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The Worst Game of the Year and Other Awards for Awesomely Bad Things in 2006

Despite its beautiful design and gravity-defying gameplay, Prey featured too much familiar territory and never truly excited.

EA's Black came up empty.

EA’s Black came up empty.

Call of Duty 3 covers the same ground as its predecessors and offers no improvements. The Wii version is barely playable, but the other console versions are nothing special, either.

Call of Duty 3 covers the same ground as its predecessors and offers no improvements. The Wii version is barely playable, but the other console versions are nothing special, either.

The Da Vinci Code may have been a runaway bestseller, but the game fizzled.

The Da Vinci Code may have been a runaway bestseller, but the game fizzled.

Saint's Row owes a lot to the Grand Theft Auto series, but it does have some new features and solid graphics.

Saint’s Row owes a lot to the Grand Theft Auto series, but it does have some new features and solid graphics.

Scarface: The World is Yours offers an intriguing premise -- what if Tony Montana survived and tried to rebuild his empire -- but the graphics and gameplay fall short of the classic film's legacy.

Scarface : The World is Yours offers an intriguing premise — what if Tony Montana survived and tried to rebuild his empire — but the graphics and gameplay fall short of the classic film’s legacy.

Ubisoft's Wii launch title Red Steel was hyped quite a bit, but the game is an exercise in fustration.

Ubisoft’s Wii launch title Red Steel was hyped quite a bit, but the game is an exercise in fustration.

Augustus "Cole Train" Cole of Gears of War is one of the most annoying NPCs in quite some time.

Augustus "Cole Train" Cole of Gears of War is one of the most annoying NPCs in quite some time.

Augustus "Cole Train" Cole is voiced by Lester "Rasta" Speight, who is primarily known for his "Terry Tate" Reebok commercials.

Augustus "Cole Train" Cole is voiced by Lester "Rasta" Speight, who is primarily known for his "Terry Tate" Reebok commercials.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is a worthy installment for the Zelda series, but the first hour of gameplay drags and isn't representative of the magic the rest of the game has to offer.

The Legend of Zelda : Twilight Princess is a worthy installment for the Zelda series, but the first hour of gameplay drags and isn’t representative of the magic the rest of the game has to offer.

Superman Returns: The Videogame was supposed to take off with the summer blockbuster "Superman Returns" last June, but it missed the launch window.

Superman Returns : The Videogame was supposed to take off with the summer blockbuster "Superman Returns" last June, but it missed the launch window.

  • Mahisse
    Prey wasn't a bad game it was just hyped to be much more than it was (partly the developer's fault).
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