rufus T. Sifford