We all love lists (or at least most of us do). So how about another one? This is my top five worst games of 2013! Instead of doing a top five best list, I’ve done a game awards for the best, leaving a list for under achievers of this year. This is just my opinion, so please don’t take my choices for a fact. Enjoy!


#5 Worst Game of 2013: Aliens: Colonial Marines

Wow, Gearbox. Just wow. After making the critically acclaimed Borderlands and Borderlands 2 (and the not so acclaimed Duke Nukem Forever), I thought that Gearbox would actually be able to make a more than just good licensed game (a feat that only Rocksteady has really been able to do). Boy was I wrong. With completely incapable A.I. (not just friendly, but also the completely idiotic Xenomorphs), I thought that maybe the story would be great. After all, it was supposed to be canon to Aliens (1986), but I was again wrong. The narrative to this game completely shamed what Aliens did right by completely ignoring it and doing whatever it wanted. But can the gameplay itself at least make this train wreck sort of fun to play through? Not really. While to gameplay wasn’t completely broken, and the actual weapons from the Aliens universe seemed really cool to begin with, that soon changed. It didn’t feel fun to shoot at the Xenomorphs (or the HUMANS?!). And did I mention that there are people in this game who are fighting against you? Yeah. I don’t think I was (and still is) the only one disappointed by how this game turned out. But at least the multiplayer’s fun, right?


#4 Worst Game of 2013: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

And I was disappointed in Gearbox. After the amazing Walking Dead episodic series by Telltale Games, I didn’t think that The Walking Dead franchise could receive a bad game. But, thanks to Activision, my theory was proven completely wrong. The only redeeming factor to this whole game is the fact that Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus reprised their roles as Daryl and Merle. The rest of this is just horrible. This game is just horrid to look at. It’s easily something from the PS2 and Xbox (the original) generation. The gunplay isn’t broken, but it’s not fun. The zombie A.I. is completely stupid. The excuse that their zombies won’t work anymore. And these zombies are even more stupid than normal zombies. Just watch AngryJoe’s review of the game. You’ll see what I mean. The game ends before it even begins, leaving on a rather sour note (and a turret section). And unlike Aliens: Colonial Marines, which had at least a decent multiplayer mode, this has no other mode than the 4 hour single player. And no co-op! Activision is lucky that they have Call of Duty and Skylanders, because they would be bankrupt otherwise.


#3 Worst Game of 2013: NBA Live 14

EA has sit out the last couple of years while the NBA 2K franchise has picked up steam and really made a name for itself, not just in the sports game genre, but in gaming in general, with a just all around enjoyable experience. But, this year EA tried to get back into things and make an insanely fun and entertaining NBA game. Too bad that they had no idea what was actually being produced. NBA Live 14 released only for next generation consoles, so you’d figure that this game at least would look nice, but it wasn’t even close. It’s barely worthy of a current generation release, let alone a next generation release. And the A.I. isn’t ready for the court, and probably should be benched, instead. I don’t really have to say anything more, because this game is just not enjoyable to play. EA has once again failed me. First Battlefield 4’s horrible bugs and issues, and now this? Really?


#2 Worst Game of 2013: R.I.P.D. The Game

It’s bad if a great movie like X-Men or The Avengers gets a horrible game, but what happens if a sub-par movie get a game? The 2nd worst game of 2013, apparently. Although the movie was sub-par in quality, this game is completely worthless. The only way to play is online with another person (you can play co-op, but I wouldn’t put a friend through this garbage). It looks completely horrible. I have seen only one game that makes me want to virtually vomit more than this. The gameplay, which was either working but not fun or only partially broken, is almost completely broken in R.I.P.D. The Game. I barely got this thing to work like I wanted to part of the time. The enemy A.I. is also not too decent. It will do really dumb things, and most of the time they can at least partially succeed (because of the almost completely broken controls). I don’t even know who developed this horrible game, and I would prefer it to stay that way, because I would have a real good thing or two to say them.


Well, I’ve gone over 4 of the worst games of this year, but one has topped all of them. It has somehow managed to be named the worst game of this console generation by many, including myself. I won’t even ask why this was developed (or even green lit), because it hurts my head to think about that.


#1 Worst Game of 2013: Ride to Hell: Retribution

We all probably saw this coming. Easily the worst of 2013, and maybe the worst of this generation, Ride to Hell: Retribution is not able to be enjoyed in any way possible. This game is easily the worst looking game of 2013. If you can find a game that was released this year that makes you want to just turn off the console (or PC), let me know, because I don’t think I’ve seen it yet. All of the character models look like muppets! And not even the cool ones, but the really dumb looking ones. And the voice acting? Oh lord, just stop it. It’s just completely horrible. I’ve heard of Japanese games that are translated into English that aren’t this bad. It’s almost completely humorous how horrible this game is. I wanted to laugh the entire time I didn’t have a tear or two rolling down my face from how bad this game is. The gameplay is completely broken. Kick for the win! And it just makes everything feel wrong with playing video games in general. And it’s not short, so it doesn’t end quickly (which you will definitely want). I don’t want 10-12 hours of complete crap!


(Not so) Honorable Mention: TMNT: Out of the Shadows


Thanks for reading my list for the top five worst games of 2013. Tell me what your worst games of 2013 are, which choices you think I left off, which choices you think I shouldn’t have made, or just how you liked the blog, in the comments below. Thanks for reading. Have a nice day!