What's the worst video game you've ever played?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by PastaMasta, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    Sep 25, 2008
    Just to mix things up a little around here, vent your frustrations about bad video games you've played.

    Seaman for the Dreamcast springs to mind, undoubtably a traumatic gaming experience. It's good for a cheap laugh though especially with Leonard Nemoy in it.

    The Thing for Xbox also springs to mind...god what a terrible fucking game. :x
  2. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Phantasy Star Universe. It's like playing a shitty anime, only with PS2 graphics, shitty AI that doesn't do anything, and bad voice-acting.
  3. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 19, 2008
    Kind of hard to answer a topic like this, since mostly any terrible games are erased from my mind, unless they're pretty tragic.

    Also, my opinion on some games is biased because of the hype they had, and how bad they performed. Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 is a good example. And one more epic one according to the people is obviously E.T., but I didn't live by the time it was released. :-P

    Oh yeah, Sonic Team doing its job. :lol:
  4. Arr0nax

    Arr0nax A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 30, 2009
    Ghotic 3.
    That is, I finished it and will regret it all my life.

    Then would probably come Fallout 3. Note that I'm citing the games that had the worst influence on me, not the worst games. Because if you stop playing a bad game then you're fine. It's when you feel compelled to continue playing a shitty game that there is a real problem.
  5. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    I've played quite a few subpar games in my life, mostly mediocre shovelware on various Famiclones and Atari 2600 knock-offs. I really can't pinpoint any particular title as the worst, mostly because I never invest a significant amount of time into a bad game. The games that really stuck with me as unpleasant experiences aren't bad, strictly speaking - more like exceedingly disappointing. The following disappointments come to mind:

    * Neverwinter Nights. It should have been Baldur's Gate 3D. Instead, we got Diablo with shitty combat and ugly graphics. The numerous bugs didn't help things, either.

    * Neverwinter Nights 2. Say what you will about NWN, but at least interface was decent and a definite improvement over the chore that was Baldur's Gate. NWN 2 fixed none of the original's flaws and managed to make the interface horrible. Also, it runs like shit even on rigs that can handle Crysis 2 on ultra-high and looks like shit no matter how much you crank up the visuals.

    * Daikatana. I don't think this one needs to be explained.

    * Morrowind and Oblivion. Though solid games in their own right (well, at least Morrowind is solid), they utterly fail to live up to the brilliance of that flawed masterpiece, Daggerfall.

    * Quake III. With no single-player to speak of and multiplayer decidedly inferior to Unreal Tournament, this game, while still good, didn't even come close to living up to the legacy of its outstanding predecessors.

    * Fable. I wasn't expecting much from a console RPG, but what I got was so underwhelming that I can't even begin to fathom how a game that mediocre managed to become such a massive success. But then again, Xbox gamers also love Halo, so I shouldn't be surprised by anything. Speaking of which...

    * Halo. Jesus. This is the console FPS that got rave reviews and a fan following that seems to include every fratboy in America? If anything, this shows you how bad the shooter selection on consoles is. Really bad.

    There are more, but I'm too tired to list them at this time. Maybe tomorrow.
  6. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2009
    Oh god yes. I have a fairly high tolerance for video games. I can overlook flaws for what they do well and hold some games in very high esteem where others look to their faults, but Neverwinter Nights 2 was the fastest i have ever uninstalled a game. God that was terrible.

    Edit: Im also becoming quite dissatisfied with a lot of the console ports. The games might be fine, but they are frequently buggy and the control schemes are terrible for a PC, which really detracts from it. Assassins Creed 2 comes to mind. They didn't even replace the icons in the QTE's with the relevant keys. I come in after not having played AC in a year and am expected to remember what buttons do what because they're giving me colored fucking Xbox buttons to push.
  7. Leon

    Leon A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 10, 2008
    Lots of shitty flash and java browser "games" from back in the day, such as RaceWarKingdoms and Runescape. Terrible "games" and terrible playerbases. Whirling, greasy, cheetos-and-pizza-fueled torrents of acne-ridden prepubescent angst and feces.

    As far as retail games go...

    Street Legal and Street Legal: Redline Racing. Yes, I've played both. They're by Invictus, the shitty Slavic (I think) developer that brought us gems such as Monster Garage: The Game. Balls-awful graphics, terrible art direction, clusterfuck interface, frozen molasses-like performance, laughable AI, and about two or three songs making up the soundtrack of each with the second game having some "rap" or "hip hop" travesties that undoubtedly were performed by some artist they picked up off the street. I really loved the way you built the cars, though. Only racing game where you could see every part as you worked on your vehicle. In fact, I played it just to cheat myself a billion dollars, then build cars and wreck them.

