Battlefield 2042 Steam Reviews Make It One of the Worst on the Platform

by in General | Nov, 22nd 2021

Battlefield 2042 has only been out for a few days and the community has overwhelmingly agreed that it is one of the worst games in the series to date. With a plethora of missing features from past games and abundant issues, the Battlefield 2042 Steam reviews are not looking so hot.

Battlefield 2042 Steam Reviews Are Horrible

According to the fine folks over at Steam250, who compile various data from the Steam platform into one nifty little format, it looks like Battlefield 2042 Steam reviews are so bad right now that the latest entry in the series is shaping up to be one of the worst-reviewed games on the platform.

At the time of writing this post, the ratings for the game are exceedingly bad on Steam, with users making it very clear that they are not happy with the current state of the game on PC. The Battlefield 2042 Steam reviews are so bad that it is currently ranked ninth in the worst games ever on Steam.

This is in terms of the aggregate review ratings that the community has given Battlefield 2042, but the community has bombed this game considerably to reveal that it is currently the ninth-worst game that has ever been released on Steam.

Of course, this horrible performance for the game is subject to change as more and more players buy the title and review it, but it is still going to be very hard to climb out of the review bomb hole that it is currently in. If it helps any, it is not in the worst position that it was in before.

Battlefield 2042 Is in the Top 10 Worst Games on Steam

The Steam250 data reveals that it was recently in the eighth-worst reviewed place on Steam but that, apparently, recent reviews have at least pushed it just out of that position. There is a chance then that it will make it out of the top 10 worst-reviewed games on the platform at some point, but we will have to wait and see.

Breaking down the Battlefield 2042 Steam reviews and ratings thus far for the title on the platform, it is currently sitting at an average rating of 25%, which is absolutely horrible, with a specific rating of 2.52 at the time of writing this post.

There are a lot of votes, too, with just over 42,000 and counting, and, yet, the average score of all of them is still roughly around 25%. That is horrible and barely better than the next game on the list, RollerCoaster Tycoon World is in eighth place with 25% as well and a specific rating of 2.46.

However, the key difference here is that RollerCoaster Tycoon World was released in November 2016 and has only 5,440 votes to date, while the Battlefield 2042 Steam reviews are more than eight times that amount in only three days of being available for players.

Battlefield 2042 Is Also One of the Only 2021 Games There

In the top 25 worst games on Steam, there is only one other title on the list that was released this year alongside Battlefield 2042 and that is eFootball 2022, which we previously talked about when it came out in September 2021. It is still the worst game on Steam to this date, even though it is also one of the only free ones in the top 25 list.

For better or for worse, Battlefield 2042 could never be as bad as eFootball 2022, which is sitting at an impressively horrible 12% rating on the platform with about half the votes as Battlefield 2042. Thankfully, EA and DICE can at least say that their most recent game has double the score of Konami’s brutally bad attempt at changing the PES formula.

That said, there is the chance that Battlefield 2042 Steam reviews might even be worse (or perhaps even better, honestly) if the game was free-to-play on Steam. With more players checking it out like eFootball 2022 without having to spend a dime, it is likely that it would be a vastly different scenario.

Taking a glance at the most popular and upvoted Battlefield 2042 Steam reviews on the platform, we can see some of the major and valid gripes that the community has with the experience right now. The top one is poking fun at the fact that they delayed this game right before releasing in order to make sure to launch a “finished” game.

What Reviews Are Saying About Battlefield 2042

The second most popular review on the platform is noting all of the missing features that contributed to their poor review of the title. Others still are noting that they will see players on Battlefield 4, instead, while others are more honest and torn about the state of the experience.

Overall, it is clear that the Steam community is not a fan of what EA and DICE did with Battlefield 2042, and are making it known. To this point, much of the discourse about the game has been highly negative at this point, even more so than one of DICE’s previous titles, Battlefront 2.

What was notable about Star Wars Battlefront 2, though, was the fact that the developer came through and made statements quickly about what was wrong with it and how it would fix the game soon. So far, DICE and EA have been silent about the state of Battlefield 2042, which likely only adds to the disappointment.

Our own early access impressions of the title noted that the progression was overall pretty concerning and why players would keep playing after launch, plus the other problems like the server issues, low number of content and weapons, and the lack of a singleplayer campaign.


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