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Gamers are treated to some of the best titles developers can muster towards the end of a console generation. The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, and the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V show off what talented creators can do after learning the hardware inside and out. But sometimes, the sterling examples of game development are accompanied by total turds. Recent embarrassments like Ride to Hell: Retribution, Dark, and now R.I.P.D. are quick to remind us that we're never going to be totally in the clear, quality wise. These flops have me thinking about the worst games I've encountered, and we're curious to hear about your miserable gaming experiences as well.
I've played plenty of terrible games on our Super Replay series. The worst of which is without a doubt the PlayStation version of Cyberia. But I knew that game was going to stink, so that hardly counts. The biggest surprise failure I've ever played was back in my earliest days of gaming. Our family's first system was an Atari 2600. I was overjoyed to have the likes of Pitfall!, Donkey Kong, and Pac-Man in our house, and I didn't have the most discerning tastes at my age. However, I knew from the very first screen that E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was an awful, unforgivable travesty. It may sound cliché, but that game stands as the most confusing, frustrating gift I've ever received. Gifts are supposed to bring people joy, not upset them. E.T. fell down pits, sometimes miraculously raising his head to float out of them like that one memorable seen from the film (which didn't happen). He's also pursued by trench coat-wearing agents that easily get snagged on the environment. With no clear purpose or indication of what items do, players are just left to tilt their heads at the screen in dismay.
Enough about the disappointments of my past. What video games stand out to you as the worst ever?
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Thor: God of Thunder. I'm still not quite sure how I managed to get through that game.
I think S.O.S. on Super Nintendo and The Ooze on Sega Genesis are both just awful. I'll give an honorable mention to Werewolf: The Last Warrior on NES. It's not really a bad game, it's just extremely frustrating.
Wii Play. For reasons as many as should have been painfully obvious when I bought that steaming pile of well-marketed excrement.
For me, I need to say Bubsy 3D. Now, I say this as a fan of the first 2 Bubsy games, which I owned in the day.
Bubsy 3D was of course was something I was excited for, seeing as it was Bubsy in a 3D environment. After playing Mario 64, who wouldn't be excited to see the transition?
This was a game I got to rent from the local Blockbuster one weekend as a treat for something ( can't remember what). I had only rented a few PS1 games from the store prior, and they turned out to be some of my faves (Suikoden, Final Fantasy VII).
Now when I popped Bubsy into my PS1... I only played through 2 levels before I genuinely disliked it. I put it back in it's package on Saturday morning and left it on the tablet to be dropped back off at blockbuster. At school on Monday morning, my friends (who knew I would be renting something) asked me what I got and how it was. For the first time in a long time, I got to say that I hated the game and there was no reason to ever play it. My most negative experience I have ever had with a game :(
Metroid Other M. It left an awful taste in my mouth. That one and RE6. RE6 wasn't terrible but I'd say I regret playing it the most.
Pretty much anything I thought had a cool cover when I was kid
Wanted Weapons Of Fate
alpha protocol and star trek as well as the walking dead survival instincts
The terrible PC port of the terrible Reservoir Dogs game.
worst game i ever played was... mindjack.