    Starship Troopers, the FPS from around 2005. Fucking terrible. I loved the first ST movie, though, so I trudged through the game, feasting upon the little bits of inspiration from the movie that seeped into the game.

    Dungeon Siege. It's not a game if it plays itself. Click to go someplace! Click to have your character automatically fight an enemy! Click to use a potion! Woo! What a bore.

    Street Racing Syndicate on PS2. It's like Need For Speed Underground without the fun and with cars that handle like pregnant narwhals.

    Robot Arena. Very limited customization, bad controls, uninspired opponents, just... It's bad. Not fun at all. The sequel was actually kind of decent, although the physics would occasionally wonk out in humorous ways.

    Orphan: Scion of Sorcery on PS2. Freakin' lifeless JRPG schlock.

    Can't think of any more at the moment.
  8. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    Some people may hate me for it, but...

    Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Good god, were they boring! With the masses of uninspiring dialog (Mass Effect - too long and pointless, Dragon Age - stupidly made.), the fact that they gave nothing new to the table in terms of everything (At least Fallout 3 made the NPC-s a little more believable) and the stupid little things that i hate about them (Mass Effect - the highly illogical aliens, Dragon Age - everything).
  9. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Hard to say. Something like FF2 with its horrible battle system and everything else comes to mind. Other games I can name are only horrible in comparison (like Serious Sam 2), but that hardly makes them "worse ever".

    Also, I have to agree with the NWN2 complaints. I really WANTED to play the game, but oh the interface and the controls, i couldn't even force myself to plow through Chapter 1.

    Yeah. It's quite surprising that me (and lots of other people I know) managed to kill so much time on this game. Whatever it has, there's certainly some sort of charm to it. A mystery, I say.
  10. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Honestly? I fucking loved that game for PC. I love the tense atmosphere and the fear of one of your team members being turned in to things at any time.

    But it seems nowadays The Spoony Experiment's The Thing game review has influenced a lot of people's opinion on the game he likes to refer to as "puke n fuses".

    It honestly was not that bad a game to me. Unless there was some major fuck up with the Xbox or PS2 version in comparison to the PC version which I played.
  11. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008


    The infamous Bubsy 3d. My first and last time i ever bought anything that i didnt know anything about. I allready advertised this piece of crap in some other worst games thread and as i allready mentioned there i used the disc as a shooting target and burned it.

    Believe me when i say that the game is worse than it looks (or sounds) because of the controls.
  12. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    I was going to make this topic. Damn you....

    Anyway. I see allot of people posting games they dislike but aren't really crappy. There is a difference.

    They crappiest game I have ever played was a Old PS1 game called Perfect Weapon and it is THE worst piece of shit in CD format ever produced for that system, worse the Battle Tanx, worse then Bubsy 3d, Worse then Resident Evil Gun survivor.

    The game itself is a Resident Evil knock off.....but this time you Fight Hand to HAND! See you've been abducted by Aliens to fight or something but get free or Something.....Yes that is how is goes.

    So take the Guns out a resident evil and replaces them with hands n feet, then cover you controller with melted sugar so it is now completely useless and you get the gameplay of pa. But that isn't the best part...Oh no no my friend. See you will lose life on every level until you find a orb. And good luck finding the damn thing, so then you die. And that leads to the cherry on top. The worst part, the corn in the crap, The load times.

    It is one thing watch a load bar creep ever so slowly across the bottom of the screen, now repeat that 5-6 times and you get 12 minute loads. Yes 12 god damn minutes.

    God that game sucked.

  13. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    The Terminator 3 Video Game.

    it was fucking unplayable.
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    strange how no one mentioned Fallout 3 so far ...

    Looks like I have to do the dirty work.

    One of the crapiest games ? Fallout 3. There you have it !
  15. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    I've played some mediocre games, but the worst would be ET on the Atari 2600... I was about 6 when that came out, but even then I knew it sucked.
  16. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    Sep 25, 2008
    I really wanted to like it, but the xbox version was borderline fucked. In my mind spoonys review is quite accurate.
  17. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Fuck, yes, that game was terrible. It had a good engine, though, and modders were able to do some rather amazing things with it:

  18. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Nov 9, 2008
    Captain obvious to the rescue:

  19. Leon

    Leon A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 10, 2008
    Oh god damn I forgot about that. I tried so desperately to enjoy Bubsy 3D because I loved the original Bubsy on SNES. I got to the part where there were spastic balls of lightning with ADHD blocking off portions of the level and thought I could run past them while they were off having seizures on the other side of the area they were blocking. Never could, of course. And a few times I managed to get to the first boss who was impossible to beat.

    Ah, youth.

    Also, videos time!

    Starship Troopers:

    Robot Arena: