Superman 64... just because I had to see how bad it truly was.
i rented this the day it came out and all i remember is walking around an icy level, kicking sparse enemies, and enduring a really long loading screen after each death. i returned it the same day.
Superman 64... just because I had to see how bad it truly was.
Pit Fighter on SNES. Uglier than sin and controls responding so poorly it makes people check if their controller is properly plugged in. To add insult to injury, the strength of the arcade version was the huge size of the sprites and on SNES they were ridiculously tiny.
Typed in Tongue of the Fatman, and this was the first hit I got...funny. It was soooo bad it was good.
Blast Corps on N64.
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Tail of the Sun...Yeah, you randomly went to sleep in this game. Was a running joke during conversations with my friends all through high school.
At 3:20 of this video you see the sleeping crap.
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Rise of the robots
Metal gear solid the movie (4)
Battlespire (never had the patience to finish it)
I wish I remembered the names of all the terrible Genesis and SNES games I rented.
Primal Rage on SNES. I was addicted to the arcade cabinet when I was a kid, but the SNES port was just unbelievably bad.
Legend of Dragoon, Goldeneye, and yeah, Brink, holy fuck that was bad.
Like 75% of the 2 dollar indie games on steam that I buy for some reason (I'm retarded).
Two worlds. Still get angry thinking about the voice acting
pretty much all SNES fighting games were awful
but the game i really really really really hated was Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampage. I got this game as a present when i was kid and it was the most frustrating game ever.
for RPG, I guess FF13. One of few games that I couldn't finish.
I was 8 when the movie and this game came out and I absolutely LOVED the movie. Was so motivated for this game, and it wasn't just me, the entire family was.
Played it for a few minutes and we were all just in shock about how horrible it was. Every few days I would try and play it again, SURE that I had missed something. I mean, there just had to be more to it. Nope, it really was basically the worst game ever.
SNES Apple Seed
There are countless shitty old games nobody wants to remember, like Atari 2600 ET and Ghost Busters.
Some of the worst games in recent years put out by actual developers....
Elemental: War of Magic - Was looking forward to this but it was botched on many levels at release. I heard it was improved but I never bothered to update.
Dark Souls PC Port - Dark Souls is great, PC port was super sloppy and possibly the worst port in history by a decent sized studio.
Risen 2: Dark Water - Maybe it gets better but I couldn't make it past the first hour, pretty painful to play.
I foresee this thread becoming a regurgitation of "worst of" aggregation sites.
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First game to pop into my head is Drake of the 99 Dragons, or some shit like that.
Lawnmower Man on SNES and Homefront. Wasn't Mario is Missing the game where you had to visit all of the notable world landmarks? I loved that game! YMMV I guess, but learning about world wonders was really cool I thought. Also, it was free in that bundle pack they had one xmas, awww yea.
Edit: Also, have to mention that while I loved this game, it made me super angry and it was the first time I became aware of system disparencies: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers the Movie on SNES. Loved the shit out of it, but the Sega version let you pilot and use the battle zords AND had a battle mode. I raged, because I asked for it on SNES and not Sega, and could not convince my parents to rebuy it for the other system. Fucking terrible.
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Temple of Elemental Evil, while being a pretty good game, was the buggiest piece of nigh-unplayable shit. Forced my way through anyways until getting to a portion where you couldn't advance due to crashing, then waited about six months for Atari to release a patch. They never did release one, maybe a year later but by that time I had just thrown the discs out.
Haha I bought ToEE for my BF and I ended up playing it more than him. What I remembered most was having to turn up the brightness and shit on it because it was dark as fuck. They later fixed it but man.
I played Toys on Snes, now THAT was bad.
Fuck this game.
I liked Out of this World when it came out. I tried to play it again after seeing the developer do a post-mortem talk about it - I really don't have the patience for that style of game anymore.
NASA engineered these two gems to crush the love of life and happiness out of every child that played them
Oh Ninja Turtles.
The dam level never angered me that much. I never got real angry until later in the game.
I still remember raging over the spot where you think you'd have to jump to cross. Then finally out of frustration you walk right across the gap. Fuck that game.
Worst game? There are so many it's hard to pick. American Gladiators on SNES sucked.
Jesus Christ half of you don't know what a truly bad game is judging by the responses here. I now present to you the absolutely worst game ever made:
Bad Day on the Midway
Here's a description of it from Wikipedia:
It was one of those first-person, static-background adventure games (think Mist or 7th Guest). However, there was no way to win. You basically walked around until you a) died in a horrific fashion or b) time ran out. You couldn't fight, you couldn't run, you couldn't defend yourself. You'd literally be walking around, turn a corner, and someone appears and kills you. I guess not dying meant you won?The player can switch between the various game characters in order to solve a number of puzzles. The game has alternative narrative lines, with definite fixed story elements. The gameplay is centered around discovery via the different characters. The game has no save system and is time-limited. The player is faced with different puzzles and questions, such as how to stop a murderer without fighting, and the reaction to the backstory of the murderer.
After Christmas, I returned one of those shitty Gotcha! Paint-guns for this even shittier NES game. Talk about a total fail.
Well, I'll try to keep it to semi-recent supposedly good games because the list of bad games dating back to the commodore 64 would be exhausting.
Borderlands. Fucking boring. More time spent looting the 50 billion containers than anything else. Medicore shooter mechanics, bad RPG. The weapons don't even show DPS for you, is this fucking Everquest? Loved the dialog, hated everything else.
Final Fantasy 12. Running in circles to regen mana after every fight, are you fucking kidding me? Somehow I made it ~30 hours before deleting it.
DMC 4. The grapple-hook platforming was too awful for words. TARGET THE NEXT ONE YOU FAGGOT. Didn't finish.
One for the old school: Battle of Olympus. Pimped as the next coming of Jesus by Nintendo Power (wasn't everything?) and it looked like Zelda 2. I'm pretty sure I cried over wasting a christmas gift on that piece of shit.
I always pretty much know if I'm going to enjoy a game or not before I buy it based on my accumulated experiences of different game studios and publishers + watching previews. So yeah, I rarely ever actually pick up a bad game. That's why I had a hard time coming up with one at all and it ended up being one I pirated to try out since I was completely on the fence about - Two Worlds 2.
Similar boat to me. Although I remember renting all these shitty Genesis and SNES games when I was little but no idea on their names. I largely rented games based on whether they had cool box art or not...
I'm trying to remember the names of a few. NES, Atari and PC games back in the day. woah bad. Thankfully, it seems I've blacked out most of the memories of them.
Tobal no 1 was pretty terrible.
Ultima 10 stands out as pretty high on the list of god awful.
I made it to the 3rd chapter in The witcher before I had enough and stopped playing.. (pre re-release with patch)
The part where you have to get the missles for the Turtle Mobile or whatever and it had the full pizza above and to the right. Fuck I wrote a NOVEL on that game and only beat it once. You had to memorize every move in that game. Those blue ghost hover guys at the last level were fucking INSANELY hard.
Quest 64 - Just a complete turd of a game. Did have night and day mechanics though!
Final Fantasy 12 - What Kreugen said.
Final Fantasy 13 - Half of the game was a linear dungeon, characters sucked, villains sucked, everything but the battle system and the visuals sucked tbh.
Any GTA game. They control like shit, look like shit, and sound like shit.
I still punch myself in the dick for that
Tubografx 16 TV Sports Football. Holy god it was impossible. To complete a pass, your QBs arm pointed straight ahead, then rotated on a swivel left 90 degrees, and right 90 degrees, then when you hit the button to stop it, that is the angle the ball flew, and it had to connect EXACTLY with a receiver who was also running in a straight line down the field.
Basically it was fucking impossible geometry, trying to connect 2 lines of a triangle that were moving at different speeds and hoping they actually intersected exactly at the right point. I played 6 full games, and only completed 1 pass. took it back to Babbage's for a refund and got Splatterhouse instead. Great decision.
Start at the 2:00 mark to see what I'm talking about. Fucking impossible, especially for a 11/12 year old.
Am I on the only one who had the misfortune of playing Master of Orion 3?
Well, I put MOO3 in the same category with Falcon 4.0 and Ultima 9. Their main flaws were that they were basically unfinished/buggy at release. All had huge expectations, and all were a complete mess upon initial release. I heard that they all got better over the years and multiple pathches/mods/whatever, but the damage had been done on the horrid product they unleashed upon the public at release.
as someone who ran a game store for close to 8 years amen to this one.
refering to shaq fu that shit still gives me nightmares.
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The first two games I ever owned for my Nintendo were Top Gun and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They were given to me, I wonder why... They literally got me to swear in front of my mom for the first time ever and I got grounded for it. Fuck these games.
I played Elite on my Atari ST a lot, so when this was released I was pretty hyped. But when it turned out to be a bug ridden pile of crap I was sorely disappointed.
Then there are some other games, like Skyrim, that could have been ranked as one of the most awesome games ever, but after spending close to 80 hours playing the game only to encounter a bug that meant I couldn't advance the main plot anymore really grated me.
The packaging of Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing states that the objective of the game is for the player to "[...] deliver illegal cargo, with cops chasing [them]"; however, in actuality, there are no police in the game or, seemingly, any objectives to complete. The packaging also states that the player must "race trucks across the country" while delivering such cargo; however, although computer-controlled opponent vehicles do indeed appear in the game, they have no artificial intelligence, and never move from their starting position.
There are technically no obstacles for the player to negotiate in Big Rigs, as the truck may freely be driven on and off roads without any loss of traction, up or down 90° slopes with no loss or gain of speed, through structures such as buildings and trees, simply falling right through bridges, and even out of the boundaries of the map into an endless grey void. When the player's vehicle is put into reverse, it can accelerate indefinitely, but the truck will halt instantly when the reverse key is released.
Nothing worse than sequels to great games that suck a dick:
FFX-2 is probably the worst game I've ever bought. That or Lula: The Sexy Empire...
There was a MMO style WWII game called WWII Online Blitzkrieg. I doubt anyone remembers it. It was terrible. Everything about the game was broken. Nothing the game promised was delivered.
Some of you are confusing difficult with bad. Ninja Turtles, for example, was difficult but it was still a decent game.
I would have to say: (Pre Modern-Console)
1) Back to the Future - NES
2) ET - Atari 2600
3) Pacman - Atari 2600 Version (So awful)
1) Depth Dwellers
1) 11th Hour
2) Star Wars The Old Republic
3) Black and White
4) The Adventures of Link (NES)
5) Splinter Cell: Conviction
6) Wii U (Hopefully this will get better)
7) $74.99 game prices in 1995.
(Best Surprises - Games that I thought would be garbage based on development cycle/lack of information/start-stops/Never heard of before - but turned out to be pretty good)
1) Far Cry 3
2) The Secret World
6) Zombie U
Got some fucking pussies up in this thread. I beat both Top Gun AND Adventures in the Magic Kingdom. SUCK IT BITCHES
Any of the NES Simpsons games. I fell for it every time.
I'm surprised no one has said Jaws on the NES.
League of Legends.
Just kidding, I wouldn't touch that piece of shit with a 40 foot pole.
Spawn the video game being bad made perfect sense though, since the movie was such a piece of shit too. Spawn is 1 of only 2 movies where I've ever walked out of a theater in the middle of it, the other being Anaconda. Just an abortion of cinema, and the game wasn't any better.
See people? THAT is a bad game. Hard games, frustrating games...those are not bad. Ninja Turtles, Mickey Mousecapades, Mario is Missing, Bart vs. The Space Mutants were all fun, enjoyable games!
Top Gun for the NES. I could never, ever, land the motherfucking plane on the carrier. Ever. I can't tell you how many times I threw my fucking controller, but it was a lot.
Also Final Fantasy 8. Just couldn't get behind the gunsword faggotry. After being a completionist with Final Fantasy 7, FF8 felt like going from banging the shit out of Kate Upton every night to having to stare at honey boo-boo's naked mother.
Also any madden after like 2006 I think. Whichever year was the last one for creating your own player and having full control over everything (like making a running back and being able to call 100% run plays for yourself) was the best Madden, and they should have stopped right there.
Shaq-Fu had the worst controls I can think of. Maybe I played a game where they were worse, but when terrible controls come to mind... that's the winner. Game Boy Mortal Kombat was right up there in terribadness.
About fighting games on the wrong machine resulting in horrible controls, how about Street Fighter 2 on Amiga with a single button joystick?
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Ultima 8 & 9. Talk about torpedoing a franchise.
Ghostbusters for the NES. So boring. And those fucking stairs. Has anyone ever beat that without turbo?
The AVGN did a good job at explaining how shitty it is.
Just remembered this piece of shit. Definitely the worst game I ever fucking played. FUCK this game.
edit: fuck I'm so mad remembering this game. Can't believe I played it for a whole fucking week when I rented it. Probably took me half an hour at least to pass the first fucking screen. God fucking damn it.
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so many people confusing disappointing with the worst.
It's been so long since I've played a truly awful game since I only play based off recommendations these days. The last one I thought was really bad was Clive Barker's Jericho
I've played many shitty games over the years, but some of them far excel in the shittiness category. There are your big disappointment games like D3, DA2, etc, but they have some redeeming qualities. What makes a game truly the worst in my book, takes a combination of shitty controls, shitty story, shitty graphics, total lack of fun, invokes serious anger, game destroying bugs, lack of giving a fuck by the devs, and an obvious cash grab based on a license usually.
I would have to vote for Simpson's Bart vs the Space Mutants. All I wanted was Simpson arcade game, but that was just the lamest piece of shit ever. I remember trying to get up on the window balconies and stuff. God that game was just horrible. Also the first TMNT was just bad too. I know some of you masochists played it just because it was TMNT, we all did.. but the fact that it was TMNT wasn't enough to redeem it. I was soooooo happy when they finally made TMNT the arcade game for NES. Oh and Ren and Stimpy. Fuck that game. I actually had the gameboy version which was an even shittier version of the NES/SNES game. I'm sure I could think of more, but I think my brain blocked out a lot of those shitty games from my youth.
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TMNT and Bart vs Space were both good games. Not great but enjoyable. They were both incredibally difficult. Sure you don't just hate hard games?
I can handle hard. Ninja Gaiden was hard as fuck, but awesome as hell. Especially 3 because the mechanics were tight. I must have spent weeks trying to beat 3 and was so proud when I did, and I was probably like 8 years old. That's not even counting the later on 3d versions of Ninja Gaiden, because those were very hard too but enjoyable. Glitchy sprites, lack of anything to do with Simpsons or TMNT, outside of sprites that looked like said characters; shitty and unresponsive controls; gay mechanics; lame tricks to make your game harder; and just total lack of passion from the devs, is why I don't like those games. You can be hard without being hard because your controls suck and collision sucks etc.
DoTA 2 / Dark Souls 3 / Lurking P99 / D3 Profile
Waiting for Shadow Bane Emu to finish
you niggas really said mario is missing is bad?
that game is 2legit4uniggaz
Just browsing over my inventory on Steam and these are some of the gems I've purchased over the years:
1. Loki: Heroes of Mythology (Diablo clone, came out after Titan Quest but looks 100x shittier. Played horribly too.)
2. Call of Juarez (I own the first two and I hated the first one. Haven't beaten the second, but it's pretty boring so far. Might be more fun co-op, but nobody I know wants to get it.)
3. Dead Mountaineer's Hotel (I'm a Sierra adventure junkie and I typically buy up anything in that genre. This game has probably the worst voice acting I've ever heard and the plot itself is just dull.)
4. Deus Ex: Invisible War (All this talk about shitty sequels and this one isn't mentioned yet?)
Hotel Mario and Zelda the Wand of Gamelon on the Phillips CD-i were the worst games I ever played. A close friend of mine tried to convince all of us super nintendo heathens did not know what we were missing. He swore his system was great and he all had us play Hotel Mario and Zelda the Wand of Gamelon to convince us. I mentioned that those games got the worst reviews I had ever seen but he pushed on. We all tried to play them a couple times. The games were so bad we actually stopped even hanging out with this kid after that. Now that is the mark of bad games in my opinion.
Some of you might be too young to remember the hype and huge let down of this bomb...
Zelda Skyward Sword is not only a huge dissapointment but also a really bad game in it's own right.
Well, it's not like calling something the best JRPG of this gen is really saying a whole lot. It had the best battle system I played this gen, least annoying playable characters, and an interesting setting with the usual JRPG story that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
(Annnnnnd cue someone bringing up the Wii's cheap and vastly inferior imitation of FF XII...)
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RoF doesn't hold a candle to Tales of Vesperia or Lost Odyssey.
It has a unique battle system going, that's about it. It's a very fun and very unique battle system, but it's not better than Vesperia's. And the rest of the game is completely forgettable. The localization is completely nonsensical and the story is non-existent, but I'm sure it was that way to begin with. It's a really ugly game too, it has an interesting setting art wise, but the art is really fucking terrible and isn't done well at all.
It's a memorable game that stands out for one quirky thing and that's about it.
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