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January 9, 2009 10:21:15 AM



Ok might get some flak for this...

But im interested in your worst game ever and your personal feelings and why it makes your worst number one ever...

Even a top worst games ever...

dont include sims or sims 2 as clearly although over subscribed with expansion packs is clearly a run away success with teenagers on a pentium 4 etc and sold more than any other game - so how can that be bad...


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January 9, 2009 10:35:28 AM

Awww thats way to hard to answer! Wont stop me trying.

Most bad games i usually turn off after a few minutes, and in order to have a decent opinion i'd say you would need to play a good portion of the game to judge it correctly.
Most recent one i quit on pretty quickly was Black and White 2. The tutorials were patronising, the presentation sucked and didnt pull me in at all.
The last straw was that bit where you have to throw the rock at that blockage in the waterfall....i tried for about 10 minutes just to do that and failed every time. CD ended up flying towards the wall :o 

Anything SIMS related i despise as well, simply because of the giggling idiots in my office who think them "playing"
January 9, 2009 10:36:22 AM

(no edit >.<) .....it is a basis for a conversation on my not so popular hobby of gaming! Bloody social gamers.
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January 9, 2009 11:01:38 AM

Nothing wrong with social gaming- just look at CS:S, TF2, and L4D. I think it may be casual gamers you hold such disdane for.

For me... hmmm... There was some GT game i downloaded the demo for on steam, that was pretty horrific...
January 9, 2009 11:03:03 AM

GTR Evolution, that's the one!
January 9, 2009 11:30:56 AM

'Mansion of the hidden souls' on the Sega Saturn, what a steaming pile of dog doo that was. It was an FMV horror fest that was about as scary as a can of coke, I completed it in under an hour.

I use the term 'completed' loosely as it had no real gameplay to speak of, I took it back to the shop and asked for a refund because it was s#!t .. and I got it.
January 9, 2009 11:31:46 AM

Captain Blood on the ZX spectrum is my nomination, no appreciable intro, tutorial, story or explanation, a totally bizzarre game that I never "got" or understood, it had a truelly nausiating baby blue interface that made no sense whatsoever, about all I managed to do with the game was to get to screen which appeared to be some sort of eye poking mini game... although it appeared to make no difference which eyes you poked or in what order...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ZX_captainblood.png

January 9, 2009 11:38:55 AM

+1 Captain Blood ... what a 'game', who ever designed that must have been tripping or something at the time .. a true 'king kong's finger' of a game.
January 9, 2009 12:01:50 PM

Bloodrayne 2 - insanely hard on the PC.

Not quite as bad as the film though :D 
January 9, 2009 12:24:58 PM

Any game based off a movie on any platform.
January 9, 2009 1:59:32 PM

V the game on the C64, was really difficult and had no percievable point to it.
January 9, 2009 2:20:28 PM

crom said:
Any game based off a movie on any platform.


Whilst Generally true there have been many excellent star wars games.
January 9, 2009 2:27:20 PM

*CoughGoldeneyeCough*
January 12, 2009 1:14:42 PM

mi1ez said:
GTR Evolution, that's the one!


God I nearly brought that on Saturday, it was either that or Toms Clancy’s Ghost Recon.

Worst game ever? Sega Worldwide Soccer on the Sega Saturn, that was pretty dire. S

o far I haven’t been able to get into Mass Effect for the PC. The frame rate is rather dire and I’m not exactly running it at the highest settings either (C2D @ 3Ghz, 8800GT, 2Gb DDR2800), the fight sequences come off as awkward, I collect stuff but I don’t know what I need it for or what it does, team commands don’t work that well especially in combat, I have 4 guns all of which feel and work and sound the same. I don’t want to call this a bad game as I know it has a lot fans but so far I just haven’t been able to warm to it.

I'm sure I've played lots of crappy games on my Amgia 1200 and Atari 520 STE but I can only remember the good ones, like Wolf, Starglider 1 & 2, Midwinter 2: Flames of Freedom, Wing Commander and Elite! :D 
January 12, 2009 2:42:53 PM

SWWS was amazing!! I spent many hours on that.
January 12, 2009 4:01:31 PM

I nominate Fable on the PC.
It just didn't work, totally broken.
It was great on the XBOX though.
January 12, 2009 4:04:19 PM

And as we're visiting the time machine:
Rise of the Robots on the Amiga. Appallingly bad.

The C64 had its fair share, although I tend to remember the good games rather than the bad ones.
January 12, 2009 7:15:46 PM

Rocky and Bullwinkle - NES
Any game with a 3 second delay in controls wins hands down.
January 12, 2009 8:13:33 PM

Fine Artist for the Sega Genesis was by far the lamest game I ever played, if you even want to call it a game. The older brother of a friend of mine suckered me into trading him Caesar's Palace casino game for it. Not that Caesar's Palace was all that great but compared to Fine Artist it was HL2.

For those of you who never had the pleasure of playing Fine Artist, well it's basically MS Paint but with a Sega console game pad. What really sucked is that I was like 10 when I had it and game were in short supply around my house so I actually put quite a few hours into playing it just because I was tired of Sonic 2.

As for something that can be more accurately categorized as a game I'd have to say Shaq Fu. This game is legendarily bad, just google it. I actually kept the cartridge for this POS even after I got rid of all my other Sega Genesis games simply as a reminder for just how bad a game can be.
January 12, 2009 8:18:46 PM

I vote Rotech Battlecry
The controls are...different and multiplayer is terrible.
January 13, 2009 3:06:36 AM

I. Glitch fest/Frustrating

1) Battle Field2
* Between the glitches and compromised servers this game was a love hate relationship. Eventually the hate overpowered the love and I had to throw it away. (the first game that I have thrown away)

2) Far Cry
* Game was always difficult and glitchy; after a recent replay it seems worse than before. The 1.4 patch seems to have made the game more glitchy and difficult to play. Some of the glitches are so obvious that you scratch your head in bewilderment at the fact that the game had passed through some sort of QA/QC process.

3) MoH Under Ground
* Inconsistency and superhuman ai make the game un bearable on later levels and special missions. I broke a ps controller over this one. Shooting an npc in the head or chest 13 times would kill them one second and a full clip would leave smiling the next. Nice getting shot with a smg beyond the viewing point and through the map too.

II. Letdown

1) Lost Planet
*Glitchy, ran like crap on capable hardware and the UI was ported straight from the xbox, game felt completely unenjoyable and unplayable.

2) Hitman Contracts
* Never played the hitman series before; thought an overview game would be nice. While the game wasn't completely terrible it was too damn glitchy and un refined.
The story elements were boring and the overall gameplay wasn't that satisfying

3) Madden '07 PC version
* The last madden game I had played before this was '01 for the PS2 and I expected a lot more from '07 The controls were terrible on the PC, I never felt comfortable controlling the game. The run game was a damn joke. The ai was super human at times. Visually I felt the game was unimpressive. I would have enjoyed it more if it I had played on the PS2/PS3; but I expected a lot more after 6 years.

III. Out of the box bad

1) Bubsy 3d (what a piece of sh**)
* Just an embarrassment to video games everywhere.
January 13, 2009 3:49:46 PM

Black&White
"Worshipers want food... worshipers want wood..."
January 13, 2009 4:59:50 PM

CMon people, this is the "Worst game of all time" thread, not the "I didn't like BF2" or "this game was hard" thread.

FYI, the hardest game of all time was Battletoads (don't even say otherwise, I played it on an emulator at 50% speed and kept dieing...). Zero Wing, The Incredibal Crash Test Dummies, and Rocky and Bulewinkle are my top three, hands down.
January 24, 2009 9:46:21 PM

check out this guy's reviews of bad console games, its hilarious especially when you had one of the games. I really like his take on the sega cd and 32x (both of which I owned).
http://www.youtube.com/user/JamesNintendoNerd
January 25, 2009 12:08:09 AM

pr2thej said:
*CoughGoldeneyeCough*



BLASPHEMER!
January 25, 2009 9:26:41 PM

The worst game I've had the misfortune of playing was probably "Braveheart", the PC game. It was buggy as hell, and exceedingly difficult to actually play because of odd quirks. The game was pretty obviously unfinished when it was released (the company that made the thing went under apparently also, so pretty much no patching to hear of).

The most infuriating thing was that I really enjoyed the concept they had, and the vision for the game, it's just that the thing wasn't polished enough to be released, and all it's quirks and problems ruined it.
January 26, 2009 6:58:52 AM

werxen said:
BLASPHEMER!


Was in response to Crom, i loved Goldeneye :) 
January 26, 2009 7:26:05 PM

Quote:
The worst game I've had the misfortune of playing was probably "Braveheart",

Movie based games deserve a category all of their own, that's why E.T. hasn't even been mentioned yet.
January 27, 2009 1:51:48 AM

any game based of a movie and....

world of warcraft

warhammer is much better
January 27, 2009 4:54:11 AM

Well I havent played them all but the worst game I have played is

Crysis .


what a turkey
January 27, 2009 1:14:18 PM

One of my worst games is Half Life 2. I can play most first person shooters without problems but Half Life 2 makes me feel sick. :( 
January 27, 2009 5:14:16 PM

I think "worst game ever" has to be divided up into various categories. Like I said earlier movie based games deserve a category all of their own. They almost universally suck but then again you have to realize that most were made with no effort other than to be a movie tie in. It's kind of like singling out a McDonald's happy meal toy as the worst toy ever.
Secondly, while everybody is entitled to their own opinion I have to object to obviously good games being named "worst game ever" just because an some people personally didn't like it or even if the game was somewhat of a flop compare to the hype. Crysis, Far Cry, HL2, Sims, WoW just don't belong in a worst games every list. Maybe a biggest disappointments list, but say Crysis had been made by some obscure developer and was never hyped at all, would there really be much bad to say about it?

When I think of worst games ever I personally try and pick out those games were somebody obviously put some real effort into but just utterly failed at. I know I've played a lot of games like that but can't really remember too many of their names because they were that bad. One I can think of which takes the cake for sports genre is the first World Series Baseball game for the Sega Dreamcast. The game looked and sounded awesome but they kind of forgot about to put in that part about actually playing the game. And I'm not just talking about poor gameplay or controls, but literally the utter lack of being able to actually do anything other than tell the pitcher what type of pitch to throw or the batter what type of swing to take. Fielding and base running was as I can remember it 100% ai controlled. Imagine a baseball simulator with great graphics but none of the in depth simulation stuff.
January 27, 2009 6:19:03 PM

Morton said:
One of my worst games is Half Life 2. I can play most first person shooters without problems but Half Life 2 makes me feel sick. :( 



Nah cant except Halflife 2.. Although not as ground breaking as Halflife... ( please tell me what Zen was about at the end of that game - zen was so crap ) Halflife 2 does not deserve a mention in this list...


Hardest game i have ever played - hence unplayable was Cauldron on the C64

Im just gonna list some... give me a little while whilst i do my homework.
January 27, 2009 7:36:58 PM

If it made you sick, that doesn't make it the worst game every seeing as how nobody else has had this problem.
January 27, 2009 8:09:07 PM

Hellboy said:


Hardest game i have ever played - hence unplayable was Cauldron on the C64



Cauldron wasn't that hard, you just had to work at it.

Most games back then were genuinely difficult due to the lack of storage. Most gamers today wouldn't more than a couple of screens in on most games, but I didn't think Cauldron's difficulty level stood out.
Some tough games on the C64 were Mind Control (start - jump - dead. Start again - jump - dead)
I always thought Head over Heels was tough. The forced 3d just made it even harder.

Anyway, I'm going off topic.
January 28, 2009 5:41:00 AM

jay_l_a said:
Cauldron wasn't that hard, you just had to work at it.

Most games back then were genuinely difficult due to the lack of storage. Most gamers today wouldn't more than a couple of screens in on most games, but I didn't think Cauldron's difficulty level stood out.
Some tough games on the C64 were Mind Control (start - jump - dead. Start again - jump - dead)
I always thought Head over Heels was tough. The forced 3d just made it even harder.

Anyway, I'm going off topic.


Oh it was,,,

move, got hit by bat, sit still get hit by bat, fly got hit by bat, land - get hit by bat . die

i got on the lower levels but with low energy levels... I just gave up in the end to be honest.. just wasnt bothered anymore and for that to happen and it sticks in your mind it must be crap..

When i meant worst game ever graphics is a factor but most of all playability.. or down right boredom.. Cauldron sank to become boredom for me..
January 31, 2009 4:30:04 PM

ravenware said:
I. Glitch fest/Frustrating

1) Battle Field2
* Between the glitches and compromised servers this game was a love hate relationship. Eventually the hate overpowered the love and I had to throw it away. (the first game that I have thrown away)

2) Far Cry
* Game was always difficult and glitchy; after a recent replay it seems worse than before. The 1.4 patch seems to have made the game more glitchy and difficult to play. Some of the glitches are so obvious that you scratch your head in bewilderment at the fact that the game had passed through some sort of QA/QC process.

3) MoH Under Ground
* Inconsistency and superhuman ai make the game un bearable on later levels and special missions. I broke a ps controller over this one. Shooting an npc in the head or chest 13 times would kill them one second and a full clip would leave smiling the next. Nice getting shot with a smg beyond the viewing point and through the map too.

II. Letdown

1) Lost Planet
*Glitchy, ran like crap on capable hardware and the UI was ported straight from the xbox, game felt completely unenjoyable and unplayable.

2) Hitman Contracts
* Never played the hitman series before; thought an overview game would be nice. While the game wasn't completely terrible it was too damn glitchy and un refined.
The story elements were boring and the overall gameplay wasn't that satisfying

3) Madden '07 PC version
* The last madden game I had played before this was '01 for the PS2 and I expected a lot more from '07 The controls were terrible on the PC, I never felt comfortable controlling the game. The run game was a damn joke. The ai was super human at times. Visually I felt the game was unimpressive. I would have enjoyed it more if it I had played on the PS2/PS3; but I expected a lot more after 6 years.

III. Out of the box bad

1) Bubsy 3d (what a piece of sh**)
* Just an embarrassment to video games everywhere.



Battlefield 2 ?!?!?!?!? you sir are very very wrong. How on earth its soo glitchy as to be deathly annoying is beyond me.
January 31, 2009 4:31:48 PM

Hellboy said:
Nah cant except Halflife 2.. Although not as ground breaking as Halflife... ( please tell me what Zen was about at the end of that game - zen was so crap ) Halflife 2 does not deserve a mention in this list...


Hardest game i have ever played - hence unplayable was Cauldron on the C64

Im just gonna list some... give me a little while whilst i do my homework.


Personally i hated it. The story arc was dumped in favor of something else. Never forgave it for that. Plus the guns are teh suck.
February 2, 2009 12:56:00 PM

I was looking for something in the basement over the weekend and thought of this thread and went looking for my copy of Shaq-Fu, which I've decided is certainly the worst game I've ever owned. I found it and sure enough it's in mint condition, having only been opened and used once. I pulled it out and will keep it near my PC as reminder of what a really bad game is every time I hear that HL2, Crysis, GTA IV, Spore, WoW, etc is the worst game ever.
February 27, 2009 12:41:48 PM

tallguy1618 said:
If it made you sick, that doesn't make it the worst game every seeing as how nobody else has had this problem.


I know that Half Life 2 is considered to be a critically acclaimed game, but Hellboy (who started the thread) asked us to name games which we hate personally. There are actually quite many people who get very strong motion sickness from Half Life 2. I googled it once to try to find a solution to the problem and found a great number of similar complaints. One of the biggest reasons for the motion sickness is that HL2 has a much more narrow field of view than other first person shooter games.
February 27, 2009 10:34:55 PM

hmmm interesting. Guess that fits the ultra linear gameplay just fine.
February 28, 2009 7:59:17 AM

cod 5. i loved cod 4 but five was just a little bit rubbish
it had laser guns and zombies
!